Resolved: firmware is not software
Posted Aug 25, 2006 5:58 UTC (Fri) by kleptog
In reply to: Resolved: firmware is not software
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Ofcourse, because then Debian isn't distributing it and there's no problem.
It's not a tirade against binary blobs as such, it's not about users running them, it's about whether Debian should be *distributing* them. If you get them from somewhere else or they're in the device, it's not a problem. Basically, users have become dependant on binary blobs to run they're machines and are encouraging Debian to ship them.
The line between code and data has never been particularly wide, one man's code is another man's data.
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