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GNU Linux-libre 3.10-gnu

From: Alexandre Oliva
Subject: GNU Linux-libre 3.10-gnu
Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:19:27 -0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

GNU Linux-libre 3.10-gnu source tarballs and patches from 3.9-gnu are
now at
and mirrors at

Get them while they're fresh!

No big deblobbing news for this one: a handful of new drivers that
requested blobs had to be deblobbed, a few others had to be updated
because of new blob requests.

While coping with the usual assortment of blob-alike long sequences of
numbers and getting deblob-check to leave them alone where appropriate,
I caught an error in radeon/ni.c deblobbing that may have broken cayman
variants all the way back to 2.6.39-gnu1!  If you ran into problems with
radeon and 3.10-gnu fixes it, please let me know, and then I'll backport
the fix to earlier releases.

You can get up-to-the minute news following !Linuxlibre or @lxoliva on or

WHAT IS GNU Linux-libre?

  GNU Linux-libre is a Free distribution of the kernel Linux,
  suitable for use with the GNU Operating System in 100% Free
  GNU/Linux-libre System Distributions.

  It removes non-Free components from Linux, that are disguised as
  source code or distributed in separate files.  It also disables
  run-time requests for non-Free components, shipped separately or as
  part of Linux, and documentation pointing to them, so as to avoid
  (Free-)baiting users into the trap of non-Free Software.

  Linux-libre started within the gNewSense GNU/Linux distribution.
  It was later adopted by Jeff Moe, who coined its name, and in 2008
  it became a project maintained by FSF Latin America.  In 2012, it
  became part of the GNU Project.

  The GNU Linux-libre project takes a minimal-changes approach to
  cleaning up Linux, making no effort to substitute components that
  need to be removed with functionally equivalent Free ones.
  Nevertheless, we encourage and support efforts towards doing so.

  Our mascot is Freedo, a light-blue penguin that has just come out
  of the shower.  Although we like penguins, GNU is a much greater
  contribution to the entire system, so its mascot deserves more
  promotion.  See our web page for their images.

Alexandre Oliva, freedom fighter
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. -- Gandhi
Be Free! --   FSF Latin America board member
Free Software Evangelist      Red Hat Brazil Compiler Engineer

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