1st of April 2023 has brought good news to the world of Free Software. Mr Linus, creator of the Linux kernel, has joined the Free Software Foundation's ongoing fight to bring completely free software to more hardware every year.
This announcement would have a strong impact on the development of completely free distributions. It will be interesting to see which completely free distribution he chooses for his own hardware.
Also, more free hardware, especially wifi cards, is likely to make life easier for many new GNU/Linux users.
Personally, I think this is a really good decision that would inspire more developers to work on completely free distros.
There is a lot of work to be done to promote the adoption and use of completely free distributions, including support services for OEMs who take the first step and ship hardware with free distros pre-installed.
This is really amazing. I cannot wait to read more announcements and a concrete roadmap of the work to be done by Mr Linus. Meanwhile, I also have an announcement to make, this post is an April Fool's joke.
As much as I wish it were true, it isn't. Gotcha!
I hope I haven't upset Mr Linus or members of the Free Software Foundation. I admire and respect both Mr Linus and the FSF. The hard work and dedication they put in makes my life much easier than it would be in the world of non-free or proprietary software.
Happy April Fools day to all!