Updates on policy goal "Consumer rights and device sovereignty"?

Giovanni Biscuolo g at xelera.eu
Wed Dec 6 11:42:19 UTC 2017

Hi Mehl,

* Max Mehl [2017-12-05 15:31:20 +0100]:

>Thanks for your interesting question.

just **hacking** :-D

># Giovanni Biscuolo [2017-12-05 12:28 +0100]:
>>please are there any updates about the 2014-2019 policy goal "Consumer
>>rights and device sovereignty" and in general about all 2014-2019 policy
>>goals https://fsfe.org/activities/policy/eu/policy-goals.html ?
>Here are just a few pointer for first reads, please feel free to ask if
>you have further questions or want to have more info on specific issues:
>* Regarding device sovereignty we are constantly working on the Radio
> Lockdown Directive [1] which is endangering the users' freedom to load
> software on their radio-capable devices.

is it please possible to add this link https://fsfe.org/activities/radiodirective/
as a "Related campaigns" one on

in general this kind of cross-references are self-explaining but if possible
a short description of "why they are linked" could be very useful to better

> There will be an update on
> fsfe.org with the latest proceedings in a few days.

fine: I hope it will be linked in a "Related news" section on the
https://fsfe.org/activities/radiodirective/ page

>* In Germany, we had a huge success with enabling consumers to use their
> own routers and modems to access the internet which wasn't legally
> guaranteed before [2].

same comments as before: please cross-reference

question: what about to extend that freedom to all EU citizens?!? :-O

I mean: what the EU commission or parliament are doing to extend this EU

>* DRM ("Digital Restriction Management") still is a huge issue for us
> although there is no actual movement on the EU level in this regard.

same comments as before: cross-reference
above that cross-reference it would be also useful to *briefly* explain why
DRM is a _huge_ obstacle to device sovereignty 

please: the fact that there is no actual movement on EU level (since when?)
should be the subject of an official update from FSFE or drm.info, with a
brief history of what was done and what is planned for the next future (if
there are plans)

>* Within the Commission's Digital Single Market strategy there's lots of
> issues which require our attention, and Polina Malaja, our Policy
> Analyst, is doing a great job defending users' rights. Our comments on
> DSM [3]

as above, could FSFE please cross-reference this on
https://fsfe.org/activities/policy/eu/policy-goals/consumer-rights.html ?

> from 2015 might give you good pointers to further readings
>* Mostly all our policy work aims to protect (Free Software) users'
> interests. Here's the latest news from this working area: [4]

ha ha: tags! sorry I did not saw them :-S

OK so: please could FSFE tag "activities" too? It would be nice to find an
"Activities" section in pages like this one

also, please add a list of related "tagged news" and "tagged events" in
"activities" pages like this one

*maybe* a little refinement of taxonomies should help to better focus on the
relations, but this could be a next step activity

>By the way, with our recently launched "Public Money, Public Code" [5]
>campaign we've also drawn some attention by politicians in the whole EU.

I really hope this campaign will contribute to make the EU _and_ local
policy makers realize they are _globally_ regulating in a **very**
contradictory way

>With freeing publicly financed software we hope to secure citizens'
>personal data on a large scale.

more on this would be totally off-topic here, so I refrain from comments :-)

thank you for the updates

Giovanni Biscuolo
Xelera - IT infrastructures

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