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Re: NEW handling: About rejects, and kernels

On Sat, Apr 02, 2005 at 03:01:34PM +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> non-free isn't part of Debian. Using loadable firmware is becoming
> increasingly common in hardware design. In the fairly near future, most
> modern hardware is likely to require it in order to allow installation. 
> > It would be a better course of action to solve those problems than to
> > deliberately mislabel non-free firmware as free.
> I'm not suggesting that we claim that firmware is Free, but putting it
> in non-free is:
> (a) going to result in an awkward situation for installation, and

The awkwad situation would be that d-i is part of Debian, and non-free
isn't, so anything in non-free can not be part of the installer?
But having a (non-free) firmware section with components of that in the
installer is ok?

Wouter van Heyst

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