Right to Repair Passes in California

It’s been a big day here in California:

  1. California passed the strongest Right to Repair law yet:
    At the same time another bill passed specifically for wheelchairs: https://sd03.senate.ca.gov/news/20230913-assembly-oks-sen-dodd’s-bill-lift-barriers-wheelchair-users

  2. Also today: Google extended Chromebook updates to ten years:
    …“Starting in 2024, if you have Chromebooks that were released from 2021 onwards, you’ll automatically get 10 years of updates. For Chromebooks released before 2021 and already in use, users and IT admins will have the option to extend automatic updates to 10 years from the platform’s release (after they receive their last automatic update).”

Cheers, -Peter


Thanks for sharing Peter - excellent news!

Along with the recent EU law, it’s so great to see this hard-won progress: real victories for Right to Repair campaigners!

Re: the California law, just linking to an related topic: Apple supports Right to Repair now?

Good news except there goes my excuse for replacing my poorly chosen underpowered Chromebook


Or convert it to Linux; see Chromebook Conversion Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JSbGXhJFJeABWVOn1wO4M6bPT-gPBLV4oQ85xMyvYtM/edit?usp=sharing