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Re: non-free firmware: driver in main or contrib?

bts@alum.mit.edu wrote:

>Marco, it seems to me that there's a parallel case to non-free
>firmware: dongleware.  Perhaps you could explain how this philosophy
>applies to that.  If a piece of software is distributed under the GPL,
>can I add functionality by putting it into firmware on a dongle and
>having GCC call that?
I'm not sure: it may or it may not. If you want my opinion please show
me a complete example.
E.g. I do not consider non-free the openssl code which talks with crypto
accelerators cards.


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