[Fsf-Debian] few arguments to FSF

Ben Finney ben+debian at benfinney.id.au
Fri Aug 10 13:05:53 UTC 2012

Dmitry Smirnov <onlyjob at member.fsf.org> writes:

> On Fri, 10 Aug 2012 15:12:34 Andrew Roffey wrote:
> > Not providing nonfree software in Debian would not be censoring it.
> > As you showed with your printer example, you downloaded your driver
> > from the HP website.
> Sorry I meant censoring the very information about availability
> (existence) of non-free driver, not the driver itself. This is
> regarding installer's prompt to provide a firmware. If we know such
> driver exist, shouldn't we tell user about it when there is no other
> way to make hardware work?

Conversely, at what point does “the Debian project tells [the] user
about it” become “the Debian project promotes non-free software”?

It seems to me that the distinction is vital to the convergence we're
trying to find in this forum.

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Ben Finney

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