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Re: Call for votes for "GR: : Handling source-less firmware in the Linux kernel"

On Sat, Oct 07, 2006 at 06:52:41PM -0500, Debian Project Secretary wrote:
> - - -=-=-=-=-=- Don't Delete Anything Between These Lines =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
> c2d43675-9efa-4809-a4aa-af042b62786e
> [   ] Choice 1: Release Etch even with kernel firmware issues

Manoj, you have again overstepped your Secretarial position, by issuing a
misleading title for the proposal you propose.

The proposal of Frederik would have allowed etch to release, while the one
amended by you, will cause more problems that it solves, in particular it will
mean many firmwares will have to go, among them the tg3 one, and so we either
drop support for the users of those hardware (and there was general outcry for
this one, even inside the kernel team when this was first proposed), or we
delay etch until the d-i folk get the support for non-free firmware going.

So, given this poorly worded ballot, i suppose the vote will be void anyway,
and i strongly call for everyone to vote further discussion over the other


Sven Luther

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