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"Free Software Supporter is a newsletter run by the FSF (Free Software Foundation) and in it they have a section announcing a few software releases from the GNU project. However, they do not seem to provide any description of the projects aside from their name and version.
"Today we released our first issue of the Free Software Supporter, a subscription based monthly newsletter that highlights the work of the foundation as well as provides updates from the GNU project. You can sign-up to our low-traffic mailing list to receive it each month..."
"I was quite stunned when I noticed that the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has recently started a new monthly-published newsletter, called the Free Software Supporter. [...] Personally I believe both newsletters are worth reading and give you a great overview of what has happened in the past month, what is going to happen and the work done by the FSF and FSF Europe."
"Welcome to the all new Fee Software Supporter! — the Free Software Foundation's monthly news digest and action update. Each month we will highlight some of the important work being done by the FSF, and give an update on recent happenings in the GNU project and the campaign for software freedom. Encourage your friends to subscribe and help us build an audience by adding our subscriber widget to your website..."
Free software has much to offer non-profit organizations (NGOs). If you are reading this, you are probably a member or participant of an NGO, and I hope I can show you why free software and open standards are important for your organisation. Or maybe you are a free software supporter who’d like to see a change in a social organisation near you. In any case, I will try to give you a few arguments in favour of free software, along with some practical information on how to successfully face a migration process from proprietary software.
"I am a supporter and user of free software (though I admit I have not migrated entirely). I research and write about the social movement aspect of free software, and its potential as a model for alternative social organization beyond the realm of software development. I am inspired by the future envisioned by free software and take heart from its existence here and now.
Mako: "Dear free software supporter, Now is the time to join and give to Free Software Foundation. 2008 is going to be extraordinarily important year for free software. Eben Moglen likes to quote Gandhi's "first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win" progression when describing the free software movement. As I pointed out when I joined the FSF board, we're beginning to see powerful interests fighting free software. It's going to increase in the next few years. Things will probably get a lot uglier for free software before they get better. We can win but things are far from settled. The FSF is the front-line organization in this fight and we need a robust and proactive foundation, and an active and involved membership, if we're going to win.
## In this issue
* Free Software Supporter exclusive: WBUR is streaming Ogg Vorbis!
* DBD Action Alert - Libraries: Eliminate DRM!
* Get DeltaH, gNewSense 2.0
* Get your next machine with gNewSense
* Silicon Mechanics to ship servers with free BIOS preinstalled
* Can we rescue OLPC from Windows? by Richard M. Stallman
* End Software Patents: the Bilski hearing, heard.
## In this issue
* Software Freedom Day
* Happy Birthday to GNU!
* GNU Planet
* gNewSense 2.1 released
* Spring 2008 Bulletin available online
* Submit your nominations for the 2008 Free Software Awards
* On the savannah, where the gnu roam...
* DRM down under
* Free Hexen and Heretic!
* Malaysian Government Dept switches to OpenDocument