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  3. <head>
  4. <title>Free Your Android! - FSFE</title>
  5. <meta content="Regain control of your Android device and your data: this campaign is about freedom, control and privacy." name="description" />
  6. <meta content="android smart phone operating system drivers apps Replicant OS LineageOS F-Droid FoeBuD e.V. fsf ansol free software phone mobile phone open source GTA04 Maemo/MeeGo Mer Tizen Carrier IQ spying spy analytics" name="keywords" />
  7. </head>
  8. <body>
  9. <h1>Free Your Android!</h1>
  10. <div id="introduction">
  11. <div class="image" id="hello-free-droid">
  12. <img src="/campaigns/android/robot.png" alt="Liberated Android Robot" />
  13. </div>
  14. <p>
  15. Android is a <a
  16. href="http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/android-and-users-freedom.html"
  17. title="Android and Users' Freedom">mostly free</a> operating system
  18. developed mainly by Google. Unfortunately, the drivers for most
  19. devices and most applications from the "market" are not
  20. <a href="/about/basics/freesoftware.html" title="What is Free Software?">free (as in free speech, not free beer)</a>.
  21. They frequently work against the interest of the users,
  22. spy on them, and sometimes cannot even be removed.
  23. </p>
  24. <p>
  25. This campaign can help you to <strong>regain control</strong>
  26. of your Android device and your data. We collect information about
  27. running an Android system as free as possible and try to coordinate
  28. the efforts in this area.
  29. </p>
  30. </div>
  31. <p>
  32. You want a mobile device that is really yours when you bought it?
  33. You want a mobile device that does not spy on you and hands over your data to big corporations?
  34. Then read on!
  35. </p>
  36. <center>
  37. <video controls="controls" width="100%" id="freeyourandroid">
  38. <source src="https://download.fsfe.org/videos/Free%20Your%20Android%20-%20EP.webm" type="video/webm" />
  39. <source src="http://download.fsfe.org/videos/Free%20Your%20Android%20-%20EP.mp4" type="video/mp4" />
  40. </video>
  41. </center>
  42. <div id="subpages">
  43. <div class="half">
  44. <h3><a href="/campaigns/android/liberate.html">Liberate Your Device</a></h3>
  45. <p>
  46. Learn how to liberate your device and how to regain control of your data
  47. by switching to a free Android operating system with free (as in freedom) apps.
  48. We collected all the information necessary.
  49. </p>
  50. <div class="action"><a href="/campaigns/android/liberate.html">Regain Control</a></div>
  51. </div>
  52. <div class="half last">
  53. <h3><a href="/campaigns/android/help.html">Help Making Liberation Effortless</a></h3>
  54. <p>
  55. Liberating devices should be effortless, so that everybody can enjoy freedom.
  56. There are many ways you can help to achieve this goal,
  57. even if you don't know how to program.
  58. </p>
  59. <div class="action"><a href="/campaigns/android/help.html">Contribute</a></div>
  60. </div>
  61. </div>
  62. <h2 style="clear:both;" id="Why">Why Your Mobile Device Needs To Be Free</h2>
  63. <p>
  64. Mobile devices are small computers that we carry around all the time.
  65. They know our current location and contain private pictures. We use
  66. them to communicate with our friends, our family and maybe our secret
  67. love. They also provide access to the internet and have built-in
  68. camera and microphone. Being such powerful tools, they can bring great
  69. risks to privacy, but at the same time we can achieve great things
  70. with them: it depends on who controls them.
  71. </p>
  72. <h3>Freedom and Control</h3>
  73. <p>
  74. Most mobile devices are not controlled by the users, but by the manufacturer
  75. and the operator. The software that runs on them is not Free Software.
  76. Even Android phones ship with non-free software and proprietary add-ons
  77. that often work against in the full interest of the user. Software
  78. updates will only be made available as long as the manufacturer still has a
  79. commercial interest in your device. The applications (apps) available
  80. from the official market are commonly non-free. Nobody is
  81. allowed to study how they work and what they really do on your phone.
  82. Sometimes they just don't work exactly as you want, but often times they
  83. even contain malicious features.
