Non-opensource drivers

Jeremy Schoenhaar jeremy at
Sat Nov 25 19:40:48 GMT 2006

Am Samstag, den 25.11.2006, 16:44 +0000 schrieb Colin Watson:
> On Sat, Nov 25, 2006 at 03:36:12PM +0100, Soren Hansen wrote:
> > On Sat, Nov 25, 2006 at 12:29:02PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > > I intend to include it under an "Advanced Options..." button or
> > > similar in Ubiquity.
> > 
> > So the non-free drivers will be the default with an opt-out option under
> > the "Advanced options" or the other way around?
> At present, the accelerated-x specification calls for it to be the
> default. I don't especially like the idea, but it isn't my call. Making
> it optional seems like something I can easily do to make things a bit
> better for those who don't like binary drivers while not inconveniencing
> those who do, and it will potentially make it easier to turn the option
> off by default in the future.
> Question: should the same checkbox govern binary wireless drivers (e.g.)
> too, i.e. turn off the restricted component altogether?
> -- 
> Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

I would call it a plus. Although Ubuntu's Philosophy is free as in
freedom, making binary drivers available as an option during install
will make things easier for newbies, who have never seen apt-get,
synaptic, etc and expect things to "just work"

Jeremy Schoenhaar

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