[Mageia-dev] Non-free firmwares in installer

Anne nicolas ennael1 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 11:23:54 CET 2011

2011/3/24 Thorsten van Lil <tvl83 at gmx.de>:
> Am 24.03.2011 09:57, schrieb Wolfgang Bornath:
>> 2011/3/24 Ahmad Samir<ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com>:
>>> On 24 March 2011 02:58, Dexter Morgan<dmorganec at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>>> On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 1:38 AM, Ahmad Samir<ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com>
>>>>  wrote:
>>>>> Has the Free DVD in Mandriva ever contained non-free firmware?
>>>> No, but the question is more , will we provide a "non free" dvd iso,
>>>> and this question is i think interesting.
>> A possible solution for people with such a setup could be a non-free
>> "driver cd ISO" which they could include in the installation process.
> What about a DVD including non-free packages but has the option to not
> install them?
> I think the majority of the users don't care that much about proprietary
> issues, they just need them for using there wireless card or graphic card.
> Those how do care can just uncheck the non-free part of the DVD. :)

The problem really is to now what is this majority :). SPeaking
without figures is a bit tricky. I guess Romain will propose some
investigations on this so that we can find the best solution for end
users and advanced users.

> Regards,
> Thorsten


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