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Re: The power of the GPL

From: Graham Murray
Subject: Re: The power of the GPL
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 06:53:01 +0100
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<> writes:

> Not too many manufacturers have the capability to make their own custom
> CPUs so there is always an option of replacing the ROM or replacing the
> CPU with a generic model containing decent bootstrap code.

True, but some of the CPUs used in embedded systems have a boot PROM
on the silicon and the customer can, even for moderate quantities,
order 'masked' parts with their code blown into the (One Time
Programmable) PROM.

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