[Freedom-misc] Re : FreedomBox

lcerf at dcc.ufmg.br lcerf at dcc.ufmg.br
Thu Oct 4 03:51:49 CEST 2018


Previous releases of Debian included nonfree blobs with Linux, the kernel.  
With the release of Debian 6.0 (“squeeze”) in February 2011, these blobs  
have been moved out of the main distribution to separate packages in the  
nonfree repository. However, the problem partly remains: the installer in  
some cases recommends these nonfree firmware files for the peripherals on the  
machine.
https://www.gnu.org/distros/common-distros.html

FreedomBox does not ship an installer but ISOs for different single-board  
computers.  I believe all of them, except that for the Raspberry Pi 2, only  
include free software.  The FreedomBox project arose from a very eloquent  
talk of Eben Moglen at re:publica 2012:  
https://invidio.us/watch?v=sKOk4Y4inVY

A similar and more advanced project, also based on Debian GNU/Linux, is  
YunoHost: https://yunohost.org


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