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   1 %\documentclass[a4paper,10pt,ftwocolumn,fstretch,includebg]{fellowship-leaflet}
   2 %\documentclass[a4paper,11pt,ftwocolumn,includebg]{fellowship-leaflet}
   3 \documentclass[a4paper,11pt,ftwocolumn]{fellowship-leaflet}
   4 \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
   5 \usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
   6 \usepackage[english]{babel}
   7 \usepackage{url}
   9 \setgroup{Fellowship of Free Software Foundation Europe}
  10 \setemail{}
  11 \seturl{} 
  12 \setdate{2012-03-06}
  14 \begin{document}
  15 % consequent grammar in the text:
  16 % you = the reader
  17 % we = the society
  18 % FSFE = FSFE :-)
  20 \ftitle{Free Software PDF Readers}
  22 \fabstractbegin
  23 What would you think about a sign on the highway saying “You need a Volkswagen
  24 to drive on this road. Contact your Volkswagen dealer for a gratis test
  25 drive~-- Your Government”? When it comes to software that opens PDF files, many
  26 public sector organisations do this every day. With the campaign
  27 we have turned the spotlight on government organisations who behave in this
  28 way, exposing how frequent such advertisements for non-free software are. With
  29 the help of activists across Europe, we are contacting these organisations and
  30 explain to them how to improve their websites so that they respect our freedom.
  31 \fabstractend
  35 \fsection{What was already achieved}
  37 Every day, public institutions advertise non-free software on their websites.
  38 With the help of our Fellows and of hundreds other Free Software activists, we
  39 have collected over one month 2286 bug reports coming from every countries in
  40 Europe.
  42 Our \emph{Petition For The Removal Of Proprietary Software Advertising On Public
  43 Institution Websites} was signed by 69 organisations, 57 businesses and 2228
  44 individuals. If you haven't signed it yet, do it now:
  45 \url{}
  49 \fsection{What is currently being done: Contacting the public sector}
  51 Finding public bodies that advertise proprietary PDF readers was only the first
  52 step of the campaign. FSFE has sent a letter to all the public administrations
  53 on our list asking them to either remove their advertising for proprietary
  54 software or at least run equal advertising for Free Software.
  58 \fsection{What you can do to help}
  60 If you discover a page of a public
  61 institution of administration that advertises for non-free Software and is not
  62 yet or doesn't appear as resolved on the list, don't hesitate to contact them
  63 on your own. You can for this purpose use our model letter.
  65 Inform us about the institutions you're contacting, and the progress you're
  66 making. 
  68 \fsection{Our argumentation}
  70 \begin{fitemize}
  71 \item \textbf{It's a question of neutrality:} Public institutions should not engage in
  72 advertising. By recommending a single non-free program, public institutions are
  73 promoting the proprietary software model.
  74 When public bodies act as a marketing channel
  75 for a single company's product, something has gone wrong.
  77 \item \textbf{It's a question of freedom:} Public institutions should not ask citizens to use
  78 non-free software.  Free Software is software that anyone can use, study, share
  79 and improve.  These four freedoms give users the full control over the
  80 software.
  81 A government that exists to protect and preserve our freedom should not
  82 be asking us to use non-free software.
  84 \item \textbf{It's a question of Open Standards:} The versions of the PDF format
  85 which are Open Standards can be implemented by all PDF readers.
  86 \end{fitemize}
  88 \bigskip\noindent
  89 For more information about the campaign, our model letter, and a more detailed
  90 argumentation visit
  91 \url{}.
  92 \end{document}

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