Re: LCC and blobs
Matthew Garrett <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Think of it this way. For the card with the built-in firmware, the
> > driver does not depend on any additional packages or software
> > distribution to work. By contrast, for the card with the separate
> > firmware, the driver *does* depend on that additional package to work.
> The dependency still exists - it just isn't expressed within the terms
> of our package management system. I am entirely happy to describe this
> distinction as arbitrary.
And yet, in this case the non-freeness of the software isn't hurting
the user. The point isn't whether the firmware "exists", the point is
whether the user is being prevented from modifying it by licensing or