Re: Don't understand the trouble with firmware !
On Wed, 2004-05-26 at 12:21, Francesco P. Lovergine wrote:
> 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.
We don't have a non-free edition, no. But nothing stops someone from
making one and putting it in non-free, should the hypothetical situation
you envision ever arise.
> 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.
And who would be encouraging that? Debian? I think you are pointing
fingers at the wrong culprit. The villain here is the vendor, not
synrg at debian dot org