allBSD's "Stop the Blob" Campaign

Randi Harper randi at
Wed Mar 21 23:19:59 UTC 2007

On Wed, Mar 21, 2007 at 10:07:02PM +0200, 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.

You're right. Clearly, FreeBSD has failed the open source community. Screw all those vendors! We'll remove support. That'll show 'em. FreeBSD may lose a large percentage of it's user base due to lack of hardware support, but hell, we didn't need them anyways. Let them run Linux.

I know you're one of those OpenBSD advocates, so just to clarify: that was sarcasm. 

-- Randi Harper

Email: randi at
Phone: 512.803.1166
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