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?! inside the linux kernel; are there drivers !?
« on: February 15, 2021, 09:46:11 PM »
?! inside the linux kernel; are there drivers !?

https://www.phoronix.com/forums/forum/phoronix/latest-phoronix-articles/1238795-gnu-linux-libre-5-11-released-with-many-peripheral-drivers-needing-to-be-de-blobbed

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In the world of free and open-source software, the term is also borrowed to refer to proprietary device drivers, which are distributed without their source code, exclusively through binary code; in such use, the term binary blob is common, even though the first letter in the blob abbreviation already stands for binary.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_large_object

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proprietary_device_driver
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