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Re: Changing how we handle non-free firmware

I hereby propose the following alternative text to Steve's original

I'm only suggesting to modify the third paragraph, offering to produce
two sets of images (fully-free and with-non-free-firmware), being the
later more prominent.


We will include non-free firmware packages from the
"non-free-firmware" section of the Debian archive on our official
media (installer images and live images). The included firmware
binaries will *normally* be enabled by default where the system
determines that they are required, but where possible we will include
ways for users to disable this at boot (boot menu option, kernel
command line etc.).

When the installer/live system is running we will provide information
to the user about what firmware has been loaded (both free and
non-free), and we will also store that information on the target
system such that users will be able to find it later. The target
system will *also* be configured to use the non-free-firmware
component by default in the apt sources.list file. Our users should
receive security updates and important fixes to firmware binaries just
like any other installed software.

While we will publish these images as official Debian media, they will
*not* replace the current media sets that do not include non-free
firmware packages, but offered alongside. Images that do include
non-free firmware will be presented more prominently, so that
newcomers will find them more easily; fully-free images will not be
hidden away; they will be linked from the same project pages, but with
less visual priority.


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