Does anyone have any ideas for how to better "Help others find their reason to support free software?" (The theme of our spring fundraiser, which ends EOD today.)
Or, are there any campaigns the FSF is currently doing that you think do a good job of "helping others find their reason to use/support free software?"
@fsf The Freedom Ladder (https://libreplanet.org/wiki/Group:Freedom_Ladder) campaign, first announced a year ago today (https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/the-journey-begins-with-a-single-step-climb-the-freedom-ladder), is directly relevant of course.
I'd found these meeting notes interesting/helpful: https://libreplanet.org/wiki/Group:Freedom_Ladder/Understanding_nonfree_software_meeting#Step_2._Finding_your_own_reason_to_use_free_software
Hey @fsf, this is a neat way to help spread the word about the Fediverse, as well as helping folks find their reason(s) for supporting free/libre software. 🙂
I use #freesoftware because it's the only kind of software that makes sense to me and helps empower people and give them #userfreedom, and I support free software and participate in its development because I would like others to have and be able to enjoy in their lives the same computing freedoms that I've been fortunate to have in mine.
The hour is upon us! It's Mastodon Hour time (16:00 EDT [20:00 UTC]), where the campaigns team will be making ourselves available to discuss certain topics in real time. Read more at: https://u.fsf.org/3mb Flock on over right now for a chat!
I'm happy to unveil a new picture of Freedo, the mascot of GNU Linux-libre. The picture is called Shopping Advice:
Freedo gives Tux advice on how to clean up for the new version 5.18 while the shopkeeper looks on.
Licensed under GFDL-1.3-or-later; see the README for historical information.
#emacs 28 is out! It's especially exciting for me because I made a contribution to this version:
*** New input methods for Lakota language orthographies.
Two orthographies are represented here, the Suggested Lakota Orthography and what is known as the White Hat Orthography. There is also a Lakota greeting in "etc/HELLO".
Many thanks to my relatives who kept the language alive, to the teachers who helped me learn and to Emacs for making adding language support possible by someone like me!
hi @SDF not sure if you've noticed or not but it seems that gopher.club doesn't have any NS or A or AAAA dns records any more, and as a result sdf gopherholes and phlogs are no longer accessible via the gopher.club domain
@jxself @arh especially EIEIO of the GNU Emacs variety: https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/manual/eieio.html
hi @ademalsasa, thanks for your kind words! 🙂
P.S. my old pleroma.site account is long gone (that instance went down a while ago), and my current (though very quiet) home on the fediverse is the sdf mastodon where i'm replying from :)
Free/libre software activist and computing scientist. Wears a few hats around the GNU Project. Volunteers with the Free Software Foundation.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko