[coreboot] Re : Re: Re : Re: questions about google/samus

echelon at free.fr echelon at free.fr
Fri Mar 13 13:26:48 CET 2015

Ok Ron,
We all recognise your efforts and don't deny that the question of the binary blobs" is a very complex and "politicaly hot" one..
But (and I speak here from a STRICTLY personal point of view) it is the fashion you chose to lecture Paul than I found not very nice..
I sense a trace of elitism in your atitude (like you "GODs" have the exclusive right to acces some secrets and we "mere mortals" have even no right to think about these "things"..) I for one cannot swallow that!..
Just my 2 (euro-cents)

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De: ron minnich <rminnich at gmail.com>
À: echelon at free.fr, Coreboot <coreboot at coreboot.org>
Envoyé: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:04:36 +0100 (CET)
Objet: Re: [coreboot] Re : Re: questions about google/samus

On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 4:41 AM <echelon at free.fr> wrote:

> Sorry Ron,
> What is his crime?
> Thought crime?..
>  Florentin
The problem with people making comments like this:

> > Sadly, I don’t think Google has understood how much power they have over
> > Intel with their Chromebook and Chromebox success. RAM initialization is
> > for example still a BLOB

is that people who don't know what's going on might take Paul's comments
seriously, and the next thing we know we're seeing mistakes like the Purism

It's also not very nice, given the amount of effort that we have made over
the years to get the blobs opened up, for Paul to claim that we "don't
understand how much power we have." Unless you've been involved in these
discussions, you can't possibly understand how difficult they are.


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