Re: [Fud] Editorial Charter Update

Chris Rouland <chris@phosphorus.io> Sun, 01 October 2017 14:11 UTC

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Hi,

I do think that locking into the firmware binary itself could exclude a significant part of the problem set around updating embedded IOT operating systems that would not technically be classified as FW.

I think SUIT is good and broad.


-Chris


> On Oct 1, 2017, at 3:20 AM, Emmanuel Baccelli <Emmanuel.Baccelli@inria.fr> wrote:
> 
> Hi Hannes,
> 
> thanks for the update. Reads well in my opinion. 
> A couple of comments below:
> 
> On Fri, Sep 29, 2017 at 1:00 PM, Hannes Tschofenig <hannes.tschofenig@gmx.net <mailto:hannes.tschofenig@gmx.net>> wrote:
> 
> 
> Firmware Updating Description (FUD)
> [Alternative proposal: SUIT (Software Updates for Internet of Things).]
> 
> 
> To no surprise, I really like SUIT, but if the WG focuses only on firmware and excludes other types of software updates, we should probably keep that name for another working group ;)
> 
> On the other hand, FUD is still a problematic name. How about an alternative such as:
> 
> FiDeL : Firmware Description for Low-end IoT devices
> 
> 
> out of scope are
> software update solutions that aim to take the features of scripting
> languages, such as JavaScript variants like JerryScript, into account.
> 
> FYI JerryScript is fully compliant with ECMA5.1, hence not really a "variant".
> Here, I don't think we need to be that precise anyway to get the message across.
> How about rephrasing with something like:
> 
> "Software update solutions that target updating software other than the firmware binary (e.g. updating scripts) are out of scope".
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Emmanuel
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