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Re: Bug#353277: ndiswrapper in main

Le dimanche 19 février 2006 à 11:22 +0100, Mike Hommey a écrit :
> > 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.
> Some people obviously think that to qualify for main, there has to be
> stuff in main that can be used with the program. 

No. It's a question of *purpose*.

> Which I think is not
> the point at all. If there were no MSWord file in main (which is not the
> case, cf. my previous mail today), would we ask for antiword and friends
> to be moved into contrib ?

No. Antiword is a file viewer, not a driver layer.

> The NDIS wrapper issue has nothing to do with the fact that there is no
> NDIS driver in main.

Indeed. It has with the fact there is no reasonable use of ndiswrapper
that doesn't imply installing (and running) non-free software on the
host machine. The key here is "reasonable". This is a practical case,
not something to build up theories on fantasmatic uses that don't have
any kind of possible application.
 .''`.           Josselin Mouette        /\./\
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