[ubuntu-ar] OT: FSF Certifica ThinkPenguin USB Wifi adapter with Atheros chip como Libre

Maxi maximiliano.duarte at gmail.com
Tue Apr 30 09:43:36 UTC 2013

Muy buena noticia para la comunidad, certificaron un adaptador Wifi usb
totalmente libre. en la direccion mas abajo pueden ver detalles del
adaptador. Espero se extienda a minipci para que empiece a venir en las

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From: Free Software Foundation <info en fsf.org>
Date: 2013/4/30
Subject: FSF-certified to Respect Your Freedom: ThinkPenguin USB Wifi
adapter with Atheros chip
To: Maximiliano Duarte <maximiliano.duarte en gmail.com>

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA — Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 — 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 http://www.thinkpenguin.com/TPE-N150USB.
Software certification focused primarily on the firmware for the Atheros
AR9271 chip used on the adapter.

ThinkPenguin's founder and CEO, Christopher Waid, accepted the
certification: "ThinkPenguin, Inc. was founded with the goal of making free
software more easily adoptable by the masses. Today I'm proud to say we are
one step closer in achieving that goal. Not only do we have a product
catalog that works with free software, but there is a reputable
certification process to help users distinguish the good from the bad."

Only a handful of 802.11 wireless devices have both free software drivers
and free firmware, so the need for wireless networking cards has been a
major obstacle preventing people from running a completely free GNU/Linux
operating system. Additionally, because many machines now come with a
blacklist in their boot firmware that severely limits what internal
wireless cards users can install, external USB devices are sometimes the
best or only option.

Furthermore, even when a given wireless device is supported by free
software, few sellers of such devices publish that information. The FSF
supports http://h-node.org, a database of hardware compatible with free
software, as a resource where users can find and share information about
compatibility to help their purchasing decisions. But RYF certification
goes beyond that. It is reserved for companies who promise not only that
their certified device is and will continue to be compatible with free
software operating systems, but also to promote this fact to their
potential customers.

The TPE-N150USB Wireless N USB adapter chipset, Atheros AR9271, was
developed by Qualcomm Atheros (QCA).

FSF's executive director, John Sullivan, said, "The FSF is grateful to the
QCA team for publishing the firmware for this device as free software. Much
credit also goes to Christopher Waid of ThinkPenguin for his central role
in making this collaboration successful. At QCA, we especially want to
acknowledge Adrian Chadd for his development work on the firmware and
driver, and Luis Rodriguez for his related legal and policy work. We hope
others will follow the example set by these two companies working together."

Once QCA published the firmware, free software developers, including Jason
Self, Rubén Rodríguez, and Alexandre Oliva, completed the work of packaging
it as part of the Linux-libre kernel for Trisquel, Parabola GNU/Linux, and
other FSF-endorsed distributions <http://gnu.org/distros>.

The TPE-N150USB is the second product to be awarded RYF certification. The
first certification was awarded in October 2012 to the LulzBot
AO-100/AO-101 3D printer sold by Colorado-based Aleph Objects, Inc.

To learn more about the Respects Your Freedom hardware certification,
including details on the certification of the TPE-N150USB Wireless N USB
adapter, as well as information on the driver and firmware for the device,
visit http://www.fsf.org/ryf. Hardware sellers interested in applying for
certification can consult

Subscribers to the FSF's *Free Software Supporter*
<http://www.fsf.org/fss>newsletter will receive announcements about
future Respects Your Freedom
About the Free Software Foundation

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 http://donate.fsf.org. Its headquarters are in
Boston, MA, USA.
About ThinkPenguin, Inc

Started by Christopher Waid, founder and CEO, ThinkPenguin, Inc. is a
consumer-driven company with a mission to bring free software to the
masses. At the core of company is a catalog of computers and accessories
with broad support for GNU/Linux. The company provides technical support
for end-users and works with the community, distributions, and upstream
projects to make GNU/Linux all that it can be.
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