[Tinkerphones] GTA04A5 and News from the Kernel

Jonas Smedegaard jonas at jones.dk
Fri Oct 28 12:04:19 CEST 2016

Quoting H. Nikolaus Schaller (2016-10-28 08:39:40)
> Am 28.10.2016 um 01:56 schrieb Jonas Smedegaard <jonas at jones.dk>:
>> a) refuse any non-free code, even difficult to replace soldered-on.
>> b) refuse non-free runtime-loaded code executed anywhere.
>> c) tolerate non-free code not affecting main CPU or its memory.
>> d) Tolerate non-free code.
>> I believe FSF is in the b) camp,and Debian is in the c) camp (and
>> Debian+non-free is in d) camp).
> It would even be acceptable if some firmware blob from Debian non-free 
> would stored in some ROM during production and injected into the WiFi 
> chip autonomously by some hardware (additional microcontroller) [1]. 
> As long as there is no connection from the SoC to modify this firmware 
> RMS would have been fine with it.

Right - hence my disntinction between "runtime-loaded" or not.

 - Jonas

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