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 <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 28, 2006 at 03:25:05PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> > Sven Luther <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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