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Re: Etch timeline is unrealistic because non-free firmware is NOT being dealt with

md@Linux.IT (Marco d'Itri) writes:

> On Aug 08, Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@becket.net> wrote:
>> > Now think about why we do not do it.
>> It does not matter.  Different members of Debian have different
>> reasons.  We have all agreed to work together on the basis of the
>> Social Contract, which says that We Do Not Distribute Non-Free
>> Software No Matter How Much It Helps Our Users.

> I rest my case.

Your case that... what?

That our users will be inconvenienced if we cannot support certain
hardware in the installer?  Yes, nobody has doubted this.

But you have not given any argument for why this should in this one
case override our principles, cause us to violate our own Social
Contract, and otherwise simply abandon what Debian stands for.


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