[Assist] Objet

192.ejaj at netcmail.com 192.ejaj at netcmail.com
Mon Oct 16 21:56:06 BST 2017

> On Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:08:27 +0200 (CEST)
> 192.ejaj at netcmail.com wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I want to find and buy a "libre" wireless usb stick but I can not
> > find it.
> that wiki page is just giving a recommendation - those are not the only
> devices that will work with parabola - the following online shops have
> devices that are specifically stated to be compatible with FOSS distros:
> https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/catalog
> https://store.vikings.net/
> https://shop.libiquity.com/
> https://tehnoetic.com/

Thank you for these links. I may look of some of those products / models to buy in real life (and not digitally).
Indeed, I do not think that declining our identity to be able to buy something is a mark of freedom. That is why I do not prefer / want to buy online. And because I do not want to be tracked because I am buying "libre" component / product.

According to this page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_open-source_wireless_drivers I prefer to support the rtl8187 driver instead of ath9k_htc driver.
- Qualcomm Atheros is only recently liberating theirs hardwares. In opposition Realtek has liberating their hardwares since the beginning. For this reason I would to encourage / support the work of Realtek
- Qualcomm Atheros provides their hardwares under the following ISC licence: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#ISC. In opposition Realtek provides their hardwares under the GPL licence.

I should assume GPL is safer than ISC, right?

For those reasons I will in the best effort exclude the AR9271 chipset.

The wireless USB sticks available from:
- https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/catalog are:
    + https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/penguin-wireless-n-usb-adapter-gnu-linux-tpe-n150usb -> I will not consider because of using AR9271 chipset
    + https://www.thinkpenguin.com/gnu-linux/penguin-wireless-g-usb-adapter -> Realtek RTL8187B chipset: it looks good but if the usb stick could be smaller, it would be perfect.
- https://store.vikings.net/
    + I could not find any Wi-Fi dongle
- https://shop.libiquity.com/
    + I could not find any Wi-Fi dongle
- https://tehnoetic.com/
    + https://tehnoetic.com/tet-n150hga -> I will not consider because of using AR9271 chipset
    + https://tehnoetic.com/tet-n300 -> I will not consider because using Atheros chipset
    + https://tehnoetic.com/tehnoetic-wireless-adapter-gnu-linux-libre-tet-n150 -> I will not consider because of using AR9271 chipset

In consequence, is there any physical shop where anyone can buy a Penguin Wireless G USB Adapter?

Thank you for reading until the end!

Best regards,

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