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commit ae631ce6c360856ab83557b977a182c38fefa56d
parent f44162ed052f6377040ad5cbd3bfc4e164a48b0e
Author: Francis Rowe <info@gluglug.org.uk>
Date:   Tue, 13 Oct 2015 00:31:53 +0100

docs/hcl/c201.html: move anti-ChromeOS sentiments nearer the start

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diff --git a/docs/hcl/c201.html b/docs/hcl/c201.html @@ -48,11 +48,11 @@ <ul> <li><a href="#thescrew">Flash chip write protection: the screw</a></li> <li><a href="#googlebastards">Google is bad. We do not endorse them.</a></li> + <li><a href="#os">Replace ChromeOS immediately!</a></li> <li><a href="#videoblobs">Caution: Video acceleration requires a blob. Do not install it. Use software rendering.</a></li> <li><a href="#wifiblobs">Caution: WiFi acceleration requires a blob. Do not install it. Use a USB dongle.</a></li> <li><a href="#ec">EC firmware is free software!</a></li> <li><a href="#microcode">No microcode!</a></li> - <li><a href="#os">Replace ChromeOS immediately!</a></li> <li><a href="#depthcharge">Depthcharge payload</a></li> </ul> </div> @@ -94,6 +94,67 @@ </div> <div class="section"> + <h1 id="os">Replace ChromeOS immediately!</h1> + <p> + This laptop comes preinstalled (from the factory) with Google ChromeOS. This is a GNU/Linux distribution, but it's not general purpose + and it comes with proprietary software. It's designed for <i><a href="https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/who-does-that-server-really-serve.en.html">SaaSS</a></i>. Libreboot recommends that all users of this laptop replace it with another distribution. + </p> + <h2>No FSF-endorsed distros available</h2> + <p> + The FSF has a <a href="https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html">list of distributions</a> that are 100% free software. None of these + are confirmed to work on ARM chromebooks yet. Parabola looks hopeful: + <a href="https://www.parabola.nu/news/parabola-supports-armv7/">https://www.parabola.nu/news/parabola-supports-armv7/</a> + </p> + <p> + The libreboot project would like to see all FSF-endorsed distro projects port to these laptops. This includes Trisquel, GuixSD and others. + And ProteanOS. Maybe even LibreCMC. The more the merrier. We need them, badly. + </p> + <h2>What can be done meanwhile?</h2> + <p> + There are some other distributions, which are not freedom-friendly (institutionally speaking), but can be with some tweaking. + </p> + <p> + There isn't much choice, but we can recommend these distributions for the time being: + </p> + <h3>Debian GNU/Linux</h3> + <p> + The FSF details the problems with Debian: + <a href="https://www.gnu.org/distros/common-distros.html#Debian">https://www.gnu.org/distros/common-distros.html#Debian</a> + </p> + <p> + You can actually run Debian without any proprietary software. The default installation comes without any proprietary software, + and although the project does have proprietary software, its only in a separate repository which isn't enabled by default. + The Debian project has a strict policy of keeping proprietary software out of the main repository, and moving it to a separate repository; + this repository is called <i>non-free</i>, with supplementary packages that require it in <i>contrib</i>, also not enabled by default. + If you install Debian and replace the kernel with <a href="http://www.fsfla.org/ikiwiki/selibre/linux-libre/">linux-libre</a>, + you can be reasonably certain not to install any proprietary software. However, make sure to exercise caution, since this isn't + endorsed at all, and mistakes can happen. + </p> + <p> + <b>Note that this does not mean Debian is ok! Far from it! Institutionally, Debian is rotten because it distributes proprietary software, + even if it's optional and not included by default.</b> + </p> + <h3>Fedora GNU/Linux</h3> + <p> + Unlike Debian, Fedora (to the best of our knowledge) only distributes proprietary software in the form of firmware blobs for the Linux kernel. + There are repositories for Fedora that contain proprietary software, but none of these are official and have to be added. So just don't add them. + Then, delete <i>linux</i> and replace it with <a href="http://www.fsfla.org/ikiwiki/selibre/linux-libre/">linux-libre</a>. + </p> + <p> + <b>Note that this does not mean Fedora is ok! Far from it! Institutionally, Fedora is rotten because it distributes proprietary software, + even if it's easy to remove.