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As probably many of you know, the most heard criticism from users and press on Lenny's release is lost hardware support because of missing firmware. Users and press are complaining that their servers don't have network anymore after an upgrade or that their notebooks cannot be installed via wireless...

It's of course possible to load firmware from extra media during installation or install the right package (from non-free) when booting back to an older kernel (to have network again) to be able to use the network with the new kernel...

What do people think of a new vote regarding the status of firmware? One of the options can probably be Peter Palfrader's proposal [1].



[1] http://www.debian.org/vote/2008/vote_003#textf

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