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

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 11:41:14AM +0200, Aurelien Jarno wrote:
> Package: general
> Severity: serious
> Justification: DFSG
> 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.
> I suggest that someone works with HP to get the corresponding source
> code. Until we found a solution, I recommend we simply shutdown the
> machine.
Hi Aurelien,
would it be an acceptible use of Debian funds to purchase
DFSG-compatible hardware for a machine used by Debian that currently has
hardware that is non-DFSG-compatible?
ps. using funds in FLOSS projects is not always easy, so hopefully this
is an idea for similar situation.
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