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 Soulbender on Tue 9th Nov 2010 23:43 UTC in reply to "I'm a practical guy, but..."
Soulbender
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Just because the device does not need firmware uploaded it doesn't mean it doesn't contain closed-source firmware. In fact, your computer is already full of closed--source firmware.

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