The Free Software Foundation was founded in 1985. In 2015, we’re celebrating thirty years of promoting and defending computer user freedom.
Most people interact with free software every day, but many of those people don’t know what free software is or why they should go out of their way to use it. We want to fix that (and we think you do too), so here is a short video that makes free software easy for everyone to understand.
User Liberation by the Free Software Foundation is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Please help us spread free software awareness by watching this video and sharing it with friends via email and social media. Urchin made the video using free software. People have been looking to the FSF for thirty years for explanations about the importance of free software.
We recommend these sites because they follow ethical guidelines and respect their users:
- Share on reddit
- Share on JoinDiaspora.com (you might need to register)
- Share on Hacker News
- Sign up for an account on any pump.io instance to share links and follow the FSF.
- Sign up for an account on any GNU social instance to share links and follow the FSF.
Other popular sites for sharing news are a problem for technology users — they are set up to lock users to their services and deny them basic privacy and autonomy. But it’s important that we let people everywhere know about the importance of free software, so if you have an account on these sites, please help spread the word.
- Share on Facebook — What’s wrong with Facebook?
- Share on StumbleUpon
- Share on Delicious
- Share on Twitter**
Please don’t let sharing important news about free software lead to further use of these sites.
Thank you for promoting free software! You can learn more about the issues with network services at http://autonomo.us.
- “The GNU Manifesto Turns 30” (The New Yorker): an article profiling Richard Stallman, the FSF’s founder, and the movement he launched 30 years ago
- “The Free Software Foundation: 30 years in” (opensource.com): an interview by Jono Bacon with FSF executive director John Sullivan about the ways the FSF is meeting the challenges that face computer user freedom
- “Where do we stand 30 years after the founding of the Free Software Foundation?” (opensource.com): another, more concise but still excellent interview with John Sullivan, by Don Watkins
- The FSF’s 2014-2015 appeal for support, which celebrates the free software community and the FSF’s role in it
- Pick up an FSF30 shirt to celebrate thirty years of free software
- Celebrate the free software community’s first thirty years on social media with the hashtag #FSF30
- User Liberation a short animated video about free software and the FSF, created for our thirtieth
Help make the FSF’s 30th anniversary great: we welcome sponsorship from organizations who want to share their commitment to free software with the international free software community. Read the sponsorship prospectus here, or contact [email protected] for more information.