GNU Linux-Libre 4.14 Kernel Officially Released for Those Seeking 100% Freedom

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

In the good tradition of new GNU Linux-libre kernel releases, the project’s development team announced today the availability of the GNU Linux-libre 4.14-gnu kernel based on Linux kernel 4.14.

GNU Linux-libre 4.14 kernel is now available for download borrowing all the features incorporated in the recently released Linux 4.14 kernel, but without incorporating any proprietary drivers. Besides the usual deblobbing, this release also comes without the firmware subtree, which was removed upstream.

The biggest change in this release is that the firmware subtree was removed upstream (thus the codename -ENOFIRMWARE), removing from the Linux kernel distribution a few pieces of Free firmware, and a number of non-Free ones. Alas, there are still a few pieces of non Free firmware remaining in Linux 4.14,” said Alexandre Oliv… (read more)

From: Softpedia

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