Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Jan 2009 13:48 UTC
Debian and its clones "The developers behind the Debian Linux distribution are preparing for the upcoming release of Debian 5, which is codenamed Lenny. The decision to move forward with the release follows a contentious vote over whether to permit the inclusion of binary blobs in the new version of the distribution. Consensus coalesced around a controversial proposal to "assume blobs comply with the GPL unless proven otherwise."
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RE: Not really blobs, just BLOBs
by hyriand on Wed 7th Jan 2009 12:20 UTC in reply to "Not really blobs, just BLOBs"
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/OT: That's to make it easier for manufacturers to provide updated firmware by releasing a new driver version.

Flashing the eprom every time the driver loads or when it's updated is tedious and error prone.

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