Between Fedora 12 and 13
Posted Dec 13, 2009 19:59 UTC (Sun) by Xnux
In reply to: Between Fedora 12 and 13
Parent article: Between Fedora 12 and 13
I suppose what I am interested in doing is creating a version of Fedora that replaces the default Linux kernel with the Freed-ora version of the Linux-libre kernel (which can be found at http://www.fsfla.org/download/linux-libre/freed-ora/F-12/) and removes any software specifically affected by patents (e.g., Mono and its dependencies, MP3 playback, DVD CSS, etc.). That way, when I actually burn this custom distro to a Live CD, it does not contain any non-free or patent-encumbered software.
- How easy would it be for an intermediate Linux user like myself to do this?
- When a new version of Linux-libre comes out (there is a new version for each Fedora release), would I have to manually update the kernel each time, or can I configure Software Update to do this?
- Is there any way I can convince the Fedora team to maintain a 100% free Fedora version à la Gobuntu? I know that is a lot to ask, but it seems like that would be a lot easier than hacking Fedora myself, plus it would make a lot of disgruntles gNewSense/Trisquel/BLAG users happy.
Thank you for your help.
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