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For almost five years, we have been doing the exercise of replacing stock OS on phones. We can tell first hand how oftentimes unnecessarily difficult/impossible it is. In the interest of reducing the insane amount of e-waste and truly being in control of our devices, we need laws that allow us to install any software on any device!

Thanks to @fsfe for writing a nice open letter about just that, we happily signed it:

fsfe.org/activities/upcyclinga

@frankie @postmarketOS @fsfe #Replicant and #LineageOS should also sign that. Normally I’d suggest #maemo as well, but perhaps it’s better if they stay irrelevant now that they’ve become a closed community (blocking tor) & their website has become dysfunctional (can’t even read the news).

@postmarketOS

@tuxedocomputers and @purism maybe also for you?

Maybe additionally, hopefully some day, dropping support for a product will lead to a legal obligation to opensource it.

@postmarketOS
I reached out to Samsung Support about rooting one of my phones, and they said no. Granted, they did say it was for security reasons, but still.
@fsfe

@postmarketOS @fsfe
I do hope this goes through as where I live (the US) sees many benefits by proxy from what the EU accomplishes with phones.

I'm still happy about forcing them to use universal wires.

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