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Re: Lost Trust

On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 05:03:21PM +1000, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> On Mon, May 31, 2004 at 08:11:53PM -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> > 
> > Please come up with a meaningful difference between putting non-free 
> > peripheral software needed only for a few rare pieces of hardware (the actual 
> > case with the tg3 driver) into 'main', and putting any other piece of 
> > non-free  software in 'main'.
> I would *not* call tg3 driven hardware rare. It's becoming more and more
> common in new boxen that one purchases. Seems to be rapidly displacing
> Intel, which isn't necessarily a good thing, given Broadcom's track record
> for disclosing pertinent information.

No, but the firmware is only needed for one model of the TG3, and that
model _is_ rare.  The rest of them works just fine without the firmware.

Regards: David Weinehall
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