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    SubjectRE: Binary-only firmware covered by the GPL?

    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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    Giuliano.
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