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Re: ndiswrapper should be in contrib

Rene Engelhard writes:

> Package: ndiswrapper
> Severity: serious
> Tags: sarge, sid
> Hi,
> Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 04:58:56PM -0500, William Ballard wrote:
> > > Apparently the dickhead maintainer of ndiswrapper-source has just gone 
> > > into his shell and refuses to discuss this problem.
> > 
> > Btw, could anyone explain why ndiswrapper is in main?  It's only use
> > is to run propritary windows drivers inside the linux kernel, so it's
> > a clear fit for contrib.
> ACK.

To play devil's advocate: Why is wine in main?  Its only use is to run
proprietary windows programs inside the WINE environment, so it's a
clear fit for contrib.

The main page of the NdisWrapper project has a link to a GPLed NDIS
driver, so it seems like the main reason to remove ndiswrapper from
Debian is spite.

Michael Poole

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