For anyone looking for GPLv3 explanations:
Posted Sep 24, 2006 1:56 UTC (Sun) by sepreece
In reply to: For anyone looking for GPLv3 explanations:
Parent article: Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
First off, whether the code was derivative of the GPLed work would depend on the particular patch and, possibly, on the way the patch facility was implemented.
As to the viability of ROM vs flash, for some kinds of device (like music players) ROM might be just fine. It's unlikely a manufacturer would want to reflash them in the field. For a phone or a DVR, however, I agree that some kind of update capability is probably a necessity.
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