you should get 1. shame 2.life
many people either don't have a personal laptop or can't afford to test things with a personal laptop
what a 30 pound or euro soc allows them to do is do whatever they want without fear of bricking their expensive laptops
Once you look beyond, you'll find other fora that will indicate not all is well in RPi land. See http://www.element14.com/community/thread/19436 for example.
IMHO, the RPi is dead and buried.
but you at least oversee that, and they did lie:
again:but it does actually mean that the BCM2835 used in the Raspberry Pi is the first ARM-based multimedia SoC with fully-functional, vendor-provided (as opposed to partial, reverse engineered) fully open-source drivers, and that Broadcom is the first vendor to open their mobile GPU drivers up in this way.
they said additionaly something about userspace some lines before that, so they said in your definition the truth and a big fuchin lie in on paragraph... so yes its allowed to be pissed of them. And at least, if you think that people are forgiving enough to you that you release a pseudo-free driver, with a firmware which anybody did know and is evil... but at least less evil you would think... then they just take all functionality to the firmware and make a wrapper around it basicly when I understand it right. Its just a pure marketing shit... in that defintion, you could even say that nvidia made some opensource drivers, because they released sourcecode to compile the kernel-stuff for other kernels...fully open-source drivers
Broadcom it could not be true...
But to try to sell more stuff with making lies about your openess... is just immoral in the purest... if you want to make money because of your "openess" make it really open, or just say, you want/cant do it because you suck, and only people who want to be enslaved should buy your stuff... so ok so explizit no company would say that... but at least dont say the oposite when its a clear lie...
Raspberry Pi and Broadcom are liars. That's true. I don't hate Raspberry Pi board, but I hate their marketing attempts. It's silly.
Ok geniuses, you're RIGHT!!!