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

Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> writes:

>> 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.

I don't think I really understand this sentence. I assume for now that
you mean with ``peripheral firmware'' what Steve means with ``device

Let me try to describe what you mean: Given a hardware device, which is
commonly used as peripheral device for a computer system. This hardware
device happens to have enough ram, rom and peripherial on its own, so
that it could run as a ``standalone device''. In this case, you could
make use of source of the sourceless ``device firmware'' in question for
your own programms on the ``standalone device''.

In case I'm right: WTF?! Can you please give me some concrete examples
of devices which can be used both as ``peripherial'' as well as

In case I'm wrong, please clarify.

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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