Liveware vs. Firmware
Liveware and Firmware Definitions
(colloquial) People who work with computers, as opposed to the software or hardware they use; loosely, human beings, as opposed to technology.
Software stored in a computer's ROM.
(computing) Something in between hardware and software. Like software, it is created from source code, but it is closely tied to the hardware it runs on.
Software intended for such embedded computer applications.
(computer science) coded instructions that are stored permanently in read-only memory