> it was about the definition of "FSFLA open core," a very poorly thought-out concept.
Or rather poorly understood.
You seem to be dismissing that, in order for the combination of Free and non-Free Software to fit the Free Bait definition, the non-Free add-on must be offered by a distributor or contributor (community member in the announcement) of the Free core.
So, if we don't distribute the non-Free add-ons, we don't engage in Free Bait. If someone else who participates in Linux-libre did offer the combination, he'd be engaging in Free Baiting. A third party that offered only the add-ons would be just a regular non-Free Software distributor.
As for allowing users any freedom, I don't understand what that means. I'd understand *respecting* users' freedom, and we certainly don't fail to respect any such freedoms, because we don't prevent users from exercising the freedom. We don't set roadblocks, we just refrain from helping them get themselves trapped. If they install the non-Free software themselves, be it drivers or firmware, we won't stop them from running it (although, for current technical limitations, users might have to install a separate Free driver in order to use the corresponding non-Free firmware). That's not an attack on anyone's freedom, although some might resent the inconvenience.
As for embarrassment, you should be embarrassed of parroting this straw man one more time. After my stating several times that I don't hold that position and explaining why, you're just showing that you're not paying sufficient attention. If you want to take part in intelligent conversation, please pay some more attention.