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Re: DFSG violations in Lenny: Summarizing the choices

On Sun, 2008-11-09 at 00:39 -0500, Theodore Tso wrote:
> > And none of this is really relevent: the DFSG and the Social Contract do
> > not contain an exception for dishonest or scared hardware manufacturers,
> > or stupid FCC policies.
> Neither does it (currently) contain an exception for debian.org
> machines, or very popular Dell machines with Broadcom ethernet
> firmware.  Great!  Cut them off!!  Let's see how quickly we can get
> users moving to non-official kernels and installers when the official
> ones don't work for them.  Then we can stop fighting about it.  The
> DFSG hard liners can go on using the DFSG free kernels, and everyone
> else can either move to another distribution or use an unofficially
> forked kernel package and installer.

Why not just support it in non-free exactly the way we do other things?


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