Re: provide an own non-oss DVD / include non-oss on BD
We don`t need the full set of non-oss software on DVD.
However graphics drivers and firmware are essential and usually
can not be replaced by oss software.
> On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 10:38:20PM +0200, Elmar Stellnberger wrote:
> > What about a non-oss DVD or a non-oss repo on BD?
> >I believe a complete set of packages will be of high value either for
> >installing or working offline. Although apt supports offline software
> >retrieval it can be very arduous to transport every desired piece of
> >software with sth. like an USB stick to the destination especially for
> >a computer out of reach of a direct internet connection. I believe
> >the sense of a BD or a DVD set is in having such a complete set of
> >software handy everywhere.
> > Although we do normally suffice with oss, non-oss can as well be
> >essential f.i. for the graphics driver or device firmware. Moreover
> >the contrib section does not really make sense without non-oss.
> Sorry, not doable and not something I care about spending time on. The
> packages in the non-free archive have a wide variety of different
> licenses on them, including some that potentially prohibit putting
> them on a CD.