safety-critical systems can use ROM
Posted Oct 18, 2006 7:31 UTC (Wed) by man_ls
In reply to: safety-critical systems can use ROM
Parent article: FSF should separate GPLv3 changes (Linux.com)
I don't think regulators would like that.
Regulators don't like it either when people stick a knife into each other; you are still allowed to buy pointy cutlery.
A silly but perhaps significant example. My wireless router (a 3COM WDR100) asks at initialization the country it will be used in (and warns that "it might be illegal to choose incorrectly). If I say US or Japan instead of Spain it might use an illegal part of the spectrum here. With the hacked WRT54GL I also have, it will probably give me that choice too (haven't checked really). Would it be illegal? Probably. Do regulators like it? Who cares, I'm a responsible person and promise solemnly not to do it.
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