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Re: New summary: Binary peripheral software

Michael Poole writes:
> After all, the point of software freedom is to let the user make useful
> changes (by the user's definition of useful, and nobody else's) to the
> software he uses.

I wrote:
> I don't see how it can do otherwise.

Michael Poole writes:
> The only restriction is that you cannot reprogram the hardware -- which
> is remarkably similar to the limitation you would face if they used a
> (EEP)ROM to hold the firmware.

Debian does not distribute ROMS, so their contents are none of our concern.

> In what ways do you think the user's freedom to enhance their software
> is impaired?

The user cannot reprogram the hardware.
John Hasler
john@dhh.gt.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI

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