[Fsf-Debian] Non-free firmware question during install

Andrei POPESCU andreimpopescu at gmail.com
Mon Aug 6 17:50:41 UTC 2012

On Lu, 06 aug 12, 19:39:56, Paul van der Vlis wrote:
> You've removed my argumentation:
> | In most cases it will be missing non-free firmware, but it's possible
> | that there is free firmware what's not on the installation media.
> | E.g. because it's really new.
Because IMO it was irrelevant for my point (and still do).

> And there is another point: the problem of telling about missing
> non-free firmware, is that it can be interpreted as recommending
> non-free firmware:

Well, than let's address this problem and reword the text as to warn 
against non-free firmware instead of hiding the issue under the carpet 
on the premise that some firmware may be free.

AFAICT (but I'm not an expert) the chances to have a driver in the 
kernel, but no firmware in the corresponding firmware-linux package is 
quite slim (new hardware wouldn't have a driver either).

Kind rgards,
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