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Re: Lost Trust

Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT> writes:

> On Jun 01, Matthew Palmer <mpalmer@debian.org> wrote:
>> As to how removing non-free firmware helps free software, it helps for many
>> of the same reasons removing non-free <anything> helps free software.
>> 1) It encourages free alternatives to be written.
> This is not true: free alternatives cannot be reasonably written, as
> *nothing* is known about the hardware.
>> 2) It encourages original vendors to open their source to the community if
>> they deem it appropriate.
> What makes you think that a vendor would care? And why it /should/ care?

Also, vendors in the USA may be required by law to not release the
source in order to comply with FCC regulations.

You win again, gravity!

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