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[Fsfe-uk] Re: Associate status application

From: Marc Eberhard
Subject: [Fsfe-uk] Re: Associate status application
Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 10:22:21 +0100
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Dear Georg & all others on the uk-fsfe mailing list!

On Fri, May 10, 2002 at 05:45:21PM +0200, Georg Greve wrote:
> In order to finalize our association and to make sure people are being
> informed about it, we should probably prepare some press release.

OK, first iteration. Constructive comments from everyone are very welcome!

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    "Association for Free Software (AFFS) becomes associate of the
     Free Software Foundation Europe (FSF Europe)"

 The FSF Europe gladly announces that the UK based "Association for Free
Software" (AFFS) is now an associate organisation of the "Free Software
Foundation Europe" (FSF Europe).

 AFFS has joined the FSF Europe to actively support its activities and
work for Free Software in Europe and to facilitate cooperation with
organisations in other countries.

 The AFFS currently focuses on the preparation of PR material to inform the
public and to lobby politicians in the UK. Part of this effort is drafting
an introduction to Free Software for non-specialists and to prepare demo
versions of the Debian GNU/Linux operating system for live demonstrations.

 Through various liaisons the AFFS is actively involved in bringing the
benefits of Free Software especially to schools, other educational
institutions, politicians and - of course - the public in the UK to help
creating a critical mass of people using Free Software.

 Members of the AFFS also engage themselves in attending fairs, exhibitions
and relevant public and non-public meetings of UK governmental institutions.
The aim is to provide a recognised point of contact in the UK for questions
about Free Software. This is achieved by simultaneously establishing links
with the press, MEPs, MPs and local politicians throughout the UK.

 "Although the AFFS is based in the UK, it fully recognises and appreciates,
that Free Software is a world wide effort to bring the benefits of the
information age to everyone on this planet. This requires international
cooperation and coordination. The association with the FSF Europe is
probably the most important step for the AFFS to achieve this goal." said
Dr. Marc Eberhard, a commitee member and one of founders of the AFFS.

<include_quote value="terrible important words of wisdom from Georg"

About the Association for Free Software:

The Association for Free Software is a non-profit association with the
primary goal of promoting the adoption of Free Software in the UK.

More information: http://www.affs.org.uk

Contact: AFFS
         c/o Luminas Ltd 
         7 Webster Close
         Norwich NR5 9DF

<include_details value="About the FSF Europe:"/>

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