safety-critical systems can use ROM
Posted Oct 18, 2006 12:09 UTC (Wed) by svkelley
In reply to: safety-critical systems can use ROM
Parent article: FSF should separate GPLv3 changes (Linux.com)
>> 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.
However, this fails when you consider that the avionics devices can be sold to private individuals not just to airlines. Again, you run the risk of serious liability *and* FAA regulation.
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