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

Le samedi 18 février 2006 à 21:32 -0500, Michael Poole a écrit :
> > I wonder why all people go on trying to build up tons of different
> > fallacious reasonings to keep firmwares in main. Non-free is here for a
> > reason, we just have to use it. Technical solutions to have the driver
> > in the kernel or in contrib, and the firmware in non-free, exist.
> Sure.  The unfortunate side effect is that some reasonable fraction of
> people who would use those drivers cannot install from install media
> that contain only Debian.  They require bits of non-free.  As is often
> pointed out, Debian has chosen (twice) to make life hard for those
> users.  I guess the preferred solution for them is to just use some
> other distribution.

Please stop these lies. I repeat: technical solutions do exist. For
hardware unnecessary at installation's first stage, it is only a matter
of making non-free available. For hardware necessary for the first
stage, it would be possible to make the installer load udebs from
alternate sources, but the people who'd be interested in it are
spreading lies on debian-devel instead of working on the code.
 .''`.           Josselin Mouette        /\./\
: :' :           josselin.mouette@ens-lyon.org
`. `'                        joss@debian.org
  `-  Debian GNU/Linux -- The power of freedom

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