[Dev] Parabola ARM
mono at posteo.de
mono at posteo.de
Tue Sep 3 17:42:00 GMT 2013
I just want to say here is another one interested in Parabola ARM.
am running Archlinux ARM on a beaglebone black since about two weeks. So, am pretty new to this. I went for this computer because FSF ranks it first in there single-board-computers list. From what FSF writes I understood only some GPU acceleration things need blobs. Well this board runs head-less here anyway and I would like to drop the blobs once I find some time and help. Could I start by dropping blobs from the kernel, maybe using a stript as done by linux-libre (trisquel). How does Parabola creates its kernels?
On Tue, Sep 03, 2013 at 12:16:09PM -0500, Leonardo Nc wrote:
> If raspberry pi puts the binary blob on a rom, does it means that never
> will be possible to free raspberry pi?
> I'll like to help you with a device, but money is not my strength.
> I'm working on a device that a friend let me use with the condition that I
> develop something useful or interesting for him, of course, I'm trying to
> hack it meanwhile.
> 2013/9/3 Nicolás Reynolds <fauno at kiwwwi.com.ar>
> > "Luke T. Shumaker" <lukeshu at sbcglobal.net> writes:
> > > At Mon, 2 Sep 2013 11:51:01 -0500,
> > > Leonardo Nc wrote:
> > >> Thanks for your answer,
> > >>
> > >> So, the only way for having Parabola running on ARM is freeing
> > >> devices as Raspberry Pi, for example, from binary blobs?
> > >
> > > That is a crucial step preventing us from having Parabola on
> > > ARM. However, once that happens, it is still a lot of work.
> > i read raspberry pi's going to put the binary blob on a rom chip so it's
> > not considered unfree. you still need a nda to work on arm cpus afaik :(
> > i think the main reason is that we don't have any arm device to do
> > tests, since we could use abs or repos from archmobile like we do with
> > arch.
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