Support user freedom by purchasing gifts from the GNU Press Shop
The forward march of progress continues at the GNU Press Shop! Despite challenges to various parts of the supply chain -- see the end of this email for discussion of how orders are filled and shipped in quarantine time -- the Free Software Foundation (FSF) is determined to meet our high standards of efficacious services and nifty GNU Gear, including free software manuals and other assorted merchandise.
To celebrate this year's thirty-fifth anniversary of the FSF, we designed and issued an extremely cool undersea-themed 35th Anniversary T-shirt. The initial run sold out faster than a weekend scuba diving trip, but we've reprinted them in a new color scheme worthy of Neptune himself -- lots of these are in stock and ready to send to you.
But that's not all! So excited are we on the occasion of FSF's coral anniversary that we also made new socks. Warm your toes with the brand new FSF thirty-fifth anniversary socks -- crew-length socks whose coral, black, and blue color scheme will match your FSF 35th Anniversary Poster. Orders for these limited edition socks will be accepted on a "pre-order" basis until December 9th -- we'll collect customer orders, then print the socks, which I'll then ship to you. Be sure to order socks within the above time frame if you want them, because we won't have a lot of surplus after the orders are filled.
Are you in the mood for more reading than a sock can provide? We've created an even bigger bundle of GNU Emacs books and gear: behold the "Emacs Deluxe." This collection includes everything from the "All Things Emacs" bundle -- a copy of the Emacs Reference Manual, an Emacs mug, a handy reference card of Emacs commands, and ten stickers -- PLUS an Emacs logo T-shirt in your size AND a copy of An Introduction to Programming in Emacs Lisp, for adventurous hackers who seek to unlock the limitless esoteric powers of Emacs.
In addition, we're restocking some favorites in the shop: a fresh batch of last year's popular (and cozy) zip-up hoodies is presently hot off the presses, and a big box of NeuG USB true random number generators is following a strictly determined and predictable course to FSF headquarters.
Your purchases support the mission of the FSF and help us empower the world through the use of free software. Associate members are the heart of our commitment to creating a world where all software respects our freedom and dignity. By becoming an associate member, you'll help us reach our goal of 500 new members by the end of the year, and of course you 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.
Finally, a note about shipping. The current pandemic places a lot of obstacles to buying and selling merchandise at FSF, so your order may be shipped less punctually than before -- but it absolutely will be shipped. This time of year, many customers place orders hoping to have them in hand by December 25. If this is you, and you are in the United States, please place your order before December 4, in order to provide us with the necessary lead time to make sure that your gifts are shipped on time. In any circumstance, it's advisable to place any order as soon as you can; I will endeavor to ship it as promptly as circumstances permit. As always, don't hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns about shipping, inventory, payment, suggestions for future items for sale, or anything else -- this email address is the first thing I check every work day, especially at this time of year.
Thank you for supporting the FSF, and happy hacking!
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