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Re: Debian Bug#20445 disagree

> Brian, here in Germany, every Megabyte you have to download is costing real
> money. A lot of money. Please put as much on the CD as possible. Declare it
> extra, put it in an unstable dir, put warnings all over the place, but
> please include it.
> We already exclude non-free comlpetely for good reasons, no question. But
> why should we exclude free software, even if it is not production ready.
> I understand your concern, you want a stable Debian main Distribution. But
> for special hardware, you need some components. Those you can find in Extra.
> Some of these components could be a Kernel 2.1.x snapshot.

Good reasons, all of them.  Do you know the answer to the second question I

> What do you figure to be the number of people who will want to use these
> utilities with a 2.1 kernel that do _not_ have any sort of internet
> access?  Also, how likely are the current versions of these programs
> to work with future versions of the unstable 2.1 kernel and the 2.2
> kernel that will eventually come from it?

                                 ( bcwhite@verisim.com )

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