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Re: Out-of-tree kernel module popularity

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

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[0], 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.

[0] 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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