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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Binary Blob
by Dirge on Wed 10th Nov 2010 05:33 UTC
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2005-07-14

This link has an interesting take on the difference between binary firmware and drives and how some companies are now blurring the lines between the two.

http://onlamp.com/pub/a/bsd/2006/04/27/openbsd-3_9.html

Personally I think we should reject binary drivers where possible and it would be great if people like Linus took positive stand on the matter.

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