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

Andrei POPESCU andreimpopescu at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 05:11:39 UTC 2012

On Lu, 06 aug 12, 22:49:13, Paul van der Vlis wrote:
> Op 06-08-12 19:50, Andrei POPESCU schreef:
> > 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.
> Can you try to find those words?
> I've tried it, the result was not nice. And if you want to give a
> possibillity to load firmware, then it can be interpreted as
> recommending non-free firmware. Please try it.

| Some of your hardware needs non-free firmware to operate. Debian does 
| not recommend using non-free software, which is why it is not provided 
| in the installer. Please read more about this at nonfree.org.
| Since some of the missing functionality may be important to you or even 
| essential in order to continue this installation you are now given the 
| opportunity to provide the firmware yourself.
| The firmware can be loaded from removable media, such as USB stick or 
| floppy.
| [...]

Kind regards,
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