APT Repository for Linux-libre

Wed, 14 Sep 2011

I've begun maintaining an APT repository for Linux-libre, graciously hosted by the Free Software Foundation Latin America.

The Linux kernel hasn't been free software for several years now, as the FSFLA explains. They maintain a modified version of the Linux kernel with all of the binary blobs, obfuscated code and portions of code under proprietary licenses removed.

I hope that this repository will make software freedom easier for more people, either by allowing you to replace the kernel in your existing GNU+Linux distro with one that is entirely freedom-respecting, or for people already using fully-free distros to more easily get a newer kernel version if you need it.