[Battlemesh] Chilling effect - Lockdown (FCC/EU)

Benjamin Henrion zoobab at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 10:39:28 CET 2016

On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 10:27 AM, fboehm <fboehm at aon.at> wrote:
> Am 17.02.2016 um 20:49 schrieb Adam Longwill:
>> Meta Mesh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is going to be working on a blog
>> post which we will then shop to media outlets here in the US.
>> That list you mentioned is exactly one of the things we'd like to put
>> together- but we'd sure like help compiling it if you're aware of
>> manufacturers doing this activity. I don't know if "shame" is the right
>> word, but technical people should be made aware of this "easy way out"
>> that the manufacturers are taking.
>> Adam
>> On Wed, Feb 17, 2016 at 2:23 PM, Juliusz Chroboczek
>> <jch at pps.univ-paris-diderot.fr <mailto:jch at pps.univ-paris-diderot.fr>>
>> wrote:
>>     > New AC APs with lockdown from Ubiquiti:
>>     >
>> >http://lists.prplfoundation.org/pipermail/fcc/2015-November/000462.html
>>     Grr.
>>     Is anyone working on compiling and publicising a list of
>>     manufacturers who
>>     do this kind of nonsense?  The time may have come to start a
>> grassroots
>>     campaign to publicly shame manufacturers of DRM-encumbered routers.
>>     -- Juliusz
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> What about manufacturers like www.8devices.com? They are working on 5GHz
> equipment currently and aren't focused on end-users. Therefore I assume no
> firmware lockdown.
> Why not buy from such companies and support them to produce more/better
> products for our needs. It doesn't seem to be rewarding to buy from the
> cheapest manufacturers and think that we have a stake in their decision
> making process. Who needs TP-Link?

You would have to find a vendor that is not interested in selling in the US/EU.

Good luck.

Benjamin Henrion <bhenrion at ffii.org>
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