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FSFE introducing "Supporters" and two small tasks for you

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It's now possible to become a public supporter of FSFE. This allows you to easily show that you care about Free Software and support the FSFE's activities.

Why?

a) FSFE needs a better way to measure how many people care about Free Software issues, and b) FSFE wants to be able to demonstrate how many people support our mission. Other organisations do this with by using Facebook "friends", and Twitter "followers", but FSFE does not wish to force anyone to register for an external service to show that they care about our mission.

What does it mean?

Becoming a Supporter does not cost anything, and Supporter names and e-mail addresses will not be released. Only the total number of supporters will be published. Supporters may receive occasional important information from us, at most three times a year. As before, they can subscribe to our newsletter, discuss ideas on FSFE's public mailing lists, make a one-time donation , and join the Fellowship .

Two things you can do to help FSFE in less than 10 minutes:

1. Become a supporter!
2. Ask your friends and colleagues -- by e-mail, social networks, or in person -- if they also want to become a supporter. You can e.g. use an URL like "http://fsfe.org/support/?YourFellowshipLoginName" for this. This way you can see who you've encouraged to subscribe at "https://fsfe.org/support/stats?ref_id=YourFellowshipLoginName". You can see the progress of supporter numbers.