Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Nov 2010 22:24 UTC, submitted by koki
GNU, GPL, Open Source Now this is interesting. We see what is at its core a very valid concern, in practice not a problem to anyone, and, thanks to the tone of the press release, close to trolling. The Free Software Foundation Latin America is complaining about something that has been known for a while - there is some non-Free code stuck in the Linux kernel (mostly firmware). A valid issue of concern from an idealogical viewpoint, but sadly, the tone of the press release turns this valid concern into something close to trolling.
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This is a solved problem.
by boldingd on Tue 9th Nov 2010 23:33 UTC
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This is an old problem, that's already been mostly solved. I believe it's possible to disable binary blobs when you (or your distributor) build the kernel, and there already exist distributions that do this. This is a problem that already has a compromise solution in place.

I'm curious what the FSF-LA's goal is, here, as they're bringing up some fairly old news.

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