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GNU Linux-libre 4.14-gnu: -ENOFIRMWARE is now available

GNU Linux-libre 4.14-gnu sources and tarballs are now available at http://www.fsfla.org/selibre/linux-libre/download/releases/4.14-gnu/ . It didn't require any deblobbing changes since -rc6-gnu. Binaries are expected to show up over the next few days. 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; hopefully this problem will be addressed in a future release, and Linux will then be Free Software again. For the time being, it still requires some cleaning up to be Free Software, and plenty of additional cleaning up to meet the GNU Free Software Distribution Guidelines. The larger problem, that several drivers in Linux will not work at all unless you provide them with pieces of proprietary software, is not affected by this move: the drivers still refuse to work, a number of them for no good reason, and the non-Free firmware is still demanded by the upstream drivers, it is just distributed separately. This avoids legal problems for distributors of the kernel Linux, who refrain from distributing the non-Free firmware. However, that a number of drivers and corresponding firwmare are updated in lockstep suggests that they might actually be a single program, in spite of running on separate CPUs and having pieces distributed separately, and it might even be the case that the firmware happens to be a derivative work of the kernel. If that is so, those who distribute them together, or even just the firmware by itself, might be in violation of the terms of the GNU GPL, the Linux license, and thus losing their license to distribute Linux! Read more Also: GNU Linux-libre 4.14-gnu Released, Still A Battle Deblobbing Driver Firmware