Resolved: firmware is not software
Posted Aug 25, 2006 7:49 UTC (Fri) by slef
In reply to: Resolved: firmware is not software
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No, it's not OK if it's locked inside the device, but then debian's not distributing it, so the project isn't making any promise that it can be studied, adapted, improved or shared. That's far more clear: your hardware = your problem.
The problem is that debian is distributing these programs and people might expect them to be maintainable, but it can't be covered by the usual debian promises. I suggest making it clearer: your hardware using firmware from this section = still your problem.
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