Resolved: firmware is not software
Posted Aug 24, 2006 21:00 UTC (Thu) by mightyduck
In reply to: Resolved: firmware is not software
Parent article: Resolved: firmware is not software
> This means, for a jpeg-icon they migth require the SVG-file from
> it is rendered. For a pdf-document they migth require the docbook
> xml-file from which it was created. For a ogg-soundtrack they migth
> require the original wav-recording.
> That's actually pretty close to what they *are* doing.
> Saying "it's just data, so therefore we don't require the source" is
What you are proposing is just silly. What is the real original
source of a sound recording for instance? Do you want to ship the master
tapes from a record company just because you ship some free song? Or the
sketches from an artist just because you ship his/her icon or wallpaper?
For instance, if I draw an icon on paper and then scan it, do I have to
ship the piece of paper?
Get real and come down from you ideological high point.
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