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Re: on firmware (possible proposal)

* Robert Millan <rmh@aybabtu.com> [2008-11-12 15:29]:
> For example, if you want to install Debian on an NSLU, the only
> difficulty is finding the unofficial D-I images that include
> non-free firmware.  And even that can be improved.  They could be
> linked from the main website, and integrated with our
> infrastructure, much like we do for "non-free", as long as we make
> it clear they're not officially "Debian".

The problem with this is that we'll end up shipping official Debian
CDs that won't work on many systems and eventually we'll end up
telling people "take the unofficial one, you know, the one that
actually works".  I've been doing that for NSLU2 and there it's not
such a big deal because everyone uses netboot images, but it's more of
a problem with CDs/DVDs.

Martin Michlmayr

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