Might have missed this being discussed, apologies if so! Has anyone been following the Radio Equipment Directive (AKA the Radio Lockdown Directive)? It is worrying:
we expect it to become impossible or very hard for users and companies to use alternative software on devices they bought – routers, mobile phones, WiFi-cards and the laptops they are built in, or almost all Internet-of-Things devices in the future.
In the past, users were expected to ensure that their modifications were compliant. The FSFE fears that the shift to making manufacturers responsible is likely to cause companies to lock down their devices, since it is not feasible for them to test every piece of software that could be run on their kit. Only code specifically authorised by the manufacturers will be permitted.
It seems to have been rumbling along since 2014 but just finished a feedback period in March and is going to public consultation Q4 2019, with commission adoption planned for 2020.