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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RE: This is a solved problem.
by umccullough on Tue 9th Nov 2010 23:43 UTC in reply to "This is a solved problem."
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I'm curious what the FSF-LA's goal is, here, as they're bringing up some fairly old news.

It would seem, based on the reading of comments on that article, that the guy who wrote this was one of the people who helped clean up the mess in the first place (although I can't confirm that). I found this blurb for example:

"When lxoliva started working on linux-libre, it *wasn't* marked as such. It was scattered all about the kernel tree sometimes in separate files, sometimes mixed in with the main driver, etc."

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I do know it was now all moved to a seperate directory.

But this is a good thing about Linux, people can do with it what they want. Even if they do not agree with Linus.

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