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Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: free netbook lemote yeeloong available

From: Eus
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: free netbook lemote yeeloong available
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2008 17:52:27 -0800 (PST)

Hi Ho!

--- On Sun, 11/30/08, Graziano Sorbaioli <address@hidden> wrote:

> The Lemote Yeeloong is fully free: bios, ethernet, wireless
> and so on.
> AFAIK it uses PMON firmware:

The information on the site does not look promising.
Particularly, it says, "CVS access is supposed to be available but is not."
Humm... well, okay, I downloaded pmon54.tar.gz from the front page and the 
license is a free license, not copyleft. Anyway, that's good enough, I think.

> The wireless has a free driver too. says that RTL8187B is 
supported. But, what about the license in the source code?
Okay, following the link on the page, I found this page:
There I downloaded rtl8187b-unmodified-realtek.tar.gz. The license says GPLv2. 
One think left, is there any binary blobs? Hopefully there is none. But, I 
haven't checked it myself.

> The only problem now is that it comes with Debian so the
> FSF is
> searching for volunteer to port gNewSense to MIPS
> architecture.
> If you know someone who can do the job, please pass the
> word and tell
> him/her to contact the FSF:  info (chiocciola)

Alright. But, is owning one of the laptop a prerequisite to work on this job? 
This job is not limited for those who stay in the U.S., right?

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