@maiki This post covers the broad strokes of what is blobbed as of May.
WiFi , GPU , Boot Rom + Proprietary flashing tool.
@maiki one thing that is obvious to me is that it is the state of SoCs which is terrible for freedom right now.
Lots of project like the various single board computers and the PocketChip would use more open SoCs in a hearbeat if they existed.
Getting SoC manufacturers to understand there is a market for that is really the first step.
@satchmoz I don't know much about RISC-V. This is a confession, but I always see it in the context of *BSD folks getting excited, and that ain't me, so I filed it under: "mostly harmless"/
So I will need to look it up, but what are the broad strokes? Why would an above average OCD technologists care about RISC-V? ^_^
@satchmoz re: GNU/Gnome, yeah, me too. I mean, I kinda get it, but there seems to be a lot of effort for the same things, coming from different angles.
On one hand I wish I had all the eyes on the the code I use, and on the other hand I am glad folks are building to different philosophies.
Still better than monolithic, corporate OS design!
@maiki I think that is part of the the appeal of the BSDs for some. Each #BSD's base system is developed as a unified whole. There isnt a seperate NetBSD bootloader project independent from the kernel independent from the init system. There is just NetBSD.
Same for FreeBSD, OpenBSD, etc.
There is a unity of purpose & a unity as to what the target is there.
That & the target is Unix.
GNU/Linux sometimes targets world domination; & I get that, but sometimes that is at odds with the other goal.