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

On Thu, 2004-14-10 at 12:47 +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:

> Firmwares do not run on the host CPU (they are /data/ for the host
> system)

Ah. You seem to be labouring under the misconception that non-program
data files aren't subject to the same rules for inclusion in main as
executable programs. That's an incorrect assumption.

A program that requires a non-free data file to run -- be it a firmware
blob, a graphics image, or some other beast altogether -- depends on
that file and thus belongs in contrib.


Evan Prodromou <evan@debian.org>

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