Re: Feedback from the community -> ARM
On Fri, Jun 11, 2021 at 08:51:00PM -0400, Jeffrey Walton wrote:
> Maybe the GPL license needs an update that addresses the abandonware
> problem. The update clause requires vendors on top of the base system
> to provide updates for the life of the device. Something like, "GPL
> plus the update clause".
The GPL license does already address the abandonware problem,
by enabling you to fix the software yourself.
Abandonware is not limited to security updates,
it also includes topics like battery replacement.
Any solution to the abandonware problem for consumer products has to be
political, you need a law mandating for how many years repairs and
security updates have to be available.