Ubuntu's Mark Shuttleworth is now in search of the ultimate free (as in freedom) version of Linux. What this means is that every component of the , from the kernel (which is free and open), to all drivers and even the BIOS, should be open and freely available (the code, that is). However, I do not know what makes this different from GNewsense, which started several months ago.
Personally, I think this is a good thing but I am a bit concerned about companies that develop drivers for video cards, scanners, printers, etc. They might just shy away of Linux to keep their intellectual property from being opened to the public and not earn royalties off of it.
What do you think?