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Re: Squeeze, firmware and installation

On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 01:05:19PM +0200, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
> On 05/10/2010 08:33 AM, Holger Levsen wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > On Freitag, 7. Mai 2010, Paul Wise wrote:
> >> What makes it problematic to modify the install media (initrd I guess)
> >> you downloaded and add the firmware?
> > 
> > For quite some people it's very difficult (hi bro!), for some it's impossible 
> > (hi dad!) and for most of the rest it's a PITA (hi me!). And, for another 
> > tiny fraction it is easy and smells like freedom.
> > 
> > Maybe we should really provide two sets of Debian install media for 
> > squeeze, "pure Debian" and "Debian with non-free firmwarez included". Then, 
> > after two releases we can look at the download statistics and see, if we want 
> > to continue that...
> +1 from me!

I also think this is the way forward, provided the non-free images are
seperated on cdimage.debian.org from the free ones in some way that
makes it e.g. easy for mirror admins to not include them (I don't say
they shouldn't).


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