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Re: Bits from the Debian Eee PC team, summer 2008

Am Dienstag, 5. August 2008 schrieb jaromil:
> re all,

Hi jaromil, 
> On Tue, Aug 05, 2008 at 06:36:14PM +0200, Hans-J. Ullrich wrote:
> > Eh, yes, but kernel-module "ath5k" is still buggy (Bug #1542: cannot
> > get an IP with dhcp) now for almost half a year - and no one seem to
> > care.
> i can confirm this is no  longer the case.  ath5k works, you can refer
> to Jeff  Moe's development on freeeee, rpms published at:

Oh, cool ! I will test it and then close the Bug. Great stuff !!!
Thanks for the advice !
> http://www.freeeee.org/i386/RPMS.FREEEEE/
> > So I  think, its  is not  quite a good  idea, to  use "ath5k"  on an
> > installation media, especially for non experienced users.
> it is  not about an  "idea", but about  using or not free  software: i
> think debian developers  are so concerned about such  policy that this
> cannot even be a debate.

Yes, I am strictly confirming it. FOSS should always be chosen, whenever it is 
available ! This is the main reason, why I chose the Debian distribution for 
myself: There is no commercial distributor behind Debian (like Redhat, SuSE, 
Mandriva or Ubuntu). It is real free - the last bastion !  

> ciao
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>   Jaromil, dyne.org developer, http://jaromil.dyne.org
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