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Re: DFSG violations: non-free but no contrib

On Mon, 2008-11-03 at 21:20 +0100, Loïc Minier wrote:
> for which providing a source is not critical. 

I wish I understood the reasoning here - putting aside the fact that
most of the software in Debian is under a copyleft licence and so we
*must* provide the source. Why is the source for the radio on my wifi
card any *less* critical than the source for the driver for my wifi

And please, no handwaving about 'different' or 'its hardware

And if the answer reduces down to 'firmware is made by proprietary
vendors and does something many people need and we don't have a
replacement yet' - well thats fine, but at various points we didn't have
a free kernel, or a free libc, or a free graphic desktop environment.


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