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Re: Changing how we handle non-free firmware

On Tue, Sep 06, 2022 at 06:15:21PM +0200, Bart Martens wrote:
>On Sun, Sep 04, 2022 at 03:43:36AM +0700, Judit Foglszinger wrote:
>> > I hereby propose the following alternative text to Steve's original proposal.
>> > 
>> > =================================
>> > 
>> > The Debian project is permitted to make distribution media (installer images
>> > and live images) containing packages from the non-free section of the Debian
>> > archive available for download alongside with the free media in a way that the
>> > user is informed before downloading which media are the free ones.
>> > 
>> > =================================
>> Wondering if this should be s/non-free section/non-free-firmware section/
>Thanks for asking. The short answer is no. I kept my proposal very short,
>keeping the focus on the smallest possible action we can do for helping those
>users that need non-free firmware: allowing ourselves to advertise non-free
>installers just as visible as our free installer. Moving non-free firmware to a
>separate section might be useful, but it is in my view not part of that
>smallest possible action. So what's my position on such new section? Well, what
>is not mentioned is not proposed and not opposed. That's all. - B.

Argh. So this does *not* work with the plan that we have *already
started*, where we're going to move firmware things to
non-free-firmware instead. Please switch to "non-free and/or
non-free-firmware sections" in your text.

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