RE: Binary-only firmware covered by the GPL?

From: Giuliano Pochini
Date: Fri Mar 26 2004 - 06:21:35 EST

On 26-Mar-2004 David Schwartz wrote:

> As for "another processor", another from what processor? There is just this
> one file. We have here a file that is allegedly distributed under the terms
> of the GPL. It is, however, obfuscated and not the preferred form for making
> modifications.

It's my turn to make flames grow higher :)
And about binary data which is not executed by any processor ? Some
cards have ASIC chips that must be programmed to make the card do
something other than consuming power. That "code" is *not* a program
and it's always shipped in binary form.

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