Raising Awareness document
You will find on this page some documents about awareness of free software and open formats that you can use to encourage free software:
Poster "Share your documents under free licence"
The publication of many resources on the web shows the wish to share them. April encourages the release of these works and thereby greatly facilitate their distribution with a free license. Indeed, when you publish a work, copyright applies by default. If the license is not specified, we must obtain explicit permission from the author for each use except in some very restrictive exceptions (eg, quotation or private copy). April proposes a set of documents to promote the use of free licenses. Designed by Antoine Bardelli, document under triple license: Free Art License, Creative Commons BY-SA and GFDL.. Different versions and their sources are available on the page "Release your works: Call to publish under a free license.".
Poster "Free Software: share without restriction"
Distribute as widely as you can this poster as well as the postcard within the educative system: Teachers' rooms, lockers, meeting rooms, billboards, libraries, classrooms, ... Designed by Antoine Bardelli, document under triple license: Free Art License, Creative Commons BY-SA and GFDL.. Different versions and their sources are available on the page "Education: Free Software: share without restriction".
Poster "How does Free Software work?"
This poster illustrates simply and visually the "building" of a free software, by illustrating various cycles of software development between users, developpers and communities, thus showing various opportunities of using the liberties provided by free software. This document is also an opportunity to mention the concept of source code, and to explain how free software developpers live from their art without having to resort to blocking their customers into liberty depriving systems. Designed by Antoine Bardelli, document under triple license: Free Art License, Creative Commons BY-SA and GFDL. Different versions and their sources are available on the page Poster "How does Free Software work?".
Exhibi-free [Expolibre] is made of 10 posters to be shown in areas of passage. On these posters, the major stakes regarding free software and open formats are presented to the general public. The current version is version 2, under Creative Commons BY SA license. A version 3 is under way.
The story of a Free cultural package
Free software exhibition
The Free software exhibition, 10 posters raising awareness about free software, created by médias cités, in 500*700mm, under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license. Available formats: PDF.
Promotional poster about OpenOffice.org
The Raising Awareness working group prepared a promotional poster about OpenOffice.org to be used in schools and teaching environments (2009 version), under Public Documentation License. Available formats: PDF and PNG.
Free software mindmap
Mindmap representing the concept of free software by Jean-René Mérou. Presentation of the project: Free software mindmap.
Published under GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL). Source files available here: free_software_concept_map.
Leaflets and flyers
Leaflet "How does Free Software work?"
The poster "How does Free Software work?" can also be used as a leaflet. Produced by the Raising Awareness working group, it presents the development process of a free software and defines basic concepts such as source code and the four liberties. Designed by Antoine Bardelli, document under triple license: Free Art License, Creative Commons BY-SA and GFDL. See the different available versions and formats.
The Free flyer, designed by Linux-Alpes / Jean-Christophe Becquet, under Creative Commons BY-SA license. PDF and ODT formats, recto-verso A4 folded in three parts.
Windows 7 sins flyer
The Windows 7 sins flyer presents the risks related to the use of Windows 7, under GNU FDL license. PDF A4 format cut in 2 and folded in 2. (October 2009 version) (All details on the webpage The 7 "sins" of Windows 7)
Books and booklets
Free catalog: 26 pieces of free software to be discovered
There are two purposes for this guide. On one hand, it presents pieces of free software corresponding to everyday computer uses, such as "Playing a video" which refers to the famous VLC multimedia player. On the other hand, as it is set in a process of promotion of free software and related subjects, the content of the catalog is completed with a series of framed texts, each presenting one of the stakes of free software. Available under various PDF formats, with the LaTeX sources, under Art Libre, Creative Commons BY-SA et GFDL licenses, December 2nd 2010 edition.
Synthesis about DRM
This synthesis summarizes the topic of DRM, these digital handcuffs whose sole goal is to limit the rights of users of digital contents, while endangering the continued existed of such rights as well as the sharing of knowledge.
The synthesis is available online, in PDF format, in OpenDocument format and in LaTeX format, under Art Libre, Creative Commons BY-SA et GFDL licenses, October 20th 2010 edition.
The White Paper on Economic Models of Free Software
The White Paper on Economic Models of Free Software is an overview of the practices, stakes and opportunities of Free Software. It is available under GFDL license in PDF format, in ODT format and in HTML format, December 2007 edition
The Free Booklet
The Free Booklet is an introduction to the Free-related topics created for the general public.
It is available in PDF format, HTML and LaTeX, 19 A5 pages, by N. Bouillon, L. Nussbaum, T. Petazzoni, under Creative Commons BY-SA license, 3rd edition May 2005.
Document for the Internet
The rest can be found on the wiki: List of the awareness raising documents.