Technoethical laptop

Last week, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) awarded new certifications in the Respects Your Freedom (RYF) program that highlights hardware vendors and devices that respect user privacy and allow the user full control over his device.

Fifteen new products have been added to the FSF's RYF list, all from Romanian startup Technoethical (formerly Tehnoetic).

Since 2012 and for many years after, the FSF's Respect Your Privacy certification list only included a handful of products.

The addition of Technoethical's devices to the list is important because it more than doubles the number of devices that received the RYF award.

Today, most hardware vendors include bloatware with their products, which collects various user metrics, or use DRMs to limit the user's customization options.

Technoethical's devices will give users more options and a complete set of hardware products to choose from if they want to be in control of their digital life. Below is a list of all the products that received a Respect Your Freedom certification.

Technoethical TET-N150HGA High Gain Antenna Wireless USB Adapter for GNU/Linux-libre
Technoethical TET-N300 Wireless USB Adapter for GNU/Linux-libre
Technoethical TET-N300HGA High Gain Antennas Wireless USB Adapter for GNU/Linux-libre
Technoethical TET-N300DB Dual Band Wireless miniPCIe Card for GNU/Linux-libre
Technoethical TET-N450DB Dual Band Wireless miniPCIe Card for GNU/Linux-libre
Technoethical TET-BT4 Nano Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter for GNU/Linux-libre
Technoethical TET-X200 Laptop with Libreboot and GNU/Linux-libre
Technoethical TET-X200T Tablet with Libreboot and GNU/Linux-libre
Technoethical TET-X200s Laptop with Libreboot and GNU/Linux-libre
Technoethical TET-T400 Laptop with Libreboot and GNU/Linux-libre
Technoethical TET-T400s Laptop with Libreboot and GNU/Linux-libre
Technoethical TET-T500 Laptop with Libreboot and GNU/Linux-libre
Technoethical TET-D16 Server Mainboard with Libreboot
Technoethical TET-X200DOCK Docking station for Technoethical X200, X200s & X200T
Technoethical TET-T400DOCK Docking station for Technoethical T400 & T500
Vikings USB Stereo Sound Adapter Vikings USB Stereo Sound Adapter
Vikings ASUS KGPE D16 Server/Workstation-grade x86 Mainboard
Vikings X200 Laptop
Minifree Libreboot T400 Laptop
Aleph Objects LulzBot TAZ 6 3D Printer
Aleph Objects LulzBot Mini 3D Printer
ThinkPenguin TPE-R1100 Wireless-N Mini VPN Router
ThinkPenguin TPE-N150USB Wireless N USB Adapter for GNU/Linux
ThinkPenguin TPE-N150USBL Wireless N USB Adapter /w External Antenna for GNU / Linux
Technoethical TET-N150 Mini Wireless USB Adapter for GNU/Linux-libre
Taurinus X200 Laptop
ThinkPenguin TPE-NWIFIROUTER [discontinued] Wireless-N Router
Minifree Libreboot X200 [discontinued] Laptop

The article was updated with a 26th product after a Vikings spokesperson told Bleeping Computer that a former discontinued product was actually still up for sale, but under a new store URL.

Image credit: Technoethical