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Re: LCC and blobs

On Fri, Dec 10, 2004 at 01:20:32PM +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Dec 09, Bruce Perens <bruce@perens.com> wrote:
> > The whole system has to be DFSG-free. Debian won't compromise on that.
> Which DFSG? The original one or the "clarified" one?

Give it up, Marco.  Your little tantrums aren't cute.

> > I have been thinking about the blob problem for a while. I propose to 
> > remove blobs from the driver, and store them as files in  initramfs (the 
> > kernel-internal filesystem created by the stuff in /usr/src/linux*/usr) 
> > or initrd.img. At boot time, the drivers would look for the blobs and 
> You may want to take a look at debian-legal, because some people there
> think that even free drivers for hardware devices which need an
> externally loaded firmware are not acceptable for main.

I presume you're referring to drivers which are useless without a non-free
firmware blob.  We should treat them exactly the same way as any other Free
software which is useless without some non-free component, and stick it in

- Matt

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