Linked by crystall on Tue 21st Dec 2010 22:35 UTC
Debian and its clones The Debian project will release the new stable version of debian - Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" - with a completely free Linux kernel. Binary-only firmware and other non-free kernel components will only be available via the non-free repositories and the project is actively encouraging vendors that have not done so already to release their firmware in a form compatible with the Debian Free Software Guidelines.
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Doesn't go far enough
by ncafferkey on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 02:43 UTC
ncafferkey
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2006-09-15

How about adding a requirement to install a package from the non-free repository before allowing non-free firmware in ROM to be used as well? You wouldn't want to be accidentally using non-free firmware that way either after all. :-P

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