|Hello, Debian world!|
[larval contributor delurking]
On 18 Jan 2021, at 11:29, Steve McIntyre <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I might be reading this in, but I'm hearing this as asking "Debian's [one] official [install] media".
That prompts reframing your question as "Does Debian want no Debian official install media to contain non-free stuff".
If yes, then no installs happen on hardware requiring a non-free blob, and Debian knowingly loses potential install-base.
(I wonder if we've data on how much this actually happens ....)
If no, then have official "free-only" install-media and official "has non-free" install-media, available side-by-side.
Suggest people use the former, and fall back to the latter if their hardware forces that.
(I speculate that realizing this might require some sort of proposal and/or policy decision?)
Thanks for suffering with my lack of clarity!