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Fifteen new devices from Technoethical now RYF-certified to respect your freedom

by Donald Robertson III Contributions Published on Jun 28, 2017 12:50 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts USA — Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 — The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to fifteen devices from Technoethical (formerly Tehnoetic): the TET-N150HGA, the TET-N300, the TET-N300HGA, the TET-N300DB, the TET-N450DB, the TET-BT4, the TET-X200, the TET-X200T, the TET-X200S, the TET-T400, the TET-400S, the TET-T500, the TET-X200DOCK, the TET-T400DOCK, and the TET-D16. The RYF certification mark means that the products meet the FSF's standards in regard to users' freedom, control over the product, and privacy.

"We are excited that Technoethical has brought out such an impressive collection of hardware whose associated software respects user freedom. RYF certification continues to gain speed and momentum, thanks to companies like them. Users now have more options than ever when it comes to hardware they can trust, and I'm looking forward to what Technoethical will do next, " said the FSF's executive director, John Sullivan.

These are not the first devices from Technoethical to receive RYF certification. These fifteen new devices join Technoethical's Mini N150 WI-FI USB adapter TET-N150, certified in 2014. With these additions, Technoethical is now home to an incredible breadth of devices that users can trust to respect their freedom.

"In 2014 we started selling hardware compatible with fully free systems in order to fund the free software activism work that we've been doing with our foundation. Since then, we worked hard to build a hardware catalog that allows free software users to choose what best fits their computing needs, while also helping with the funding of different free software projects," said Technoethical founder, Tiberiu C. Turbureanu.

Today's certifications include multiple laptops: the TET-X200, the TET-X200T, the TET-X200s, the TET-T400, the TET-T400s, and the TET-T500 are all now available for purchase. Technoethical also received certification on two docking stations: the TET-X200DOCK for X200 series laptops and the TET-T400DOCK for T400 and T500 series laptops. The TET-D16 is the second mainboard certified by the FSF. Technoethical now offers a wide range of RYF-certified WiFi USB adapters, adding the TET-N150HGA, the TET-N300, and the TET-N300HGA to its line-up. They also have two internal WiFi devices: the TET-N300DB and the TET-N450DB. Finally, Technoethical now offers the first certified Bluetooth device — the TET-BT4 USB adapter.

"We thank the FSF for the opportunity to bring Technoethical hardware to LibrePlanet 2017 and have it reviewed for Respects Your Freedom certification. We consider their certification to be a confirmation of our ethical stance in technology. We also thank our customers for their trust and support. That enables us to contribute more to the building of the free society that FSF president Richard Stallman envisioned when he decided to start the GNU Project," said Turbureanu.

Certification details, including certified source code, can be found at

About the Free Software Foundation

The Free Software Foundation, founded in 1985, is dedicated to promoting computer users' right to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer programs. The FSF promotes the development and use of free (as in freedom) software — particularly the GNU operating system and its GNU/Linux variants — and free documentation for free software. The FSF also helps to spread awareness of the ethical and political issues of freedom in the use of software, and its Web sites, located at and, are an important source of information about GNU/Linux. Donations to support the FSF's work can be made at Its headquarters are in Boston, MA, USA.

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About Technoethical

Technoethical (formerly Tehnoetic) is an ethical tech business focused on hardware compatible with fully free systems, and if possible compatible with fully free software at lower levels, such as the boot firmware. This hardware gives back control to the users over their computing, allowing them to use, study, copy, modify and distribute computer programs. The Technoethical online shop with worldwide delivery,, supports the free software activism of Fundația Ceata and is owned and operated by Turbureanu Tiberiu-Constantin PFA. Part of its income is also donated to different free software projects.

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Tiberiu C. Turbureanu
Turbureanu Tiberiu-Constantin PFA

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