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Re: NEW handling: About rejects, and kernels

Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> writes:

> On Thu, Mar 31, 2005 at 12:50:46AM -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
>> What I meant is that if the firmware is truly burned into the chup,
>> then I couldn't change it even if I had the source code.  It was wrong
>> to say that I don't *want* to modify it, but rather, that I *cannot*
>> do so.
> That's not true either. Manufacturers provide utilities to reprogram
> their embedded FLASH components, particularly motherboard manufacturers
> but also for disks, modems etc.

But lacking those tools, I can't modify it.

>> I argue it because that's the point of *Debian*.  
> The social contract says something about our users too I think.
> Must be in the fine print.

And neither trumps the other.  We do not start distributing non-free
software as part of Debian because our user's tell us to.

But we do distribute it separately, remember?

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