allBSD's "Stop the Blob" Campaign

Matt Olander matt at
Wed Mar 21 20:45:55 UTC 2007

Can Erkin Acar wrote:
> Unfortunately, FreeBSD is doing the Open Source world a disservice
> by allowing blobs and making "special" deals with vendors for
> distributing such firmware.  It is already hurting us, and will
> hurt everyone, including FreeBSD much more in the future.

If you don't agree to the firmware lincense, don't use it. This *is* 
redistribution of the firmware, exactly as you suggested, and it will 
have no detrimental impact in ou attempts to negotiate further.

You are doing the world a disservice by spreading FUD.


Matt Olander
CTO, iXsystems - "Servers for Open Source"
Public Relations, The FreeBSD Project
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