Re: DFSG violations: non-free but no contrib
On Mon, Nov 03, 2008 at 08:03:15AM +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-11-02 at 14:51 +0100, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> > Everyone agrees that firmwares are a bit special
> > in the world of software due to the fact they don't run on the host
> > CPU.
> I don't think they are at all special. What interprets the software - be
> it a 'cpu', a 'vm' or a co-processor like many video cards, or something
> like an arduino doesn't alter the basic attributes - there is machine
> code for one or more machines, which is usually derived from some more
> editable source (more can be quite a range though) though compilation.
> If firmware is special, so is java, .net, ocaml, all 32-bit i386
> binaries (because bochs can emulate them elsewhere) etc.
Bullshit. Even if all those stuff are interpreted, they finally runs on
the host CPU.
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