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

Carl Lundstedt clundst at unlserve.unl.edu
Tue Jun 10 21:35:18 UTC 2008

I seem to recall Mandrake linux bricked a DVD drive I had in a server.
I don't think it was the DVD manufacturers fault.

On Tue, 2008-06-10 at 16:22 -0500, Luke -Jr wrote:
> 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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