[PLUG] Firmware, tainted code etc [was Re: [X-Post] [ilugd] linux-libre kernel. fork?]

श्रीधर नारायण श्रीधर नारायण
Wed May 28 05:18:24 PDT 2008


On Wednesday 28 May 2008 17:33:13 Arun Khan wrote:
> On Wednesday 28 May 2008, श्रीधर नारायण दैठणकर wrote:
> ... snip ...
>
> > The kernel is GPLed, but the firmware may not be.
> The purists would have us less mortals go look for *all* components in
> our systems that have open source drivers, firmware et al.

So long as one realizes, hardware is developed first and drivers are written 
later and secondly not everything will be open, at least immediately.

Shridhar



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