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Re: non-free firmware: driver in main or contrib?

Mike Hommey <mh@glandium.org> wrote:

> The point is, some drivers DO require firmwares. I'd rather say: Some
> depend on firmware. In that case, if the firmware is non-free, the
> driver can't go in main.

Is this the case even if the firmware is in a flash chip attached to the
device? If the total amount of non-free software on a user's system is
the same regardless, why are we concerned about how it's packaged?

Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.legal@srcf.ucam.org

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