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

On Tue, Feb 21, 2006 at 09:11:50PM -0800, Adam McKenna wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2006 at 12:35:06PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > > So give a reference or Message-ID of (what you consider) a sound argument 
> > > that is not similar to "CIPE, and Windows driver developers who want to test
> > > on Linux don't count."
> > And that's what I mean -- there's nothing unsound about saying those cases don't
> > count; you just disagree with it.
> The facts disagree with it.  *That* is what makes it unsound, not what I 
> think.

Whether CIPE and Windows driver development "count" isn't a fact, it's
an opinion. Since they're both thoroughly pointless, I don't think they do.
It's fine that you disagree, but your opinion isn't the only one possible.

> The reality is that we can't imagine all the uses our users might have for
> this software, 

You don't have to imagine all the uses, just the realistic ones, which
in this case is simply "running non-free Windows drivers for stuff".

> and since it unambiguously fulfills the requirements, it should stay in main.

Saying something is unambiguous doesn't make it so.


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