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Re: LCC and blobs

md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri) writes:

> (Please try to not Cc me on every reply. My messages even contain a
> Mail-Followup-To header.)
> On Dec 11, Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@becket.net> wrote:
> > > And why it should be different if that firmware is distributed by the
> > > manufacturer on a CD instead of a flash EPROM chip?
> > 
> > Because in that case the manufacturer is hurting the user by not
> > providing source, and we are against that.

> So this is just your personal opinion, not something required by the
> policy. Debian is pro and against many things, but I can't see a part of
> the policy which requires removing free software from the distribution
> to make a political point about software distributed by others.

Really?  What do you think is the reason for separating contrib from

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