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Re: [nvidia-*] Non-free package licenses and replacements

On Sat, Jan 24, 2004 at 02:29:39AM +0200, Niklas Vainio wrote:
> I've put up a web page listing possible replacements for packages currently in
> non-free. There are still lot of blanks - please give suggestions. Perhaps this
> page can help in the discussion about removing non-free.
> Also included is explanation why the package is in non-free. This is based
> on the summary Craig Sanders posted in debian-vote some time ago. I have
> added comments from mailing lists and some of my own. In the discussion it
> was noted that status of some packages is unclear and we might not have
> permission to distribute them at all.
> Now I'm asking for suggestions for replacements and comments on whether some
> packages should be either moved to main or removed completely because of the
> license or what kind of changes to the license we could suggest to upstream.
> The page is at http://www.iki.fi/nvainio/debian/non-free.html

On the 3 nvidea- packages.

There are 2 alternatives, and as a user of these packages I
would prefer both to be used.

A. Replace by an installer in contrib, this would provide
  earlier access to more recent drivers, as upstream has its own
  release cycles.

B. For a large, but incomplete subset of the functionality, DFSG
  drivers are already in the standard kernel and XFree packages
  in main.

So keep doing B. (obviously) and do A. as a package improvement
that happens to qualify for contrib.

Happy coding


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