Resolved: firmware is not software
Posted Aug 24, 2006 20:02 UTC (Thu) by caitlinbestler
Parent article: Resolved: firmware is not software
Firmware is software, but it is for a different machine.
Nobody would suggest that a GPL DHCP server was forbidden
to provide boot instructions to a machine unless that machine
was also booting a GPL OS.
Devices that require firmware are peers that are being
bootstrapped. They are not part of the kernel.
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