> there's another freedom that we shouldn't forget: The freedom to not
sweat the small stuff
Great quote! I remember the days of scouring Fry's entire inventory
looking for the few remaining 3com cards with Tulip chipsets. Of buying,
installing, and returning motherboards until you find one that can boot.
Those were rough days. I'm glad they're mostly over (802.11N, I'm looking
If this project was more Harald Welte style, where one would contact
companies and trying to get them to release firmware, then rewrite the
firmwares of those that refuse, I would definitely get excited by it. I
might even help out.
However, simply removing firmware blobs from your own kernel is unlikely to
be noticed by any company or do any good in the world, but it WILL make it
much harder to get a fully functional computer. I fail to see the upside.
If you're simply trying to get that nice clean FLOSS feeling, you can get
that today! Just make the effort to buy the right hardware. What does it
matter if there are non-free firmware blobs available to the kernel if none
of them are being loaded?