I'm far away from encouraging OpenWRT to break laws. I understand that OpenWRT developers would love to apply to laws, if they could (see posts in the link "increased nor decreased" discussion).
And the quote of FCC regulations makes clear, that the USER is the one, who potentially operates the equipment in an unauthorised way. They require mfgs (by the way only those delivering to the area where FCC is applicable) to state this in a user manual or instruction.
Where can I read the responsibility and duty of the mfg or software provider to enforce the user not to "intentionally or unintentionally" break the regulation?
As already stated - US regulations to not apply to me as a user and would also not apply to me as developer or manufacturer producing goods for a non US market. I kindly ask for respect to other than US regulations. I fully respect anyone trying to act according to their legaslative restrictions.
ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) is an organisation providing recommendations for standards. These can be picked up by any legally entitled body or not. In Europe ETSI is used by ESO (European Standardisation Organisation) and still here only recommendations are provided. Even the European Government does not automatically have legally binding power for the EU member states. They provide regulations, directives, decisions, recommendations and opinions. You can read more about these types in the link.
The real legally binding regulation for individuals in EU is still within the member states legislation. To make it clear:
Someone running his router on 1000 mW in Lithuania is not acing illegal, if Lithanian law does not forbid it. This is even valid when the EU made a decision or regulation that max power should be 100mW - potentially or likely based on an ESO/ETSI recommendation.
Regarding breaking community guidelines I fully agree with the "Always Be Civil and Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree" are very valuable guidelines.
I applogise, if anyone feels encouraged to break laws they are bound to - this is not my intention - my intention in this post is to discuss anticipatory obedience.
With all respect - before insinuating someone to act criminal or encouraging someone to act criminal please respect that different regulations apply to people living in different regions.
I understand OpenWRT as a platform of open source developers trying to provide solutions to users all over the world. Maybe TX power raising is not a solution for my problem - but it might be a valid option.
To come back to the topic - are manufacturers acting with anticipatory obedience if they restrict TX power restrictions? And is this forced on them by FCC and/or any other organisation? I'd like to get clarity here, I'd like to understand, why this happens. I've read some arguments, that might be technically valid (i.e. interference in crowded areas), but I still do not understand, why technical capabilities are developed and then suppressed.
PS would have provided more links, but as new user I'm restricted to 2 links per post