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+1 (Re: Making Debian available)

On Sat, Jan 23, 2021 at 11:14:52AM +0100, Emanuele Rocca wrote:
> Having the option to opt-out firmware during the installation procedure
> seems reasonable to me, and I don't think anyone was suggesting
> otherwise.
> The situation we are in today is very different though: we build a
> Defective by Design image that fails to install Debian on lots of
> computers because it does not include the firmware most WiFi cards need
> to function. If we were to make a mistake and accidentally include such
> firmware, people would be able to use what we publish on www.debian.org
> under the large "Download" button to install Debian on their Thinkpads,
> and we would consider that a problem. That's insane.

very well said, thank you!


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