Fixing the firmware mess
Speaker: Steve McIntyre
Track: Packaging, policy, and Debian infrastructure
Type: BoF (45 minutes)
Time: Jul 24 (Sun): 10:00
In my opinion, the way we deal with (non-free) firmware in Debian is a mess, and this is hurting many of our users daily. For a long time we’ve been pretending that supporting and including (non-free) firmware on Debian systems is not necessary. We don’t want to have to provide (non-free) firmware to our users, and in an ideal world we wouldn’t need to. However, it’s very clearly no longer a sensible path when trying to support lots of common current hardware.
See https://blog.einval.com/2022/04/19#firmware-what-do-we-do for more…
Let’s get together to work on solutions.