"The issue of binary kernel blobs cropped up on the gNewSense
Mailing list recently. The discussion I saw was friendly enough,
but the real benefit for me was that I got to see just why kernel
blobs are so, well... contentious.
"Just imagine, if you will, watching the discussion unfold
before your very eyes--or part of it anyway. A BLAG developer
suggests some kernel blobs are actually GPL'ed--their source is
directly in the kernel--and that the gNewSense team should most
likely feel free to keep them in the distribution..."