Bug#607191: document that non-free Linux firmware has been moved to non-free
Starting from Squeeze, non-free Linux firmware has been moved to non-free.
This is a great achievement for Debian!
Still, we should take care that the poor users that are forced to use non-free
firmware, as they own hardware for which no DFSG-free firmware exists, know how
to install Debian on their machines.
To that end, the release notes should probably document this change, especially
in the part concerning installation from scratch (documenting where images with
firmware can be found), but also for upgrades, as people might be forced to
change their APT configuraiton to get the firmware they need.
In doing so, we should take care of reminding what is part of Debian and what
is not, as it has consequences on support. I'd be happy to comment/review on
draft text, although I don't have time right now to draft a text from scratch
right now (sorry about that).
Many thanks for maintaining the release notes!
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=it_IT.utf8, LC_CTYPE=it_IT.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash