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Re: Bug#353277: ndiswrapper in main

On Mon, Feb 27, 2006 at 01:14:54PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> So I said "why not put it in contrib" and you said "because then it
> can't be used by the installer".  Now you are saying that even if this
> wasn't a problem, it still shouldn't be in contrib.


> Why?  I'm flabbergasted that it matters at all.  What does it matter?
> If it were put in contrib (by accident, say), how would this cause a
> problem, assuming that the installer problem was fixed?  What specific
> problems are you concerned about?

The question is not what problems it would cause.  The problems are side
effects.  It should stay in main because it is free software that is able to
be used by at least some subset of our users, without any non-free software.
In addition, there are other potential issues with having it in contrib, one
of which is inaccessibility to the installer.  The overall effect is 
decreased utility for our users.

Adam McKenna  <adam@debian.org>  <adam@flounder.net>

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