GNU Linux Libre 4.1 Now Available For Free Software Purists

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 22 June 2015 at 08:59 PM EDT. 6 Comments
Trailing last night's release of the Linux 4.1 kernel is the release of the GNU Linux-Libre 4.1 kernel via the Free Software Foundation of Latin America. This re-base against the upstream Linux 4.1 kernel takes care of "de-blobbing" more non-free areas of the open-source Linux kernel.

Compared to earlier versions of the GNU Linux-Libre kernel, this new version changes, "Deblobbed nxp-nci and btbcm. Updated deblobbing of Intel SST, btusb, elants_i2c, iwlwifi, and various other frequently-updated blobnames." Nxp-nci is a NFC controller interface for Android and Btbcm is a Bluetooth Broadcom driver.

Those wishing to grab this purified version of the Linux kernel can do so at
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