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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 <tb@becket.net> writes:
> > Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.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.


Sven Luther

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