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.
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