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FSF certifies ThinkPenguin USB Wifi adapter with Atheros chip to be free software friendly

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the TPE-N150USB Wireless N USB Adapter, sold by ThinkPenguin. The RYF certification mark means that the product meets the FSF's standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and privacy. The TPE-N150USB can be purchased from

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Created by dpic 4 years 36 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 36 weeks ago
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How Proprietary Software prevents Free Software innovation

There has been this argument in the community for a while that using some non-free software to further the Free Software advocacy might be a useful thing. As an example say you have a graphics card that there is no Free Software driver for. Then using a proprietary driver and therefore being able to use a mostly free software OS becomes justifiable.

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Created by drascus321 6 years 42 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 42 weeks ago
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Atheros Hardware Abstraction Layer Source Is Released

« With the recent discussion here on proprietary blobs in the Linux kernel, it's nice to see that today Sam Leffler has released the source for the Atheros Hardware Abstraction Layer under the ISC license, which is both GPL and BSD compatible. The Atheros chipset is used in many laptops, so this is another important step towards running a completely free distribution. »

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Created by can.axis 9 years 6 weeks ago – Made popular 9 years 6 weeks ago
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