[OpenWrt-Devel] [LEDE-DEV] FCC regulatory compliance

Eric Schultz eschultz at prplfoundation.org
Wed Sep 21 12:22:36 EDT 2016


I'm pleased to hear about  interest in addressing the effects of the FCC
rules on free and open source software. I'd be happy to facilitate and
organize a subgroup to address this topic both with interested
OpenWrt/LEDE members as well as other interested parties in the open
source and related technology communities. During my activism on this
topic both at prpl and on my own, I've built a number of contacts and
relationships that would valuable to bring to this discussion. We do
have a running topic on the prplwrt Weekly meeting about the regulatory
issue (connection info at http://wiki.prplfoundation.org/wiki/Prplwrt)
so we'd be happy to have you join there and discuss this topic as well
and what ideas you have and how we can move this forward.


On 09/20/2016 04:27 PM, Ryan Nowakowski wrote:
> As you know, the FCC is enforcing rules around securing regulatory and DFS
> behavior and that is affecting how manufacturers respond to end-user
> re-flashing. We're aware of some suggestions that have been proposed[1], but
> some of those inherently would block re-flashing. We'd like to open discussion
> on what could be done on the chip/wi-fi firmware side that would maximize the
> opportunity to re-flash a router with the latest OpenWRT/LEDE while still
> ensuring compliance with the rules. This would most likely be for new products
> rather than the installed base.
> [1] http://wiki.prplfoundation.org/wiki/Complying_with_FCC_rules_on_Wifi#List_of_possible_methods_of_complying
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