Adam Stroud wrote:
I have been using both Open and Free BSD for a few years. Here is a Quick question about FreeBSD and the use of third party closed source binary drivers (known as "blob" to the OpenBSD community). I was just doing some reading on the OpenBSD website about their views on third closed source drivers (they are completely against them). Are the FreeBSD developers/community also against the use of closed drivers? Are these type of drivers currently being used in FreeBSD? Any comments/pointers to relevant information would be greatly appreciated.


I think that anyone in the OSS community fundamentally are against blobs - an OSS driver is always prefered. But some have a more pragmatic approach. The NDIS project (aka project evil) is an example of a pragmatic approach that allows users to use blobs.

Erik

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