crowdfunding to create Right to Repair laws in the USA
bobafetthotmail at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 01:22:07 BST 2021
What is "beginning to be enforced" from 2021? They barely approved a
generic list of intents and a promise to do something about it by 2030.
What is in the list is still very vague and easy to abuse. It's going to
take a few years to see anything resembling a law come from that.
Don't get me wrong, it's still better than the US where the whole "Right
to Repair" movement isn't even taken seriously, but it's still not
anywhere near the "enforcment" part.
See for example the breakdown of what was done, from the EU-based Right
to Repair movement website
On 05/04/21 13:15, Mauro Mozzarelli wrote:
> 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 lists.openwrt.org on behalf of bobafetthotmail at gmail.com> 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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