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They have never had any problem bootstrapping with non-free software. There point is simply that this should always be understood clearly as a temporary expedient, rather than an acceptable end-point.
Software-as-firmware vs software-as-software
Posted Nov 11, 2010 19:30 UTC (Thu) by vonbrand (subscriber, #4458)
So running forever on totally propietary Unices was fine, having an (eventually replaceable) blob loaded into some crevice of the system which is running otherwise "free" software isn't? I'd expect that kind of attitude given FLOSS was on at least 80% of desktops, until then...
Posted Nov 11, 2010 21:47 UTC (Thu) by DOT (subscriber, #58786)
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