[Freedom-misc] Anybody got their Eoma68?

figosdev at users.sourceforge.net figosdev at users.sourceforge.net
Sat Oct 20 05:47:01 CEST 2018

"I have not used Devuan, but someone mentioned in a thread on this forum that  
it includes some non-free firmware by default. If this is true, then Devuan  
is not as free as Debian."

only in the installer, not the kernel-- i believe if you install devuan and  
then do not install non-free support for your networking, and do not keep the  
installer, you are as free as you would be with debian.

i consider this a step backwards freedom-wise, plus a step forward for init  
freedom. a nice compromise is refracta, which puts the non-free firmware in a  
folder on the desktop that is easy to remove. it uses the devuan repos, so if  
youre looking for a libre-as-debian devuan, refracta is probably your best  
bet. i think its out of date, but gnuinos is devuan with linux-libre and  
libre repos. http://gnuinos.org/

sadly, refracta and gnuinos do not include arm support, so they wont help  
much in this thread.

which goes back to devuan, because it does support arm. as for the  
freedom-respecting status of the arm versions, ive never used them or heard  
much about it.

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