Are you giving your loved ones tech gifts they can use freely, or gifts which put someone else in control?
Electronics are popular gifts, but people often overlook the restrictions that manufacturers slip under the wrapping paper. From remote deletion of files to harsh rules about copying and sharing, some gifts take more
than they give. The good news is that there are ethical companies making better devices that your loved ones can enjoy with freedom and privacy. This is the Free Software Foundation (FSF) guide to smarter gifts, compared with their restrictive
Like this guide? Download the printable version and organize a Giving
Guide Giveaway to share it with your community. And remember: donating to a nonprofit in someone's name is at least as meaningful as buying them an electronic device.
Minifree: Receive €100 off each and every computer you buy. Enter the discount code FSFGIVINGGUIDE at checkout. Minifree donates €20 (approx. $21) to the FSF for each purchase made with the code.
Purchase a LulzBot Mini desktop 3D printer through this guide and receive a gratis 1kg reel of standard filament. Email email@example.com before or during purchasing and mention the FSF 2015 Giving Guide to receive this promotion. Specify if you'd like HIPS, PLA, or ABS filament. Promotion subject to inventory availability.
ThinkPenguin: Use coupon code FSFGIVING15 at checkout. FSF members receive 7% off with this code and 5% year-round. Applies to all items.
Libiquity: This is a rebate, not a discount at point of sale. After purchase, email your order number to
firstname.lastname@example.org and mention the secret password FSFGIVING in your message. You'll receive a refund of 10% of your subtotal price. Libiquity will donate 5% of each purchase's subtotal price to the FS. Applies to all items.
More devices on h-node
To learn more about which hardware supports free software and which doesn't, explore the community-run h-node database.