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Re: LCC and blobs



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

> Blars Blarson <blarson@blars.org> wrote:
>> In article <[🔎] E1CdHw3-0003QG-00@chiark.greenend.org.uk> 
>> mgarrett@chiark.greenend.org.uk writes:
>>>How does moving firmware from the disk to the hardware (therefore making
>>>it harder to modify and more expensive) further the cause of free
>>>software?
>> 
>> It makes it covered by the hardware manufacturers warentee.  If it is
>> faulty, you can return it for repair or refund.
>
> Under UK law, I have the same rights with faulty software. 

Well, but then the "vendor" of the Software would be Debian, or somebody
burning (custom) Debian CDs. Do you think it would be good for Debian if
we have to support binary firmware, while it can as well be supported by
the hardware manufacturer?

Regards, Frank
-- 
Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer



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