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

On Mon, Oct 25, 2004 at 04:43:50PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> >> Please repeat after me: "drivers do not require firmwares, hardware
> >> devices require firmwares".
> >Then, how do you explain the ipw2200 case where driver version 0.5 and
> >less will only work with a certain firmware and version 0.6 and more
> >will only work with an other firmware ? Isn't that what we could call
> >a requirement ?
> No, why? I can't see how this could be related to my argument.

I'm telling you some drivers *do depend* on a certain firmware. You're
still repeating the opposite. Now explain me how in ipw2200 case the
driver doesn't *depend* on the firmware, since you seem to know the


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