Re: DFSG violations in Lenny: Summarizing the choices
On Sat, Nov 08, 2008 at 10:24:16PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> > 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?
Because according to you, Debian isn't allowed to ship any non-free
bits, right? I assume that includes in the installer CD-ROM itself.
And if you need non-free bits in order to download from the non-free
section of the archive, what do you do? From what I understand, the
Lenny installer is currently includes the non-free archive, and
automatically enable the non-free section in order to allow those
users to win. Is that considered OK by you?
If the proposal is to delay the release to make sure that **all** bits
are moved into the non-free section, what about the debian
installation CD itself? If it is true that __Debian__ never includes
any DFSG bits, I would think that would have to include the installer
CD/DVD image itself, no?