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
B. For a large, but incomplete subset of the functionality, DFSG
drivers are already in the standard kernel and XFree packages
So keep doing B. (obviously) and do A. as a package improvement
that happens to qualify for contrib.
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