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Re: Proposal: Source code is important for all works in Debian, and required for programmatic ones

On Mon, Sep 18, 2006 at 10:07:18PM -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:
>   D. Requests that vendors of hardware, even those whose firmware is
>      not loaded by the operating system, provide the prefered form for
>      modification so that purchasers of their hardware can
>      exercise their freedom to modify the functioning of their
>      hardware.

What I also find important is that hardware comes with good technical
documentation, so that we can either write the software ourself,
or modify what the hardware vendor provides.  But I'm not really sure
if this belongs in a GR, and how it should be put into it.

We might want to do things with the hardware that the vendor did
not design it for.  For instance, most GPUs would be very useful doing
vector math.  It can do alot more FP operation than a normal CPU, and
things like that.

I need to look at what the other current proposols look like, but I
think a combination of this with the apoligy might be a good proposol.


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