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GNU Linux-libre 3.12

From: Alexandre Oliva
Subject: GNU Linux-libre 3.12
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2013 01:32:53 -0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

GNU Linux-libre 3.12-gnu deblobbing scripts, tarballs and patches from
3.11-gnu and the 3.12-rc7-gnu release candidate are now available at and

Linux 3.12 upstream has introduced new drivers that request non-Free
Software, and even one new staging driver that has non-Free Software
object code disguised as source code!  Our deblobbing scripts were
updated to clean them all up.

Stable patch releases for this and several earlier releases are
published weekly or so, but they're not announced by email.  For
up-to-the minute news about GNU Linux-libre, including updates on those
releases, join us on AKA FreeNode, #Linux-libre channel, or
follow @address@hidden <>.

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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