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

mgarrett@chiark.greenend.org.uk wrote:

>Argh. Yes, but the firmware in these eeproms is something that we're
>entirely logically capable of shipping. Claiming that firmware is
>sometimes software (when it's on a compact flash card, say) and
>sometimes hardware (when it's on an eeprom, say) is the sort of argument
>that the social contract changes were meant to deal with. If it's a
>string of bits encoded on something, we're meant to apply the DFSG to
>it, not argue about whether it's software or not.
Again, I fully agree with this.


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