I'm sad to say that my new #laptop still needs non-free firmware blobs for working WiFi, Bluetooth, audio, and power management. Now #Debian will include those in the installer. Are we losing this #FreeSoftware fight? At least the graphics driver is #free and included in upstream Linux, that is progress. I specifically avoided #nvidia for that purpose.
How are others feeling on the firmware blob fight?
@eighthave I hope that a lot of firmware will get open source just out of the legal requirement to provide multi-year updates. We will see how that will work out...
@Werhaus Yeah I think that is a great idea for regulation that can really provide a lot of benefits.
@eighthave I am hoping very much, that we can have free hardware from Purism and others at some point. Years ago I bought an X200 from the fantastic minifree shop. A really nice little machine. I found, that I can use that quite well for some programming and when I travel anywhere. It is a bit heavy for many people probably. But it is worth its weight in my opinion. I am worried about what to buy, if Purism or any others do not deliver and we run out of those old machines.