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Re: NEW handling: About rejects, and kernels

Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> writes:

> Sure there is. Your motherboard FLASH can almost certainly be
> reprogrammed in the field, as can the FLASH in your video card, hard
> disk, and broadband modem. Probably not your monitor, admittedly.
> Why is it OK for those vendors not to provide you with the source?

Who said it was?  I'll happily say that I want all software to be
free.  But, Debian has a more modest statement.  We have decided that
our goals are more modest than those of the FSF.  We only want the
software we distribute as Debian to be free.  It's Debian's decision
to narrow it's goals to focus on what we happen to distribute.

But *my* goals are to make *all* software free, including that in
embedded devices of every kind.


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