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Re: NEW handling: About rejects, and kernels

On Sun, Apr 03, 2005 at 11:22:51PM +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> Given some options:
> 1. Don't distribute the firmware blob at all;
> 2. Provide a way to download the blob during install (while admitting
>    this won't work if the blob is the code for your ADSL modem);
> 3. Provide the blob on disk in the regular install media (ie in main);
> 4. Provide the blob on disk in a special tained installer
>    (ie in non-free or a special firmware section).
> Which do you think makes the system *depend* less or more on non-free
> software? (Depend is the key word.)

Option 3, which I thought people were advocating (it now is clear to me
that they were really advocating option 4)

     smog  |   bricks
 AIR  --  mud  -- FIRE
soda water |   tequila
 -- with thanks to fortune

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