HennR discodestroyer at
Fri Dec 12 12:58:13 UTC 2008

    Dear Fellows, 

    during our regular meetings in the Berlin Fellowship group we
    discussed how PDF is a very useful format, but its usage often goes
    hand in hand with promotion of proprietary software, even though
    there are Free Software PDF readers. So we decided to do something
    about it.

    Over the past months we discussed with other Fellows across Europe
    on discussions at, what we should be doing. Together we
    have set up an initiative for promoting Free Software PDF readers at

    The idea is that web masters should have an alternative for the "Get
    Adobe Reader"-Buttons, linking to to inform people
    about Free Software PDF readers and where to find them. There are
    several buttons for that can be used for this purpose
    online at

    When people then visit, they will get some very brief
    information about Open Standards and Free Software, and why they
    matter - along with information about the Free Software PDF readers
    and links for more information.

    We hope that you will help us to put these buttons on all sites that
    use PDF.

    Greetings from Berlin,
    HennR and Hannes

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