Shouldn't we try to give a boost to the PMPC campaign?

Gergely Székely gergely.szekely at
Mon Dec 11 11:15:26 UTC 2017


I worriedly watch the slowing down of the accumulation of the signatures of the Public Money Public Code open letter. I think this is a great campaign that should reach as much people as possible and the slowing down bellow 15k signatures sort of suggest that its spreading started fading way too soon.

Maybe we (FSFE volunteers, supporters, and members) should give the campaign an extra push. I'm pretty certain that the vast majority of people haven't even heard about the campaign yet.

Some ideas:

- Can't we know and get some celebrities of relatively famous guys sympathizing with Free Software who may openly support the camping and attract others to join as supporters? I don't know Stephen Fry is very famous and I have seen him advertising Trisquel GNU/Linux-libre on youtube, Bryan Lunduke also have some fame and a regular youtube program on Free Software related stuff, and probably there are plenty of people who may worth a shot to ask...
- I also think it would be worth bringing the campaign to the streets. A couple of volunteers could bring campaign stickers or flyers ( and distribute them to the passers-by. (If you are [or know] someone in Budapest who would happily join me doing that please contact me. Unfortunately, I would feel embarrassed to do this alone... :-/)
- I think putting posters to bulletin boards in universities would also be great. Lack of official posters link here too. I totally plan to do this with the linked QR-code flyers even alone but if you are in Budapest and happy to join please contact me as this is also more fun to do in pairs or in groups.
- I think the campaign should also be boosted on online platforms (forums, blogs, social media, etc). I'm only on diaspora* there I think I did my part (maybe on diaspora* most of the active users are already reached)...
- I don't know if opening and keeping alive threads about the campaign on 4chan /g/ is a good idea or not? but I can help in that... Also if you can recommend online platforms where I can help engaging in discussion about the campaign I'm happy to do so.

All in all: Keep spreading the message are way too many people to be reached!!!

What do you think?

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