Linux-libre for Debian Lenny
Posted on: 04/23/2009 02:20 PM

The packages of Linux-libre are now available for Debian Lenny

As you probably know, back in December last year it was decided that the Linux package shipped with Debian Lenny would include non-free code in it (so-called "blobs" of binary-only firmware).

While the majority of the project supported this decision, it is still true that many of us users and developers feel strongly committed to freedom, and would rather reject the practical benefit of that code than submit ourselves to the restrictions that come with it.

This is to announce that Debian packages of Linux-libre are now availab
le for Lenny users who want to use them:

deb http://people.debian.org/~rmh/linux-libre lenny main

Archive key is attached in this signed mail; it is also available from:

http://people.debian.org/~rmh/linux-libre/archive-key.asc

Builds for i386, amd64 and powerpc are available. They're based on the Lin
ux 2.6.26 version that came with Lenny, which I plan to regularly resync with the latest version from the Security Team (as time permits).

Enjoy

Linux-libre for Debian Lenny


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