"Why we speak about Free Software" campaign
giovanni.biscuolo at libero.it
Thu Sep 6 21:52:33 UTC 2001
"Georg C. F. Greve" wrote:
> Hi all,
> Alcove had the idea to launch a "Why we speak about Free Software"
Thank you Alcove!
> campaign that we considered to be a pretty good idea, so I prepared a
> text for it that you'll find attached below.
I like it very much.
> The FSF has agreed to this statement (Richard gave his okay), so has
> Alcove. This means we have a sound basis to run this campaign. Alcove
> wanted it done fast and I saw no major reason to delay it, so release
> date for it is
> Monday, September 10th
> which means it is not yet officially out and I'd like to ask you to
> wait publicising the campaign until then.
Ok...just a few days :-)
> I have begun preparing a web site for it at
> that might take a little while to go online (I just checked it in).
> There are several things I could think of that would be very useful to
> do to make this campaign a success:
> 1. Talk to other companies that might be interested in supporting
> this campaign from launch-time. The more companies support it from
> the beginning, the better.
But talking to other companies it's similar to publicise it ;-)
> 2. We could make web-site buttons saying "I speak about Free
> Software" "We speak about Free Software" "Free Software - because
> freedom matters" or so that people could put on their web sites as
> links to this campaign in order to show support and make it more
Let's decide for one slogan: I like "We speak about Free Software".
> 3. Translate the text into other languages - although it is possible
> that some last-minute changes will still be made.
On Saturday I'll be able to translate it, please consider me for
> 4. Read over the text to make sure it doesn't contain embarassing
Ok for tonight. Tomorrow I'll read it again...
> 5. Anything else you can think of that would be useful.
Hmmm.... Ok: brainstorming.
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