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Re: LCC and blobs

Matthew Garrett <mgarrett@chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:

> Oh, but it does. Having the source code to the firmware of my DVD drive
> would allow me to remove some silly restrictions. I've even got software
> that would allow me to reflash it. Now, you could make the argument that
> if I bought the DVD drive then I've never agreed not to reverse engineer
> the code in question. On the other hand, the documentation attempts to
> claim that I have no right to do so, and if I installed the Windows
> drivers they'd make me agree to do the same thing. 

Yes, I was speaking earlier not of this sort, but of the unchangeable
built-in kind of firmware.

But the question still is: who is distributing it?  We have a simple
bright-line test, easy to apply fairly; if you want a new test, then
please make the proposal in the proper place.

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