Linux/MIPS is a port of Linux to the MIPS architecture. It is available under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
|| Top 10 reasons why ACTA is bad:
- Was created in secrecy and kept opaque, despite many requests for release. This violates the principle of an open and transparent democracy.
- Advocates censorship on the internet and attempts to quash the concept of free media and information.
- Makes it illegal to link to any site that breaches copyright law, making it nearly impossible to maintain openly editable sites such as Wikipedia or this wiki.
- Holds ISPs to ransom by imposing severe financial and legal penalties if their customers break copyright law.
- Forces ISPs to violate the privacy of their customers and store logs of their online activity, without warrant or probable cause - tantamount to online wiretapping.
- Uses vague language which can be twisted to serve the agendas of individual cases.
- Puts control of such measures into a single "ACTA committee", which has the power to make legal decisions without vote or consultation of member states.
- Allows the ACTA committee to modify the bill as they please, without vote. Essentially hands them a blank cheque with which they can write their own laws.
- Does not impose any real regulation on sanctions, penalties or legal decisions. This makes the system open to corruption.
- Stifles creativity and innovation using scare tactics, maintaining a status quo of large organisations that control particular markets.
This affects linux-mips.org's wiki directly which is why a normally purely technical, unpolitical site like linux-mips.org has such a call for action. Act now: act-on-acta.eu, Act Against ACTA on Facebook, How to act against ACTA, more that YOU can do.
Here's a law processor Michael Geist's rant about ACTA, an analysis of Acta.
|| All SSL certificates for linux-mips.org have been refreshed. As a reminder, linux-mips.org uses CAcert certificates and the root certificate for CAcert.org (available here is not included with all operating systems and browsers yet so you may have to manually install it if you want to use linux-mips.org's services encryptedly.
|| Various git repositories have moved from /pub/scm/*.git to /pub/scm/ralf/*.git. You don't have to reclone your tree, just fix .git/config.
Also kernel.org is slowly returning to full action; the Linux/MIPS repository there is back.
|| Nobody really made a big mark in their calendar but 20 years ago, on 1 October 1991 the MIPS R4000 was announced which along with its later refinement, the R4600, was among the two processors supported initially by Linux/MIPS. At first only 32-bit kernel and userland were supported but a 64-bit kernel with full 32-bit binaries compatibility was added in 1999 initially for the Origin 2000 which with 128 processors for a while was the biggest multi-processor system Linux ever had ran on and a little later a 64-bit userland with focus on high end embedded systems was added. 64-bit? An old story.
|| linux-mips.org's entire software will be upgraded next week. This will result in some downtime.
|| The recent compromise of a kernel.org servers has resulted in some of kernel.org's servers providing DNS service to linux-mips.org becoming unavailable. A temporary solution is now in place.
|| For those who still download kernel tarballs all files below /pub/linux/mips/kernel have been converted to xz format. Xz compression typically saves about one third over gzip.
|| Due to wiki spam in the last time email address verification has been activated. This also affects owners of existing accounts.
|| Our friends over at MIPS Technologies, Inc. have a few news items that may be of interest to Linux/MIPS users:
|| In the past this place on the wiki's frontpage has mostly been used for site news which was a bit of a waste. So if you think you have any interesting items, please post them to Ralf for consideration. MIPS Technologies, Inc. makes the beginning.
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