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this is shockingly good marketing for the FSF

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Giving Guide
Are you giving your loved ones tech gifts they can use freely, or gifts
which put someone else in control?

Electronics are popular gifts, but people often overlook the
restrictions that manufacturers slip under the wrapping paper. From
remote deletion of files to harsh rules about copying and sharing, some
gifts take more than they give. The good news is that there are ethical
companies making better devices that your loved ones can enjoy with
freedom and privacy. This is the Free Software Foundation (FSF) guide to
smarter gifts, compared with their restrictive counterparts.

Like this guide? Download the printable version and organize a Giving
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to a nonprofit in someone's name is at least as meaningful as buying
them an electronic device.
Full-Sized Laptops
good Minifree T400 Notebook with Libreboot
Minifree T400 with GNU/Linux

As free as can be: runs the FSF-endorsed Trisquel operating system
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Durable hardware is meant to last and easy to repair.
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SAVE! =E2=82=AC100 (approx. $106) off each item, and Minifree will dona=
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bad Apple Macbook Pro
Apple Macbook Pro with OSX

Runs on proprietary software that restricts the user's freedoms.
Apple's App Store uses DRM to restrict what you can do with your
purchases.
Comes crawling with spyware.

Buy
avoid
Smartphones
good Tehnoetic S2 with Replicant
Tehnoetic S2 with Replicant

The device runs the Replicant free operating system, based on
Android. Caveat: its modem hardware separately runs a nonfree system.
Features F-Droid, the free software catalogue that makes it easy to
get all the applications you need without sacrificing control of your phone.

bad Apple iPhone
Apple iPhone

Comes with no shortage of spyware.
Its proprietary operating system gives Apple control over the
software on the devices.
Apple uses DRM to block competing software.
Planned obsolescence: business model forces you to buy new devices
frequently.

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avoid
Compact Laptops
good Libiquity X200 with Libreboot
Libiquity Taurinus X200 with GNU/Linux

As free as can be: runs the FSF-endorsed Trisquel operating system
and libreboot firmware on hardware that is certified to Respect Your
Freedom.
Durable hardware is meant to last and easy to repair.
Created by a small business that replaces all restrictive components
from a stock laptop.
SAVE! 10% off your subtotal price, and Libiquity will donate to the
FSF with each purchase. Expires Jan 31, 2016. Details.

bad Lenovo U31
Lenovo U31 with Windows

Runs on proprietary software that profits from treating the user as
a product -- each account is assigned an advertising ID to help
Microsoft sell user data.
Mandatory Windows updates force users to test potentially unstable
new versions. Read more about Windows's abuses.

Buy

Libiquity only ships in the USA. For non-US orders, buy an X200 from
Minifree with this discount.

avoid
3D Printers
good Lulzbot Mini
Lulzbot Mini

Respects Your Freedom-certified by the FSF to run with all free
software, making 3D printing more accessible and encouraging innovation.
Ease of use features like self-leveling and self-cleaning.
Hardware designs available to make modification and improvement
easy. Standardized material format allows 3D printing with plastics,
wood-, stone-, bamboo-, rubber-, and metal-like materials.
BONUS! Receive a gratis reel of filament when you buy from this
guide. Expires Jan 31st, 2015. Details.

bad Makerbot Replicator Mini
Makerbot Replicator Mini

MakerWare software is proprietary, restricting freedom and stifling
innovation.
MakerBot was founded with a more freedom-respecting philosophy, but
has since announced an increasingly proprietary approach and distanced
itself from the community that formed around it.

Buy
avoid
Wi-Fi Routers
good ThinkPenguin Router
ThinkPenguin Router

Easily separate privacy-sensitive network traffic from Internet
traffic to improve security.
As free as can be: runs the FSF-endorsed LibreCMC operating system
on hardware that is certified to Respect Your Freedom.
SAVE! 5% off any purchase. Expires Jan 29, 2016. Details. FSF
members receive 7% off with this code and 5% year-round.

bad Generic ISP-provided router
ISP-provided Routers

Proprietary firmware means that there's no way for you to know
whether it's spying on you -- and it handles all your Internet traffic
as well as local print jobs and file transfers.
Many models are subject to remote firmware updates from your
Internet Service Provider, which probably does not have your best
interests in mind -- these same companies fight net neutrality.

Buy
avoid
Ebooks
good Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg

All of the ebooks are gratis, including classics like Peter Pan and
Huck Finn.
The original purveyor of eBooks free of DRM (Digital Restrictions
Management), inspiring many others.
Enjoy the freedom to read your ebooks on any device.

bad Amazon
Amazon

Amazon can remotely block or delete individual ebooks or your entire
library with no warning or explanation (they've done it before).
Amazon uses DRM to prevent you from sharing your favorite books with
friends or moving them between readers.
Amazon openly claims you don't actually own or control your ebooks.
If you insist on purchasing from Amazon, at least designate a
charity like the Free Software Foundation at smile.amazon.com to receive
some of the money.

