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Re: LCC and blobs

Michael Poole <mdpoole@troilus.org> writes:

> When the firmware is burned into the device, the user is prevented
> from modifying it in a rather more drastic and permanent fashion than
> when the restrictions are a matter of missing code or permissions.

Sure, but that's not the point.  If someone prevents me from modifying
a program by the use of licensing permissions or binary-only
distribution, that's a Debian concern.

If someone prevents me by the use of extortion or kidnapping, it's
much worse, but not a Debian concern.

We are pro-free software; we are neutral about the burning of software
into devices.


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