Re: non-free firmware in kernel modules, aggregation and unclear copyright notice.
- To: md@Linux.IT, Greg KH <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- Subject: Re: non-free firmware in kernel modules, aggregation and unclear copyright notice.
- From: Adrian Bunk <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 21:32:04 +0200
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On Mon, Apr 04, 2005 at 09:05:18PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Apr 04, Greg KH <email@example.com> wrote:
> > What if we don't want to do so? I know I personally posted a solution
> Then probably the extremists in Debian will manage to kill your driver,
> like they did with tg3 and others.
And as they are doing with e.g. the complete gcc documentation.
No documentation for the C compiler (not even a documentation of the
options) will be neither fun for the users of Debian nor for the Debian
maintainers - but it's the future of Debian...
The Debian Social Contract says:
Our Priorities are Our Users and Free Software
The next "editorial changes" to your social contract might remove the
"Our Users and"...
There might be real problems with non-distributable firmware, but the
known extremist position of Debian on such issues produces negative
emotions if something like this comes from Debian.
> This sucks, yes.
> Marco (@debian.org)
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