[Fsf-Debian] few arguments to FSF

Karl Goetz karl at kgoetz.id.au
Fri Aug 10 22:56:40 UTC 2012

On Sat, 11 Aug 2012, 05:57:31 EST, Paul van der Vlis <paul at vandervlis.nl> wrote:

> Op 10-08-12 19:42, Adam Bolte schreef:

> > However, my understanding is that even Yeeloong - the only

lemote :)

> > manufacturer of laptops that run 100% free software - also sell
> > laptops that don't work with 100% free software due to an ATI graphics
> > chipset or some such. Again, this would confuse purchasers.
> Not sure you know more or less the I know. So far I know the ATI chipset
> (Radeon HD 3200) works with open source drivers, and without the closed
> source firmware.

Lemote released the fulooong mini computer with the yeeloong. Fulong requires a proprietary video bios blob.

> > I don't agree that it's important at all - unless the Debian project
> > distances itself *completely* from nonfree.org.
> Hmm. Does gNewSense distances itself *completely* from Ubuntu?


> I think people who use gNewSense and who really need some nonfree
> driver, will go to Ubuntu.

Up to them, the project does not encourage it in any way.

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