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Happy 20th birthday, ANSOL!

09 de outubro de 2021 — ~marado

Today we celebrated the 20th anniversary of ANSOL, the Portuguese Free Software Association. It has been an honor to be part of the history of this still young association, and here's hope for an active 20 years more - I'll gladly celebrate its 40th!

Image of the round table where I've participated

In these past 20 years, ANSOL worked on many issues, but if I had to highlight 3, I'd point out:

But there are many more challenges ahead... and our victories aren't closed books.

So, what now? Well, there is plenty to do: we should ensure we don't loose the Freedoms we have achieved, and we should strive to get those we still didn't get.

There is plenty more to do, and you can help.

If you're in Portugal, join ANSOL. If you're in Europe, FSFE will appreciate your contribution. If you're in Latin America, here's your link. In India, join here. Based in North America, with worldwide mission, there's FSF.

Of course, as we could see in those who have joined ANSOL in today's celebration, there is plenty beyond the realm of software. Consider getting to know Wikimedia Portugal or the Wikimedia Foundation, Direitos Digitais in Portugal and EDRI in Europe or EFF overseas.

Let's shape the future, together.

tags: ANSOL, Free-Software, Digital-Rights, en