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

Carsten Agger agger at
Wed Dec 13 10:21:58 UTC 2017

One thing that might help ever so little ...

Several of my colleagues signed the letter.

My company wanted to support the project officially, including a
donation of money, and desired to have its logo listed among the
"supporting organizations".

However, these can only be non-profits/civil society organizations, so
we couldn't be listed as official supporters (and our CEO kept his money).

I can understand that for-profit companies are not NGOs, but why not
have a section with "supporting companies"? If many signed up, it would
also make a statement that actual companies working within the economy
etc. support this motion.


On 12/11/2017 12:15 PM, Gergely Székely wrote:
> Hi!
> 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?
> Best,
> Gergely
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