safety-critical systems can use ROM
Posted Oct 18, 2006 10:17 UTC (Wed) by bignose
In reply to: safety-critical systems can use ROM
Parent article: FSF should separate GPLv3 changes (Linux.com)
> I don't think letting regular users change ROM chips inside mobile phones
> and Tivo's would be something that those manufacturers would like doing.
Exactly. That's why it's important to ensure that free software can't be warped by such manufacturers. If they want the freedoms associated with the software, they must let their users have those same freedoms; so those users can get their device's software improved by anyone, not just those approved by the manufacturer.
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