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

Raul Miller <moth@debian.org> wrote:

> It's different because, when the firmware is built into the device,
> the person who has the device has the firmware.
> Note that this difference is similar in character to the difference
> between main and contrib.

How? Main is free software that doesn't require non-free code.
Contrib is free software that does require non-free code.

Note that the social contract does not use the word "depends". Code goes
in contrib if it requires non-free code regardless of whether or not
that is expressed as a dependency in the package management sense. All
of the hardware under discussion requires non-free code.

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

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