> What would you gain by having the firmware source. > Please don't tell me that you want to fix bugs there. > > The firmware is part of the hardware and we don't ask the vendors to > give away their .vhdl files of the hardware. Both firmware and hardware > source are useless as they usually need highly proprietary tools to > build. > Firmware generally is software and it is built exactly the same way any other software is built. Firmware is mostly written in C or assembler which doesn't require any highly proprietary tools. Some firmware is a 'configuration file' for an FPGA. I'm not sure if this is software or not. It's not executed the same way machine code is. Cheers, Peter (p2).
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