An article from El Reg about MySQL ends with a great quote:
This is the same lesson that Debian hasn’t yet learned from Ubuntu: fast and good-enough always beats slow and correct.
Release Lenny now!
Update: Yay! It appears Debian has voted that binary firmware blobs in the Linux kernel are GPL compatible unless explicitly proven otherwise! AFAIK this is in line with Linus’s reasoning as well. Regardless of the “law,” end users benefit greatly from these blobs, and this means Lenny will hopefully be released much sooner than if another option had won!
The poor thing [Lenny] is already out of date (Old version of OpenOffice.org, 2 versions old on the kernel now, a version behind with Gnome, even further behind with KDE I believe, etc.)