Subject: embedded systems vs. GPL
From: gumby@CYGNUS.COM (D. V. Henkel-Wallace)
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 93 10:33:35 EDT

   Date: Wed, 16 Jun 93 17:44:18 +1000
   From: La Monte H Yarroll <>

   I'm confused.  What is the problem?  How are binaries on ROM any
   different from binaries on a floppy?  All the GPL requires is that the
   sources be _available_--you don't actually have to ship them with
   every set of ROMs.

I was answering the issue as related to LGPL code.  Yes, for ordinary
GPL it doesn't matter.

Note that the cost-limiting terms on source code availability (limited
cost and requirement that they be made available to _anyone_ who asks)
evaporate if you just ship source wiht the product.  That's the idea.