Re: LCC and blobs
Brian Thomas Sniffen writes:
> Michael Poole <email@example.com> writes:
> > Brian Thomas Sniffen writes:
> >> Måns Rullgård <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >> >
> >> > You can pull the chip from the socket, copy the contents to disk,
> >> > and
> >> I probably can't. No good with that sort of thing. Software on disk
> >> is software. Also, I could pull the Pentium off my motherboard, scan
> >> its contents to disk, and open that in any editor I like -- right?
> > Lots of people cannot write or modify C code, but we accept as free
> > many programs that include C code. The user being inexpert in some
> > technique does not render a thing non-free.
> But something being *not software* does render it *not software*.
I am not impressed by begging the question.
The only basis in your email to claim it is *not software* was your
(lack of) aptitude at manipulating the data. This is irrelevant to
the DFSG. If you want to argue against his point, find a better
reason to claim those bits are not software.