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

> >> >In cases where firmware is basically indistinguishable from hardware,
> >> >we treat it as hardware, and not as software.

> >> Really? Which part of policy states this?

> moth@debian.org wrote:
> >Historical practice.

On Tue, Oct 26, 2004 at 06:07:28PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> OK, thank you for confirming that this has no foundation in the policy.

Where there is no explicit policy in either direction on some issue, good
technical judgement and consensus, which historical practice generally
represents, is the best foundation for future policies.


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