safety-critical systems can use ROM
Posted Oct 18, 2006 11:51 UTC (Wed) by smitty_one_each
In reply to: safety-critical systems can use ROM
Parent article: FSF should separate GPLv3 changes (Linux.com)
>As Moglen and Stallman have repeatedly pointed out, in conditions where non-modifiability is critical for safety, or because of legal constraints, you can always use a ROM.
For what values of 'always'? Among the long-term challenges here is the one where an idealogue fundamentally tweaks the 'spirit' of the GPL in questionable ways, and makes a big show of soliciting input, all the while shunting all input to /dev/null.
While sympathizing with where the FSF is trying to go, I'd argue that the market, as opposed to the license, is a preferred feedback loop.
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