[blag-whereto] Fwd: Reverse engineering binary firmware

john maclean jayeola at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 12:33:19 GMT 2009

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From: Richard M Stallman <rms at gnu.org>
Date: 2009/1/15
Subject: Reverse engineering binary firmware
To: lxoliva at fsfla.org, linux-libre at fsfla.org, dclark at gnu.org,
rmh at aybabtu.com, info at fsf.org, mfranco at gmx.com,
marcelo.magallon at softwarelibrecr.org, elly.liu.cn at gmail.com,
arc at gnu.org, johns at gnu.org
Cc: rms at gnu.org

I think it would be useful to start an organized effort to
reverse-engineer binary-only firmware.  When the binary is released
under a free software license, there is no legal obstacle.

What do you think of this idea?

If it is a good idea, would some of you like to identify a list of
high priority targets for this activity?

They should be binary-only firmware programs released under free
licenses, for important products or product lines.  It would be good
to have between 5 and 20 items in the list.
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linux-libre at fsfla.org

For your info. RMS is talking about freeing up the binary blobs in the
kernel via reverse engineering.

John Maclean
07739 171 531

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