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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:

> So, now that we agreed that those modules need to go into non-free, but that
> provided their licence is clear enough, like in the tg3 case, they are indeed
> distriutable in non-free, let's go back to the initial point.
> This is upstream work, and work which is slowly happening upstream, but will
> never be ready in time for the etch release. The kernel team has not the
> ressources to do all that work in a timely fashion for the stated etch
> release, and delaying until it is ready may mean at least a year of delay for
> the etch release, which is unacceptable for many.

Upstream is not doing it and Debian has written it on their flag (DFSG
and SC) to get it done. That means Debian has to do it. If that means
etch will be delayed a year then etch will be delayed one year. THAT
fact was the begining of the thread. Showing that the kernel is not
ready to be frozen in accordance to the timeline because the firmware
is still not removed.

If you can't live with that delay then please start a GR to get an
exemption like sarge had. I don't think there has to be more arguing
about it anymore.

> Friendly,
> Sven Luther


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