Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Nov 2010 22:24 UTC, submitted by koki
GNU, GPL, Open Source Now this is interesting. We see what is at its core a very valid concern, in practice not a problem to anyone, and, thanks to the tone of the press release, close to trolling. The Free Software Foundation Latin America is complaining about something that has been known for a while - there is some non-Free code stuck in the Linux kernel (mostly firmware). A valid issue of concern from an idealogical viewpoint, but sadly, the tone of the press release turns this valid concern into something close to trolling.
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OpenBSD? And pure FOSS distros
by reez on Wed 10th Nov 2010 00:04 UTC
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Without wanting to make any ads. I currently don't use OpenBSD and don't have it installed it anywhere and I am not a big fan of it, because I simply prefer other systems.

BUT if one wants a stable, usable and secure system that DOES NOT come with blobs it seems to be the best choice.

Just in case someone is looking for something.

For me they are too conservative and IMO hyping their security too much, even if it is very secure.

Just wanted to say it, because the "really free/open source" Linux distributions don't seem to get a lot of support. I hope something like Haiku or Syllable could become a real FOSS system.

Oh and what about the "Only Free Software" option (which you can enable at the boot loader of the install CD) in Ubuntu? Does it come without Firmware?

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