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

Brian Thomas Sniffen <bts@alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> Matthew Garrett <mgarrett@chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:
>> Regardless of whether this dependency is expressed in our package
>> management system, most drivers depend on non-free firmware. 
> They depend on the presence of appropriate and properly functioning
> devices, which are typically implemented using non-free firmware.
> That's very different.

I have no interest whatsoever in having an argument about semantics.
There's no interesting functional difference between these two things,
except that in one case the driver has to make a call to load the
firmware and in the other case it doesn't.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.legal@srcf.ucam.org

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