Don't want to read it all? The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is offering two prizes to the winning teams for our contest, honoring creative works that demonstrate the importance of free (as in Freedom) software to a wide audience.
Who is the FSF?
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a nonprofit with a worldwide mission to promote computer user freedom.
In 1985, Richard Stallman started this foundation to support the free software movement and encourage developers to release software under a free copyleft license.
Where the early years were more focused on employing developers to write Free Software for the GNU project, the focus has increasingly shifted to legal and ethical campaigns.
Informally reaching out to companies to make them aware of violations against the GPL, was a core task of the foundation in the beginning of this millennium. Only exceptionally, lawsuits got filed.
An important milestone in a changing digital world, was the release of GPLv3 in 2007. This was a huge community effort, led by the legal experts at the FSF.
The FSF is funded by donations and efforts from supporters and activists all around the world. Some of their most notable campaigns, are their Freedom Ladder, their efforts to protect the right to repair, their campaigns against mass surveillance for example be promoting decentralized platforms.
What's the challenge?
The FSF is offering two prizes to the winning teams for our contest, honoring creative works that demonstrate the importance of free (as in Freedom) software to a wide audience. This might have the form of a presentation, a workshop, or any other creative form. Notably, the Earth Cause Charity will deliver these to the addresses of the winners. The Earth Cause mission is to protect the planet and its inhabitants through innovative, effective, nondestructive means. They firmly believe that Free Software can be instrumental to achieve this. The Digital Freedom Foundation has become part of the Earth Cause.
What's the prize?
The prizes are these items, which are also available in the GNU Press shop:
- Prize one: a Free Software, Free Society Hoodie, a GNU beanie and an Antisurveillance Webcam Guard
- Prize two: a DRM shirt + a GNU baseball cap + Antisurveillance Webcam Guard
Rules of the game
- Entries must be submitted before the deadline of October 1st, midnight (GMT+00). Submissions could be links to recordings, slides, documentation pages;
- Submission must be licensed under one of these Creative Commons 4.0 licenses: CC-BY, CC-BY-SA, CC0;
- Entries can be submitted through the submission form;
- The board of the Digital Freedom Foundation will pick a winner from the submissions;
- Teams with a member of the Digital Freedom Foundation board are not eligible for this prize.
Due to technical issues, it's not possible to follow up on the submissions. All submissions will be shared on this page.