Today I need to buy a device with closed-source firmware. It's available with the binary either as a BLOB, or on ROM. As the FSF says that only the latter is OK, so I decide to buy that.
Tomorrow the manufacturer finds a bug and releases updated firmware. Oops, mine is on ROM so I'm screwed and can't get the bugfix.
Next month somebody reverse-engineers the firmware and creates a free replacement. Oops, my device has the firmware on ROM so I can't switch.
Next year the manufacturer realizes the game's over, and releases the source code. Oops, my device has the firmware on ROM so I can't use that source code.
Yet the FSF says that firmware-on-ROM is OK while firmware-as-BLOB is not.
Plese tell me (or anybody else for that matter) how that makes any kind of sense.
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