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

On Sat, Oct 23, 2004 at 07:42:20PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> mh@glandium.org wrote:
> >> Drivers do not require firmwares, hardware devices require firmwares.
> >Well, actually, there are cases where the communication between firmware
> >and driver is tight and both need each other, i.e driver won't work with
> >another firmware and vice versa.
> This is applicable to many other programs in main too (and is not one of
> the criteria specified by the policy), so I can't see your point.

The point is, some drivers DO require firmwares. I'd rather say: Some
depend on firmware. In that case, if the firmware is non-free, the
driver can't go in main.


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