Luk Claes | 1 May 11:48 2009



As probably many of you know, the most heard criticism from users and 
press on Lenny's release is lost hardware support because of missing 
firmware. Users and press are complaining that their servers don't have 
network anymore after an upgrade or that their notebooks cannot be 
installed via wireless...

It's of course possible to load firmware from extra media during 
installation or install the right package (from non-free) when booting 
back to an older kernel (to have network again) to be able to use the 
network with the new kernel...

What do people think of a new vote regarding the status of firmware? One 
of the options can probably be Peter Palfrader's proposal [1].