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Re: more evil firmwares found

On Mon, Apr 12, 2004 at 08:10:42PM -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> > Since it is commercially benefical for vendors to detach the firmware
> > from their hardware, we will see an increasing number of such drivers
> > in the future.
> And accordingly, there will be increased benefits in having firmware under
> Free Software licenses, because it will be *possible* to modify it, and it
> will be only restricted by licensing.  When it's burned into hardware, it
> doesn't matter what the license is, because you can't change it without a
> soldering iron.  When it's software, it's worthwhile to have it under a
> free software license.

Toolchains needed to build them from source are going to be more PITA than
dealing with soldering iron.  Regardless of any licensing issues.

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