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

On Sun, Oct 24, 2004 at 03:41:13AM +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> 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?

'kay, this has already been debated earlier, but let me rephrase it.
If some driver depend on *loading* a non-free firmware, i.e. being
*totally* useless without, it goes into contrib.
Same applies to any software in debian, right ?


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