For anyone looking for GPLv3 explanations:
Posted Sep 23, 2006 19:48 UTC (Sat) by Tester
In reply to: For anyone looking for GPLv3 explanations:
Parent article: Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
Changing to ROM would (as I understand it) be cheaper than flash. It would be interesting to think about whether you could put the kernel in ROM but provide a flash-based patch block for any needed updates. Lots of systems used to work that way. Not sure what the license impact would be, but it would probably be doable.
The license would still apply, because the code in the Flash would still most likely be derivative from the GPL code and you'd have to provide the key for the flash. The only reason to do that was that flash was much much more expensive than rom.
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