FSFE open letter "The universal right to install any software on any device"

The FSFE (the european counter part to the Free Software Fundation) has published an open letter calling the EU to enfore device manufacturers to publish drivers sourcecode, and provide ways to unlock bootloaders and allow to install new software on older devices.

Would Haiku inc consider signing it? I think it is in line with what we’re trying to do with Haiku and some of the challenges we face.


This is all good and well, but we all know 2 things are true

  1. They’ll throw copyright and patent law arguments at it

  2. It actually violates certain military treaty’s regarding the security of electronics in terms of comiute power etc.

I’m all for it, I just don’t think it’ll go anywhere.

But trying won’t hurt

The letter looks quite good, would be nice if Haiku Inc would sign it indeed! Maybe the HSA could sign it aswell? (maybe the HSA is more relevant in this context even)

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Sounds like something we have an interest in, indeed. CC the Inc. BoD: @axeld, @leavengood, @kallisti5, @anevilyak, @jessicah.

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This looks great.

I have sent an email from the Haiku, Inc. Gmail account indicating our support and signing of the letter.


As an update our logo and name finally showed up in the letter :smiley:


Yay, wouldn’t even think about asking here. Cool :slight_smile: