FSF is SOLVING a problem that did not exist 10 years ago
Posted Oct 2, 2006 21:56 UTC (Mon) by stevenj
In reply to: FSF is SOLVING a problem that did not exist 10 years ago
Parent article: Busy busy busybox
burning code into ROM 20 years ago, but now the FSF wants to dictate how
the hardware is made
If you're going to criticise GPLv3, try to do so without distorting the facts.
The DRM provisions don't prevent ROMs. They only affect the situation where the hardware manufacturer can upgrade the software but the user can't, which is relatively new. The FSF has explained this repeatedly:
But if there really are regulations which forbid software on certain devices from being modified once it's installed, it's still possible to use software licensed under the GPL — simply burn the software into a ROM.
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