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Re: Lost Trust

On Tue, Jun 01, 2004 at 01:22:54PM -0500, Joe Wreschnig scribbled:
> > > So, if no free alternative exists, any proprietary program (whether we
> > > have a legal right to distribute or not) can be in Debian if someone
> > > packages it. (Don't respond with "I'm not saying that", because you
> > > are.)
> > Am I? Where? Where am I saying that an illegal program should be
> > distributed? AutoCAD was given as an example - the example didn't include
> > discussion about the legal rights to distribute that. I assumed that, for
> > the sake of discussion, the person had the right to distribute the
> > hypothetical AutoCAD. So let me ammend my statement, just for you:
> I was referring to the tg3 driver. Debian did not have any legal right
Ok, understood.

> to distribute the firmware in it, yet you are saying it was
> irresponsible to remove it.
It was. There existed a patch that removed the firmware.


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