THIS FCC PROPOSAL IS NOT GOOD FOR LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM FANS!
FCC considering proposal to lock down computing devices (routers, PCs, phones, SDRs) to prevent modification
The website LibrePlanet.org reports:
Right now, the FCC is considering a proposal to require manufacturers to lock down computing devices (routers, PCs, phones) to prevent modification if they have a "modular wireless radio" or a device with an "electronic label". The rules would likely:
Restrict installation of alternative operating systems on your PC, like GNU/Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, etc.
Prevent research into advanced wireless technologies, like mesh networking and bufferbloat fixes
Ban installation of custom firmware on your Android phone
Discourage the development of alternative free and open source WiFi firmware, like OpenWrt
Infringe upon the ability of amateur radio operators to create high powered mesh networks to assist emergency personnel in a disaster.
Prevent resellers from installing firmware on routers, such as for retail WiFi hotspots or VPNs, without agreeing to any condition a manufacturer so chooses.
Take Action Now!
The FCC is asking for comments on this proposal. The most important thing you can do is comment on the FCC's proposal and tell them you want to be able to control your computing devices. Will you do this?
Comment deadline extended to October 9.
Read the full article here:-https://libreplanet.org/
See also https://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/rules-regulations-title-47https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/08/06/2015-18402/equipment-authorization-and-electronic-labeling-for-wireless-devices