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[–] 2154907? 2 points 120 points (+122|-2) ago 

There is still time to give input to prevent this. See the notice of proposed rulemaking in the right side of this page and the order above it extends the comment and comment reply period to October 9, and November 9, 2015 respectively.

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[–] k3ksninja 4 points 68 points (+72|-4) ago  (edited ago)

Let's do it guys! This is seriously fucked up. We can't let them start banning open source. Its the only software we can trust at this stage.

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[–] mindful 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Clicking on your link leads to a dead end.

"Not Found

The requested object does not exist on this server. The link you followed is either outdated, inaccurate, or the server has been instructed not to let you have it."

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[–] noblefool 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Likewise, leads to nowhere for me. (Was interested to see at least)

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[–] Bainshie 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Does anyone have an actual link to the proposed FCC ruling? None of the links posts link towards the primary source.

The main reason is I'm doubting this has anything to do with "open source", as the quoted sections in the OP only mentioned authorized software. As there is seemingly no reason why open source can't become authorized (See: Linux), there is a very good chance that this is nothing more than a simple regulation in order to stop routers doing illegal things (Such as wifi jamming, which has become and issue with certain hotels).

However I can't confirm this without the primary source, as frankly it wouldn't be the first time that a conspiracy nutter site has taken a primary source out of context, and then voat ate it all up /v/conspiracunt style

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[–] 2160845? 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

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[–] Troll 2 points 85 points (+87|-2) ago 

That's fascism.

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[–] Psycs 2 points 29 points (+31|-2) ago 

United States Government & Co.

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[–] calico 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

Well said.

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[–] thuglas 0 points 78 points (+78|-0) ago  (edited ago)

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[–] imbadatthis 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Yes, please submit your comment!

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[–] OriginalReaper 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

holy shit, filing a complaint documents name and address. superb.

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[–] thuglas 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

True.

It is the cost of direct action unfortunately

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[–] 7CheeseSundae 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

even the site is pretty dated looking

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[–] Gake_The_Cake 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Isn't that about RF devices and not open source?

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[–] Lonecrowe 0 points 58 points (+58|-0) ago 

Open source is the most moral approach to anything on this planet. It is open to ridicule, open to improvement, open to praise and transparent for all to see.

If the FCC wants to close the code it means they want to HIDE something.

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[–] Caboose_Calloway 0 points 36 points (+36|-0) ago 

They want to hide the backdoors.

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[–] Chance 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

Open to ridicule, open to improvement, open to praise, and transparent for all to see.

Well then, it's no wonder why US companies/gov would hate it then.

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[–] freedumbz 1 points 47 points (+48|-1) ago 

Is it far fetched to bet that Microsoft or another big name in networking hardware had a hand in this? Anyone with a beef with open source would fit the bill.

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[–] Gamio 0 points 95 points (+95|-0) ago 

Its more than likely Cisco, can't have 20 thousand dollar routers being outclassed by a linux box built for less than quarter the price.

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[–] dabork 0 points 44 points (+44|-0) ago 

This is the likely answer. Cisco holds massive amounts of market share in the networking world and it has already been confirmed that the NSA has installed backdoor access in most of their products so it only makes sense they would want to close the door on open source and basically force you to use their compromised equipment.

Also money.

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[–] ABastionOfFreeSpeech 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Well there's already that in the form of Mikrotiks. $400 routers that have features that Cisco charges thousands for (MPLS and BGP)

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[–] fairdreamer 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago  (edited ago)

As annoying as Microsoft has been, I don't think it is them. They have been promoting IoT, raspberry pi, etc. and gave $70 million to cyanogen (from cyanogenmod which is an open source android mod for smart phones).

My guess is someone at the FCC saw something like the long range WIFI hack someone did a while back. Or ATT/Verizon/NSA doesn't want users installing open source software on phones used on their network. Google probably doesn't want to loose control of android either.

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[–] crashman 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Microsoft is probably doing all this shit to cover up. Don't give them an inch of your trust.

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[–] freedumbz 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

I think you might be right. In light of recent issues it's easy to point the finger at Microsoft and say "there's the vampire" when there are many others with similar goals.

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[–] thrus 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I would like to also suggest that we not dismiss Hanlon's Razor

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[–] libroj 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

They can't be dumb enough to try this. The lockdoowns will most likely be hacked quickly anyways.

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[–] DeliciousGuave 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

Remember this? I am willing to be they will try and succeed in pretty much fucking any kind of libre or open source alternative to their FCC approved shit.

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[–] RedditSucksNow 2 points 6 points (+8|-2) ago 

That either violated signal strength regulations (using 900MHz to connect to other routers "miles away") or they realized that it was much simpler getting people to use ToR.

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[–] chags 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I know I'm throwing kinda a slippery slope here, but once they regulate it, any circumvention will be automatically suspect. I know, FCC just regulates frequencies and stuff, but why this little guy is using unapproved software in his hardware?

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[–] De1WvO3Ndc8jTldFhaA6 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

Go ahead, make yourself irrelevant USA.

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[–] 2172662? 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Working on it.

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[–] Raymond 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

Wouldn't this make all Android phones against FCC rules?

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[–] RedditSucksNow 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

As far as I know, the code that controls radio strength is closed source.