The "About FreeBSD" page (https://www.freebsd.org/about.html) claims:
"FreeBSD is available free of charge and comes with full source code."
The "full source code" part is unfortunately false as FreeBSD
contains sourceless host and microcode.
Please clarify what you think "Works As Intended".
I did not file this bug against the non-free binary blobs
in base, but against the website which incorrectly claims
that FreeBSD "comes with full source code".
To fix this bug, the sentence could be reworded to something
like: "FreeBSD is available free of charge, parts of it come
with source code."
You elided the first half of the sentence: "While you might expect an operating system with these features to sell for a high price,"
Clearly the reference is to other *operating systems*, which cost money or don't ship their source (Windows). Perhaps the reference is dated.
FreeBSD ships the full source of the operating system FreeeBSD releases. You get everything we get. We are generally not interested in tilting against the "binary firmware blobs aren't open source!" windmill.
Thanks for the clarification.
Obviously I still consider the sentence false and misleading,
but at least it's clear to me now that you disagree.
FYI, I'm reasonably sure that if you get Windows from a vendor
other than Microsoft itself, you get all the sources the vendor
has as well.
A commit references this bug:
Date: Tue Aug 2 21:53:12 UTC 2016
New revision: 49208
update description of included source code on about page
Avoid quibbling over device firmware files that do not include source
code. It's clear from the context that this (perhaps dated) paragraph
is making a comparison to closed-source operating systems, but the
sentence may be interpreted differently in 2016.
Reviewed by: wblock
Differential Revision: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D5628