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Re: kernel firmwares: GR proposal

Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> writes:

>> Microcode for the main processor does not match (2) or (3).  So no,
>> there is no obvious likeness between microcode for the main processor
>> and the "rest of the stuff".
> Microcode does run in a lower level of the cpu than the main code, as thus you
> could see it as a program (actually a set of small programs probably), which
> are uploaded to the main cpu in order to make it work as expected. 

Of course it's a program uploaded to the main cpu to work as
expected.  Do you think that this definition fits your description as
being on a peripheral processor and part of a device driver??

Are you now saying that anything uploaded to the main cpu should be
excluded from the DFSG?  Wow.

> So, please come up with an actual case of the above definition not being
> enough for classification, and once you find something such, we will adapt the
> definition to clarify its classification.

"Debian will remain 100% Free Software" is the classification I like.
I am of the opinion that there *is no* principled classification
beyond this one which is anything other than "we don't really want
100% Free Software".


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