Weekly Engineering News 37/2008

Al Johnson openmoko at mazikeen.demon.co.uk
Thu Sep 18 22:00:14 CEST 2008

On Thursday 18 September 2008, Werner Almesberger wrote:
> Mike Montour wrote:
> > For what it's worth, I would rank your #3 ahead of #2 by a large
> > margin. It is very important for users to be able to upgrade their
> > firmware.
> I fully agree. That policy never made sense to me.


> I actually wonder if there wasn't some miscommunication at its origin.
> After all, many a hard disk's firmware and even the microcode of many
> CPUs can be upgraded, and I haven't heard the FSF call for a ban of
> processing or storage ;-)

The FSF has an issue with firmware uploaded by the driver, and this reply to 
fedora seems fairly unequivocal. 


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