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

On Mon, Feb 20, 2006 at 09:01:40PM -0800, Adam McKenna wrote:
> IMHO, the main purpose of contrib is to avoid shipping things on CD that 
> depend on programs in non-free.  It is not a section that we put programs in
> in order to 'punish' them for depending on non-free code.

That's a mistaken view; the purpose of contrib is to give us a place
to ship free software that we can't ship in Debian proper (ie, main)
because it would violate "We will never make the system require the use
of a non-free component" or, historically, "... we will never make the
system depend on an item of non-free software".

> ndiswrapper doesn't depend (in a control file sense) on stuff in non-free,

The "Depends:" field isn't really that relevant.


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