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Resolved: firmware is not software

Resolved: firmware is not software

Posted Aug 24, 2006 2:12 UTC (Thu) by bignose (subscriber, #40)
In reply to: Resolved: firmware is not software by hooty
Parent article: Resolved: firmware is not software

Agreed. Please, change the article's title to something that doesn't directly contradict its content.


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Resolved: firmware is not software

Posted Aug 24, 2006 2:55 UTC (Thu) by donstuart (guest, #4550) [Link]

The center of the article was about a proposed RESOLution. I don't know about Debian in particular but often proposed resolutions contain phrasing like "Resolved: Foo should be Bar." The title is just fine, reasonably clever, actually.

Don

The title is misleading and should be changed

Posted Aug 24, 2006 17:25 UTC (Thu) by stevenj (guest, #421) [Link]

Even if there is a literal interpretation that does not contradict the article, this is not the obvious interpretation of the title. The title is misleading, even if it is not technically "false".

Yes, in the mainstream trade rags you sometimes see "clever" titles that give a false impression in order to grab attention. Kind of like how Slashdot uses intentionally inflammatory leads in order to attract posters. But I would hope that LWN aspires to higher standards.


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