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Re: Proposal: The DFSG do not require source code for data, including firmware

On Tue, Aug 29, 2006 at 12:47:42AM +0200, Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 28, 2006 at 03:25:05PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> > Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> writes:
> > 
> > > The idea is that the firmware is all the software and other softwarish
> > > information which the vendor provides to make use of the board he sells you.
> > 
> > I see.  If I buy a standard-issue Dell computer, then Windows is
> > firmware, right?  (Dell does provide it, for the purpose of making
> > full use of the computer.)
> The BIOS is, not windows, since it is coming from a third party, namely
> microsoft, and furthermore, the drivers are also not it.

The BIOS is usually coming from Phoenix or some similar company, i.e. a
third party.


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