Call for FSFE Fellowship quotes

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Dear Fellows subscribed to this list,

As you ought to know, FSFE has recently added donor quotes to its front page. (If you have not seen those quotes yet, take a look at <https://fsfe.org/index.html>.) These quotes are good reasons to support the Foundation. However, they are geared a bit towards entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs usually have money; however, they do not have time. Thus, the quotes contain good reasons for entrepreneurs to support Free Software financially. Nevertheless, it would be useful to let people who have more time or who do not have entrepreneurial tendencies know why they should support Free Software and the Foundation.

Thus, we are, as of now, collecting quotes from our Fellows on what it means to be a Fellow, why they became Fellows, what part has the Fellowship played in their life, et cetera. The quotes should not be too long and they should be accompanied by the Fellow’s picture. I cannot guarantee we will use all the quotes, but I am sure we will use some. Thus, by sending in a quote and a picture you obviously consent to whatever use the FSFE is going to put those quotes to. :-)

As the quotes (or some of them) are going to be published anyway, you ought to send in your quotes and pictures as replies to this very e-mail. When we will have gathered enough and we will have decided where exactly to display them, we will make some kind of a selection and everyone will have an opportunity to see the finest experiences, reasons, et cetera.

To begin with, here is my very own quote: “I honestly do not know why I joined the Fellowship. However, the @fsfe.org e-mail alias is simply great and you won’t find a finer company to hack with on the Earth; thus, I recommend joining us anyway, regardless of whether you are into translating, coding, design, law or anything else even remotely connected with [to] Free Software.” Now, I won’t attach a picture, as mine can be easily found on the Fellowship Interviews blog; however, you should attach a one.

Furthermore, as it would get boring if everyone simply repeated what a great Fellowship we have, you should try to put in a bit more of your personality. It would be great if the quotes gave an overview of what we Fellows (and other volunteers) do, why we do the things we do, and who we are.

As you probably get what we want, just send in your quotes. And do not worry if you do not know what we are looking for: It would be more beneficial to send in your quote anyway.

Faithfully,

Should you wish to e-mail us a quote, drop a letter entitled “Re: Fellowship quotes” (no quotes) to discussion at fsfeurope dot org.

2 comments to Call for FSFE Fellowship quotes

  • “Free Software and Free Culture changed the way I see human interaction in a society. Copyleft gives a great base for real collaboration and it makes me independent of the goodwill of a company. Since it became part of my life, I wanted to help make it better. And for that we need people working full-time. That’s why I became a fellow: My money goes to the FSFE. Also the crypto card is simply cool.”

    “The FSFE gets part of the money I save by keeping my freedom. Sounds paradoxical? Well, that’s what it is: You get freedom by saving money. Because buying unfree works is like paying for your own shackles.”

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  • Hey! Arne, the shackles’ one… I just love it! Thanks.