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Presenting: ShoeTool -- Happy Holidays from the FSF

by Zoe Kooyman Contributions Published on Dec 23, 2019 04:32 PM

ShoeTool is an animated fairy tale about an elf shoemaker who thinks he buys a machine to help him make shoes... only to find out that there are there are strings attached to his "purchase." Please show your support for free software and this video by promoting it on your social media using the #shoetool hashtag.

Software restrictions, analogous to the kinds of restrictions our main character Wendell runs into as a user of the promising ShoeTool, are detrimental to our freedom, creativity, and jobs. We hope watching Wendell's frustrations will shake things up in many homes and help more people understand.

People have been looking to the FSF for almost thirty-five years for leadership, positive innovation, and being the uncompromising defender of free software. We want to keep producing high quality visuals that are informative and engaging, but they cost money. This is the biggest fundraising time of the year, and we still have a long way to go if we are to meet our goal of 600 new associate members. Make a donation or become a member today.

Wishing everyone a happy holiday and a liberated 2020!

Sincerely,

The Free Software Foundation
Zoë, Andrew, Craig, Dana, Dawn, Donald, Greg, Ian, Jeanne, John H., John S., Matt, Michael, and Ruben


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Help us translate to many different languages so we can share this video across the globe! Translation drafts and the how-to explanation can be found on our wiki. Once you have finalized a translation, email campaigns@fsf.org and we will make it available on the Web site.

Subtitle files: English | Dutch | Romanian | Spanish | Tamil | French | Ukrainian | Basque

Embed ShoeTool on your site or blog with this code:

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Embed ShoeTool on your site with all approved subtitles using this code:

<video style="width: 100&; max-width: 640px;" controls="controls" poster="https://static.fsf.org/nosvn/videos/fsf-shoetool/thumbnails/ShoeTool-Cover-1.jpg" crossorigin="anonymous"><source src="https://static.fsf.org/nosvn/videos/fsf-shoetool/fsf-shoetool-720p.webm" type="video/webm" /><source src="https://static.fsf.org/nosvn/videos/fsf-shoetool/fsf-shoetool-720p.ogv" type="video/ogg" /><source src="https://static.fsf.org/nosvn/videos/fsf-shoetool/fsf-shoetool-720p.mp4" type="video/mp4" /><track kind="subtitles" label="English" srclang="en" src="https://static.fsf.org/nosvn/videos/fsf-shoetool/captions/shoetoolfsf_en.vtt" default="default" /><track kind="subtitles" label="Dutch" srclang="nl" src="https://static.fsf.org/nosvn/videos/fsf-shoetool/captions shoetoolfsf_nl.vtt" /><track kind="subtitles" label="Romanian" srclang="ro" src="https://static.fsf.org/nosvn/videos/fsf-shoetool/captions shoetoolfsf_ro.vtt" /><track kind="subtitles" label="Spanish" srclang="es"
src="https://static.fsf.org/nosvn/videos/fsf-shoetool/captions shoetoolfsf_es.vtt" /><track kind="subtitles" label="Tamil" srclang="ta" src="https://static.fsf.org/nosvn/videos/fsf-shoetool/captions shoetoolfsf_ta.vtt" /><track kind="subtitles" label="French" srclang="fr" src="https://static.fsf.org/nosvn/videos/fsf-shoetool/captions shoetoolfsf_fr.vtt" /><track kind="subtitles" label="Ukrainian" srclang="ukr" src="https://static.fsf.org/nosvn/videos/fsf-shoetool/captions shoetoolfsf_ukr.vtt" /><track kind="subtitles" label="Basque" srclang="eu" src="https://static.fsf.org/nosvn/videos/fsf-shoetool/captions shoetoolfsf_eu.vtt" /></video>


Video credits:

ShoeTool by the Free Software Foundation
LENGTH: 02:05
PRODUCER & DIRECTOR: Brad Burkhart
ANIMATOR: Zygis Luksas
STORY: Douglas J. Eboch

ShoeTool by the Free Software Foundation Copyright © 2019 is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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