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71                                                                                         <h1 id="id-preparing-for-launch">Preparing for launch</h1>
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73                                                                                         <h5>Posted 13th December 2013 by Sam Tuke</h5>
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75                                                                                         <p>Mid December, giving season, and nearly time for the GnuPG
76                                                                                         Crowdfunding to commence. We've been working hard on
77                                                                                         preparations. Drafts of the new mobile website design have been
78                                                                                         published and met positive feedback, and a community-contibuted
79                                                                                         promo video was posted on YouTube. GnuPG coverage on Twitter
80                                                                                         continues to grow with many articles
81                                                                                         (<a href="http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2013/nov/29/surveillance-online-campaigning-tips">The
82                                                                                         Guardian</a>, <a href="http://usblog.kaspersky.com/gpg-strong-encryption-and-digital-signing-made-easy/">Kaspersky
83                                                                                         Labs</a>, <a href="https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/12/open-letter-urging-universities-encourage-conversation-about-online-privacy">The
84                                                                                         EFF</a>, <a href="http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2013/11/the-best-projects-and-gear-to-set-up-your-secret-lair/">Lifehacker</a>,
85                                                                                         ...) and 252 new followers in 6 weeks.</p>
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101                                                                                         <p>Last Friday I announced the crowdfunding to a crowded audience at
102                                                                                         Berlin event
103                                                                                         "<a href="http://www.boell.de/en/whatever-happened-privacy">Whatever
104                                                                                         happened to privacy</a>", and Markus Beckedahl
105                                                                                         (<a href="https://netzpolitik.org/">Netzpolitik<a>)
106                                                                                         and <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Appelbaum">Jacob
107                                                                                         Appelbaum</a> (Tor Project and Wikileaks) amplified the importance
108                                                                                         of supporting the project. Hugo Roy (FSFE) gave a talk on Wednesday
109                                                                                         about the campaign at the Paris
110                                                                                         '<a href="http://111213.net/">Hackadon</a>' - a new conference for
111                                                                                         Free Software giving, organised by three
112                                                                                         <a href="http://111213.net/#orga">crowdfunding
113                                                                                         organisations</a>. His slides are online in the
114                                                                                         GPG <a href="https://gitorious.org/gnupg/presentations">presentations
115                                                                                         repository</a>.</p>
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117                                                                                         <p>Hopefully the crowdfunding page on Goteo (a Free Software
118                                                                                         Kickstarter) will be ready for launch next week. Email me if you can
119                                                                                         help with translating the press release - we're aiming for at least
120                                                                                         three languages. And don't forget you can still sign up for email
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