Re: LCC and blobs
On Sat, Dec 11, 2004 at 01:45:01PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri) writes:
> > On Dec 11, Goswin von Brederlow <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > Your case of hardware wich already includes firmware is totaly
> > > irelevant since Debian does not distributes hardware, does not even
> > > stand for free hardware nor do debs have to depend on hardware.
> > And why it should be different if that firmware is distributed by the
> > manufacturer on a CD instead of a flash EPROM chip?
> Because in that case the manufacturer is hurting the user by not
> providing source, and we are against that.
?! Read that back to yourself and see if it makes sense.
> The case where the manufacturer hurts the user by hardwiring the
> program into an EPROM is also bad, but Debian is not here to work
> against that.
It's just the same. In both cases, the manufacturer has provided
the firmware, without source, but the driver requires it.
Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>