Secondly, FreeBSD is still open source, but since the kernel is not copyleft it can be shipped with binary drivers, or kernel components under a GPLv2 incompatible license (e.g. the CDDL and GPLv3) in comparison to the Linux kernel which legally can't.
Though that hasn't stopped Samsung and the like from doing it anyway with their Android devices, if anything you should be more outraged at the fact that they're committing a copyright violation and getting away with it.
Actually completely right. You're joking me? One post from 1999 does not represent the *BSD developers or the general user base. A small percentage of users will do foolish things like but that is expected. Enough fools will sell their soul for a chocolate bar. Even Linux based OS's do the right thing and do not utilize binary blobs by default, which is what matters. If someone wants to do stupid things after that fact that is your business.