[Mageia-dev] Non-free firmwares in installer

Oliver Burger oliver.bgr at googlemail.com
Sun Mar 27 17:40:41 CEST 2011

Wolfgang Bornath <molch.b at googlemail.com> schrieb am 27.03.2011
> 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"?

By the way: I know, Debian are just a small group of "ultra-orthodox 
software fanatics", but that's exactly, what they are doing...
But I admit: Debian is not really caring about newcomers...


Oliver aka obgr_seneca

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