Potential nonfree code in Linux-libre
lxoliva at fsfla.org
Fri Aug 27 04:29:07 UTC 2021
On Aug 23, 2021, Legimet <legimet.calc at gmail.com> wrote:
> "During initialize mode the device firmware may be patched," which
> seems to suggest that this is a firmware patch.
There was no doubt about it.
My uncertainty followed from having seen plenty of configuration data
files named firmware or microcode, and from having seen patches for such
Truth is, most people who deal with these files probably don't know and
don't care whether the bits stand for executable code.
So much of that that I've stopped regarding such terms as carrying any
implication that they necessarily refer to executable code. It doesn't
rule it out as a possibility, but the use of these terms doesn't even
count as supporting evidence in my mind.
Anyhow, thanks again,
Alexandre Oliva, happy hacker https://FSFLA.org/blogs/lxo/
Free Software Activist GNU Toolchain Engineer
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