On Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 12:22:32PM +0300, Riku Voipio wrote: [Fedora disallows non-upstreamed kernel modules]
Very interesting. I'd say we should atleast consider it due to various points:
My concern is modules in the upstream kernel which have firmware problems. While I am opposed to carrying non-free firmware in main, I have no problem with carrying it in non-free. Therefore, some modules might do well in contrib, or even in main, if the firmware is not required.
This problem does not occur with Fedora, and therefore their policy does not consider it. This is why we should not follow Fedora.
 The tg3 driver, which I am using right now for my laptop's ethernet card, is just such a case. See also #446028.
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