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?