Bug#69023: www.debian.org: What is "free hardware"? (in distrib/packages.wml)
On Wed, Aug 23, 2000 at 05:18:19PM +0200, Jesus M. Gonzalez-Barahona wrote:
> > > In The CVS file webwml/english/distrib/packages.wml you can read,
> > > when describing the "contrib" area:
> > >
> > > "Packages in this area are free themselves but depend on other
> > > software or hardware that is not free"
> > >
> > > I wonder what is free hardware in this context... I'm not completely sure,
> > > but I guess this is a bug. Otherwise, some comment on what is considered
> > > "free hardware" should be provided.
> > Why? The page mentions hardware that is _not_ free.
> ok. What is meant by "non free hardware"? I guess its equivalent
> to put a note on what is "free hardware" or what is "non free
> hardware" (its just a matter of applying a boolean not, isn't it?
Most hardware isn't free. :) And everyone knows that, so further explanation
isn't needed. :)
The "hardware" in the contrib explanation is meant to indicate there are
programs there for which you need to use foreign hardware, like ROM images.
But the explanation would be too lenghty if I wrote all that.
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