binary blobs in freebsd

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Sun Oct 22 07:40:21 UTC 2006

I think it's only device drivers, I've not heard of anything else in
anywhere, other than 3rd party programs that might be in the ports,
that do this.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Antonios Anastasiadis" <antonakis at>
To: <questions at>
Sent: Friday, October 20, 2006 2:30 PM
Subject: binary blobs in freebsd

> Hello.
> I am thinking about using FreeBSD in various places, however before I
> do that it would be comfortable to know what binary blobs it includes
> in any part of the system, be it binary daemon, binary driver etc.
> Two I am aware of are the Atheros Hal and an Adaptec RAID driver.
> I did not find any definitive resource of some kind anywhere, hence
> the question here.
> Thank you.
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