[Mageia-dev] Non-free firmwares in installer

Buchan Milne bgmilne at staff.telkomsa.net
Thu Mar 24 12:12:42 CET 2011

On Thursday, 24 March 2011 10:57:17 Wolfgang Bornath wrote:
> 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> 
> >>> 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.
> > 
> > It can't be "free" and have "non-free" firmware... previously the
> > firmware only were on the Live CD's. I am not sure anything has been
> > changed in that regard (i.e. I didn't see the matter get discussed
> > yet).
> Correct. It's the same dilemma you have in Mandriva. You either need a
> cable attached to use the free edition or you have to use the "ONE
> Edition" and install all the needed software later (ex:
> system-config-printer, which is not on the ONE cds).

Or, you use Powerpack DVD.

The question is, should there be a Mageia equivalent?


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