Debian 'Squeeze' Will Have Totally Free Linux Kernel

Friday Dec 17th 2010 by Keith Vance
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Debian's been working on shipping a totally free Linux kernel since Debian 4.0 "Etch." Now with the upcoming Debian 6.0 "Squeeze," they think they've achieved their goal.

Today, Debian announced that Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" will be released with a completely free Linux kernel.

"We are proud to announce that, to the best of our knowledge, all issues are solved and that we will be able to deliver a Linux kernel which is completely Free, according to the Debian Free Software Guidelines," the press release said.

Debian has been working towards a truly free Linux kernel since Debian 4.0 "Etch," but now they think they've finally achieved their goal.

For Debian users that require the non-free kernel components, they will still be available in the non-free repositories, but they won't be supported by Debian.


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