The FSF answer to Matthew Garrett's list ...
Posted Jul 12, 2012 20:56 UTC (Thu) by DavidS
In reply to: The FSF answer to Matthew Garrett's list ...
Parent article: Searching for common ground between Debian and FSF
And since C) is not acceptable, that leaves an all-or-nothing choice where in both cases they have the same rights to existing products: both can update, or neither can update, yes.
But, as I said, it might be consistent, but it also is arguably of very limited use in today’s world.
Couldn't that be the point the FSF's trying to make? "A firmware that can only be updated at the manufacturer's mercy is worse - for the user - than a firmware that can't be updated at all?"
At least one could send the TV back as defect, instead of having to wait for the next "OTA". Which won't fix it anyways.
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