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Re: Making Debian available, non-free promotor



On Tue, 2021-01-12 at 19:30 +0100, Geert Stappers wrote:
> Ah, yes I also wonder how much the world will improve
> if non-free would be split in non-free and non-free-firmware.
> Currently is non free firmware a hugh promoter of non-free in
> /etc/apt/sources.list

I proposed moving non-free firmware to a new non-free-firmware some
time ago[1], but then it seemed like there was no consensus on this
which I though we had before.  Some people wanted non-free/firmware
instead (different name), wanted packages to start appearing in
multiple components (non-free and non-free[/-]firmware), wanted
additional categories (e.g. non-free/doc for Free Software Foundation
stuff), wanted non-free drivers as well, wanted major changes how
components work (which might imply incompatible changes for mirroring
tools and so on), ...

As I wasn't motivated for a new topic for long discussions in addition
to systemd and usrmerge nor for spending much time on implementing
more support for (mostly?) non-free stuff I left things as they are.
(Nor would I be too motivated to then read "but it's wrong" for many
years later as with the other topics...)

Ansgar

  [1]: https://lists.debian.org/msgid-search/87ziwfauw3.fsf@deep-thought.43-1.org


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