Re: NEW handling: About rejects, and kernels
On Sun, Apr 03, 2005 at 12:36:57PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Apr 03, Wouter Verhelst <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, Apr 02, 2005 at 04:51:18PM +0100, Henning Makholm wrote:
> > > | Installer images x, y, and z belong to the 'main' distribution of
> > > | Debian, and therefore do support various recent makes of hardware
> > > | (link to list) that require non-free firmware that cannot go into
> > > | 'main'. If you need to have one these devices work before you can
> > > | access the network, you will want to use one of the installer images
> > > | u, v, and w, from the 'non-free' section.
> > Ah, that is what you mean. I thought you were advocating to put the
> > non-free firmware blobs in the installer images in main.
> Indeed, this would mean that Debian would not support these devices, so
> I'm opposed to this "solution".
Then either go and ask the hardware developers to make their firmware
blobs Free, or start your own distribution.
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