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Re: Don't understand the trouble with firmware !

Am 2004-05-26 11:14:02, schrieb Ben Armstrong:

>I don't buy this.  Why would it be impossible for processor firmwares? 
>Surely this is just an implementation detail.  Processor firmwares would
>land squarely in non-free.  Installation disks including those firmwares
>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

Right, this is exactly what I mean...

>With in Debian there is a blend of both.  Any Debian developer can work
>on non-free packages.  That is their prerogative.  Those packages just
>won't be a part of Debian.  Scary stories about how hypothetical evil
>firmwares for CPUs could make Debian fade to irrelevance in the future
>are FUD, plain and simple.


>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

Agree !



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