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Support software freedom: Shop the GNU Press

by Matt Lavallee Contributions Published on Dec 05, 2018 04:00 PM

This autumn is a great time to visit the GNU Press Shop, the online store that promotes software freedom with every T-shirt, every button, and every two socks. We are always busy improving and expanding our selection of documentation, cool stickers, and garments as attractive as they are useful. There can be little doubt that every hacker, coder, and software freedom enthusiast you know devoutly wishes for a gift from the GNU Press Shop to help them upgrade their skills and spread the word about software freedom far, wide, and often. In case you haven't visited since last year, here's what's brand new in 2018:

  • An updated 18th Edition of the perennially-popular GNU Emacs Manual: an invaluable reference to the many, many, many functions of the world's most useful text editor. Order it by itself, or as part of the "All Things Emacs" bundle!

  • For a lighter read, we have returned to availability Free As In Freedom 2.0,the biography of Free Software Foundation (FSF) founder and president Richard M. Stallman (RMS), written by Sam Williams and annotated by RMS himself. At the FSF we always encourage you to study the source directly, and biography is no exception. Autographed copies of this book are available for dedicated free software enthusiasts!

  • Looking for something with even more "aura" than an autographed book? New and improved glossy photos of RMS have been staged, shot, and printed by none other than FSF chief technology officer Ruben Rodriguez, and signed by RMS. I'll ship one to you carefully packed so it arrives pristine and ready to be framed.

  • This is also a banner year if you enjoy software freedom and beverages. We have made available a limited number of mugs originally issued by the League for Programming Freedom, a fellow software freedom advocacy organization, in the year 1991. If a less venerable drinking vessel suits your needs, check out the new Emacs "Auto-Fill Mode" mug -- another constituent of the "All Things Emacs" bundle!

  • Behold: A new gnu. We've printed one of our longest-running T-shirts in a new color: you can now wear the GNU Head shirt in Heather Mauve, a color we find flatters just about everyone. The remaining blue and grey shirts are the last of their kind -- get them before they're gone!

  • 2018 was the year of the sticker at the GNU Press Shop: you can now order several of our iconic sticker designs by the fistful. The Emacs logo and "There Is No Cloud" designs have been hot items in 2018 -- and the Bash logo and vintage Emacs icon stickers are brand new. Stickers get seen: there's no more efficient way to raise awareness of software freedom.

That's what's new and exciting this fall at the GNU Press Shop. If you read this blog all the way through you are of course very eager to order all the items in it -- and you can! By becoming an FSF member, you support the mission of the FSF, help push free software to new frontiers, help us reach our goal of 400 new members by the end of the year, and of course receive a 20% discount at the GNU Press Shop. This means, for instance, if you are starting a free software manual book club and tea drinking society, the fifth member of your club can be outfitted with books and mug gratis.

Last but not least: if you need your GNU Press Shop orders to arrive on time for Christmas gift-giving, please place your order no later than December 20! For all GNU Press shop inquiries, email me at sales@fsf.org. This includes, but is not limited to, inquiries about shipping, sizing, inventory, past and future products, and anything else that's on your mind. Stay tuned for more excellent GNU Press products to come!

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