Re: non-free firmware: driver in main or contrib?
Brian Thomas Sniffen <email@example.com> wrote:
> Matthew Garrett <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 | email@example.com