Hans de Goede wrote:
It depends on your definition of software, according to Fedora's
definitions firmware is not software it is content. I know this is a
word game, but think about it, what is the definition of software?
From the Oxford English Dictionary:
1. Computers. a. The programs and procedures required to enable
a computer to perform a specific task, as opposed to the physical
components of the system (see also quot. 1961). b. esp. The body of
system programs, including compilers and library routines, required
for the operation of a particular computer and often provided by the
manufacturer, as opposed to program material provided by a user for a
I didn't realize fedora was claiming that firmware isn't software. Now
that is bullshit. You call it a word game, I'll call it what it is.
*Content??!* It's obviously software. I mean, it can be copied, it can
be rewritten (well, by the people in the castle with the code), it can
be compiled, etc... Clearly software. I guess you need a PhD to delude
Usually techs are so precise, I can't believe the doublethinking here.