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The monthly Free Software Supporter newsletter is now available in Brazilian Portuguese!

by Dana Morgenstein Contributions Published on May 01, 2018 11:01 AM

Software freedom is a worldwide issue, and we have a global mission to defend the rights of all software users everywhere, not just in the US, where we're based. As such, while English is the de facto language of the FSF and the GNU Project, we're continually trying to make free software and GNU information available in as many languages as possible.

The Free Software Supporter newsletter, currently being delivered to almost 190,000 inboxes worldwide, is a key communication tool connecting our supporters with the latest free software news every month. It's a summary of the work we do every month, as well as a compendium of news from our ally organizations, an update from the projects we support, and a record of the latest attacks on computer user freedom. We try to include as many prompts for activism and participation as possible, helping to guide your advocacy for software freedom.

So you can see why we want to make sure the Supporter is as accessible as possible to our global audience, and when one of our wonderful volunteers offered to translate the Supporter into Brazilian Portuguese, and we realized that the Brazilian Portuguese GNU translation team was willing to take on proofreading and additional support, we said, why not? Brazil is a hotbed of free software activism, thanks to our friends at the Free Software Foundation Latin America (FSFLA), and last year we presented a Free Software Award to Alexandre Oliva, a fierce defender of free software whose impact has been felt far beyond his home base in Brazil.

As with the other international issues of the Supporter, the Brazilian Portuguese version will be posted and sent between one and two weeks after the English version, but you'll still receive the English version the first business day of the month.

How can you help? Right now, we need to know who the readers are who prefer to get their free software news in Portuguese. If the new Portuguese edition of the Supporter is a good fit for you, sign up here – and even if it's not, pass it on to your family, friends, and colleagues!

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