[mythtv-users] Broadcom CrystalHD??

Kevin Ross kevin at familyross.net
Wed Dec 30 06:33:50 UTC 2009


Nick Rout wrote:
> I questioned RMS about it during a talk he gave. His line is between a
> 'fixed' firmware, ie the built in electronics and logic to any device
> on the one hand and uploadable firmware on the other. The former is OK
> to be proprietary but the latter should be 'free'. I don't buy this.
> He didn't agree and carried on with the talk...
>   

Given his *very* strict view on *all* proprietary software being evil 
(look at the whole Planet Gnome argument), I'm surprised he gave the 
green light to proprietary built-in, non-uploadable firmware.


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