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Re: About firmware facilities

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: About firmware facilities
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2009 23:07:40 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Tue, 2009-09-15 at 04:27 +0930, Brendan Trotter wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 1:02 AM, Robert Millan <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Anyhow, my priority for GRUB is strong driver-based support.  We could 
> > recruit
> > someone to develop the framework in next year's GSoC (unless somebody steps
> > in, of course).
> Why stop there?
> If proprietory ethernet ROMs aren't good enough, then what about
> proprietory SCSI ROMs, and proprietory firmware/BIOS?

As I said, we have to compromise sometimes.  But if you aren't satisfied
with the freedom we provide, you're more than welcome to help us go
further.  For example, you could help us improve the coreboot port.

On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 03:11:37PM -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> > 
> > Sigh. I think I understand now - lack of logical thinking leads to
> > lack of rational behavior.
> Ad hominem arguments are not welcome here.

Indeed.  Brendan, we accept reasonable criticism, but this kind of rethoric
is not welcome here, and is particularly useless if your aim is trying to
persuade us.

Robert Millan

  The DRM opt-in fallacy: "Your data belongs to us. We will decide when (and
  how) you may access your data; but nobody's threatening your freedom: we
  still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."

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