⚠️ Heads-up: the #EU is considering ways to regulate software that runs on radio-enabled devices due concerns about interferences.
Some of their solutions could significantly harm #postmarketOS, but also related project such as #UBports, #LineageOS and #Replicant (among others).
The initiative is now seeking feedback, don't hesitate to send them yours! It seems that Non-eu citizens can contribute as well. There's not much time left, so act quickly!
@postmarketOS typical example of legislators trying to solve a nonexistent problem, while having no idea about the implications of their proposal
@postmarketOS this legislation is a good example why we need privacy respecting hardware.
We can't always rely on just installing Linux on it.
We need companies like Purism that make routers. We should try and vote with our dollars for hardware companies that respect us.
In the router industry, which terrible company do you choose: d-link, Cisco, Netgear, Huawei etc?
@postmarketOS linux (on a computer or laptop with wifi/bluetooth), openwrt, etc...
Yes, making a statement and showing that many people care is important here. If only very little people care then for sure freedom will not stand a chance.
@postmarketOS something similar has already happened in the US with negative consequences for the software freedom of #WiFi routers:
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