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Re: mass bug filing for unmet dependencies

moth@debian.org wrote:

>On Thu, Oct 28, 2004 at 10:10:47PM -0400, Michael Poole wrote:
>> Conflict in what way?  It says "contrib" and "non-free" are for works
>> that do not conform to the DFSG.  Packages in "contrib" conform to the
>> DFSG but depend on software that does not.  If I interpret the SC's
>> statement about "contrib" and "non-free" so it agrees with Policy, I
>> see no conflict.  Boot loaders currently in "main" conform to the DFSG
>> but depend on a BIOS, and there is no free BIOS in "main."
>You can't build those boot loaders on a system which hasn't been booted.
>If those boot loaders can be in main, then everything else that's in
>main can be in main.

Then let's forget for a minute boot loaders. What about all drivers
which interact with non-free software stored in computers and their


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