Mission is possible: FSFE needs your help to make a progress in the PDFreaders campaign!
FSFE calls Free Software supporters to participate in the ongoing PDFreaders campaign and remind public institutions to remove advertisements of proprietary PDF readers from their websites.
The PDFreaders campaign was launched in November 2010 to end advertisements for proprietary software on public institutions' websites. Thanks to efforts of our Fellows and other Free Software activists, the first phase of the campaign was successfully implemented: we discovered and contacted more than 2000 public bodies across Europe and overseas.
To date, 17 percent of the contacted public institutions already replied and removed the non-free PDF reader advertisements from their websites. The current progress of the campaign can be seen on FSFE's buglist. However, as many of the contacted institutions have not replied yet, we want to remind them about the letter we have sent and ask for a reply.
To take part, follow the actions from our follow-up guide. In short this is:
- have a look at organisations in your country which appear as not having answered yet,
- contact them and remind of the FSFE letter on inadmissibility of advertising of proprietary software by public institutions,
- ask them to remove the advertising of proprietary software from their websites as it is violating the principle of neutrality of public bodies.
If you discover a public institution website that advertises non-free software and is not on our list, you are encouraged to contact them on your own using a modifed version of our letter. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.