development tools and non-free drviers

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Thu Jan 19 19:02:17 GMT 2006

On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 07:56:21PM +0100, Dennis Kaarsemaker wrote:
> On do, 2006-01-19 at 10:37 -0800, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > Would it be possible to usen the -backports repository instead, by
> > maintaining this as a package in dapper/universe?
> I'd be happy to, but am not a MOTU/maintainer

You've been around enough that you know where to go in order to get involved
with those sorts of things. ;-)

> , plus the packages are a bit icky since they are not built from an
> orig.tar.gz but using the ati installer.

Yes, it would be better to have a proper backportable l-r-m, and then the
other drivers would be available as backports as well, for free.

 - mdz

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