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  5. <title>Get secure with a smartcard and support FSFE’s work in 2015</title>
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  8. <h1>Get secure with a smartcard and support FSFE’s work in 2015</h1>
  9. <p>Free Software Foundation Europe is a pan-European charity,
  10. established in 2001 to empower users to control technology. To enable the
  11. organisation to intensify its work with the European Commission and to let more
  12. people know about Free Software, the FSFE needs another €190,000 for its work
  13. in 2015. Next year, the FSFE will push harder than ever to weave software
  14. freedom into the fabric of our society.</p>
  15. <p>The new European Commission is currently setting the direction of its
  16. policy making for the coming five years. The FSFE is in frequent contact with
  17. Commission staff who currently see open doors for Free Software in Brussels.
  18. In 2015, the FSFE wants to use this momentum to push for changes on software
  19. procurement, standardisation, and device sovereignty, and create real progress
  20. for Free Software and Open Standards.</p>
  21. <p>At the same time, in 2015 the FSFE will reach out to more people, and go to
  22. more places where people do not yet know about Free Software. The FSFE will
  23. expand its network of local groups throughout Europe. The organisation is
  24. constantly translating its increasingly popular <a
  25. href="/contribute/spreadtheword.html#promo-material">promotion materials</a>
  26. into many European languages. Local volunteers can spread the word about Free
  27. Software by ordering gratis promotion packs, and distributing the materials at
  28. libraries, cinemas, shops and in other places, greatly extending the reach of
  29. the Free Software message.</p>
  30. <p>The best way to support the FSFE's work is <a href="">to
  31. <strong>become a Fellow (a sustaining member of the FSFE)</strong></a>. All
  32. Fellowship contributions directly benefit the FSFE’s work towards a free
  33. society. Fellows receive a state-of-the-art <a href="/fellowship/card.html">
  34. Fellowship smartcard</a> which, together with the free GnuPG encryption
  35. software and a card reader, can be used to sign and encrypt e-mails, to secure
  36. SSH keys, to securely log into a computer from a potentially insecure machine,
  37. or to store the user’s hard disk encryption keys. Since the encryption key is
  38. stored on the card itself, it is almost impossible to steal.</p>
  39. <p>There is also the option to make a <a href="">
  40. one time donation to the FSFE</a>.</p>
  41. <p>To continue its work in 2015, the FSFE will need €420,000 in total. The
  42. organisation has already secured €230,000 thanks to existing sustaining
  43. members, regular donations, and merchandise sales. The FSFE requires another
  44. €190,000 to underwrite its work in 2015.</p>
  45. <ul class="hide">
  46. <li><a href="">Karsten Gerloff's blog entry about the FSFE's work in the last 12 months</a></li>
  47. </ul>
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  50. <div id="related-content">
  51. <h3>Also Read</h3>
  52. <ul>
  53. <li><a href="">Karsten Gerloff's blog entry about the FSFE's work in the last 12 months</a></li>
  54. </ul>
  55. <h3>FSFE’s Funds</h3>
  56. <ul>
  57. <li><a href="/donate/thankgnus.html">Our donors</a></li>
  58. <li><a href="/about/funds/funds.html">Cash flow</a></li>
  59. <li><a href="/donate/hardware.html">Hardware donations</a></li>
  60. <li><a href="/about/graphics/sponsoring/sponsoring.html">Sponsoring graphics</a></li>
  61. </ul>
  62. </div>
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