Even Linux distributions that contain only open-source applications, it turns out, often depend on proprietary firmware. Without binary blobs, common hardware like Atheros and Broadcom-based wireless cards, for example, would not work with distributions like Ubuntu. In other words, almost all of us, whether we realize it or not, still depend on proprietary software in one way or another.

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