[Mageia-dev] Non-free firmwares in installer

Tux99 tux99-mga at uridium.org
Sun Mar 27 01:58:17 CET 2011

Quote: Frank Griffin wrote on Sun, 27 March 2011 00:34

> For you to complain that because you have minimal network access, the 
> rest of the Mageia community should bend over backwards to avoid your 
> having to swap a few CDs during install is a pretty hollow argument, in
> my opinion.

And why should all of us suffer the hassle of a DVD + a CD (how would that
work for all those that use USB-sticks, do they now need two sticks? And
do you expect magazines to include a DVD+CD to please Mageia? What about
all the extra waste and pollution cause by dual media?) just to please the
few ultra-orthodox free software fanatics that seemingly would get allergic
reactions if the main media contained some non-free code (even if it's only
installed upon an informed choice of the user)?

Putting the non-free firmware on the main DVD should be a no brainer, since
a clear install option is all that's needed to keep the systems of free
software fanatics pure.

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