[olug] Barracuda violating GPL & Doctrine of First Sale?

Luke -Jr luke at dashjr.org
Tue Jun 10 21:22:10 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 10 June 2008, Will Langford wrote:
> Software *can* damage hardware.... and always has been able to.

Software can only damage hardware if the hardware is defective, generally.

> Back in the old commodore days of slamming drive heads around, or today with 
> overclocking tools that push graphics parts into thermal no-zone... as two
> wide examples.

"Back then" is not today. Overclocking is intentional, and not really software 
damaging the hardware, but rather the user telling the hardware to operate 
outside of its limits.

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