Got Freedom?

Georg Greve @ FSFE's FOSDEM 2006 Booth with 'Got Freedom?' shirt Those of you who visited FSFE’s Booth at FOSDEM in Brussels already know, but for all the others this might be news: FSFE has a new t-shirt model that was presented at FOSDEM 2006 for the first time.

On the front it has "Plussy", the Fellowship mascot, asking "Got Freedom?" and on the back it carries the URL of the Fellowship site: The picture was taken by Richard Ibbotson, a Free Software advocate from the UK, and he was so kind to allow me to share it with you here. You can see me in front of the Free Software Foundation Europe booth holding one of the new shirts. As you can also see in the background, we took the idea of "raising the flag for Freedom" rather literally.

We have these shirts both for men and women, and if you want one of these really cool shirts, you can send email to, letting our office know how many shirts you want, of which size, and whether you want the male or female version.

The shirts were produced on "Clean Clothes", which means they were produced with sustainable growing and working methods and come at high quality. We felt that the ethical basis of Free Software matters in the physical as well as digital world, and wanted our shirts to reflect this basic conviction. But as so often, holding convictions comes as a cost, in this case a financial one, which is why the shirts come at 20 EUR each plus shipping depending on where you want them sent.

We hope that many people will agree with us that we should live in the physical world what we preach in the digital — and wear these shirts that raise their question in a dual sense:

Got Freedom?

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About Georg Greve

Georg Greve is CEO and President of the Board at Kolab Systems AG, a Swiss Open Source ISV for collaboration and communication, also available as Swiss hosted service Kolab Now. During his 20+ year career in Free and Open Source Software he has been author of the Brave GNU World, one of the most widely spread columns on the subject, founding president of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and provided input to various governmental and inter-governmental organisations. In 2009 Georg was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit on Ribbon by the Federal Republic of Germany for his contributions to Open Source and Open Standards.
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4 Responses to Got Freedom?

  1. florianhaas says:


    I really liked the “hacking for freedom”-Slogan.

    Tell me we still got some of those !

  2. greve says:

    Hacking for Freedom

    We still got some of those. But only because we reprinted. :)

  3. florianhaas says:


    OK, then i will order some more.

    btw: will there be a FSFE-booth at the Linuxtag in Wiesbaden, Germany ?

  4. reinhard says:

    FSFE booth at Linuxtag

    Yes, there will be a booth.


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