In California and beyond, the right-to-repair movement picks up speed

Feb 9, 2024
Fixit Clinics and other groups have formed communities devoted to reducing waste and costs by fixing broken devices.
A Fixit Clinic coach works on a tape player at a California library. Fixit Clinics' aim is to reduce costs for appliance owners and reduce waste for society.
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John Deere says it will make it easier for farmers to repair their own equipment

Jan 9, 2023
The tractor maker will allow farmers access to manuals and tools they need to fix increasingly high-tech agricultural machinery.
John Deere has more than 40% of the market share for tractors and other agricultural machinery in the U.S.
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Apple opens up devices for DIY repairs

Nov 18, 2021
People who feel comfortable enough to open up their own devices will be able to use Apple parts and tools.
Apple's new self service repair program is set to launch in early 2022.
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