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Re: more evil firmwares found

Thiemo Seufer wrote:

> Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> [snip]
>> > My opinion is that binary-only firmware files in the current situation
>> > actually *help* free software because they let vendors ship free
>> > drivers
>> Partly-free drivers.  Sure.  Fine.  So ship the firmware in non-free (if
>> you
>> can get permission); I have no complaints.  That's what non-free is there
>> for, after all.
> Probably you haven't realized that yet, but if a significant amount
> of machines needs stuff from non-free for a working base install,
> then non-free becomes a part of Debian, no matter what The Debian
> Project chooses to claim about it.
But at least you *know* what you're getting.

Anyway, that hasn't happened yet, and probably won't happen; so far none of
the firmware files has been anywhere near as essential as people have been

> Thiemo

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

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