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Re: Firmware poll

On Tue, 29 Aug 2006 05:37:23 -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
> [ 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.

I disagree, or I am not understanding the difference between the two.
FSF/GNU devotees would much prefer to use a free BIOS[0] or EEPROM
code if they had a choice imho.

[0] http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/free-bios.html

 Chris Lamb, Cambs, UK                                 GPG: 0x634F9A20
  Q. Why is top posting bad?
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