Resolved: firmware is not software
Posted Aug 24, 2006 16:08 UTC (Thu) by bronson
In reply to: Resolved: firmware is not software
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If the manufacturer is just to cheap to invest in a little peice of ROM for their devices then what else did they go cheap on?
Are you kidding me? You want pre-ship bugs locked into the device's ROM for all time? You don't want to be able to add features years later, re-target the device at runtime, or be able to experiment with it yourself (assuming you have appropriate decompilers/toolchain)?
Personally, I'm ecstatic that "firm" no longer describes a lot of device-specific code being written today.
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