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Re: Making Debian available

On Vi, 15 ian 21, 09:35:01, Russ Allbery wrote:
> I agree with the original proposal to make it easier to find an installer
> that works (technically) on a broader range of systems, while
> simultaneously being irritated that non-free nonsense is required for most
> commercially-available systems.  Our current approach seems to have an odd
> logic gap to me:
> 1. Everything should be free software (yes)
> 2. Non-free firmware is not free software (yes)
> 3. Requiring it is a bug (yes)
> 4. Therefore we will make it tedious and annoying to install Debian on
>    systems with that bug (?!)
> 5. ???
> 6. More systems will stop requiring non-free software (profit!)
> We've been wandering around in step 5 for a long time now.  I'm not sure
> it's working.

Just an additional point, one of the first and most common advice on 
debian-user in case some hardware is not working properly (or at all) is 
to check for missing firmware, the most common being network cards and 
display adapters.

It probably belongs in the FAQ...

Kind regards,

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