about "put it in ROM"
Posted Oct 18, 2006 13:20 UTC (Wed) by coriordan
In reply to: about "put it in ROM"
Parent article: FSF should separate GPLv3 changes (Linux.com)
They can also put the software-containing-whatever in a locked box. That's another thing GPLv3 can't prevent and doesn't try to prevent.
Or they can send out a worker to take out the dodgy ROM and put in a working one.
But these are corner cases. If GPLv3 is perfect for every application except for the critical parts of some avionics software, that's not a big problem. Being suitable for 99.999% of applications would be just grand. The avionics industry might just have to write some of their software themselves (but I suspect they do this already).
(I put my previous commented into my blog: Preventing modification: put it in ROM?)
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