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Re: Bug#353277: ndiswrapper in main

Michael Poole <mdpoole@troilus.org> writes:

> Looking at the first packages alphabetically in (main/)admin, one
> could ask the same question of a great many packages.  The aboot*
> packages assume you have DEC/HP's SRM firmware on your machine.
> acorn-fdisk assumes that you have the Acorn RISC OS.  acpid assumes
> you have an ACPI-compatible BIOS.  adtool is for a piece of software
> written by Microsoft, identified by a trademark registered to
> Microsoft.  What is the difference between ndiswrapper and these tools
> that assume or require you have non-free software in your system, and
> are written to let Debian interoperate with that non-free software?

I'm not sure there is a difference, but I'm not going to accept as a
premise that there are no categorization mistakes, especially when I'm
trying to figure out whether there has been one in this case or not.


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