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Escape to Freedom now also available in Mandarin and Spanish

by Devin Ulibarri Contributions Published on Aug 16, 2022 10:50 AM
"Escape to Freedom" is a new animated video from the Free Software Foundation (FSF), giving an introduction to the concepts behind software freedom: both what we gain by having it, and what rights are at stake. We now have the video available in Mandarin and Spanish language tracks.
Escape to Freedom now also available in Mandarin and Spanish

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Free software advocacy is a worldwide endeavor. We therefore ask free software supporters for their help in translating our videos. The more languages we make our resources available in, the further we spread the philosophy of software freedom. Our newest video Escape to Freedom was announced last month and -- thanks to our awesome translator volunteers -- has already been translated into Spanish (multiple dialects), Chinese, and French. As of this writing, subtitles are available in those languages and first versions for four other languages are awaiting review by a native speaker in their respective languages: Persian, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, and Italian.

Note: If you are interested in contributing translations for the FSF, you are highly encouraged to join the fsf-translators mailing list to communicate and coordinate your work with others. You may also view the list of in-progress translations on our LibrePlanet wiki.

Besides our subtitle translations, today, we are proud to announce that Escape to Freedom is available in two additional language tracks for Mandarin Chinese and Spanish! This is great news when it comes to helping to get the word out about free software and its importance to people around the globe, and we couldn't have done it without the help of our volunteers. We hope that you'll take the time to share it with your network of friends and colleagues, thereby ensuring that the free software message gets spread far and wide.

Check out and share the videos at:

Download the video in Spanish:

Download the video in Chinese:

Note: More information about the different formats the FSF chooses to use.

Video credits:

Escape to Freedom by the Free Software Foundation
LENGTH: 3:51
STORY: Brad Burkhart, Free Software Foundation
ANIMATOR: Zygis Luksas

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To help us bring attention to the importance of software freedom and the need for the technology we use to respect our basic dignity, please show your support by promoting this video.

Thank you for supporting free software. Enjoy the show!

Escape to Freedom by the Free Software Foundation Copyright © 2022 is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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