Free Software Foundation Europe
17 August 2016:
The Free Software Foundation (FSFE) is joining the Advisory
Board of The Document Foundation. At the same time, The Document
Foundation is becoming an associated
organisation of the FSFE.
09 August 2016:
In the afternoon of Saturday 6 August, our friend and
active Fellow Elias Diem passed away. He was on his way back home from a hiking
trip with a friend in the Swiss alps. He slipped and fell about 150 meters. His
friend tried to rescue him, but it was too late. He died of a heavy head injury
at the age of 39.
04 August 2016:
Free Software advocates from all over Europe will be meeting in Berlin
from the 2nd to the 4th of September at the FSFE Summit 2016. Apart from
working on furthering the adoption of Free Software in Europe, we will
also be celebrating the FSFE's 15th anniversary.
25 July 2016:
Up until now, Internet service providers (ISPs) in
Germany determined the router users had to use to connect to the
Internet. The user had no say in this decision. This changes on August
1. A new law will allow users choose the device that gets installed in
their homes. The FSFE wants to ensure everybody knows about their new
rights and is asking users to report cases in which ISPs try to avoid
the new regulation.
01 July 2016:
Imagine a European Union that builds its IT infrastructure on Free Software. Imagine European Member States that exchange information in Open Standards and share their software. Imagine municipalities and city councils that benefit from decentralized and collaborative software under free licenses. Imagine no European is any longer forced to use non-Free Software... This is what we are seeking. And although this vision feels like a long road to go, we know that we are taking major steps along it today. To help unlock our full potential on this road, FSFE offers cross-border collaboration and in 2016 its first European summit. Join us and our movement.
02 to 04 September 2016
The first FSFE summit is happening from 2nd to 4th of September. An event for and by our community with three days full of Free Software in three themes: Business / Policy & Community / Beyond Code. Entrance to the FSFE summit also includes entrance to the conferences of Qt developers, KDE Akademy, Videolan and KDAB. Attendance is possible for no cost but we kindly ask you for a donation to cover our costs. Read more and be quick before it is "sold" out!
03 September 2016
On Saturday, September 3rd, we invite for the FSFE birthday party to celebrate 15 years of existence in c-base - the famous hacker space in Berlin, Germany. Opening is directly after the end of Saturday's FSFE summit at 18:00 hours with a warm up and get together. At 20:00 there will be around one hour of program in that we shed light on FSFE's local heroes that keep us growing strong. Afterwards, we start the party with music and drinks - a nice time to revel in the past and look forward to the future.
07 September 2016
On Wednesday, 7 September, the Fellowship group Rhein/Main
will meet in the Zentrale Coworking in Frankfurt. We will meet there around 19:00 h.
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