Re: Proposal: The DFSG do not require source code for data, including firmware
Sven Luther <email@example.com> 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