Re: non-free firmware: driver in main or contrib?
Brian Thomas Sniffen <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> >>Huh? If a driver requires a firmware blob be copied from a driver CD,
> > Please repeat after me: "drivers do not require firmwares, hardware
> > devices require firmwares".
> And the driver requires a functioning hardware device. Thus, the
> loadable firmware is in the dependency tree of the software Debian
There are two slight problems with your argument here:
(1) You wrote "a functioning hardware device", i.e. not necessarily
the particular device that requires the particular firmware.
(2) If a driver requires "a functioning hardware device", then
presumably Debian can't ship the driver in main because Debian doesn't
include any hardware devices in any part of its distribution!