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Re: Changing how we handle non-free firmware

Quoting Bart Martens (2022-09-07 20:31:34)
> On Tue, Sep 06, 2022 at 11:00:25PM +0200, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> > I think the problem is with "non-free section". I think Steve looks at
> > that like the non-free-firmware section is now allowed. I suggest you
> s/now/not/
> > just rewrite it as: "containing non-free software from the Debian
> > archive".
> Hi Kurt,
> Yes, let's do that, thanks. So here is the adapted proposal C:
> =================================
> The Debian project is permitted to make distribution media (installer images
> and live images) containing non-free software from 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.
> =================================
> The modification:
> Old: containing packages from the non-free section of the Debian archive
> New: containing non-free software from the Debian archive
> The old phrase was misunderstood as if this proposal would be opposing the
> addition of a new section named non-free-firmware. The new phrase better
> reflects that software in section non-free-firmware is also covered.
> Then why not simply mention section non-free-firmware? Well, this proposal is
> meant to be more future proof. This proposal is applicable to an installer
> using the non-free-firmware section, and also to the existing non-free
> installer. And to any future designs of non-free installers.
> My subjective comparison of the available proposals so far:
> - Proposal A replaces the free installer by one containing non-free firmware.
> - Proposal B gives the free installer less visibility than the non-free one.
> - Proposal C keeps the free installer and no longer hides the non-free ones.
> - Proposal D would be equivalent to NOTA in my understanding.
> Proposal C could use some more seconding. If you find that proposal C is a
> valid option on the ballot (regardless of what you'll later vote for), then
> you're most welcome to add your seconding.



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