Subject: embedded systems vs. GPL
From: gumby@CYGNUS.COM (D. V. Henkel-Wallace)
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 93 01:57:01 EDT

   Date:      Tue, 15 Jun 1993 23:19:43 EDT
   From: "Russell Nelson" <nelson@CRYNWR.COM>

   Has anyone put GPL'ed software into an embedded system?  How have you
   dealt with the source requirement?

We have a number of customers who have problems with exactly that.

I've talked to rms about this; he's amenable to adapting for this
circumstance (at least for LGPL code), but the FSF board is not.
Their understandable concern is that it would encourage people to put
code into roms rather than ship w/src, which would be a step
_backwards._

The short answer, for our embedded customers, is that they don't, at
least not so far.