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Re: kernel firmwares: GR proposal

On Fri, Sep 01, 2006 at 02:42:26PM -0400, Raul Miller wrote:
> What strikes me as ironic, with these proposals, is that we ran into
> something like this problem back in the 90s, back during the initial
> adoption of the DFSG, and we had to solve that problem then:
> we created the non-free and contrib sections.
> For some reason, these sections are no longer seen as adequate.
> As I understand it, one aspect of the problem is that CD/DVD
> distributors do not distribute these sections -- mostly because we
> have not made it easy for them to do so legally.
> Perhaps we should start addressing the CD distributor problem (perhaps
> tagging CD distributable software, and providing a simple mechanism to
> pull only CD distributable software for
> contrib/non-free).

It will not work for firmware, be could be done for GFDL documentations:

We could provided a simple mechanism to build a CD containing all the
GFDL packages in non-free, which will then be only covered by the 
GFDL so it will be easy for CD distributors to decide whether they can/want
to distribute it.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here.

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