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

Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> writes:

> Nope, the issue only surfaced early after the sarge release, a bit
> less than a year ago, when the new kernel team formed.

It was discussed *before* sarge was released that there was non-free
firmware in the kernel, and we decided to ignore it for the sarge
release.  We explicitly did *not* decide to ignore it forever.

> So, basically, you are criticizing the kernel team for not having devoted
> enough of their *volunteer* time to this issue, and at the same time you
> expect us to provide good quality kernel packages to debian ? 

No.  I would be content with a "we don't support that hardware"
decision, though it would be less than the best thing.

I'm willing to wait for this work to be finished before etch is


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