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: I'm a practical guy, but...
by vodoomoth on Wed 10th Nov 2010 12:41 UTC in reply to "I'm a practical guy, but..."
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That said, I understand that it may not be possible, so I'll just buy hardware that doesn't need them whenever possible.

No such thing as computer hardware that doesn't need and have firmware. It being not being flashable or changeable in any way doesn't mean it's not there.

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