#LVFS (Linux Vendor Firmware Service) removes yet another blocker for Linux adoption.
Thank You, Richard Hughes 👍
(shut up rms!)
@codewiz eventually Linux will become so much like Windows that people will just run Windows.
Hopefully one day we'll get rid of them thanks to project like #Coreboot and Sound Open Firmware.
But for the time being, these blobs are running on our hardware and must be updated to fix security, power management and stability bugs that affect Linux too.
@tagomago @brian @elliptic Working for the #FSF several years ago taught me that you rarely win a war by painting yourself into a corner where you abstain from using any modern technology which is highly relevant to users (cell phones, tablets, game consoles, and even the majority of the web).
@tagomago @brian @elliptic While the FSF advocates purism and can only recommend old laptops which aren't even being produced any more, RedHat and Canonical have been hard at work to ensure that users can buy any laptop from Lenovo and Dell and get Linux preinstalled with all the hardware 100% working. This is a huge leap for millions of non-technical users who would otherwise be forced into Windows or macOS.
But we can't seriously expect everyone to go through this just in the name of freedom:
I had fun, but our free time for hacking would be better spent working with large OEMs to remove any remaining barriers to mass adoption of Coreboot.
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