[Lugcast] 1. FCC Rules that block using open source firmware (Jason van Gumster)

Fifty OneFifty fiftyonefifty at linuxbasement.com
Wed Aug 5 05:50:28 EDT 2015


This is literally the scariest dammed thing I've seen from the Fed in years
and if it goes through I've bought my last consumer router.
5150

On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 11:00 AM, <lugcast-request at linuxlugcast.com> wrote:

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>    1. FCC Rules that block using open source firmware
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> Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2015 13:36:53 -0400
> From: Jason van Gumster <fweeb at monsterjavaguns.com>
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> Subject: [Lugcast] FCC Rules that block using open source firmware
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> Here's a fun little discussion nugget:
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>   http://www.infoq.com/news/2015/07/FCC-Blocks-Open-Source
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> It would seem that that the FCC has enacted some new rules that prevent
> the use
> of open source firmware on wifi devices... going so far as to explicitly
> name
> DD-WRT in the rules document.
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> Apparently the motivation here is to preemptively enforce spectrum/power
> regulations... since the hooligans who use open source apparently can't be
> trusted to adhere to rules and laws.
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> So... are you ready to have router DRM?
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