KwangErn Liew ke.liew at
Fri Dec 12 15:34:54 UTC 2008

Thanks for this initiative, I believe it's important to get the word
out that there are better alternatives.

Am sure there are many alternatives out there, how will the list be
managed? On a popularity basis?


On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 1:58 PM, HennR <discodestroyer at> wrote:
>    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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