> > And I still don't think anyone could argue that it would be reasonable > to stick a driver on a Debian CD with a README that says "if you want > to use this driver, you'll need to write a firmware file for your SCSI > card. Use the following assembler...." > I never said the USER HAS to write the firmware. But the user (or more likely the driver developer) CAN write the firmware. > Do any of you seriously believe that Debian users would be satisfied > with a driver that worked only after they sat down and wrote a firmware > file using some free tools helpfully provided in Debian? Do you think > Debian users would consider the driver useful if shipped in that state? The same argument goes for any other software shipped by Debian. Cheers, Peter (p2).
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