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Re: Bug#353277: ndiswrapper in main

On Sat, Feb 18, 2006 at 05:04:54PM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > I see.  From http://cipe-win32.sourceforge.net/ :
> >   "CIPE-Win32 is a port of Olaf Titz's CIPE package from Linux to Windows NT."
> > I think this is the cipe-source package in debian.  If this driver is already
> > available, there's no much point in using it via ndiswrapper.
> > Is there any other free ndis driver?
> The availability to do this is enough even if there are other
> (possibly better) ways to do the same. One free driver _in_ Debian and
> the package should stay in main.

Can the non developers on this list please stop posting as though they're
in a position to make global policy decisions for Debian?

> But does the cipe-source build or ship the windows driver for use with
> ndiswraper? I doubt that.

Even if it does, it shouldn't do so if there's no point to running the
driver through ndiswrapper. Stuff in contrib is free software, that
happens to be only useful in making non-free software work. There's no
shame in that; it just means RMS won't bother running it.


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