Long story short, the FSF is supporting the development of a free as in freedomz cellphone. The phone is going to be consisted entirely of hardware running open source firmware, and it’s going to run a OS made from the open source parts of Android, called Replicant.
There is a problem though: The firmware the WiFi chip runs is closed source. Stallman’s solution? Make the firmware non upgradeable, so it can be treated as a circuit! (no, srsly) So, I guess that any malicious features and eavesdropping code said firmware may have (you know, the dangers Stallman insists that come with the use of proprietary software or firmware) magically become irrelevant if said software/firmware is considered as a circuit.