Linux, GNU, and Freedom
Linux World brings us Richard Stallman's comments on
Linux, GNU, and freedom.
"The Linux sources themselves have an even more serious problem with non-free software: they actually contain some. Quite a few device drivers contain series of numbers that represent firmware programs to be installed in the device. These programs are not free software. A few numbers to be deposited into device registers are one thing; a substantial program in binary is another."
(Submitted by Noel Tue May 21, 2002 )
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