Papering over a binary blob
Posted Sep 30, 2011 13:10 UTC (Fri) by vonbrand
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I'm sorry, but showing the firmware into ROM and sealing it up doesn't give any more freedom, it just takes freedom away. With such a machine I can't try out a FSF-free firmware at all. If they had taken this stand on the beginning, nobody would ever have heard of them: They explicitly targeted machines running very much closed operating systems, and the "GNU system" was just a thin random spattering of nicer-than-the-vendor's programs.
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