Re: Bits from the Debian Eee PC team, summer 2008
Am Dienstag, 5. August 2008 schrieb jaromil:
> re all,
> 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 !
> > 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 !
> Jaromil, dyne.org developer, http://jaromil.dyne.org
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