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The FSF Has Certified A USB To Parallel Printer Cable For Respecting Your Freedom

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  • Jaxad0127
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    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post
    Where's my freedom to use the cable under Windows?
    There is no restriction on that, and product documentation can specify compatibility with them. The RYF certification doesn't want to endorse those non free OSes or imply you need to use them to use the product, hence the banning of emblems/badges for Windows, OSX, etc.

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  • andyprough
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    Originally posted by tildearrow View Post

    Where's my freedom to use the cable under Windows?
    "Compatible With MS Windows XP, Vista, and 7" - https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-lin...e-tpe-usbparal

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  • tildearrow
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    Originally posted by Michael View Post

    Actually the RYF certification process explicitly forbids RYF'ing a product that also advertises "Works with Mac" or "Works with Windows", so generally, most any manufacturer hoping to sell a lot of hardware would avoid RYF from the start.
    Where's my freedom to use the cable under Windows?

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  • xfcemint
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    Three times hoorah for the Free Software Foundation!
    All additions to the RYF hardware list are always good news. If I should ever have a need for a parallel cable, I'll know exactly where to look.
    Last edited by xfcemint; 05-16-2019, 08:58 PM.

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  • andyprough
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    Originally posted by Michael View Post

    Actually the RYF certification process explicitly forbids RYF'ing a product that also advertises "Works with Mac" or "Works with Windows", so generally, most any manufacturer hoping to sell a lot of hardware would avoid RYF from the start.
    You said "hoping to sell a lot of hardware", I did not. I said if "there is a customer with a need". Two very different situations.

    I agree - anyone looking to get rich in the present culture would explicitly sell to Mac and Windows users, but the distributor selling these items, ThinkPenguin, does not do that. They've been getting stuff certified by FSF for a long time, and I'll bet they know the needs of their customer base pretty well.

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  • Bsdisbetter
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    Originally posted by andyprough View Post

    No manufacturer or distributor is going to bother to go through the certification process unless there is a customer with a need. So, what is silly to you is important to someone else. I find it amusing that anyone would ever complain about free and open hardware.
    I find it funny people need it to be 'certified' by some foundation...

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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by andyprough View Post

    No manufacturer or distributor is going to bother to go through the certification process unless there is a customer with a need. So, what is silly to you is important to someone else. I find it amusing that anyone would ever complain about free and open hardware.
    Actually the RYF certification process explicitly forbids RYF'ing a product that also advertises "Works with Mac" or "Works with Windows", so generally, most any manufacturer hoping to sell a lot of hardware would avoid RYF from the start.

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  • andyprough
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    Originally posted by Bsdisbetter View Post

    This is the latter.
    No manufacturer or distributor is going to bother to go through the certification process unless there is a customer with a need. So, what is silly to you is important to someone else. I find it amusing that anyone would ever complain about free and open hardware.

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  • dos1
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    Can this parallel port cable actually address individual pins or does it just show up in the system as USB printer? If it's the former, then it's actually way more useful than how you paint it.

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  • Bsdisbetter
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    Originally posted by Michael View Post

    They do both good and silly things.
    This is the latter.

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