Shouldn't we try to give a boost to the PMPC campaign?
mirko.mb.boehm at gmail.com
Wed Dec 13 10:35:47 UTC 2017
I think that more generally, this distinction makes no sense in the first
place. Why is support from some organization better than support from a
On Wed, Dec 13, 2017, 11:22 Carsten Agger <agger at modspil.dk> wrote:
> 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
> 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:
> 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 (
> https://git.fsfe.org/gergely/PMPC_QR-code_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
> https://git.fsfe.org/gergely/PMPC_QR-code_flyers 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
> - 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
> What do you think?
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