> Making the non-Free firmware built-in, trivial to run, is precisely what prevents people from
> becoming aware of the problem.
Exactly so. Where's the version of linux that excludes drivers for all hardware that includes on-
board non-free firmware in ROM or Flash?
Some people get all worked up about the firmware that is uploaded to the device, but conveniently
ignore the built-in firmware which is *even more* harmful. At least if the non-free firmware is
nicely available in a file on your disk, you have a good starting point for working on replacing it
with free firmware. So letting people use it in the meantime so they can work on replacing it makes
But the hardware with non-free firmware in ROM or Flash -- who knows if you can even replace
that at all! Might as well toss that hardware out, you'll probably never get free firmware for it! So
you surely don't need to include any support whatsoever for *that*.