Ben Nanonote boot image
jason at bluehome.net
Fri Mar 26 19:44:14 EDT 2010
Heard from Daniel Clark this morning. He agrees that maintaining a free software distro is obviously
not OpenWRT's interest, else they already would be, so asking them is fairly useless and assumes
some OpenWRT person/process could even make that decision.
Hopefully the NanoNote can come preinstalled with LibreWRT in the future.
Jon Phillips <jon at rejon.org> wrote ..
> On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 5:55 PM, Jason Self <jason at bluehome.net> wrote:
> > Jon Phillips <jon at rejon.org> wrote ..
> >> Have you talked with the openwrt project about this and tried to
> >> convince them to remove the unfree parts? So much energy to maintain
> >> two communities...
> >> Jon
> > I'm unclear if anyone has contacted anyone within OpenWRT. Danny Clark will probably
> > more, as he seems to be the one that started LibreWRT. My review of the OpenWRT
> > seems to indicate that they would likely not be willing to this. They seem to
> value the technical
> > superiority of the software over their own freedom, and removing all non-free
> parts would mean
> > dropping support for certain hardware that they presenly support but which depends
> on binary
> > firmware for it's operation. In addition to removing the non-free software, they
> would also need to
> > make a policy change in order to achieve the goal of being recomended by the
> Free Software
> > Foundation. More information is at . LibreWRT already follows this policy.
> >  http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-system-distribution-guidelines.html
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