Posted Mar 4, 2010 5:03 UTC (Thu) by JoeBuck
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Parent article: Linux-2.6.33-libre released
I certainly don't want to attribute to Alexandre any positions that he does not hold, but I also have this issue with at least some proponents of removing binary blobs.
A GPU-based graphics chip is a very powerful engine that ideally we all should be able to program, and there are projects like Nouveau dedicated to figuring out how. But the fact that you can load a program onto a device and run that program, even if you don't know all the secret sauce yet, to me makes a more free device than one that appears to run with entirely free software, but only because the firmware program is in ROM and unalterable. I'm interested in the freedom to tinker.
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