Re: Bug#353277: ndiswrapper in main
On Sat, Feb 18, 2006 at 05:36:37PM +0100, Mike Hommey wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 18, 2006 at 05:04:54PM +0100, Goswin von Brederlow
> > 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.
> > But does the cipe-source build or ship the windows driver for use with
> > ndiswraper? I doubt that.
> > Which means you need some software (even if it is free) from outside
> > Debian for ndiswraper. That makes it contrib imho.
> Are there any free MSWord files in main ? No ? Then please move
> antiword and similar tools to contrib.
You're turning this into non-sense. An NDIS wrapper is OBVIOUSLY for the
exclussive purpose of using non-free Windows drivers. It is so obvious
because nobody has written  free GPLed NDIS drivers. EVER. It has nothing
to do with Wine and MSWord .
So, stop throwing unrelated points to this matter. Just fix the bug. Move this
to contrib, with all the other warez wrappers.
 Written, not ported. I know someone ported that CIPE thing from Linux to
Windows, but the sole idea of porting something to Windows in order to emulate
it from Linux makes me laugh.