Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Nov 2010 22:24 UTC, submitted by koki
GNU, GPL, Open Source Now this is interesting. We see what is at its core a very valid concern, in practice not a problem to anyone, and, thanks to the tone of the press release, close to trolling. The Free Software Foundation Latin America is complaining about something that has been known for a while - there is some non-Free code stuck in the Linux kernel (mostly firmware). A valid issue of concern from an idealogical viewpoint, but sadly, the tone of the press release turns this valid concern into something close to trolling.
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RE[2]: Clueless
by Lennie on Tue 9th Nov 2010 23:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Clueless"
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Well, the FSF runs computers with a free BIOS (read firmware) at their offices as well. They want a completely free stack. If their is a bug in the firmware, you want to fix, you need the source. Simple as that. That is how the FSF got started.

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