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Re: Proposal: Keep non-free

On Mon, Feb 23, 2004 at 01:22:34AM +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
> On 2004-02-21 23:50:37 +0000 Sean 'Shaleh' Perry 
> <shaleh@speakeasy.net> wrote:
> >I second this.
> How can you? Is it a proposal or an amendment? Donkey or poultry?
> Did you forget your GnuPG signature, or have I broken my email again?
> >Many of us (myself included) don't like non-free but pragmatism is 
> >important 
> >here.  If users have to fight to get their new computer working they 
> >will go 
> >somewhere else.  The recent trend of video card and other hardware 
> >vendors 
> >indicates that this problem will not be going away.
> I think there are many things to positively support to make debian 
> easier to install, if you have the time. d-i and XSF are two of them.

I suppose that Sean's comment was in light of both ATI and NVidia, being
the two major graphic card vendors out there, decision to no more
provide documentation for their recent graphic card, thus meaning the
death of 3D support using free software only, and furthermore the death
of 3D support on non-x86.


Sven Luther

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