03/28/2017 (Tue) 23:31:00
>For instance let's say you got a router or any embedded system that was listed, some years old and it has a big security/safety flaws. No patch from the manufacturer.
Routers aren't an example of something where you'd never need to evaluate or rewrite the source code. In fact, there are software for routers on the GNU site.
Routers, phones, computers and the like have benefit from being free software. Things like elevators, microwaves, fridges, street lights, and medical equipment being required to contain free software is ridiculous and not necessary.