On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 10:49, Tom Callaway <tcallawa(a)redhat.com> wrote:
I'm not sure that it really has come up before. I would wholeheartedly
agree with you that firmware hex code is not "the preferred form of the
work for making modifications to it", but I'm also not sure whether the
copyright holder (the licensor) or the licensee is the one who
determines what is preferred.
To put it bluntly, you might have to sue them to get the raw firmware
A lot of firmware I dealt with back in the day ONLY had hex code as
the source. I doubt that is the case these days but it was how the
guys liked to twiddle the bits as raw as they could.
Stephen J Smoogen.
"The core skill of innovators is error recovery, not failure avoidance."
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