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Firmware awareness Was: Making Debian available

On Mon, Jan 18, 2021 at 04:35:01PM +0000, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> Marc Haber wrote:
> >
> >I was not aware of that feature. It is good to have that, but I would
> >be embarrassed to seriously suggest this way because we can't manage
> >to get WLAN working in the installer for political reasons.
> Are we seriously just going to describe our Free Software goals as
> "political reasons"? Should we just abandon them?

Those are two rhetorical questions.

We should find a better way to deal with firmware blobs.
(Surely not abandon the reasons why we have this project.)

We, the Debian project, are fully aware of how odd firmware blobs are.

What to do with the awareness is yet unknown.

Geert Stappers
Silence is hard to parse

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