Re: non-free firmware: driver in main or contrib?
Josh Triplett <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Matthew Garrett wrote:
>> It is certainly the case that I would like our users to be able to use
>> their computers regardless of the mechanism that the vendor uses to ship
>> firmware, yes. Remember that we don't ship contrib as part of the
>> installer, either.
> Thanks to the excellent work of the installer team, debian-installer is
> incredibly modular. Surely someone could add hooks to load modules from
> contrib (only if the autodetected devices need them, and prompting
> first), either downloaded from the network or supplied on some physical
> medium? You seem to be advocating an ideological "compromise" solution
> for what sounds more like a technical problem.
We could do that, but it couldn't reasonably form part of the standard
debian-installer. A forked d-i doesn't do anyone any favours.
Matthew Garrett | email@example.com