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There is no right to repair without free software running on all devices

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@PeterCxy In embedded systems there's another related problem - without the source code, it can be extremely difficult to troubleshoot a hardware fault when you don't know what the software is attempting to do. Which transistor is it trying to switch? Better to reverse engineer the firmware first!

Back in the 80s, many industrial equipment used to have internal firmware flowcharts in the service manuals to give you at least an idea. Unfortunately given the complexity of modern systems I don't think there's a good solution.

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@PeterCxy yes but let's get hardware rights first, we can worry about software rights after that (/in addition to that)

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@PeterCxy if hardware rights are more likely to pass in the current political environment, it's better to score that than get tied up looking for both hardware and software rights

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@karmanyaahm I have no problem with that -- in fact I wrote a full blog post about it yesterday -- I just hope that people do not forget the ultimate goal once the hardware side gets passed around the world.

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