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

On Wed, Feb 22, 2006 at 12:43:39PM +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2006 at 03:33:19PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 21, 2006 at 09:11:50PM -0800, Adam McKenna wrote:
> > > 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".

> What makes 'running free windows drivers for stuff' so much more
> unrealistic than 'running free windows software for stuff'? Especially
> seen as how no Windows software is packaged for Debian, so that our
> users would have to do this themselves?

I can, personally, point to Free Software that I've run under Wine on
Debian.  I can't do the same for free drivers running under ndiswrapper, and
I don't see that anyone else in this discussion has done so either.  That
makes the second case a hypothetical, and IMHO it seems to be a contrived

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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