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Re: The bigger issue is badly licensed blobs (was Re:Firmware poll

On Wed, Aug 30, 2006 at 10:22:38AM +0200, Pierre HABOUZIT wrote:
> > > So, all in all, all this fuss for seven blobs ? waw, what a waste of
> > > time.

> > 53 + 7 = 60.

> > Please Mike, you have lately a tendency to inflame discussions for
> > nothing. You've used me to expect better from you.

>   this dig is obviously meant to calm things down…
>   Not to mention that *you* are wrong and that Mike is right

No, he's not.  There are 60 sourceless blobs that we would potentially
redistribute in main depending on the outcome of this discussion.  This
depends on the answer to two questions: does the project consider it ok to
include sourceless firmware in main, and does the ftp team believe it's ok
to distribute sourceless firmware that is claimed to be under the GPL?  Only
the first question belongs to debian-vote, and it's one we should try to get
answered regardless of the answer to the second -- because for those 53
other pieces of firmware, if the ftpmasters *do* decide we need a better
license, the most likely outcome of contacting upstreams would be that they
give us a better license and *still* don't give us the source.

And in any case, posting to complain that you think a particular issue isn't
worth having a GR about is hardly a productive use of anyone's time.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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