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Re: mass bug filing for unmet dependencies

moth@debian.org wrote:

>On Fri, Oct 29, 2004 at 05:50:29PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
>> So, following from this why you think that the motherboard firmware
>> (the BIOS, which can be reflashed by users) or the CD reader firmware
>> (which can be reflashed as well, with the right tools) and e.g. a
>> modem firmware are different?
>You're asking why I think "can be flashed, but works just fine without
>being flashed" is different from "won't work without being loaded"?
>Fundamentally, the latter case forces us to not ignore it.  The equipment
>won't work if we ignore the issue.

So you say that non-free software is OK with you as long as you can
pretend it's not there? Which part of the policy or SC justifies this


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