crowdfunding to create Right to Repair laws in the USA

Torbjörn Jansson torbjorn at
Sun Apr 4 06:57:35 BST 2021

On 2021-04-03 23:37, Alberto Bursi wrote:
> A few days ago, Louis Rossmann, a relatively famous person in the electronics 
> repair community has started a fundraiser to get the Right to Repair movement's 
> goals passed into law though a "direct ballot initiative" in the USA.  It's a 
> way to create a law that is bypassing politicians and asking directly to the 
> citizens decide if they want it or not with their vote in a referendum.
> This is at least partially relevant for OpenWrt and I think it's interesting 
> for many in our community.
> Right to Repair involves outlawing software restrictions that lock down devices 
> to prevent independent repair or modification of the devices you have bought 
> (and own).
> It also involves requiring that devices are designed to be serviced/repaired, 
> and making technical documentation/parts available.
> While Louis is in the USA, such laws would have an effect in the rest of the 
> western world as well.
> He has been lobbying for Right to Repair with US politicians for many years 
> without much success, while also owning and growing an electronic board repair 
> businness.
> Most of what he did and does, and also the board repair he teaches, can be 
> found in is in his youtube channel, 
> The video where he summarizes his story and more information about the 
> crowfunding and its goals are here
> In case anyone wants to donate to the cause, the crowdfunding page is here.
> -Alberto

why did you put this mail in the thread for "zram-swap: clean up the makefile"?

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