you certify a wireless card with an onboard firmware blob as "RYF" but don't certify basically exactly the same card with the same firmware when it's loaded by the OS. how can a wifi card with actual blobs on it be "freedom respecting" but rust isn't because [checks notes] you'd have to rebrand forks??? what?????
@haskal the argument I've seen is that requiring the OS to load it means the manufacturer can restrict distribution of the blob & if they disappear you can't load it, but if it's preloaded then the device is guaranteed to work