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Debian 6.0 Breaks Free of Restrictive Licenses

Feb 08, 2011, 14:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Noyes)

"Following a full two years of development, the Debian Project on Sunday released version 6.0 of its namesake Linux distribution, code-named "Squeeze."

"The new Debian release is notable in many ways, not least of which is that it is the first version ever to incorporate an entirely free Linux kernel, using only software published under the GNU General Public License (GPL) or other free licenses compliant with the official Open Source Definition.

"Any non-free firmware files have been split out into separate packages and moved out of the Debian main archive; instead, they're now located in the non-free area of the Debian archive, which is not enabled by default. For those unwilling to part with the non-free firmware files, however, there is an unofficial set of installation CDs that contains them."

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