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Re: Bug#353277: ndiswrapper in main (was: Bug#353277: should be in contrib)

On Sat, Feb 18, 2006 at 08:46:53AM -0500, Michael Poole wrote:
> But nasm requires such assembly for useful execution!  

Dude, you're on crack. First, there's apparently free software in
main that you can compile with nasm to your heart's content, namely
crystalspace, drip, e3, effectv, extipl, flac, hermes1, libgpeg-mmx,
libopenspc, mknbi, motion, pearpc, psemu-video-x11, sbm, scummvm,
syslinux, visualboyadvance, vlc, xmms-openspc, zinf, and zsnes.

But even if that weren't the case, nasm is an assembler -- it doesn't
rely on assembler code to do anything useful, its purpose is to translate
assembler code. ndiswrapper isn't a driver compiler, it's a wrapper to
allow existing drivers to run on Linux. If there aren't any free ones,
or the free ones are useless toys, then it belongs in contrib because
its purpose is to allow you to run non-free software.


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