Re: Proposal: The DFSG do not require source code for data, including firmware
Bernhard R. Link wrote:
>> 4. Determines that as a special exception to DFSG #2, source code for
>> device firmware will not be required until we have the technical means
>> to split them out in a convenient way for our users.
> I'd rather suggest to give a direct hint in time. Like "until etch
> releases", so that people wanting non-free firmware have to do the
> techical stuff and not the people wanting control over what their
> computer do.
None of the trolls demanding the removal of firmware from main has
ever done significant work to resolve this upstream. Plus, the GR
wouldn't stop them from doing so.