Re: Don't understand the trouble with firmware !
On May 26, Ben Armstrong <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> would be non-free. Those *choosing* to run Debian on a non-free
> firmware could do so with non-free installation disks. What is the big
That it's not a choice anymore for many users, because many classes of
modern devices like WiFi and Bluetooth cards or USB DSL modems need an
host-loaded firmware instead of having it in a EEPROM as it happened in
I don't see this as a "compromise", because we already ship many kinds
of data which lacks "source", like images and fonts.
Marco | [6453 ca3zcxQOxEguk]