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Re: kernel firmwares: GR proposal

Anthony Towns wrote:

> 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:
>     http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?p=31128
> 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.

No, it's not.  Popcon has counts in the thousands.

OK, that poll is kind of useful.  :-)  I was wrong; correction noted.

> 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.
> Cheers,
> aj

Nathanael Nerode  <neroden@fastmail.fm>

Bush admitted to violating FISA and said he was proud of it.
So why isn't he in prison yet?...

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