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Re: Bug#285518: misdn-utils includes a firmware loader

On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 14:21:54 +0100, Simon Richter <Simon.Richter@hogyros.de> said: 

> Hi,
>> It's fine for software in main to be able to do stuff with non-free
>> data; that's not the issue.  The question is whether there *exists*
>> any free data that it works with, and if not, whether that's a
>> problem.

> I don't believe that is a problem. We don't ship the non-free data,
> we just allow its use. I can see your point, however, that it is
> useless to ship an utility that cannot be used at present without
> having non-free data installed.

	Well, if you need the non-free component to be on the file
 system, why is this different from contrib?  Why can't say of
 everything in contrib that well, if the non-free jvm were to
 magically appear on the file system this java code would work? Or any
 other non-free stuff that needs to be on the fs?

Boy, that crayon sure did hurt!
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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