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Re: Bug#502959: general: raff.debian.org uses non-free software

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 4:14 PM, Norbert Preining <preining@logic.at> wrote:
> On Di, 21 Okt 2008, Luca Niccoli wrote:
>> > raff.debian.org uses a Compaq Smart 5i RAID card. A flash memory is used
>> > to store the firmware. While the firmware is freely downloadable (as in
>> > beer) on HP website [1], we don't have the corresponding source code.
>> May I ask how many computers does the project debian use, which have
>> closed source BIOSes (or equivalent)?
> 100% agreed. We should shut down the Debian project until enough
> coreboot is added.
> In the end, all these discussions showed that many people here don't
> give a piss for the users.

As a mere user I very glad that Debian stands where it does on the
spectrum of caring about users vs caring about freedom. It is one of
the major reasons I am a user of Debian.

Kelly Clowers

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