From: Leif Svalgaard <leif@leif.org>
> From: Neil Palmer <neilp@dpslink.com>
> > Well, IBM considers LIC to be hardware.

Way back, the LIC was called "microcode".
Now microcode *is* generally hardware.
But the hardware you OWN, so if the LIC
was called "microcode", you would OWN
the LIC. To prevent that, IBM changed the
name to "licensed internal code" to clearly
mark the LIC as software that you license
and thus don't own.



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