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Re: LCC and blobs

Le samedi 11 décembre 2004 à 22:26 +0000, Matthew Garrett a écrit :
> xine should certainly remain within main - it's useful without any
> non-free software. But then compare to, say, kernel-patch-2.6-bluez -
> all the devices that this code will work with have non-free firmware,
> though only one of them requires it to be loaded from userspace. Main or
> contrib?

What if this patch is merged into the Debian kernel's patch tree? The
driver is free, it is useful, and including it in the kernel doesn't
create a need to move it to contrib.

Yes, this is an artificial means to move the driver from contrib to
main. But this is how it should be done: it makes the life easier for
users, and it doesn't compromise the social contract.
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