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

Bug cc dropped.

On Sun, Feb 19, 2006 at 03:14:40AM +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> Wine is something that was written to make the use of Windows binary
> software possible on Linux. 

Yes, and there's plenty of useful, free software compiled as Windows
binaries. Some of which is only available as a Windows binary, such
as TurboCASH.

> It is already possible to use ndiswrapper without having any non-free
> software installed. Granted, it doesn't do much useful that way, 

If you have to differentiate between "able to be used" and "useful",
you don't have a point.

> but a)
> neither the DFSG nor the SC say anything about usefulness, and b) if a
> free library package exists in main which no other free package uses it,
> we don't move the free library package to contrib either.

If it's only useful for non-free software, we should probably consider it.
More likely, it's not useful at all, and we should consider dropping it
entirely. How many libraries do we have in this state?


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