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Re: debian installer feature request

Op 01-01-2008 om 16:58 schreef Michel BRIAND:
> Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> - Mon, 31 Dec 2007 16:04:43 +0100
> >On Monday 31 December 2007, Michel BRIAND wrote:
> >> Speedtouch includes some firmware that are non-free. But we could
> >> find a way to include them anyway. A special non-free netinst iso?
> >
> >No, sorry. This basically means it not an option to include it in
> >Debian.
> >
> >However, you can still install Debian for a full CD or DVD image
> >_without_ setting up the network and then installing your speedtouch
> >support manually afterwards.
> >
> Okay,
> anyway, could you indicate me a Debian Developer that would look
> into this package and possibly include it in Debian ?

Debian is about free software, free meaning libre, not gratuit.

As previous proposed, is lobby to manufactor to GPL the driver.
Or better: Tell your friends to only buy hardware with GPL support.

Geert Stappers

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