"It's firmware, not drivers."
OK, I'm a little unclear on this. My understanding is that firmware is
software permanently burned onto chip on the hardware (eg BIOS), while
drivers are software parts of the OS that allow the kernel to communicate
with (and thus "drive") the hardware. I further understood that while all
firmware is proprietary, except perhaps in hardware made by the Open Hardware
movement, some hardware works with libre drivers anyway. Where that's not the
case, users must either allow proprietary drivers in their copy of the Linux
kernel as binary blobs, or accept that they can't use that hardware with
Where am I going wrong here?