Free Software Foundation Europe
04 March 2014:
From May 22 to 25 in 2014 European citizens will vote for candidates standing for the European Parliament. This is an ideal time to engage with politicians with why Free Software matters. Help us to get the candidates across Europe to declare their support for Free Software.
03 March 2014:
…Stefan "Penny" Harmuth! The election period for this year's Fellowship
GA seat has ended on February 28. There was just one candidate running for the Fellowship GA seat this time. The more we are happy that still 20,3% of our Fellows took their chance to support Stefan Harmuth in his run for the seat.
26 February 2014:
on a proposal by the UK government to use only document formats based
on Open Standards
21 February 2014:
On February 14th, people all around the world expressed
their gratitude and appreciation not only to their partner but also to Free
Software and its contributors. With our yearly #ilovefs we asked you to
thank your favourite developers and projects and were overwhelmed by the
resonance in blogs, social networks, and mailing
11 February 2014:
On 14th February, the Free Software Foundation Europe
asks all Free Software users to think about the dedicated hard-working
people in the Free Software community and to show them their appreciation like last year.
11 March 2014
In a panel discussion together with representatives from Red Hat GmbH,
DTAG, synetics GmbH and HMW Consulting Ltd., FSFE's Vice President
Matthias will discuss several edge cases of Free Software. The main
question to answer during the discussion will be whether Free Software
differentiates from proprietary software in every case. The event takes
place at CeBIT from 14:30 until 16:00 in hall 6, block H01 and will be in
Protecting your innovations, CeBIT, Hanover, Germany
12 March 2014
Some people argue that you have to protect innovations. FSFE's Vice
President Matthias Kirschner attends a panel discussion organised by
the European Patent Office which discusses several ways how to
approach this aim. The topics range between copyright methods,
software patents, and their implications for Free Software. The event
takes place in hall 8 from 16:30 until 17:15 and is in English.
Berlin Fellowship Meeting with the topic "Earning money with Free Software - (how) is that possible?" in Berlin, Germany
13 March 2014
On Thursday, February 13, there will be the next Berlin Fellowshipmeeting, as usual in the e-lok (near Ostkreuz). This time, Paul and Richard will tell us about diverse possibilities of earning money with Free Sofware. Richard can give us theoretical background and Paul will share his own experience as a Free Software web developer.
As usual, the Fellowship meeting is a good possibility to meet other Fellows as well as other Free Software enthusiasts. You can get good food and best drinks at e-lok for a reasonable price and good mood for no cost. Official start is at 19:30.
15 to 16 March 2014
On March 15th and 16th, there will be a FSFE booth during the Chemnitzer Linux-Tage, an event dedicated to everything about GNU/Linux and Free Software. Just pass by the booth to get to know people from the FSFE as well as other Fellows. The booth will also come with brand new merchandise and promotion material.
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