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

Nathanael Nerode <neroden@twcny.rr.com>:

> There is an argument that the whole of Debian belongs in 'contrib' rahter
> than 'main' because there is no entirely free (as in speech) machine on
> which it can run.

I think there are free CPU designs around and you could probably
compile a free emulator to run on one of them. Would that solve your

In general you would have to stick to using an emulator, as it is
impossible to make a hardware implementation of some architectures
without infringing certain US patents.

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