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User Liberation: Watch and share our new video

by libby Contributions Published on Dec 29, 2014 05:32 PM
Most people interact with free software every day, but many of those people don't know what free software is or why they should go out of their way to use it. We want to fix that (and we think you do too), so we commissioned a short video that makes free software easy for everyone to understand:

Please help us spread free software awareness by watching this video and sharing it with friends via email and social media. Here's a short URL:

We partnered with Urchin to make this animated introduction to free software. Urchin made the video using free software. People have been looking to the FSF for thirty years for explanations about the importance of free software. We want to make more videos like this, and other materials, but they cost money. If we meet our annual fundraising goal of $525,000 by January 31st, you can be sure there will be more great projects to come in 2015.

This is the biggest fundraising week of the year, and we still have a ways to go if we are to meet our goal by January 31st. Please show your love for this video by making a donation or becoming a member today.

Creative Commons License User Liberation by the Free Software Foundation is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Download the video: 1080p | 360p | 240p | Production Files

Download subtitles: English | español | français | deutsch | русский | italiano | português | português do Brasil | српски | fārsi | nederlands | magyar | svenska | română | lietuvių | עברית | Polish

Embed on your site or blog: <video src="//" controls width="640" height="390"></video>

Video credits


Fateh Slavitskaya (Script, Voice, Production), Bassam Kurdali (Animation, Production)

Free Software Foundation

Libby Reinish, John Sullivan, Zak Rogoff


To the extent possible under law, the authors (listed by username) of the SFX below have dedicated all copyright and related and neighboring rights to these works to the public domain worldwide via the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) declaration and license.

Here's a short URL for easy sharing:

The following SFX were released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license on

Original music and SFX by James P. McQuoid is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.


Script: gedit, Piratepad, TextPlay (command line fountain renderer), Trelby (dedicated screenwriting application)
Sound recording: Audacity (voice), Ardour (music)
Story boards: Krita
Vector Mockups: Inkscape
Visuals, animation, rendering, editing, sound editing: Blender
webm encoding: Transmageddon (first batch), Pitivi (second batch)
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