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

On Oct 11, Evan Prodromou <evan@debian.org> 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.
> http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-archive.html#s-contrib
I still cannot see anything in policy which would support the above
statement. Can you make your reasoning explicit?

> > 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.
So you understand that we will remove from the kernel e.g. ide-cd and
the ACPI subsystem? This does not appears to be correct to me.

ciao, |
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