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Re: [AMENDMENT]: Release Etch now, with source-less but legal and freely licensed firmware

On Thu, Oct 05, 2006 at 05:19:55PM +0200, Frank Küster wrote:
> > The current discussion in no way helps 
> > the release of Etch.

> Why not *name* the drivers that get an exception?  This way, anybody who
> *really* can contribute more than general doubt has to do it now, before
> the vote.

The reason I oppose asking the project to approve a list of drivers is that
first, such a list is inflexible, so if we find another driver that we
thought was free but isn't, that seems to require another GR; second, it
gives most of the voters no practical means of understanding what they're
asked to agree to, since the majority are not likely to have the time to go
through and understand why each individual driver is not DFSG-compliant.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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