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Old 11-02-2012, 06:38 PM   #121
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Bad for the environment, maybe, but who cares.
No kidding. Want to save the planet? Tax sales not wages. Make retailers accept all unwanted devices. This would make the repair/upgrade option a good deal.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:55 PM   #122
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The physical device is yours. It's software is theirs.
OK. Then if I completely replace their software with my own, then nothing that remains is theirs.

If they claim some right to prevent removal of their software, then I want rent.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:51 PM   #123
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OK. Then if I completely replace their software with my own, then nothing that remains is theirs.

If they claim some right to prevent removal of their software, then I want rent.
You can't replace the full ROM code with your own, though. Some parts have to be hard-coded, even with flashable firmwares.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:02 AM   #124
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You can't replace the full ROM code with your own, though. Some parts have to be hard-coded, even with flashable firmwares.
Unless there was an incentive to create ROMs with software that is fully compatible with the open-source spirit.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:10 PM   #125
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Unless there was an incentive to create ROMs with software that is fully compatible with the open-source spirit.
In this day and age of subsidizing the cost of the device by locking you in? What have you been smoking?
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