Sign the open letter about the right to install any software on any device
More than 100 civil society organisations across sectors have already signed the open letter about “The universal right to install any software on any device”. In the European Week for Waste Reduction, you can now sign the letter as an individual.
The European Union is about to redefine its ecodesign criteria for products within several legislative proposals in the upcoming months.
The European Commission has already published a proposal for the “Sustainable Products Initiative” as well as the “Directive on empowering consumers for the green transition”. Now it is time for the European Parliament and Council to start its reading and come to a conclusion. The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) wrote an open letter to help them do things right and use the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) to make our voice heard!
We want users to have the “The universal right to install any software on any device” because the possibility to install a Free Software operating system can help users to overcome software obsolescence and to extend hardware lifetimes. That is why the universal right to freely choose operating systems, software and services is crucial for a more sustainable digital society.
The Open Letter about the universal right to install any software on any device was written by the FSFE and has been backed and signed by more than 100 civil society organisations. The aim is for the users to have the right to hardware and to keep using their software as long as they want. The demand of the letter is that:
- Users have the right to freely choose operating systems and software running on their devices
- Users have the right to freely choose between service providers to connect their devices with
- Devices are interoperable and compatible with open standards
- Source code of drivers, tools, and interfaces are published under a free license
The article was first published by FSFE here.
Contribution by: EDRi member, FSFE