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Fundraiser membership drive comes to an end and we all win!

by Zoe Kooyman Contributions Published on Jul 23, 2019 07:20 PM

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) spring fundraiser has come to an end and we would like to thank you for your help in surpassing our ambitious goal of 200 new members in 28 days, and for all the inspirational words of support we've received over the past weeks. The motivations people give for becoming associate members are gratifying, and these are only a few:

  • I think non-free software is unethical.

  • GNU OS has enabled me to build my companies and remain independent of big capital

  • I thought it was about time that I started supporting the software I've been using for years...

We're extremely thankful for all of the ways you may have contributed. For instance, you may have taken the time to explain the concept of free software to someone new. Perhaps you licensed your program under the GNU GPLv3 or later, or you contributed to free software by giving your spare time writing code. Or you heard our call and left your copy of the Free Software Foundation Bulletin in a public space and shared our images online. Because of your help, we managed to welcome 206 new members to our associate membership program, and new people continue to join daily!

We are only 14 staff here at the FSF, so we rely on our community to keep moving forward in the fight for user freedom. Whether online or offline, the support we get from your financial generosity, positive feedback, and sharing our mission for user freedom is very much appreciated.

We are powered by donors, members, and volunteers like you -- all of the work of the FSF is accomplished with your help.

A warm thank GNU!

Zoe Kooyman
Program Manager

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