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Re: [Fsfe-uk] New FSFE Free PDF Readers Campaign

From: Tom Chance
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] New FSFE Free PDF Readers Campaign
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 10:04:22 +0100

On 15 September 2010 20:59, Chris Croughton <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 10:33:09PM +0100, Jon Grant wrote:
> > On 13 September 2010 15:59, Sam Tuke <address@hidden> wrote:
> > > Today FSFE has launched a new campaign to remove advertising of
> proprietary
> > > PDF readers from government websites.
> > >
> > > Campaign: http://www.fsfe.org/campaigns/pdfreaders
Nice campaign. However, the web site http://www.pdfreaders.org, which I
presume you would prefer government web sites point to, isn't really
suitable for that purpose.

Somebody needs to turn that page into a consumer facing web site with a big
simple button (auto-detecting your platform as per the table) to download
the recommended PDF software. The table could appear undernath for those who
would like options.

All the info about ISO and patents is interesting to me, but will make no
sense at all to the average person, particularly if they have felt the need
to follow a link to download a PDF reader (i.e. they're not exactly geeks).

It also needs prominent accessibility information, and you need to be sure
that the software you point to will comply with relevant disability laws in
the countries you are lobbying. I don't know much about that point, but
Adobe provide this information on the page that many government bodies point

Best wishes,
Tom Chance

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