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:
>> 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
> 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 <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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