This section is dedicated to the project Advocacy of Free Software. For reference you can find the old advocacy project here.
The Fellows of Free Software Foundation Europe can use this section to collect FAQ, presentation and teaching materials to effectively advocate Free Software.
Advocacy is a critical part of supporting a movement like Free Software. It is part education, part engagement. It is where we share our enthusiasm for Free Software and in the process make other people enthusiastic about it too. This is where every fellow can make a significant contribution to the FSFE and share our ideals with computer users, computer programmers and technology enthusiasts everywhere.
Advocacy is not just formal lectures. You can advocate Free Software when you talk to your coworkers, when you attend a conference and when you visit a user group. Advocacy is about engaging people with our ideals in a positive and constructive manner.
There are no enforced rules to advocacy. However, there are some tips to help ensure that audiences are engaged and and goals are accomplished. This part of the fellowship site is intended to collect our tips together so we can improve and coordinate our individual advocacy. If you have presentation notes, tips or guides you would like to see added please write an e-mail either to firstname.lastname@example.org (the public mainling list) or email@example.com (the internal mailing list for Fellows).
Materials are stored in the advocacy SVN repository: Information about how to access the SVN can be found on the Subversion page.
The repository content is also copied periodically to http://download.fsfe.org/advocacy.
We want to help answer questions people might have about advocating Free Software. To do this we have built a FAQ that offers tips for giving talks. If you have anything to add to this FAQ please let us know!
See the guide to translated pages for more information about these translations and how to start your own translated version of the FAQ.
On the Leaflets page you can find some useful Fellowship and FSFE leaflets ready to be printed (or improved!).
Graphics, banners and web buttons to put in your website or blog.
Created with Free Software stamps to promote Free Software, put them in your website, your blog or in your presentation.
We also have a list of transcripts of several talks about topics related to Free Software.
Other Advocacy Pages
A selection of pages related to advocacy issues are available on this site, some of which could eventually be used actively for advocacy purposes.
- Event representation
- Hardware Vendors
- List of organisations supporting Free Software