Re: Bug#353277: ndiswrapper in main
Adam McKenna <email@example.com> writes:
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2006 at 04:25:01PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
>> 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?
> There are plenty of others to be dreamed up. AFAIK, nobody is compiling
> evidence that any of those others are actually being done, however, the
> ndiswrapper-in-main proponents (including myself) are arguing that that is
> beside the point. Packages are not required to be useful in order to be in
The definition of "contrib" is that it is for a package which is a
wrapper for non-free-software.
If there isn't any free software for ndiswrapper to wrap, and the
reason we care about having it in the installer is to help support
users who are stuck with non-free NDIS drivers as the only way to get
their hardware working (and I think this is an *excellent* reason to
have it in the installer, btw), it sure seems like its purpose is to
wrap non-free software.
Maybe I could understand your point better if you could give me an
example of a wrapper for non-free software which you *do* think
belongs in contrib, so that I can understand what's different about
that case and ndiswrapper?