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Re: kernel firmwares: GR proposal

On Thu, Aug 31, 2006 at 12:48:35AM -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> Actually, this is what is wrong with the polls at the debian user forums
> which AJ pointed people to.  Etch can release on time either free (with 
> less hardware support) or non-free (with more hardware support).  
> Making "Release etch on time" top priority doesn't really answer the 
> question of what to do.

No, it doesn't, which is why there's a second poll on what should actually
be done:


The results are currently:

] Since it appears Debian has to make a choice, which would you prefer we
] do for etch?
]       108 / 64% - Allow sourceless firmware in main
]        31 / 18% - Delay the release of etch 
]                    (so that we can support loading firmware from non-free) 	
]        29 / 17% - Drop support for hardware which requires sourceless firmware 	

I don't know that 170 or so votes is that impressive, given what I'd
estimate as the total number of Debian users.

It's also worth noting there are a few comments along the lines:

] I've voted to allow the firmware in main, but I also want to add
] the remark that I hope the modifications to the debian installer
] will be high on the priority list for the next debian release.


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