[Fsf-Debian] Non-free firmware question during install
samgee at elmundolibre.be
Tue Aug 7 18:46:46 UTC 2012
Paul van der Vlis wrote:
> | detect network hardware
> | Some of your hardware needs firmware to operate. Debian only ships
> | free firmware and probably there was no free firmware available for
> | your hardware at the time this installer was made.
> | The missing firmware files are: ......
> | Firmware can be loaded from removable media, such as USB stick or
> | floppy.
> | [...]
> Still not sure this could be seen as recommending loading non-free
There was a discussion between the Linux-Libre maintainer and Stallman
about firmware filenames . The idea is to not in any way help the
user get the firmware, but also not stop him from using any firmware
files he has.
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