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--- On Sat, 24/10/09, Holmes Wilson <> wrote:

From: Holmes Wilson <>
Subject: [FSF] Support software freedom with the new FSF credit card
Date: Saturday, 24 October, 2009, 1:47 AM

We're happy to announce a new way credit card users can give
financial support to the FSF and our fight for software freedom:
by using a credit card with the Free Software Foundation logo.


(Please don't let the thought of supporting us encourage you
to start using a credit card if you don't already, or discourage you
from buying anonymously with big-brother-resistant cash.)

Funds from our new Visa program will help support the mission of the
FSF 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.

If you use a credit card, sign up for the Free Software Foundation
Visa Platinum Rewards Card and support FSF with every purchase.
There's a $50 donation to the FSF by the bank when you first use the
card, plus ongoing contributions of 30 basis points or .3% of retail
transactions. US residents only.


The current FSF credit card has the "floating gnu" on it.
We're looking to offer other card designs, designs that reflect, in
some visual way, the activist spirit of the FSF and its supporters.

Specifically, we need photos and artwork. They can be original, or
links to public domain images on the net. By sending the image, you
also agree to make it available as CC-BY. If we choose your image for
the cards, we'll send you the t-shirt of your choice from the FSF

Send them as GIF, JPG, or PNG, in the best quality you can manage, to

If the image is from the web, send a link, with a link to the license
info. Note: If you send artwork, don't include any text. We know
that's annoying, but it complicates things for a few reasons. Also,
I won't be able to get back to all of you individually, so thanks in
advance for your help, and good luck!

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