safety-critical systems can use ROM
Posted Oct 18, 2006 5:52 UTC (Wed) by jstAusr
In reply to: safety-critical systems can use ROM
Parent article: FSF should separate GPLv3 changes (Linux.com)
I find it interesting that you didn't quote the second paragraph:
> And in any case, your flight-management example seems like something of a red herring. GPLv3 wouldn't require you to give me the keys to update itt—only the airline (the owner of the plane) needs to have the keys, and they presumably have both a legal and financial interest in not crashing their planes. (If the aircraft owner does want to crash their plane, your DRM is, sadly, not going to stop them.)
Which seems to answer your complaint about the first paragraph.
> I think the problem with some consumer devices may be related to legal constraints here. For instance, mobile phones and other devices that emit variuos frequencies at various power levels may need to be non-modifiable by the user. Otherwise, these devices wouldn't get use approval at all.
Wouldn't the frequencies be a good candidate for ROM?
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