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Re: non-free firmware: driver in main or contrib?



On Sun, 10 Oct 2004 19:08:25 +0200 Aurelien Jarno wrote:

> I don't know in which section the driver should go? main or contrib. I
> have been told that the driver does not need any firmware, but the
> card does.

Probably the right question to ask is: is there any chance to use the
driver without touching the non-free firmware (nor any other non-free
stuff, for that matters)?

IIUC, the free driver can go in main, as long as it provides a
significant amount of functionality without depending on non-free stuff.
Otherwise, it belongs in contrib.

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