Re: Migration of non-free packages to testing
> A lot of driver software isn't even licensed such that we can distribute
> in non-free. Consider the Matrox proprietary XFree86 drivers, various
> softmodem drivers like Lucent's, etc.
> So, does continuing to distribute the non-free archive mean that we can
> proudly delcare that Debian GNU/Linux Will Support Your Hardware?
However, some are.
DFSG requires that software to be modifiable, and distributed
with full source, and even be resellable.
That might be too-high a hurdle for hardware vendors to
We have hardware vendors who did allow redistribution in
Debian "non-free" terms, although they could not do the
redistribution in a DFSG compliant manner. I consider this point
to be rather notable.