software is part of the device (Was "FDA (b)anality")

Subject: software is part of the device (Was "FDA (b)anality")
From: Phil Snow Leopard <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 00:30:20 +0700

Agree with the advice given (i.e, don't mess with regulatory language unless you don't want to get approval from the regulatory body), but this caught my eye:

> Once loaded, the software becomes part of a "device."

Not sure where you got that from. Are you suggesting this in general, or as something peculiar to FDA?

I've spend a lot of time poring over Apple's EULAs for their OS software, and believe me, they are NOT part of the device. You own the device, you never own Apple's software. You own a licences to use it.

Not starting an argument, you understand, just interested where that remark came from (in fact, I'd more than happily start the argument with Apple if I could... ;) ).

Phil Stokes
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