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The FSF answer to Matthew Garrett's list ...

The FSF answer to Matthew Garrett's list ...

Posted Jul 12, 2012 22:27 UTC (Thu) by dlang (subscriber, #313)
In reply to: The FSF answer to Matthew Garrett's list ... by DavidS
Parent article: Searching for common ground between Debian and FSF

the issue is that the manufacturer usually doesn't have the power to update the firmware without the user doing something to approve it.

If you are talking about something like a TV where everything is fed from the manufacturer over the air, you really aren't talking 'firmware' you are talking about the complete OS of your system.

the idea that a Wifi card is somehow 'better' if you would have to send it back to the vendor to upgrade the firmware rather than moving to a new linux kernel driver version that uploads a different binary blob to the wifi card is where people get upset.

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