Why buy copyleft hardware

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  • best environment for free software
  • maintainable software extends the lifetime of devices
  • protection from unknown backdoors and tracking
  • you are in full control of your device, what software runs, what it does or does not do
  • If something works well for you, it might work well for others. With copyleft hardware you can seamlessly turn your passion into a business at any time. No need to get permissions, licenses (you have the license already), or pay royalties.
  • some protection against vendor lock-in, planned obsolescence
  • access to mechanical and electrical documentation helps repair and recycling
  • because you are able to fix or modify stuff you buy, not rely on the whim of the manufacturer
  • you may find faults somehow less irritating when you know you could fix them if you could be bothered
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