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Help us defend the freedom to share: Become a member before Jan. 20

by Miriam Bastian Contributions Published on Nov 14, 2022 01:24 PM

January 20, 2023 marked the end of our associate member drive. We are proud to add 330 new associate members to our organization and are immensely grateful to the community that helped us get there. Thanks to your generosity, we also raised over $400,000.

Thank you for your support for free software!

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Defend the freedom to share!

Consider the presence of software in your life and how so much of what we do depends on sharing, studying, and building upon the works of others. This is why the freedom to share is at the core of the FSF's work. We can only truly foster free software, free documentation, and free cultural works for users around the world if we have the ability to share. Motivated by profit, mega-corporations are trying to limit this ability. They not only prevent interoperability between social media platforms and messengers to maintain their monopolies, but also impose DRM on books and other media.

With your support, we can continue protecting the freedom to share. The goal: to grow our sharing community by 455 new associate members by January 20 -- For $10/month ($5 for students) you can join us today! Share the message using the hashtag #FreedomToShare on social media networks.

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Why do you support the FSF?

  • "I have always believed that technology should be readily available and accesible to everyone. I am just happy to be a part of a group that believes the same!" -- Anonymous
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  • "I want to continue the fight against DRM until DRM no longer exists." -- Anonymous Friend
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