Re: LCC and blobs
Brian Thomas Sniffen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Matthew Garrett <email@example.com> writes:
>> /why/ those freedoms are no longer necessary. What is it about that code
>> that makes the ability to modify and distribute modified varients less
> It's not that it's a less interesting problem to create free
> firmware. It's just that it's a different problem. It is not the
> problem addressed by compiling a high-quality OS from free components.
Crap. An OS benefits from free firmware to the same degree that it
benefits from free documentation. Neither are necessary - both are
>> Why is this arbitrary line a good place to say "Oh, we don't care any
> Because if Debian can't reasonably ship it, Debian as a project should
> move the project of freeing it off of the front burner, and not
> compromise utility.
In many cases, Debian /can/ reasonably ship it. There's available code
to reflash large swathes of devices.
Matthew Garrett | firstname.lastname@example.org