[Fsf-Debian] The question behind the questions [was No response?]

Karl Goetz karl at kgoetz.id.au
Sun Aug 5 05:22:08 UTC 2012

On Sun,   5 Aug 2012, 11:39:59 EST, Andrew Roffey <andrew.roffey at connect.qut.edu.au> wrote:

> Mason Loring Bliss wrote:

> > free software when he can't use his wireless networking? He won't give
> > it a second look. If, however, he's able to use it and see the

> Your arguement addresses software that is arguably necessary for Debian 
> to run with all hardware. Keep in mind that there is a lot of software 
> in non-free and contrib which Debian provides via their website. Some of 
> this software has free replacements as well.

> IMO (FWIW) there should be at least more distinction between non-free 
> software that is considered "necessary" for hardware to run (eg. 
> firmware) and non-free software that is hardly necessary.

A very interesting point :)
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