[Mageia-dev] Non-free firmwares in installer

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sun Mar 27 17:27:08 CEST 2011

On Sun, 27 Mar 2011 17:11:07 +0200
Wolfgang Bornath <molch.b at googlemail.com>
> 2011/3/27 Tux99 <tux99-mga at uridium.org>:
> >
> > 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)?
> Do you really think it will help to find a consent calling people who
> do not share your opinion "ultra-orthodox software fanatics"? Makes me
> wonder who is the real fanatic here.
> Oh, BTW: why do you say "the few"? May be you have some figures to
> prove which opinion has more "followers"?

I don't know, but GNewSense's popularity (or lack thereof) would be a



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