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Let's get rid of non-free PDF advertisement
What would you think about a sign on the highway saying “You need a Volkswagen to drive on this road. Contact your Volkswagen dealer for a gratis test drive – Your Government”?
When it comes to software that opens PDF files, many public sector organisations do this every day. With the pdfreaders.org campaign we have turned the spotlight on government organisations who behave in this way, exposing how frequent such advertisements for non-free software are. With the help of activists across Europe, we are contacting these organisations and explain to them how to improve their websites so that they respect our freedom.
First FSFE created pdfreaders.org. All of the PDF readers on pdfreaders.org are Free Software, respecting your basic four freedoms to use, study, share and improve them. This gives you control over your computer and helps protect your privacy.
Contacting public bodies
With the help of our Fellows and of hundreds other Free Software activists, we have collected over 2000 bug reports (l.fsfe.org/pdfrb). FSFE has sent a letter to all the public administrations on our list asking them to either remove their advertising for proprietary software or at least run equal advertising for Free Software, so that users of their websites realise that they have a choice. Currently more than 550 public bodies changed their websites accordingly.
Petition to remove advertisement for non-free software
Our "Petition For The Removal Of Proprietary Software Advertising On Public Institution Websites" was signed by over 90 organisations, 60 businesses and 2690 individuals.
If you have not signed our petition yet, do it now under l.fsfe.org/pdfrp!
What we want to do
We will update pdfreaders.org. We will continue to contact the remaining organisations, and remind them to fix their bugs. Therefor we continue to improve our documentation how to contact public bodies, as well as information how to contact companies.
Contact institutions on your own
If you discover a page of a public institution of administration that advertises for non-free and is not yet or does not appear as resolved on the list, do not hesitate to contact them on your own (http://l.fsfe.org/pdfrf). You can for this purpose use our model letter (http://l.fsfe.org/pdfrl). You just need to change the address and the URL. You can send it per mail or post.
Inform us about the institutions you are contacting, and the progress you are making. We will publish the positive results alongside with the other reported institutions.Free Software Foundation Europe
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