Texto del artículo:Tehnoetic wireless USB adapter now FSF-certified to respect your freedom
The RYF certification mark is awarded to products that meet the FSF's
standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and
privacy. The TET-N150 can be purchased from Tehnoetic's online store.
"I founded Tehnoetic in order to give users the means to run fully
free systems and to promote ethical businesses that support the work
of the free software community. I hope that Tehnoetic will complement
and support my work at Funda?ia Ceata, a Romanian foundation
dedicated to defending and promoting digital freedoms and aligned with
the philosophy of the GNU Project," stated Tehnoetic's founder,
Tiberiu C. Turbureanu.
Software certification of the device focused primarily on the firmware
for the Atheros AR9271 chip used on the adapter. This firmware is
packaged in Linux-libre, the kernel used by several free
GNU/Linux distributions. This is the same chipset used by the
ThinkPenguin TPE-N150USB USB wireless adapter which was also awarded
RYF certification in April 2013. While others may sell wireless USB
adapters with this same chipset, if they do not bear the RYF
certification mark, the device may be packaged with or recommend the
use of nonfree software. This is why FSF endorsement of a hardware
product is on a per seller basis rather than a blanket endorsement of
a particular hardware model or chipset.
"The availability of freedom-respecting wireless networking devices is
important because at present, the WiFi devices that ship with nearly
all laptops and PCs require proprietary software. This is a major
obstacle for users seeking to install a 100% free software GNU/Linux
distro, because for most people, WiFi is an essential feature. So, it
is exciting that we can now direct any such user from around the globe
to two different sellers on two different continents that offer a
small and convenient USB WiFi adapter," stated Joshua Gay, FSF
Licensing & Compliance Manager.
To learn more about the Respects Your Freedom hardware certification,
including details on the certification of the TET-N150 wireless USB
adapter, as well as information on the driver and firmware for the
device, visit https://www.fsf.org/ryf. Hardware sellers interested in
applying for certification can consult
Subscribers to the FSF's Free Software Supporter newsletter
will receive announcements about future Respects Your Freedom
The Free Software Foundation, founded in 1985, is dedicated to
promoting computer users' right to use, study, copy, modify, and
redistribute computer programs. The FSF promotes the development and
use of free (as in freedom) software -- particularly the GNU operating
system and its GNU/Linux variants -- and free documentation for free
software. The FSF also helps to spread awareness of the ethical and
political issues of freedom in the use of software, and its Web sites,
located at fsf.org and gnu.org, are an important source of information
about GNU/Linux. Donations to support the FSF's work can be made at
https://donate.fsf.org. Its headquarters are in Boston, MA, USA.
Tehnoetic is a Romanian technologically ethical online shop targeting
the EU market, http://www.tehnoetic.com, and is owned and operated by
Turbureanu Tiberiu-Constantin PFA.
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