[Mageia-dev] Non-free firmwares in installer

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at iki.fi
Thu Mar 24 13:24:30 CET 2011

On 24.03.2011 12:53, Michael Scherer wrote:
> Le jeudi 24 mars 2011 à 11:15 +0100, Thorsten van Lil a écrit :
>> 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. :)
> Well, personally, then I would just continue to use Fedora or others
> distribution on my computers, and keep Mageia just for the servers of
> the project. 

Fedora includes non-free firmware both in repo and medias, so why prefer

Anssi Hannula

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