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Re: LCC and blobs

On Dec 11, Goswin von Brederlow <brederlo@informatik.uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:

> > I know about no drivers which are useless without a non-free firmware,
> > while I know about a huge number of hardware devices which are useless
> > without a non-free firmware.

> So the drivers without the firmware are usefull (i.e. make the
> hardware work) but the hardware doesn't work without firmware
> (i.e. make the driver fail)?
> You contradict yourself.

No, I don't: the driver is the same with or without the firmware being
uploaded to an external device, so if it does not physically change then
its intrinsic usefulness cannot change.
The driver does not "fail" if the hardware device is missing its
firmware: it will merely report the device status, which is what it's
designed to do.

ciao, |
Marco | [9718 noDpxhxiwNll.]

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