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Re: main or contrib?

Marco d'Itri writes:

> mdpoole@troilus.org wrote:
>>As far as I can tell, [1] is the only thread that predates -legal and
>>touches on this issue.  As far as it comes to a conclusion, it is that
> This was not the thread.
>>bits that depend on non-main packages must go into contrib or
>>non-free.  This is consistent with the much more recent work to move
>>firmware-loading kernel drivers out of main.  Are IM client programs
>>exempt from this, or should bugs be filed with appropriate severity?
> The IM clients in main do not depend on non-main packages.

To the same extent, device drivers in main do not depend on non-main
packages (or on firmware for the devices they talk to).

Michael Poole

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