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Re: Changing how we handle non-free firmware

Hi Bart!

On Tue, Aug 30, 2022 at 09:12:23PM +0200, Bart Martens wrote:
>On Mon, Aug 29, 2022 at 09:49:14PM +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>> Hi Simon!
>> On Mon, Aug 29, 2022 at 09:06:38AM +0200, Simon Josefsson wrote:
>> >
>> >Thereby re-inforcing the interpretation that any installer or image with
>> >non-free software on it is not part of the Debian system, but that we
>> >support their use and welcome others to distribute such work.
>> >
>> >==================
>> This last bit of wording is slightly unclear to me. Should *Debian* be
>> allowed to distribute an installer or image with non-free software on
>> it?
>Debian already does that. Anything available for download on *.debian.org is in
>fact distributed by Debian. The label "unofficial" doesn't change that.
>My point is that the last paragraph in Simon J's proposal correctly reflects
>the current reality. (But I fail to see the value of Simon J's proposal on the
>ballot because it is in my understanding equivalent with "further discussion" /
>"none of the above" which is already on the ballot.)

I'm directly asking Simon for *his* thoughts here, though. It's *not*
necessarily the same as the status quo, and I think this needs to be
explored more.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"Because heaters aren't purple!" -- Catherine Pitt

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