Re: non-free firmware: driver in main or contrib?
"Marco d'Itri" <md@Linux.IT> writes:
> email@example.com wrote:
>>I think that requiring a hardware upgrade to support behavior is
>>irrelevant to free software. Firmware that's part of the hardware is
>>part of the hardware. Firmware that looks like software is software.
>>If Debian *could* ship it, it's software.
> This distinction is not clear at all to me. What if I take a dump of the
> flash EPROM chip? Does this magically makes the firmware a software?
There's no magic about it. If I build a simulator for some hardware,
then my simulator's software.
Brian Sniffen firstname.lastname@example.org