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Re: non-free firmware in the linux kernel

* Bastian Blank (waldi@debian.org) [060111 12:57]:
> On Tue, Jan 10, 2006 at 09:13:27PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> > how can you consider it as non-program. It is indeed composed of machine code
> > destined to run on the controller of the device the driver is written for.

> This is incorrect. I know firmware[tm] blobs which only includes data.
> You can't decide if it is something which can be executed somewhere.

Can you define what "execute" means? Is it execution if e.g. data is
processed that defines a sound-wave for a DSP?


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