Contributed by robert on from the fight them dept.
The current story is all about vendor-compiled binary drivers.
These vendors are trying to force us to use their binary only drivers and they do not even bother to release source code or documentation of their drivers.
It is really hard to write good device drivers without documentation so there are two ways ahead of us.
In the past couple of months the nfe(4) binary driver has been reverse engineered by two of our developers.
And yes... they *did not get any* documentation or help from NVIDIA.
It is really important for OpenBSD to only include dirvers that are fully open source because this way everyone is allowed to check the quality of the code, or look for bugs and fix them. There is no way to do these in blobs.
So the basic story of the 3.9 song is the following:
Blobby was found as a baby on an beach, washed to shore like an oil slick. He grew up and started getting very rich, very greedy, and everyone became addicted to his blobs. Eventually everything was dependent on him. Puffy tries to solve the blob problem, but finds out that it has gone too far, and unless users start helping us fight the blob, the blob will win.
You can also use a mirror for downloading the song instead
of using the main FTP server until the files are getting mirrored:
song39.ogg (main site)
song39.mp3 (main site)
song39.ogg (mirror site)
song39.mp3 (mirror site)
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