I don't think Linux is "Open Core"
Posted Nov 11, 2010 12:13 UTC (Thu) by anselm
In reply to: I don't think Linux is "Open Core"
Parent article: FSFLA: Linux kernel is "open core"
Besides, nothing in Linux-libre stops you from installing drivers and accompanying firmware of your choice, so the “completely useless” assessment is, again, totally off.
Right. So I install linux-libre and manually put all the »non-free« stuff I need to get my actual hardware running on top of it.
Why would I want to do that instead of installing a stock distribution kernel from, say, Debian, which already comes with most of the stuff I need to get my hardware running, and makes it convenient to install the rest? Both options result in a system that the FSF would call »non-free«, but the Debian route is much less hassle, not to mention better-maintained and easier to upgrade as bugs get fixed.
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