crowdfunding to create Right to Repair laws in the USA

Mauro Mozzarelli mauro at
Mon Apr 5 12:15:37 BST 2021

Just to clarify: 'Right to Repair' is already a law in the European Union. It is beginning to be enforced from 2021 and it will go through further evolution steps.

On 03/04/2021, 22:40, "openwrt-devel on behalf of Alberto Bursi" <openwrt-devel-bounces at on behalf of bobafetthotmail at> 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.


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