Re: Does anyone know how to configure a Brother MFC-J5720DW with cups?
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On Tue, Mar 08, 2016 at 12:02:14PM +0000, Brian wrote:
> You are not bothered about the security of the closed source firmware on
> the printer but are concerned about a closed source driver on the PC/
This is the usual dangerous strawman which leads, at the end, to do
nothing: "as long as there's something bad happening at X, why would
you care about Y".
Your harddisk has "closed source" firmware. Heck, your CPU, if any newer,
has "closed source" firmware (Intel IME, AMD has something similarly
horrible). Why are you using Debian GNU Linux in the first place?
For me, there's an answer to that, and it is that conquer happens
gradually, sometimes by reverse engineering, sometimes by persuasion.
Watch at the evolution of Qualcomm's stance in the wake of Raspberry
Pi's success for a beautiful example of the second.
As life is, there's no "total victory", but if you do nothing, you
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