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Re: mass bug filing for unmet dependencies (Was: firmware status for eagle-usb-*)

> > We have traditionally ignored boot loaders because they're outside
> > our scope.  The reason they're outside our scope is not because we don't
> > treat them as software but that we can't take control of a system without
> > using a boot loader.

On Thu, Oct 28, 2004 at 04:33:39PM +0200, Andreas Barth wrote:
> Ah, and the different to firmware is? I was considering to support
> removal of firmware from main, but your reason changes my mind.

Those boot loaders are not in main.

That said, it's probably also worth noting that there are a number of
issues people are discussing here -- some people might even consider the
"non-free firmware in main" as a strawman with respect to their issues.


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