[FSFE PR][EN] Cutting-edge development: the Analogue Printer
Free Software Foundation Europe
press at fsfeurope.org
Fri Apr 1 12:06:12 CEST 2011
= Cutting-edge development: the Analogue Printer =
[Read online: http://fsfe.org/news/2011/news-20110401-01.en.html ]
Today FSFE announced a new cutting-edge development: the Analogue Printer.
"Usually, FSFE concentrates on Free Software policy issues: we work to promote
Free Software in politics, business, and law, to increase social awareness of
Open Standards and acceptance by society at large. But at one point we decided
to use our donations to develop this groundbreaking device", says FSFE's
Fellowship Coordinator Matthias Kirschner.
The device is available in two versions:
- Analogue printer, business-style pen, dark blue (€12.00). This
analogue printer is interoperable and works on every platform. Highly
hackable, it uses Open Standards and comes with a shiny box
- Analogue printer, geek-style pen, green (€5.00). This analogue printer
is interoperable and works on every platform. Highly hackable, it uses
Open Standards <http://fsfe.org/order/2010/images/pen-green.jpg>.
The device can print any colour, 3D, underwater, and all file formats.
Since the device is analogue, there is no digital restriction management
(DRM), so you can use it for any purpose.
Pictures on http://fsfe.org/news/2011/news-20110401-01.en.html
"It was high time to provide users with a device that frees them not
only from the bonds of proprietary software, but from the limitations of
software in general", says Karsten Gerloff, FSFE's President. "This is a
tool that will finally give you 100% direct control over your written
communications, with no black boxes getting between you and your
The device is available in FSFE's online shop
== About the Free Software Foundation Europe ==
The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) is a non-profit
non-governmental organisation active in many European countries and
involved in many global activities. Access to software determines
participation in a digital society. To secure equal participation in
the information age, as well as freedom of competition, the Free
Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) pursues and is dedicated to the
furthering of Free Software, defined by the freedoms to use, study,
modify and copy. Founded in 2001, creating awareness for these issues,
securing Free Software politically and legally, and giving people
Freedom by supporting development of Free Software are central issues
of the FSFE.
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