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Re: Bug#353277: ndiswrapper in main

Adam McKenna <adam@flounder.net> writes:

> On Mon, Feb 27, 2006 at 03:47:22PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
>> I guess I think the right test is: "Is this package useful in a system
>> with only free software on it?"  Useful is a pragmatic question; if
>> every proposed use has a better solution already ready and
>> implemented, then I think the proposed use should not count.
> I think it's the task of those who would ask the tech committee to
> overrule the maintainer's judgement and remove ndiswrapper from
> Debian to prove that ndiswrapper is not useful without non-free
> software, not the other way around.

I'm not so much interested in the politics, and I'm not asking anyone
to remove anything.  Rather than argue about the burden of proof,
which is something that neither of us really get to decide (since the
tech-ctte will presumably make its own decision about who must prove
what), I'm interested in understanding the technical facts.

So I'm still at a loss; the only use of ndiswrapper, on a
free-software-only system, seems to be CIPE.  Is that correct, or is
there some other?


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