[Cerowrt-devel] New FCC requirements and CeroWrt

Eric Schultz eschultz at prplfoundation.org
Tue Dec 9 12:11:10 EST 2014


I work for the prpl Foundation, an open source foundation organized by
a number of companies, most related to MIPS. One project we work with
externally is the OpenWrt project. Recently one of our members
mentioned a new FCC requirement (described at
which requires wifi hardware devices to restrict modifications in ways
that were not previously required. Some of the suggestions the company
had internally for complying would be to use features like Secure Boot
and other types of DRM-like mechanisms to prevent routers from being
modified. This obviously would be quite bad for the OpenWrt ecosystem
so we agreed as a group
to try to provide hardware companies with a way of complying without
harming the community.

I'm looking to find individuals (and other companies!) interested in
working with myself and the foundation, companies, the OpenWrt
community and eventually regulators to provide guidance to hardware
companies on how to best comply with these rules. If you're interested
in getting involved or just would like to know more, please get in
touch with me. We want to make sure that routers are hackable
and we could use all the help we can get.

Thanks and I look forward to working with you,


Eric Schultz, Community Manager, prpl Foundation
eschultz at prplfoundation.org
cell: 920-539-0404
skype: ericschultzwi

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