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FOSS compliance engineering in the embedded industry

FOSS compliance engineering in the embedded industry

Posted Sep 28, 2009 19:33 UTC (Mon) by armijn (subscriber, #3653)
In reply to: FOSS compliance engineering in the embedded industry by jmm82
Parent article: FOSS compliance engineering in the embedded industry

Actually, three years after the last distribution of the software. If there is a firmware upgrade available for download, that would count as distribution. This is very different than "last device shipped".


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FOSS compliance engineering in the embedded industry

Posted Sep 28, 2009 19:43 UTC (Mon) by jmm82 (guest, #59425) [Link]

If you want to be technical it would be three years after product EOL(end of life), which would include both sale and firmware update support or in the case of Windows XP until enough people complain so that it is extended further. Your statement assumes that the last firmware update came AFTER the last product containing GPL code was shipped.

My point was it is far more then just three years.

FOSS compliance engineering in the embedded industry

Posted Sep 28, 2009 19:47 UTC (Mon) by jmm82 (guest, #59425) [Link]

Correction: Your word last distribution or my word EOL is probably equivalent. Point taken.


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