Download
avoid
Graphic Design
good GIMP and Inkscape
GIMP and Inkscape

Free software, with thriving developer communities.
Designed for free formats, but can also open files created in other
programs.
Wide variety of plugins grants limitless features.
Easy to install on all major operating systems.

bad Photoshop and Illustrator
Photoshop and Illustrator

Proprietary software controlled by Adobe.
Shuts down when its DRM is unable to verify the costly required
subscription, even if it's actually up to date.
Prefers locked-down proprietary formats.

Download
avoid
Gift Cards
good FSF Membership Card
FSF Membership Card

Join over 3,500 active members working to make a better world built
on free software.
Enjoy a host of member benefits, including admission to the yearly
LibrePlanet conference.
Membership donations are tax-deductible in the US. For a smaller
gift, donate in a friend's name.

bad iTunes Card
iTunes Card

DRM on everything (except music) controls what you can do with your
purchases.
Apple claims (wrongly) that you don't actually own anything you buy
from the iTunes store.
Requires proprietary software to use, even to download DRM-free music.

Buy
avoid
More Products Certified to Respect Your Freedom
Tehnoetic Mini Wi-Fi adapter
Tehnoetic Mini Wi-Fi Adapter

Great for all-free-software installations on laptops with incompatible
Wi-Fi hardware.
Buy
ThinkPenguin VPN router
ThinkPenguin VPN Router

Designed to complement your existing router by providing an easy-to-set
up VPN that enhances privacy and security and circumvents network
controls. Discount available.
Buy
ThinkPenguin long-range adapter
ThinkPenguin Long-Range Wi-Fi Adapter

More powerful than its smaller cousin, and can be further upgraded with
a larger antenna. Discount available.
Buy

If you have ideas for more gifts that can be given freely, submit your
recommendations to our growing page.
Recommended organizations for holiday donations

Free Software Foundation, Software Freedom Conservancy, Electronic
Frontier Foundation, Creative Commons, Wikimedia Foundation, Software
Freedom Law Center, and GNOME Foundation.
Promotion details

Minifree: Receive =E2=82=AC100 off each and every computer you buy. Ent=
er
the discount code FSFGIVINGGUIDE at checkout. Minifree donates =E2=82=AC20
(approx. $21) to the FSF for each purchase made with the code.
Lulzbot: Purchase a LulzBot Mini desktop 3D printer through this
guide and receive a gratis 1kg reel of standard filament. Email
sales-at-lulzbot.com before or during purchasing and mention the FSF 2015
Giving Guide to receive this promotion. Specify if you'd like HIPS, PLA,
or ABS filament. Promotion subject to inventory availability.
ThinkPenguin: Use coupon code FSFGIVING15 at checkout. FSF members
receive 7% off with this code and 5% year-round. Applies to all items.
Libiquity: This is a rebate, not a discount at point of sale. After
purchase, email your order number to sales-at-libiquity.com and mention the
secret password FSFGIVING in your message. You'll receive a refund of
10% of your subtotal price. Libiquity will donate 5% of each purchase's
subtotal price to the FS. Applies to all items.

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X200, T400, iPhone, and ISP-provided router images are in the public
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FSF USB membership card by FSF is licensed under a Creative Commons
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  1. 2015-12-01 Ruben Safir <ruben.safir-at-my.liu.edu> Subject: [Learn - LIU Comp Sci] All the Clips discussions with the writer of
  2. 2015-12-01 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [Learn - LIU Comp Sci] CLIPS
  3. 2015-12-06 Ruben Safir <ruben.safir-at-my.liu.edu> Subject: [Learn - LIU Comp Sci] Fwd: Artificial Intelligence
  4. 2015-12-07 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Re: [Learn - LIU Comp Sci] remembering Aaron Schwartz
  5. 2015-12-07 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [Learn - LIU Comp Sci] remembering Aaron Schwartz
  6. 2015-12-08 Ruben Safir <ruben-at-mrbrklyn.com> Subject: [Learn - LIU Comp Sci] Big Data and Track Abuses
  7. 2015-12-08 Ruben Safir <ruben-at-mrbrklyn.com> Subject: [Learn - LIU Comp Sci] Happy Chanukah!
  8. 2015-12-09 Ruben Safir <ruben-at-mrbrklyn.com> Re: [Learn - LIU Comp Sci] studying
  9. 2015-12-10 Ruben Safir <ruben-at-mrbrklyn.com> Re: [Learn - LIU Comp Sci] Fwd: Why are my triggers not predictable?
  10. 2015-12-10 Ruben Safir <ruben.safir-at-my.liu.edu> Subject: [Learn - LIU Comp Sci] Fwd: Artificial Intelligence
  11. 2015-12-10 Ruben Safir <ruben.safir-at-my.liu.edu> Subject: [Learn - LIU Comp Sci] Fwd: CLIPS Fwd: Why are my triggers not
  12. 2015-12-15 Ruben Safir <ruben-at-mrbrklyn.com> Subject: [Learn - LIU Comp Sci] Free Software for Education
  13. 2015-12-22 Ruben Safir <ruben-at-mrbrklyn.com> Subject: [Learn - LIU Comp Sci] Fwd: Re: the position
  14. 2015-12-23 Ruben Safir <mrbrklyn-at-panix.com> Subject: [Learn - LIU Comp Sci] Fwd: [Frum Jewish Jobs] Telecommunications

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