Savannah rejects a project because it uses GPL

Alfred M. Szmidt ams at
Sun Feb 12 12:57:18 UTC 2006

   Differentiating software and hardware is not always possible:
   hence, /firmware/ covers one grey area.

If it requires a soldering iron to be changed, then it is hardware.
Firmware simply clouds, and in a bad way.  People can claim that since
it is firmware, you do not need the four freedoms, even if the
firmware is software, and can be changed by reflashing, or reuploading
the program to the hardware.

So unless you need a soldering iron to solder together a couple TTL
chips to get it do what you want, it is by all means `software'.

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