>> A final question for those who know the hardware. Once this binary blob is loaded, will it still be possible for the other processor on the SDIO to load a new blob, or ...
>Have you actually *read* the article? Of course not (or at least that's the stated goal).
Do you *actually* know *anything* about hardware?
Two processors which share a bus means that either can perform the same commands on it. Therefore the question is not unreasonable.
And the stated goal is to avoid distributing binaries with the software, not necessarily to prevent any particular access between primary processors and peripherals.
Distributing a CD with the hardware allows the end user to read binaries from said CD when he builds new software to program into the device. As the binary is not distributed with the software distribution, there can be no license issue *with the software*.