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3 #+AUTHOR: Sam Tuke
4 #+DATE: 13th December 2013
5
6 ** Preparing for launch
7
8 Mid December, giving season, and nearly time for the GnuPG Crowdfunding
9 to commence. We've been working hard on preparations. Drafts of the new
10 mobile website design have been published and met positive feedback, and
11 a community-contibuted promo video was posted on YouTube. GnuPG coverage
12 on Twitter continues to grow with many articles
13 ([[http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2013/nov/29/surveillance-online-campaigning-tips][The
14 Guardian]],
15 [[http://usblog.kaspersky.com/gpg-strong-encryption-and-digital-signing-made-easy/][Kaspersky
16 Labs]],
17 [[https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/12/open-letter-urging-universities-encourage-conversation-about-online-privacy][The
18 EFF]],
19 [[http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2013/11/the-best-projects-and-gear-to-set-up-your-secret-lair/][Lifehacker]],
20 ...) and 252 new followers in 6 weeks.
21
22 Click [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEEckb-ioG4][here]] to view the video on YouTube. [embedded video removed on
23 2014-04-28 due to privacy issues]
24
25 #+CAPTION: New mobile site draft
26 #+ATTR_HTML: :class right :style max-width: 200px
27 [[file:img/mobile-front-page.png]]
28
29 Last Friday I announced the crowdfunding to a crowded audience at Berlin
30 event "[[http://www.boell.de/en/whatever-happened-privacy][Whatever
31 happened to privacy]]", and Markus Beckedahl
32 ([[https://netzpolitik.org/][Netzpolitik]]) and
33 [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Appelbaum][Jacob Appelbaum]] (Tor
34 Project and Wikileaks) amplified the importance of supporting the
35 project. Hugo Roy (FSFE) gave a talk on Wednesday about the campaign at
36 the Paris '[[http://111213.net/][Hackadon]]' - a new conference for Free
37 Software giving, organised by three
38 [[http://111213.net/#orga][crowdfunding organisations]]. His slides are
39 online in the GPG
40 [[https://gitorious.org/gnupg/presentations][presentations repository]].
41
42 Hopefully the crowdfunding page on Goteo (a Free Software Kickstarter)
43 will be ready for launch next week. Email me if you can help with
44 translating the press release - we're aiming for at least three
45 languages. And don't forget you can still sign up for email updates
46 (form below). Thanks for all your support so far!
47
48 [Subscribe code with references to external sites removed on 2014-04-28
49 due to privacy issues.]