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Re: Linux in a binary world... a doomsday scenario

This one time, at band camp, Michael Poole said:
> Aníbal Monsalve Salazar writes:
> > Should we do something about packages in main that load MS Windows
> > binary drivers?
> Are there many of these?  If there are (as I suspect) just one or two,
> would it hurt to name them?  How do you evaluate the tradeoff between
> someone using Debian with a non-Linux binary driver loaded versus that
> person using some other Linux distribution or some (non-free?) OS?
> Those questions need to be answered before deciding whether Debian
> should "do something" about the packages you describe.

The only one I can think of off-hand is ndiswrapper, and we've had that
discussion already.
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