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Re: Proposal: The DFSG do not require source code for data, including firmware

On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 02:41:22PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> > >        Si, am I silly and alone in thinking that firmware is binary
> > > computer programs? Let us ask google to define: firmware:
> > You are silly in pretending that the DFSG and the widely shared
> > consensus among developers always intended considering them non-free
> > and inappropriate for main.

> The last of the three pre-sarge non-free GRs confirmed the fact that firmware
> is indeed a code binary, and should have source.

No, it did not.  Reread the GR that passed; it says nothing about firmware
or source code.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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