Subject: Re: Are online services also software for Debian's
rules?



]] Christian Seiler

> Hi,
>
> I don't have anything useful to add to your other comments, but:
>
> On 08/12/2017 02:11 PM, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> > ]] Christian Seiler
> >>> [free CPU designs]
> >>> (although I'm sure there are...)
> >>
> >> There are, take a look at RISC-V, for example. [1] And for the
> >> requirement about not requiring non-free software, you don't need
> >> to have a fully free CPU design, just one where the microcode is
> >> free. And I believe that current POWER CPUs fall under that
> >> category. (I may be wrong though.)
> >
> > Doesn't help if it's not packaged in Debian, though.
>
> Well, if I'm not wrong about POWER, that's supported in Debian
> as a release arch (ppc64el).

I was talking about the microcode for said arch (which doesn't seem to
be packaged, or at least not in main, from a quick apt-cache search).

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Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are

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