|Subject:||Re: [gNewSense-users] GPL'd kernel blobs removed from gnewsense|
|Date:||Fri, 21 Dec 2007 22:25:54 -0500|
Jeff, good to see that you're interested in the gNewSense project!
gNewSense has a policy of actively auditing all of the software in our
repositories and comparing them to the four freedoms.
For instance, several of the drivers in the Linux kernel are licensed
under the GNU GPL but since the sources themselves do direct memory
accesses - preventing the user from understanding the process of WHY
these edits do a given thing - we feel that they do NOT respect
freedom 1. Furthermore, without understanding what the direct memory
edits are doing, you really don't have freedom to change how they
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