Re: LCC and blobs
On 11 Dec 2004, at 1:39 am, Brian Nelson wrote:
As for whether Debian would actually distribute the firmware blobs in
main, I would prefer that we do. It can be a real pain installing
Debian on a system in which I have to retrieve the firmware from an
external source. It's only hurting the end-user by making them jump
through more hoops to install Debian, with no obvious benefit.
there seems to be a strong movement to make Debian 100% free down to
last bit. Reversing this movement is another much more controversial
If Debian tries to be too rigid, we run a serious risk of consigning
ourselves to history, because people just won't install Debian any more
if it doesn't work out-of-the-box on most hardware - and the time is
pretty much already here that most systems contain at least one
component that loads firmware from disk every boot.
Dr Tim Cutts
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