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Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: free is not sufficient

From: rek2GNU/Linux
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Re: free is not sufficient
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 15:39:56 -0600
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Yes indeed. what if in some case someone does write a free driver for windows and there is no support in the linux kernel yet? a tool like ndiswrapper could be positive in this case, maybe... maybe if that is ever presented to us we can include the tool to make this happen *only* wit the driver in question... something like some people port their GNU/Linux applications to win32 and they include cywing libs/dll's with the application....
just and idea..

Andrew Wigglesworth wrote:
On Tuesday 14 November 2006 21:17, rek2GNU/Linux wrote:
first of all let me explain that I am from Spain, living in Boston so my
English is rusty and I talk in spanish like 90% of the day since lot of
people talk Spanish here in Boston :-)
now with that out of the way:

I have to agree with you that we should let the user choose to be a
"slave" or not, as long the software we provide is Free Software we have
nothing to worry about, hmm is like
a security tool, you can use  it in many ways, to us to package it and
give it with the distribution cause is free software  wont mean that
someone is going to use it for evil doing.. and even if they do is their
hope I get my point out. now if this package was not free then.. of
course is not going into the system, wine case is free software so I
vote that we indeed should include it also Samba. Samba sometimes is
usefull in many ways and that don't means people is *only* going to use
it to connect to non-free systems.. some people like to use samba
between GNU/Linux systems and others.

Chris Fernandez

Then again, it is a little odd having ndiswrapper in the repositories. Though theoretically it could be used with a Free windows driver I suppose.


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