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Re: Bug#353277: ndiswrapper in main

On Mon, Feb 27, 2006 at 05:42:51PM -0500, Michael Poole wrote:
> This lists several signs that a package requires another package, but
> it is not presented as an exhaustive list.  If you use a broad
> definition of "require", it is reasonable to exclude ndiswrapper from
> main on the grounds that there are no NDIS drivers in main.

I don't think this is a valid argument, the requirement is that it "must not"
depend on software outside of main, not that it "must" have software in main
on which to depend.

There are in fact free NDIS drivers available.  There have been various,
uncompelling arguments offered so far as to why these free NDIS drivers do
not "count" for satisfying policy.


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