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Stallman is correct. The Linux kernel includes several pieces of nonfree firmware for peripheral devices. This firmware is not stored on the device; it must be copied to the device every time it boots. Without the "blobs," the device can't be used. The advantage of downloading firmware to the device is that it allows updating the device by simply ...
Check wikipedia: In the context of open source software, a binary blob is a closed source binary-only driver without publicly available source code. The term usually refers to a closed-source kernel module loaded into the kernel of an open source operating system What do these do what free software can't? Nothing in theory. But in practice a hardware ...
It's only available under the licenses that Ubuntu is available under. These are non-negotiable en-masse. As for money, all the default licenses are free, many with non-monetary conditions (eg conditions if you wish to redistribute). You can add non-free software under difference licenses if you wish... But that's up to you. The components that make up ...
what are the types of licence that we can get for the Ubuntu server and if any of the editions costs money how much would that be around? Free (both as beer and as freedom) with community support. Others licences with paid support refer to the Canonical Enterprises Services page.
Ubuntu server itself is free. you might want to pay for support contracts, or additional maintanance tools (Like Landscape). For that sort of info, you should visit canonical.com
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