FSFLA: Linux kernel is "open core"
Posted Nov 11, 2010 10:45 UTC (Thu) by dwmw2
In reply to: FSFLA: Linux kernel is "open core"
Parent article: FSFLA: Linux kernel is "open core"
This is pure sophistry. When I bought my laptop, it arrived with a bunch of closed firmware for the devices it contains. Some of that firmware was present in various flash chips, and some of it was encoded in magnetic patterns on spinning rust.
And you're telling me it's OK to use one but not the other, just because the kernel is slightly more involved in getting the latter into the correct place in device RAM? On the basis that if you can stick your fingers in your ears and sing 'la la la' and ignore it, it's not really happening?
Quite frankly, we have much better things to be doing.
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