Re: firmware status for eagle-usb-*
Michael Poole <email@example.com> writes:
>> And the CPU is hardware, so not covered by the DFSoftwareG.
> Is the device you mentioned not hardware?
The device is hardware. The software uploaded to control it, from a
file on disk, is software.
>> > These are not a useful observations.
>> On the contrary, I've found them very useful.
> They are useful only for people who agree with you about certain
> premises. Examples: the firmware is software rather than hardware and
> the driver depends on the firmware. Those who agree with those
> premises already agree with your conclusions. Your observation does
> nothing to convince those who disagree.
They demonstrate the internal consistency and practical applicability
of the model I propose. The alternative models lead to either Debian
shipping nothing until there is a free CPU, or Debian shipping
anything because freedom has been defined out of existence.
Brian Sniffen firstname.lastname@example.org