  84. </p>
  85. <p>
  86. Running exclusively Free Software on your device puts you in full control.
  87. Even though you may not have the skills to directly exercise all of your freedom,
  88. you will benefit from a vibrant community that can do it together.
  89. </p>
  90. <h3>Privacy</h3>
  91. <p>
  92. Our mobile devices contain more personal information than most private
  93. diaries. But proprietary systems, even most Android phones, are designed
  94. to hand over this data to companies like Google or Apple. Most
  95. users do not have full control over the personal data on their device.
  96. Convenient solutions for synchronisation and data backup
  97. trick more and more people into storing all their data on centralised
  98. servers run by some profit driven corporation. These are usually based in the US
  99. and are required to hand your data over to the US government on mere request.
  100. Whoever has personal information about us is able to manipulate us.
  101. Therefore, non-free devices are a threat to democracy and to our society.
  102. </p>
  103. <p>
  104. Privacy is one of the most important reasons to support Free Software.
  105. Proprietary add-ons like <a
  106. href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrier_IQ">Carrier IQ</a> spy on
  107. smart-phone users without their knowledge. Many apps from the market
  108. contain malicious features. They read your private data, such as
  109. <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/feb/15/apple-iphone-address-book-privacy"
  110. title="Apple faces US inquiry over iPhone address book privacy">your address book</a>
  111. and "phone home", or they use
  112. <a href="https://code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/mobile/android.html#overview">Google Analytics</a>
  113. to send data to Google. These are just a few examples out of many that have been
  114. discovered so far. The lack of freedom impedes independent inspection
  115. and secret spy features only become known by accident.
  116. </p>
  117. <p>
  118. Most smart-phones require you to connect and identify yourself to a
  119. centralised server before you can use them properly. Users have to trust
  120. the server without knowing what information is stored and how it is
  121. processed or related to other data. A phone running only Free Software
  122. does not require you to provide data to an untrustworthy company or
  123. pressure you to do so – at least this is very unlikely, as the
  124. software's actions would be obvious and the community would be able to
  125. develop an alternative version. The convenience of "value-added"
  126. services that are often coupled with such connections can be provided
  127. using Free Software as well. This keeps you in control of your personal
  128. data. Your diary remains in your possession. You can have your cake and
  129. eat it too.
  130. </p>
  131. <h2>Other Related Initiatives</h2>
  132. <p>
  133. Even though this campaign is about Android, there are other
  134. initiatives that make it possible to use small mobile computers with
  135. (mostly) Free Software. Due to the driver situation of mobile
  136. hardware, none of these initiatives really can run such machines in
  137. freedom. Non-free drivers and firmware are needed for many peripherals
  138. to work.
  139. </p>
  140. <p>On our wiki, we collect <a
  141. href="https://wiki.fsfe.org/Activities/Android/OtherInitiatives">other
  142. initiatives</a>. Please help us to maintain this list.</p>
  143. <h2>Contact</h2>
  144. <p>
  145. If you have any questions about this campaign,
  146. you are invited to send an email <a href="mailto:android@lists.fsfe.org">to our mailing-list</a>.
  147. Everybody interested in the campaign is
  148. <a href="https://lists.fsfe.org/mailman/listinfo/android">subscribed</a> there,
  149. so your message will reach everybody who is involved.
  150. </p>
  151. <p>
  152. For general information about FSFE's work that is not related to the "Free Your Android" campaign,
  153. please use <a href="/contact/contact.html">the general contact page</a>.
  154. </p>
  155. <h2>Participating Organisations</h2>
  156. <p>
  157. <div class="image center">
  158. <a href="https://digitalcourage.de"><img src="/campaigns/android/DC.png" alt="digitalcourage" title="digitalcourage" /></a>
  159. <a href="http://ansol.org/"><img src="/campaigns/android/ansol.png" alt="Associação Nacional para o Software Livre" title="Associação Nacional para o Software Livre" /></a>
  160. </div>
  161. </p>
  162. </body>
  163. <timestamp>$Date$ $Author$</timestamp>
  164. <legal type="cc-license">
  165. <license>http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/</license>
  166. <notice>Portions of this page are
  167. modifications based on work created and shared by Google and
  168. used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 3.0
  169. Attribution License. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.</notice>
  170. </legal>
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