Re: Proposal: The DFSG do not require source code for data, including firmware
On Tue, Aug 29, 2006 at 03:54:13PM +0200, Reinhard Tartler wrote:
> Thomas Bushnell BSG <email@example.com> writes:
> > Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >> 4. determines that for the purposes of DFSG #2, device firmware
> >> shall also not be considered a program.
> > I am bothered that there is never a definition of "firmware" here.
> Please note in this subthread, that Steve ist talking about ``device
> firmware'', whereas this subthread is talking about ``firmware'' in general.
And note how the line blurs when you consider a peripheral firmware which is
using the same set of chips which would be also used in standalone devices.