Re: Don't understand the trouble with firmware !
On Wed, May 26, 2004 at 11:14:02AM -0300, Ben Armstrong wrote:
> > So I had the damn suspect there's not a solution acceptable for all.
> > Let the majority express its idea and go ahead, without discussing
> > for ever on the angels sex.
> There is the same solution there always has been: keep the non-free
> material out of Debian. Let the users make the choice. If they want to
> use non-free, let them. But as for Debian main, it remains entirely
That's great in theory. But, please explain how the poor John Newbie could
install debian without a cdrom, a floppy (we have not a non-free edition
of the installation media indeed) and using an unsupported on-board tg3 eth
on his new great PC. Or explain why a company should prefer a truly free distro
which is a pain to install on its new HP servers.
IMHO that's only a way to loose users, not to spread freelosophy.
That's a way to encourage the creation of Debian derivative-distros
and unofficial media.
Francesco P. Lovergine