Respects Your Freedom Certification

The "Respects Your Freedom" certification program encourages the creation and sale of hardware that will do as much as possible to respect your freedom and your privacy, and will ensure that you have control over your device.

The desire to own a computer or device and have full control over it, to know that you are not being spied on or tracked, to run any software you wish without asking permission, and to share with friends without worrying about Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) -- these are the desires of millions of people who care about the future of technology and our society.

Unfortunately, hardware manufacturers have until now relied on close cooperation with proprietary software companies that demanded control over their users. As citizens and as customers, we need to promote our desire for a new class of hardware -- hardware that anyone can support because it respects your freedom. That is why the Free Software Foundation launched this certification program, to find retailers committed to providing users with devices they can truly own.

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Talos II Mainboard and Talos II Lite Mainboard now FSF-certified to Respect Your Freedom

Submitted by Craig Topham on Thu, 2019-11-07 - 11:35

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, November 7th, 2019 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the Talos II and Talos II Lite mainboards, from Raptor Computing Systems, LLC. The RYF certification mark means that these products meet the FSF's standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and privacy.
 

Free Software Wireless-N Mini Router v2 from ThinkPenguin, Inc. now FSF-certified to Respect Your Freedom

Submitted by Craig Topham on Wed, 2019-09-25 - 16:45

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to the Free Software Wireless-N Mini Router v2 (TPE-R1200) from ThinkPenguin, Inc. The RYF certification mark means that these products meet the FSF's standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and privacy.

Six more devices from ThinkPenguin, Inc. now FSF-certified to Respect Your Freedom

Submitted by Craig Topham on Thu, 2019-05-16 - 15:31

BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Thursday, May 16th, 2019 -- The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to a batch of six devices from ThinkPenguin, Inc.: the Penguin USB 2.0 External USB Stereo Sound Adapter (TPE-USBSOUND), the USB to Parallel Printer Cable (TPE-USBPARAL), the PCIe eSATA / SATA 6Gbps Controller Card (TPE-PCIESATA), the 5.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express Audio Sound Card (TPE-PCIESNDCRD), the Wireless N PCI Express Dual-Band Mini Half-Height Card (TPE-NHMPCIED2), and the Penguin Wireless N Mini PCIe Card (TPE-NMPCIE).