[FSFE PR][EN] FSFE not fooling around: Join the Fellowship and win a Free Software notebook!

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Sun Feb 26 13:03:00 CET 2006

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           Free Software Foundation Europe 
                        not fooling around on April Fool's Day:

Like last year's PDA, donated by xtops.de [2] the Free Software
Foundation Europe will be raffling off two HP notebooks [3][4] to all
active Fellows on 1 April this year. For two lucky Fellows, April
Fool's Day will be anything but foolish.

"This is a great start into the second year of our Fellowship,” says
Georg Greve, president of FSFE. "The Fellowship is essential to our
activities. It allows us to pursue activities like the Microsoft
antitrust case, or our work at the United Nations. These may seem far
away, but if we do not defend our freedoms also in these places, we
are bound to lose them everywhere."

"Very often we find obstacles like proprietary drivers, or hardware
for which the specifications are simply lacking. Hardware
incompatibility and lack of specification documents are the pressing
problems we face today," explains Werner Koch, FSFE's Head of Office.

"Commitment towards Free Software is becoming an increasingly
important factor for hardware sales: It is important for Free Software
customers to be taken seriously and have assurance that their hardware
will run Free Software," concludes Georg Greve. He finishes: "Right
now only very few hardware companies truly commit themselves to Free
Software. We hope that will change soon and thank HP for their

To join the Fellowship of FSFE and maybe win one of the laptops, sign
up online at http://www.fsfe.org/join

About the Free Software Foundation Europe

   The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSF Europe) is a charitable
   non-governmental organisation dedicated to all aspects of Free
   Software in Europe. Access to software determines who may participate
   in a digital society. Therefore the freedoms to use, copy, modify and
   redistribute software - as described in the Free Software definition -
   allow equal participation in the information age. Creating awareness
   of these issues, securing Free Software politically and legally, and
   giving people freedom by supporting development of Free Software are
   central issues of the FSF Europe, which was founded in 2001 as the
   European sister organisation of the Free Software Foundation in the
   United States.


[1] http://www.fsfe.org

[2] http://mail.fsfeurope.org/pipermail/press-release/2005q2/000106.html

[3] HP Compaq nx6125 Notebook PC (PZ092UA) (some details may be different)
     * Debian GNU/Linux preinstalled
     * AMD Turion™ 64 Mobile Technology
     * Sleek industrial design starting at 5.99 lb/2.72 kg and 1.22-inch/31.0mm thin at front
     * ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M Chipset
     * 512-MB DDR SDRAM, upgradeable to 2048-MB maximum
     * Up to 80-GB 5400 rpm hard drive
     * Integrated ATI MOBILITY RADEON X300 with up to 128-MB allocated system memory
     * Optional Integrated 802.11a/b/g or 802.11b/g wireless LAN module
     * Integrated Bluetooth® on select models
     * 6-in-1 Media Reader
     * NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Controller
     * Touchpad with scroll zone
     * Protected by three-year standard parts and labor warranty - certain restrictions and exclusions apply

To find out what keeps the digital society going please check our Free
Software press review today at http://www.fsfe.org/fellows/jj/pressreview 

Join the Fellowship and protect your freedom!        (http://www.fsfe.org)

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