GNU Linux-libre 5.9 is ready for amd64, arm64, armhf, i386, m68k, or1k, powerpc, ppc64, ppc64el, and riscv64 in my APT repository: jxself.org/linux-libre - Enjoy. The mirrors should sync over the next 24 hours.

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Thirty-five years fighting for software freedom, and continuing! Happy for the Free Software Foundation. Proud to be a member.

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Celebrate the FSF's 35th birthday with a beautiful limited edition poster or T-shirt designed by free culture illustrator David Revoy: u.fsf.org/35x

Added another architecture to my Linux-libre APT repository at jxself.org/linux-libre/ - The Motorola 68000 series (68020 or later; an MMU is required.)

A friend of mine had been saying they wanted this for a while. This brings the number of supported architectures up to either 10 or 11, depending on how you count. What next?

Happy GNUiversary!
gnu.org/gnu/initial-announceme

On this day, 37 years ago, Richard Stallman announced the GNU Project and with it launched the entire free software movement.

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A Thank You Letter From Coronavirus to My Enablers in the United States
commondreams.org/views/2020/09 #corona #covid

This is really rude of you Corona chan, our country too deserves a "thank you" from you.

Got my flu shot. Doing my part for herd immunity.

I just realized that my APT repository for Linux-libre is 9 years old this month.
jxself.org/linux-libre/

I was reading how an asteroid will come close by the planet on election day. It's so Trump can hitch a ride and go back home?

Ah ha; the moment has arrived. The uncompressed kernel source code for 5.9 has reached 1GB.

Does anyone plan to watch the launch of Perseverance and Ingenuity on Thursday? I understand the launch will be streamed live via NASA TV.
mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/

I like my GNU/Linux distros to be boring and uneventful. Specifically: Releases that happen at 2 - 5 year intervals and where package version numbers are frozen in time on release. This lets me work on the things I want to work on and not spending my time on fixing the distro. Can't remember where I heard this one: "The bleeding edge is stained by the blood of the users."

Oh, derp. I'm so stupid. I thought "Oh I should apply package updates and then after doing so I stupidly restarted the computer that was doing kernel stuff. As I saw the SSH connection close in the other window I immediately thought "Wait, what? Oh yeah; I was using that computer." Now to start over...

I am currently building Linux-libre for amd64, arm64, armhf, i386, or1k, powerpc, ppc64, ppc64el, and riscv64. Should I add anything else? jxself.org/linux-libre/

GNU Linux-libre 5.7 (the freedom-respecting version of Linux) is now available in my APT repository: jxself.org/linux-libre/ Enjoy!

I'd like to thank someone -- who asked to stay anonymous -- with donating 2 build servers for Linux-libre. You know who you are.

fsfla.org/ikiwiki/selibre/linu

It's Monday. Go make a programming language.

An odd sight: A golden number 5 just floated by within view of my window. It was a balloon. Someone must have lost it. Number 5 is alive?

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