As the wide-ranging infringement on civil liberties grows, we must realize that it is not enough to just contribute to FreeSoftware as a programmer, tester or documenter. Political action is also badly needed for FreeSoftware to survive. Refer to the following webpages for the unsettling development and the possiblities to go against it.
Wikipedia: Stop1984: Against Total Surveillance!
Palladium (M$ now wants to sell it as NGSCB, "Next-Generation Secure Computing Base"): [TCPA Palladium FAQ https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/tcpa-faq-0.2.html] (german translation), trusted computing & palladium: 1984 in 2004?
CBDTPA (was SSSCA): Wikipedia entry Consumer_Broadband_and_Digital_Television_Promotion_Act