I've just looked at this, because I want to be able to roll out distributions
from a source tree, so it is imperative that systems that I use are fully open
source. The documentation is not always clear. Documents talk of freebsd
being open source, but some documents say that the kernel contains binary
blobs. The netbsd project says on its front page that it is open source, but
other documentation states that the netbsd kernel contains binary blobs.
binary blobs <> open source
The openbsd project has a policy not to accept binary blobs in the kernel, so I
guess that is the one to choose at this time. Unfortunately, I couldn't get
openbsd to work here because of problems with my network cards. I'm trying to
build another machine with a different network card to retest this.
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