Bug#502959: general: raff.debian.org uses non-free software
Le Tuesday 21 October 2008 22:28:31 Lennart Sorensen, vous avez écrit :
> > If I recall well, one of the origin of the GNU fondation was the fact
> > that having free drivers alowed one to actually *fix* issues he may have
> > with his *own* hardware. Then, the very same reasoning can apply to
> > binary firmware.
> Having driver source code lets you fix the drivers and port htem to
> other operating systems and architectures. Having firmware source makes
> no difference to that problem as long as the firmware is working. If it
> isn't working, you would probably know soon enough and return the
> defective hardware.
Firmware updates also happen to fix bugs..