If you see ...
If you see an agency, a company, or a person doing something that acts as a roadblock to free knowledge, free software, free technology, or free society then we recommend that you as an active citizen do one of the following. This page lists different general situations, as well as specific situations, underwhich what we can do as an activist. Please add your concern and your generic template at the appropriate place.
that says: "works only in XX browser"
write to the contact address published on the website, preferably to the person who could revoke that message. Please use this TemplateOne.
that does not open on a free browser
write to the contact address published on the website, preferably to the person who could revoke that message. Please use this TemplateTwo.
An agency signing an MoU
with a proprietary company to teach
a specific technical topic exclusively by offering free or philanthropic service, then send the following message requesting them to revoke such an understanding. Use TemplateThree.
A person uses a proprietary document
in an email message to you
send the following message:
"BTW: I refuse to read digitial documents encoded in a private language (proprietary format). So I request you and your organization not to send attachments in such formats. Please use open standards for all your digital communication. Text documents encoded in ASCII/unicode, html, rtf, pdf, odf are open standards. Similar open standards exist for all other multimedia formats. Please join us to clean up the already polluted digital environment for a cleaner digital society. Read: http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html"
to publish content on a website
send them the message asking the agency to use free/open document standards. Use this TemplateFour.
another roadblock to software freedom
edit this page suitably and write or recommend another colleague to write another generic template for supporting action.