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Re: more evil firmwares found

Scripsit Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org>

> I don't think anyone has proposed ignore the issue indefinitely.

A lot of people *are* busy arguing that it's not an issue at all, or
that solving it would of necessity make Debian "unusable". Those
arguments does not sound like arguments for solving the problem in
sarge+1; they are arguments for ignoring the issue indefinitely.

> As always if we force our users to use other distributions (the ones
> that don't really care about free software) we lose the opportunity to
> preach to them later about the advantages of free software.

In the long time I've known Debian, it has never been its main purpose
to preach to random users. Its purpose has been to create a free
operating system - for the benefit of people who *already* care about
free software. If we get less free just to reach users who don't care,
we'll be trowing out the baby with the bathwater.

Henning Makholm               "The Board views the endemic use of PowerPoint
                           briefing slides instead of technical papers as an
 illustration of the problematic methods of technical communicaion at NASA."

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