The EU again tries to regulate things they do not understand and any maker living in the EU is affected!
[R]adio equipment [shall support] certain features in order to ensure that software can only be loaded into the radio equipment where the compliance of the combination of the radio equipment and software has been demonstrated.
– Radio Equipment Directive, Article 3(3)(i)
In short: in the future it is impossible to upload modified firmware to connected devices you own if it is not certified by the manufacturer!
Tasmota → Died!
ESPHome → RIP!
Linux on Laptops → Sentenced to death!
Okay… Sorry for that but I am really concerned about what happens to us if that directive gets real.
Home Assistant Makers: Please support the campaign started by the FSFE! (FHEM already does)
Smart Home Enthusiasts: Tell your political representatives about what that means for freedom of choice and your worries. Tell your friends