FSF launches associate membership program

Posted 21 Dec 2002 at 23:57 UTC by atai Share This

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has launched an associate membership program. Support Free Software by becoming an FSF associate member!

From the FSF website:

FSF Membership Program

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Boston, MA, USA. We rely on individuals like you to support FSF's mission to preserve, protect and promote the freedom to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer software, and to defend the rights of Free Software users.

On Monday 25 November 2002, we launched the FSF Associate Membership program. Now, you can support FSF by becoming a card-carrying associate member.

You can find out about the rates and benefits of membership, sign up to be an Associate Member, login to edit your membership options, and even read briefly about some current projects of FSF.


edit the article, posted 22 Dec 2002 at 00:02 UTC by atai » (Journeyer)

Damn... the URLs have incorrect base domain. Too bad advogato does not allow the editing of posted articles, even though diaries can be edited already...

corrected text, posted 22 Dec 2002 at 00:08 UTC by atai » (Journeyer)

Here is what supposes to be the corrected text for the article above:

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has launched an associate membership program. Support Free Software by becoming an FSF associate member!

From the FSF website:

FSF Membership Program

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Boston, MA, USA. We rely on individuals like you to support FSF's mission to preserve, protect and promote the freedom to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer software, and to defend the rights of Free Software users.

On Monday 25 November 2002, we launched the FSF Associate Membership program. Now, you can support FSF by becoming a card-carrying associate member.

You can find out about the rates and benefits of membership, sign up to be an Associate Member, login to edit your membership options, and even read briefly about some current projects of FSF.

Wow.., posted 23 Dec 2002 at 02:25 UTC by timcw » (Apprentice)

You will receive a personalized, bootable, business-card-sized GNU/Linux distribution as your membership card. This GNU/Linux distribution is based on LNX-BBC. New cards will be sent to renewing members every year if and only if there is a new major release of LNX-BBC.

Now if that doesn't get you excited about joining, I don't know what will :-) If someone wonders what FSF and free software is all about, just whip out your membership card and show them.

re: Wow..., posted 24 Dec 2002 at 21:49 UTC by salmoni » (Master)

It does sound good, but maybe it would be better to send a stack of them - just imagine being able to hand one out to curious people. All they do is whack it into the cup holder, switch off and on again, hey presto, Linux!

Also: instead of having reduced rates for just students, how about the unemployed, low-incomed or pensioners? Not sure how this could be proven by a potential member on a world-wide basis, but maybe trust would be the issue. The FSF has seems to prefer to trust people to behave like adults.

re: Wow..., posted 4 Jan 2009 at 15:08 UTC by djbclark » (Journeyer)

Re: "stack of them", they are a bit too expensive for that, but offering members the possibility of purchasing extras or a "complements of..." advocacy card members could buy to give to others might be something we could do - I'll pass those ideas by our campaigns team, and thanks!

BTW if people want to get technical updates on the card, there is now a fsf-membercard-announce mailing list.


Cheers,
-- 
Daniel JB Clark   | Sys Admin, Free Software Foundation
pobox.com/~dclark | http://www.fsf.org/about/staff#danny

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