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Bug#607191: marked as done (document that non-free Linux firmware has been moved to non-free)

Your message dated Sun, 2 Jan 2011 13:14:57 +0100
with message-id <20110102121457.GL2813@radis.liafa.jussieu.fr>
and subject line Re: Bug#607191: [PATCH] What's new: add a blurb about firmware moved to non-free
has caused the Debian Bug report #607191,
regarding document that non-free Linux firmware has been moved to non-free
to be marked as done.

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Package: release-notes
Severity: important

Starting from Squeeze, non-free Linux firmware has been moved to non-free.
This is a great achievement for Debian!

Still, we should take care that the poor users that are forced to use non-free
firmware, as they own hardware for which no DFSG-free firmware exists, know how
to install Debian on their machines.

To that end, the release notes should probably document this change, especially
in the part concerning installation from scratch (documenting where images with
firmware can be found), but also for upgrades, as people might be forced to
change their APT configuraiton to get the firmware they need.

In doing so, we should take care of reminding what is part of Debian and what
is not, as it has consequences on support. I'd be happy to comment/review on
draft text, although I don't have time right now to draft a text from scratch
right now (sorry about that).

Many thanks for maintaining the release notes!

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=it_IT.utf8, LC_CTYPE=it_IT.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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On Sun, Jan  2, 2011 at 12:27:20 +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 10:29:44PM +0100, Julien Cristau wrote:
> > > Your text, with or without that slight tweak, works for me; thanks.
> > > 
> > Committed as r7977.  Keeping the bug open in case zack has more
> > suggestions.
> Your text is perfectly fine, thanks.
> By looking at other parts of the release notes, though, I've noticed
> that the "installing" chapter needs a little bit of tweaking as
> well. I'm attaching an additional patch that should address that
> (assuming #607193 will be addressed before release notes get read by
> final users).
> I believe that after committing the extra patch, this bug can be closed.
Committed with a couple minor tweaks (r7994).  Thanks!


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