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Sign our open letter about the right to install any software on any device


More than 100 civil society organisations across sectors have already signed our open letter about “The universal right to install any software on any device”. Now, in the European Week for Waste Reduction, we open up the letter to be signed by individuals. Join our cause and make your voice heard!

The European Union is about to redefine its ecodesign criteria for products within several legislative proposals in the upcoming months. The European Commission has already published a proposal for the “Sustainable Products Initiative” as well as the “Directive on empowering consumers for the green transition”. Now it is time for the European Parliament and Council to start its reading and come to a conclusion. We have written an open letter to help them do things right and use the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) to make our voice heard!

Sign the letter now!

We want users to have the “The universal right to install any software on any device” because the possibility to install a Free Software operating system can help users to overcome software obsolescence and to extend hardware lifetimes. That is why the universal right to freely choose operating systems, software and services is crucial for a more sustainable digital society.

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The Open Letter about the universal right to install any software on any device was written by the FSFE and has been backed and signed by more than 100 civil society organisations. We want users to have the right to hardware and to keep using their software as long as they want. Together we demand that: