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Re: confusion about non-free (Re: Bits from the Debian Eee PC team, summer 2008)

Robert Millan wrote:
[ adding debian-project ]

On Sun, Aug 03, 2008 at 01:53:54PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
On Sun, Aug 03, 2008 at 08:28:19AM -0300, Ben Armstrong wrote:
Earliest Eee models fully supported in Lenny

   Lenny will release with the atl2 ethernet driver and the non-free
   madwifi-source now works with the earliest Eee models as well,
Hi Ben

Lenny is Debian.  non-free is not part of Debian.  Check the Social Contract.

I wonder what is it that we do wrong to spread this confusion so much that it
affects even Debian developers themselves.

What is this to blame?  Would it be the FTP archive layout?  Perhaps having an
unified BTS?

There are some problem with terms/words: they are inconsistent, sometime also along the same documentation file.
BTW I'm trying to document it: http://wiki.debian.org/PolicyGlossary

From policy: "The main category forms the Debian GNU/Linux

But I'm not sure that Lenny is only Debian:
From http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/Release
(thus using 'dak' terminology):

: Origin: Debian
: Label: Debian
: Suite: testing
: Codename: lenny
: Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2008 08:39:59 UTC
: Architectures: alpha amd64 arm armel hppa i386 ia64 mips mipsel powerpc s390 sparc
: Components: main contrib non-free
: Description: Debian x.y Testing distribution - Not Released

So lenny is made from main (Debian), contrib and non-free.


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