Re: on firmware (possible proposal)
On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 03:49:44PM +0100, Patrick Schoenfeld wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 03:29:30PM +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> > For example, if you want to install Debian on an NSLU, the only difficulty is
> > finding the unofficial D-I images that include non-free firmware. And even
> > that can be improved. They could be linked from the main website, and
> > integrated with our infrastructure, much like we do for "non-free", as long
> > as we make it clear they're not officially "Debian".
> well, as you say for yourself "non-free" is not Debian, which basically
> means that we provide infrastructure and such, but if in doubt the user
> is left alone with his problems.
We don't have any rules saying that non-free users have to be left alone with
their problems. Some of us aren't going to help supporting non-free, but this
doesn't mean you can't do it if you like.
Isn't this what we had SC #4 and SC #5 for?
The DRM opt-in fallacy: "Your data belongs to us. We will decide when (and
how) you may access your data; but nobody's threatening your freedom: we
still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."