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

On Mon, 2004-11-10 at 10:27 +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:

> I think it's a question of what "dependence" means for contrib. If the
> >driver absolutely _depends_ on using the non-free firmware, it should be
> >in contrib. If the non-free firmware is optional, it should go into
> >main.
> Again, please explain which part of the policy defines this criteria.


> >Of course, there's shades of gray, here. If all the driver does is emit
> >a message CAN'T FIND NON-FREE FIRMWARE, ABORTING without the firmware,
> >it's hard to say that it doesn't depend on the firmware. But if the

> This applies to almost every driver in the Linux kernel. Are you ready
> to move most of the kernel to non-free too?

I'd probably dispute whether it's _every_ driver in the kernel, and it's
not my decision, but as I understand it that's exactly what we're doing.


Evan Prodromou <evan@debian.org>

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