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  4. <title>FSFE - Invest in Freedom: Support FSFE</title>
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  7. <h1>Invest in Freedom: Support FSFE</h1>
  8. <p>
  9. FSFE has been working for the Free Software community in Europe
  10. and beyond since 2001. We have received terrific amounts of
  11. support from our
  12. <a href="http://fellowship.fsfe.org/">Fellows</a>,
  13. <a href="/donate/thankgnus.html">our donors</a>, FSFE's
  14. <a href="/contribute/contribute.html">many volunteers</a>, and the
  15. Free Software community at large. Without
  16. <a href="/donate/thankgnus-2009.html">you</a>, we would not have been
  17. able to break
  18. <a href="/activities/ms-vs-eu/ms-vs-eu.html">proprietary monopolies</a>,
  19. <a href="/campaigns/swpat/swpat.html">fight off software patents</a>, and
  20. <a href="/activities/ftf/ftf.html">build the Freedom Task Force</a> into
  21. Europe's foremost expert group on legal aspects of Free Software.
  22. </p>
  23. <p>
  24. At the same time, the threats that FSFE is fighting on your behalf
  25. have never gone away. Many of us are still being forced to use
  26. proprietary software. Closed standards build walls that Free
  27. Software finds hard to break. Proprietary software companies
  28. continue to push their interests in Europe and around the world.
  29. The European Commission's past push for better interoperability is
  30. sliding into reverse.
  31. </p>
  32. <div class="actionbox">
  33. <p>For individuals:</p>
  34. <a href="/donate/donate.html">Donate now</a>
  35. <a href="http://fellowship.fsfe.org/join">Join the Fellowship</a>
  36. <p>For companies:</p>
  37. <a href="/donate/donate.html">Donate now</a>
  38. <a href="/com-pkg/com-pkg.html">Buy professional services</a>
  39. </div>
  40. <p>
  41. To help us fight those threats and keep going strong in these
  42. difficult economic times, FSFE is asking for your continued
  43. support. Now, more than ever, is the time to push ahead for Free
  44. Software. As budgets are being cut everywhere, more and more
  45. organisations are seriously thinking about alternatives to
  46. non-free programs. There are many policy makers who have
  47. understood the importance of open standards. Free Software
  48. businesses benefit from this climate and are growing fast.
  49. </p>
  50. <p>
  51. FSFE needs <a href="/donate/donate.html">financial</a> and
  52. <a href="/donate/hardware.html">infrastructure</a> donations to continue
  53. to operate and support the Free Software Community. If you've been
  54. thinking about
  55. <a href="http://fellowship.fsfe.org/login/join.php">becoming a Fellow</a>,
  56. today is the day!
  57. </p>
  58. <p>
  59. To make supporting us easier, FSFE has also
  60. <a href="/com-pkg/com-pkg.html">built a set of services</a> that
  61. companies can purchase from us. Please check out the many ways
  62. that you can use to support us. If you cannot find one that suits
  63. your needs,
  64. <a href="/contact/local.html">get in touch with us</a>, and we will
  65. tailor a solution for you.
  66. </p>
  67. <p>
  68. Thanks to your support, we've come very far together. Please walk
  69. with us for another step on the way to software freedom for all.
  70. </p>
  71. <p>
  72. <a href="/about/gerloff/gerloff.html">Karsten Gerloff</a><br/>
  73. President<br/>
  74. Free Software Foundation Europe
  75. </p>
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