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Re: DFSG violations: non-free but no contrib

On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 09:01:18PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-10-30 at 16:33 -0400, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> > So if any of the hardware that requires non-free firmware to operate and
> > currently works in etch was to not work with Lenny, then that's
> > completely unacceptable?
> > 
> > If that's the case, then there is no way EVER to make Debian comply with
> > the DFSG since you aren't going to get free firmware for all those
> > devices.
> Um, yes there is.  We could do the same thing we do with codecs, file
> formats, and all the rest--in the absence of support with free software,
> we don't support it in Debian.

That's what I said.

Those people who insist there can't be any regressions, are simply
kidding themselves.  Debian never should have supported that hardware.

Len Sorensen

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