[Hpr] Raspberry Pi

Mike Ray mike at raspberryvi.org
Tue Feb 9 02:35:43 PST 2021

If you want sound or video, there is no point in running a 64-bit OS on
a Raspberry Pi, because there is no 64-bit userland code (the stuff in
/opt/vc). Some of that is not Open Source, so 64-bit operating systems
will have no sound.

I think 64-bit userland code is in beta, but is not reliable. And will
certainly not be included in anything other than images downloaded from
their Web pages.

IMHO the Foundation have been guilty several times of crimes against
Open Source.

They try very hard to fail to mention that the desktop on Raspbian is
LXDE. Even calling it 'the official Raspberry Pi' desktop, especially
after somebody developed a new theme for LXDE which helped them to
'badge' it as theirs.

Also changing the name from Raspbian to Raspberry Pi OS does, IMHO, try
to conceal that Debian is the origin.

They have a tendency to ignore mentioning anything about the origins of
anything that runs on a Pi in 'their' OS.

Anybody who is as obsessed with libre software as RMS would not touch a
Raspberry Pi with a barge pole.

On 09/02/2021 07:36, Ken Fallon wrote:
> On 2021-02-09 04:35:53, Brian wrote:
>> Run Slackware on your pi, be free of system d, apt and coming soon
>> true 64 bit os
>> https://sarpi.fatdog.eu/
>> Brian-in-ohio
>> (visiting oklahoma)
> Looking forward to the show about it :-)

Michael A. Ray
Witley, Surrey, South-east UK

"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when
there is nothing left to take away." -- A. de Saint-Exupery


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