I’d love to hear what people here think of this. I hate proprietary kernel modules, I’m sure most people here do too, so do you think there is legal ground to force proprietary module vendors to release their source code?

If so, the Linux Foundation would have sued them


Does the Linux Foundation have the resources? I imagine most proprietary blobs are made by big hardware vendors.

There’s also legal support from legal non-profits like the Software Freedom Conservancy which has won cases against large vendors. I think some involving Busybox

Not that it’s impossible that there have been proprietary kernel modules found in violation of the GPL, but only because they used GPL code and didn’t license appropriately

What is libre culture?

Libre culture is all about empowering people. While the general philosophy stems greatly from the free software movement, libre culture is much broader and encompasses other aspects of culture such as music, movies, food, technology, etc.

Some beliefs include but aren’t limited to:

  • That copyright should expire after a certain period of time.
  • That knowledge should be available to people, not locked away.
  • That no entity should have unjust control or possession of others.
  • That mass surveillance is about mass control, not justice.
  • That we can all band together to help liberate each other.

Check out this link for more.


I’ve looked into the ways other forums handle rules, and I’ve distilled their policies down into two simple ideas.

  • Please show common courtesy: Let’s make this community one that people want to be a part of.

  • Please keep posts generally on topic

  • No NSFW content

Libre culture is a very very broad topic, and while it’s perfectly okay for a conversation to stray, I do ask that we keep things generally on topic.

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