Posted Oct 15, 2010 7:46 UTC (Fri) by anselm
In reply to: Nitpicking
Parent article: The FSF's hardware endorsement program
I was under the impression that, according to the FSF, »non-upgradeable« meant »non-upgradeable for the manufacturer as well as the user«.
If you need to send the Tivo to the factory just so the manufacturer can use their own special secret utility to upload a new Linux version, I don't think that is what the FSF has in mind. On the other hand, if upgrading the software involves unsoldering and replacing read-only firmware chips, or swapping the complete motherboard of the device for a newer version, that might be something else again.
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