Yes, the FCC Might Ban Your Operating System


What could possibly make thousands of FLOSS advocates, ham radio operators, researchers and physicians stand together? One obscure FCC rulemaking proposal on wireless radios. Eric Schultz, one of the leaders of the Save Wifi Initiative, discusses the details of the extreme proposals of FCC. You'll learn why the FCC is taking freedom away from users, the history of regulators quietly locking down wireless radios and how it's unintentionally extending to a lockdown of the operating systems of devices. Additionally, Eric will discuss the dangerous ramifications from proposed technological solutions, including signed radio firmware.

Ballroom H
Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 16:30 to 17:30