Right-to-repair legislation has passed in California

California, we thank you!

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Today, Gavin Newsom, Governor of California has signed SB 244 into law. This bill is colloquially known as the Right to Repair Act and was created to make it easier for end users to be able to repair their own devices as well as take them to third party repair shops. This will have overreaching implications for all US citizens.

There are similar laws to this one in New York, Colorado, and Minnesota. However, this bill goes a bit further than the ones that came before it. Device manufacturers will need to make the appropriate software, documentation, parts and tools that are priced above $100 for up to seven years. Anything below that threshold will only need to be available for three years.

It’s also worth noting that Google has already announced that they’ll have parts available for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro for the next seven years just before the bills passage into law.

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By MajorLinux Editor-in-chief
Marcus Summers is a Linux system administrator by trade. He has been working with Linux for nearly 15 years and has become a fan of open source ideals. He self identifies as a socialist and believes that the world's information should be free for all.

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