Re: non-free firmware: driver in main or contrib?
"Marco d'Itri" <md@Linux.IT> writes:
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>Marco, it seems to me that there's a parallel case to non-free
>>firmware: dongleware. Perhaps you could explain how this philosophy
>>applies to that. If a piece of software is distributed under the GPL,
>>can I add functionality by putting it into firmware on a dongle and
>>having GCC call that?
> I'm not sure: it may or it may not. If you want my opinion please show
> me a complete example.
Does this mean that if I don't give you a complete example, you'll
stop showing your opinion?
> E.g. I do not consider non-free the openssl code which talks with crypto
> accelerators cards.
Neither do I. It's a driver. It requires you to have some hardware
to work. A mouse driver isn't non-free for people who have no mice.
Brian Sniffen email@example.com