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Re: Squeeze, firmware and installation

On Wed, May 05, 2010 at 11:26:55PM +0200, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
> I can't see a reason why we should not be able to ship cd-images in
> "non-free".

What do you exactly mean by that?
I can imagine at least two different interpretations of it:

1) Having different CD image sets: some sets containing only free
   firmware, some others containing also the non-free firmware

   (It seems that you meant this one, but notice that it will induce a
    new choice point in the current CD creation work-flow.)

2) Having the non-free firmware in the regular CD image sets; firmware
   which is not loaded by default, but that can be selectively enabled
   by the user, pretty much as users can now enable "non-free" in
   sources.list to get non-free packages from the "Internet media" (to
   be compared with the "CD media").

Let's first clarify the options, so that we can have a more fruitful
flame fest on them later on :)


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