</b> + </p> + <h3>We need libre distributions to be ported.</h3> + <p> + As soon as possible, the libreboot project would like to remove mention of Fedora and Debian. + We find such distributions ethically repugnant. + </p> + <p> + <a href="#pagetop">Back to top of page</a>. + </p> + </div> + + <div class="section"> <h1 id="videoblobs">Caution: Video acceleration requires a blob. Do not install it. Use software rendering.</h1> <p> The lima driver source code for the onboard Mali GPU is not released. The developer withheld it for personal reasons. @@ -174,67 +235,6 @@ <a href="#pagetop">Back to top of page</a>. </p> </div> - - <div class="section"> - <h1 id="os">Replace ChromeOS immediately!</h1> - <p> - This laptop comes preinstalled (from the factory) with Google ChromeOS. This is a GNU/Linux distribution, but it's not general purpose - and it comes with proprietary software. It's designed for <i><a href="https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/who-does-that-server-really-serve.en.html">SaaSS</a></i>. Libreboot recommends that all users of this laptop replace it with another distribution. - </p> - <h2>No FSF-endorsed distros available</h2> - <p> - The FSF has a <a href="https://www.gnu.org/distros/free-distros.html">list of distributions</a> that are 100% free software. None of these - are confirmed to work on ARM chromebooks yet. Parabola looks hopeful: - <a href="https://www.parabola.nu/news/parabola-supports-armv7/">https://www.parabola.nu/news/parabola-supports-armv7/</a> - </p> - <p> - The libreboot project would like to see all FSF-endorsed distro projects port to these laptops. This includes Trisquel, GuixSD and others. - And ProteanOS. Maybe even LibreCMC. The more the merrier. We need them, badly. - </p> - <h2>What can be done meanwhile?</h2> - <p> - There are some other distributions, which are not freedom-friendly (institutionally speaking), but can be with some tweaking. - </p> - <p> - There isn't much choice, but we can recommend these distributions for the time being: - </p> - <h3>Debian GNU/Linux</h3> - <p> - The FSF details the problems with Debian: - <a href="https://www.gnu.org/distros/common-distros.html#Debian">https://www.gnu.org/distros/common-distros.html#Debian</a> - </p> - <p> - You can actually run Debian without any proprietary software. The default installation comes without any proprietary software, - and although the project does have proprietary software, its only in a separate repository which isn't enabled by default. - The Debian project has a strict policy of keeping proprietary software out of the main repository, and moving it to a separate repository; - this repository is called <i>non-free</i>, with supplementary packages that require it in <i>contrib</i>, also not enabled by default. - If you install Debian and replace the kernel with <a href="http://www.fsfla.org/ikiwiki/selibre/linux-libre/">linux-libre</a>, - you can be reasonably certain not to install any proprietary software. However, make sure to exercise caution, since this isn't - endorsed at all, and mistakes can happen. - </p> - <p> - <b>Note that this does not mean Debian is ok! Far from it! Institutionally, Debian is rotten because it distributes proprietary software, - even if it's optional and not included by default.</b> - </p> - <h3>Fedora GNU/Linux</h3> - <p> - Unlike Debian, Fedora (to the best of our knowledge) only distributes proprietary software in the form of firmware blobs for the Linux kernel. - There are repositories for Fedora that contain proprietary software, but none of these are official and have to be added. So just don't add them. - Then, delete <i>linux</i> and replace it with <a href="http://www.fsfla.org/ikiwiki/selibre/linux-libre/">linux-libre</a>. - </p> - <p> - <b>Note that this does not mean Fedora is ok! Far from it! Institutionally, Fedora is rotten because it distributes proprietary software, - even if it's easy to remove.</b> - </p> - <h3>We need libre distributions to be ported.</h3> - <p> - As soon as possible, the libreboot project would like to remove mention of Fedora and Debian. - We find such distributions ethically repugnant. - </p> - <p> - <a href="#pagetop">Back to top of page</a>. - </p> - </div> <div class="section"> <h1 id="depthcharge">Depthcharge payload</h1>