[johns at fsf.org: Universities requiring you to use proprietary software for wireless?]

Michael Groß mgross at junetz.de
Tue Nov 21 10:34:39 UTC 2006

The Universitiy of Frankfurt/Main not only wants you to use non-free
(Nortel), you also have to pay for it if you are non-windows user (130
Euros afaik), windows licences, however, are free for students and staff.
There is also a wpa encrypted network, however it is not working everywhere
(no access via wpa in the libraries!) and support is only granted for AIX
and Redhat; the computer centre actually refused to help me set it up on my
linux laptop!


Michael Kallas <michael.kallas at web.de> schrieb:

> Hi,
>> Von: Matthias Kirschner <mk at fsfe.org>
>> Gesendet: 15.11.06 13:37:23
>> Hi everybody,
>> I do not know if you also received this, but perhaps you can help to get
>> a list of universities which force people to use non-free software to
>> access the wireless network.
> University of Cologne also tells people by default to use non-free
> software (from Cisco), but they now also have a documentation [1]
> (german only) about using the free alternative vpnc.
> Best wishes
> Michael
> [1] http://www.uni-koeln.de/rrzk/netze/wlan/linux/debian/ruehmkorf.html
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Michael Groß
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