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Re: Firmware poll

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Luk Claes wrote:
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> [ 1 ] Choice 1: Release etch on time
> [ 3 ] Choice 2: Do not ship sourceless firmware in main
> [ 2 ] Choice 3: Support hardware that requires sourceless firmware
> [   ] Choice 4: None of the above
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[Non-DD opinion]

[ x ] Choice 5: Ship *BLOBs* (does *not* mean closed-source
                drivers like nvidia) that can be legally
                redistributed, do not ship BLOBs that can
                not be legally redistributed.

Yes, I know BLOBs are, well, binary, but they do *not* run on the
system's CPU.  They run on "little" CPUs on PCI cards, in USB
devices, etc, etc, etc.  Morally, it is the same as a FSF/GNU
devotee running a machine that has ROMs and Flash EEPROMs on the
mobo, on high-performance NICs, etc.

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Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

Is "common sense" really valid?
For example, it is "common sense" to white-power racists that
whites are superior to blacks, and that those with brown skins
are mud people.
However, that "common sense" is obviously wrong.
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