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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 [1] free GPLed NDIS drivers.  EVER.  It has nothing
to do with Wine and MSWord [2].

So, stop throwing unrelated points to this matter.  Just fix the bug.  Move this
to contrib, with all the other warez wrappers.

[1] 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.

Robert Millan

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