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

> > > Ignoring Brian's strange arguments about rodents, I can see no cases
> > > where the user has more freedom if the firmware comes from an eeprom
> > > rather than from a CD.

> On Sun, 24 Oct 2004, Brian Thomas Sniffen wrote:
> > He can sell the device with the firmware in it,

On Sun, Oct 24, 2004 at 04:58:25PM -0700, Ken Arromdee wrote:
> How's that different?  If the firmware comes on a CD the user can sell the
> device along with the CD.  He can't copy the CD, but then he wouldn't be
> allowed to copy the eeprom in the other case.

It's different because, when the firmware is built into the device,
the person who has the device has the firmware.

Note that this difference is similar in character to the difference
between main and contrib.


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