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Re: calling firmware code data is not being honest with ourselves, includes counterproposal and RFC on a possible Amendment

David Nusinow <david_nusinow@verizon.net> writes:

> On Wed, Aug 30, 2006 at 10:41:00PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
>> David Nusinow <david_nusinow@verizon.net> writes:
>> > Would you, or someone else, mind pointing out some examples of firmware
>> > with source? Preferrably with some of the breadth you refer to above? I
>> > understand firmware in concept, but beyond seeing it as a binary blob I've
>> > not really come seriously in to contact with it. If I'm going to vote on
>> > this issue, I'd really like to actually understand what I'm going to be
>> > voting on.
>> I think it's widely in agreement that hardware manufacturers have
>> assemblers and other tools they use for building firmware.
> So we don't have any firmware with source?

I have no idea.  I have heard people in this discussion *define*
firmware in terms of the absence of source.


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