There recently have been some misguided calls to close up Android as an open-source project. Not only are these arguments rooted in incorrect facts, but they make the claim that it’s just up to Google. It isn’t, we all have a role.
Open source software doesn’t know borders. It doesn’t know friends, enemies, or frenemies. It doesn’t know if you’re an FSB agent, or an ISIS operative, or an FBI agent. It is also why you are able to use your iPhone or Android phone today.
Intel is taking some of their firmware, and making it a mandatory binary blob. But it’s probably not what you’re fearing.
LinuxDevices.com said over two years ago “The day when WiFi cards “just work” under Linux may be fast approaching.” Sorry, hasn’t happened yet. This is one of those things that hardcore Linux users scoff at, and everyone else says “exactly!” I have never been able to make a secure Wi-Fi connection (WPA or WPA2) on […]