Infinite Freedom???

Rodrigo Padula rodrigopadula at
Mon Jun 18 04:47:26 UTC 2007


- FREE SOFTWARE DEFINITION - By Free Software Foundation

Free software is a matter of the users' freedom to run, copy,
distribute, study, change and improve the software. More precisely, it
refers to four kinds of freedom, for the users of the software:

    * The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0).
    * The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your
needs (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
    * The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor
(freedom 2).
    * The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements
to the public, so that the whole community benefits (freedom 3). Access
to the source code is a precondition for this.

These firmwares below affect us directly, affect our freedom!

- ipw2100-firmware-1.3-8.noarch.rpm Redistributable, no modification

- ipw2200-firmware-3.0-9.noarch.rpm Redistributable, no modification

- iwlwifi-firmware-2.14.3-2.noarch.rpm Redistributable, no modification

- zd1211-firmware-1.3-4.fc7.noarch.rpm GPL (hex dump, not source code)

A member of the FSF commented, "these firmwares are not free, if the
firmwares are not free, the software are not free!".

If fedora include non free software, we are not a 100% Free Distribution.

Where is the our INFINITE FREEDOM ?

What is the position of the project on non free firmwares?

ASS: Rodrigo Padula de Oliveira
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