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

Matthew Garrett <mgarrett@chiark.greenend.org.uk> wrote:
> 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?

Argh. Sorry, I shouldn't be allowed to post while drunk. That was meant
to go to -legal, not -devel.

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

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