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Bug#353277: ndiswrapper in main

On 2/21/06, Ian Jackson <ian@davenant.greenend.org.uk> wrote:
> Raul Miller writes ("Bug#353277: ndiswrapper in main"):
> > It looks to me as if the sequence of events was:
> >
> > 1 "open source" windows driver available (can be used with ndiswrapper)
> > 2 someone ports windows driver to linux
> > 3 linux driver available
> >
> > These events are sequential, and event 3 does not erase event 1.
> Was the open source windows driver ever available as a Debian
> package ?  It seems clear to me that anything which requires you to
> install non-Debian stuff on your machine belongs in contrib, even if
> the reason for the dependency being non-Debian is not non-freeness.

I don't believe it was ever available as a Debian package.

I'll also note that the "require" concept here gets interesting,
in this context,  as it's different from the concepts expressed in
our packaging system.


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