“Do you need a last-minute gift these upcoming holidays,” asks the Free Software Foundation, “one that will keep on giving for the rest of the year?
“Free your own digital life and the ones of those you love by opting to give them a gift that will raise their social consciousness, create more lasting cheer, and defend #UserFreedom: Gift a Free Software Foundation (FSF) associate membership!”
After donating, you’ll receive a code and a printable page so that you can present your gift as a physical object, if you like. The membership is valid for one year, and includes the many benefits that come with an FSF associate membership, including a USB member card [16GB and pre-loaded with the fully free GNU/Linux distribution Trisquel Live], email forwarding, access to our Jitsi Meet videoconferencing server and member forum, discounts in the FSF shop and on ThinkPenguin hardware, and many more.
Looking for more gifts? You can also check out the latest FSF Giving Guide, or have a look at the great list of potential gifts our operations assistant Davis Remmel made for this very purpose!
“If you’re unsure what to get that special someone, or just want to treat yourself,” Remmel writes, “consider our Emacs de Luxe Bundle: it has manuals, tutorials, references, mugs, shirts, and just like Emacs it includes the kitchen sink stickers.
“For privacy lovers (or those who have ever uttered the word, “cryptography”), we have a NeuG USB True Random Number Generator (RNG). Your cryptographic keys will be stronger than an ox, without any need to trust your CPU’s definition of “random.” I recommend this RNG in conjunction with our anti-surveillance webcam stickers, which don’t leave residue and can also cover microphone holes.”