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Re: Solving the linux-2.6 firmware issue

On Mon, 08 Jan 2007 19:49:19 -0800, Jeff Carr wrote:
> On 01/06/07 10:13, Marco d'Itri wrote:
>> In linux.debian.devel.release Marc Haber <mh+debian-kernel@zugschlus.de> wrote:
>>> So keyspan USB devices will be useless with Debian kernels in the very
>>> near future, since there is no alternative to the kernel driver?
>> Looks so. But we will have the most free kernel of all Linux
>> distributions, aren't you happy?
> No, this is misleading. Almost all add on computer products have on
> chip proprietary firmware. All this does is reward the manufacturers
> that hide the firmware on-chip. Worse, this often means that the least
> expensive products (and often purchased) will not work with Debian.

I think you missed Marco's intended irony there. ;)

Sam Morris

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