lobbying Free Software in competitions run by public institutions

Sam Tuke samtuke at fsfe.org
Mon Aug 22 15:24:07 UTC 2011

On Monday 22 August 2011 14:23:31 Federico Bruni wrote:
> a public portuguese institution[1]
> has organized a composition competition[2] where the music submitted
> must be typeset either by Finale or Sibelius (both proprietary
> software).

> The organizers haven't explained why other programs are not allowed.

> ...the source file is not required by the
> competition rules.

Thanks for sharing this. If you feel like it, two suggestions:

1. Write a brief open letter to the competition organisers, send it to 
editors at fsfeurope.org and get it published on fsfe.org
2. Write a brief summary similar to the one in your email and post it on 



Sam Tuke
British Team Coordinator
Free Software Foundation Europe
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