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Re: New summary: Binary peripheral software

On Sat, 2004-05-01 at 08:36, Joe Buck wrote:
> > 7. Binary peripheral software is neither DFSG-free nor -non-free
> >    because the Debian Free Software Guidelines don't apply to
> >    software running on peripherals.
> >    We distribute it in main.
> This wasn't a credible position even before the recent GR.  Clearly
> binary peripheral software is software.

Some people do (or did) hold this position.  Their view seems to be 
that binary peripheral software (which they call 'firmware') isn't the
kind of software that was meant when "Debian Will Remain 100%
Free Software" was written.  Obviously this position is untenable with
respect to the new SC.
Thomas Hood <jdthood@yahoo.co.uk>

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