[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: main or contrib?

Ben Finney writes:

> Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT> writes:
>> I am saying that the driver does not "depend" on the firmware because
>> its functionality does not change if the firmware is uploaded or not to
>> the hardware device. In both situations the driver is the same program,
> "is the same program" != "functionality does not change"

"cream cheese" != "wagon wheel"

In other words: So what?  Unlike cases where a program fails to run
due to a missing interpreter, library, or whatever else, the program
still runs and interfaces to the hardware per spec.  If the hardware
fails to perform -- because it the firmware was not loaded, because a
resistor is burnt out, or whatever -- it would be nice to know why
that becomes a policy issue.

Michael Poole

Reply to: