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Re: Recommendations for libre WiFi-USB adapters?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Recommendations for libre WiFi-USB adapters?
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 09:38:36 +0100
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Tiberiu-Cezar Tehnoetic <address@hidden> skribis:

> Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Florian Paul Schmidt <address@hidden> skribis:
>>> this was discussed on IRC a while ago, but I couldn't find the
>>> reference to it anymore. What are some decent WiFi-USB adapters that
>>> are affordable and easy to get in Europe/Germany?
>> FWIW, I use the RYF-stamped, Atheros-based USB dongle:
> Perhaps you are actually using the AR9271 mini wifi adapter sold by
> Tehnoetic, an ethical tech shop in Europe (which sells worldwide):
> FSF's RYF certification announcement:

Right, and I must say it works well for me.  :-)

Apologies for sending the wrong link above, though my intent was not to
advertise one specific RYF product.

> Also, Tehnoetic donates 15% of sale profits* to GuixSD when customers
> choose your distro from the list of free distros of GNU. A total of $13
> USD was donated for January and February sales, but I am confident more
> and more customers will choose GuixSD for the donation.
> If it's possible, it would certainly be nice to acknowledge Tehnoetic's
> small contribution to GuixSD in the donations page:
> I believe my customers would appreciate that too, because for now they
> have to trust me when I say I donated ;-)

Woow, awesome!  I assume you are donating via the FSF-hosted page,

> Nils Gillmann <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Would it be okay to put links on the website for not-prefered,
>> but GNU and FSF endorsed hardware, like having an FAQ to explain
>> what linux-libre implies and how to get working hardware (list
>> hnode and a number of sellers there), something like this?
> I also like this idea.

For the record, I added a section in the manual that does not mention
any specific vendor, but instead links to, which in
turn links to Tehnoetic and others:

Thank you!


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