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Re: LCC and blobs

Brian Thomas Sniffen <bts@alum.mit.edu> wrote:

> If I download an ICQ client, there are lots of reasons I might find it
> useful: I might not have anything to say, or I might have no network
> connection, or I might have no friends to talk to.  Debian is not
> responsible for providing me with creativity, connectivity, or
> friends.  I think the example provided elsewhere in this thread --
> that we'd never say an ICQ client Depends: icq-server -- is excellent.
> We'd also never mark something Depends: bios, because the BIOS is
> essential and assumed to be present.

Why is Debian any more responsible for providing you with the firmware?
The manufacturer can do that. And, without it, the driver is about as
much use as an ICQ client without an ICQ server.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.legal@srcf.ucam.org

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