Free Software Foundation Europe


16 June 2015:

In an important step towards modernising the EU's copyright laws, the Legal Affairs committee of the European Parliament on Tuesday adopted a report on the Copyright Directive by MEP Julia Reda.

05 June 2015:

On June 16th, the European Parliament's Legal Affairs committee will vote on a report with a number of groundbreaking recommendations for copyright reform.

FSFE is looking for a systems administrator and architect

27 May 2015:

Please note that this position is no longer open for applications. The Free Software Foundation Europe was founded in 2001 and has gone through a tremendous growth since then, both in the number of volunteers and staff, and also in the complexity of our technical infrastructure and the number of services we run and offer for both internal and external use. We're currently looking for a system administrator and architect that, for a limited time, can support us in our work to migrate our services to a new infrastructure.

A restriction on technological restrictions

06 May 2015:

But all of us depend on the possibility to install or replace programs that we use every day, to increase our security, privacy or convenience -- or just because we happen to like using a different program on our laptop, tablet, phone, router, television, car, or on other devices.

[Blog] Final PDFreaders advertisement squashing

24 April 2015:

We currently wrap-up the PDFreaders campaign, and we need your help to measure our success. Started in 2009 FSFE’s goal with the campaign was to get rid of advertisement for proprietary PDF readers. We focused on the websites of public administrations, and many people helped us gather contact details for over 2000 public websites which advertised non-free software. Many people helped us to contact the public administrations, governments were made aware of it and published guidelines. Until now we know that 772 of the 2110 bugs were fixed, which is a 36% success rate. But for most countries we did not check the status for several months now. That’s why we need your help now to make one final round. We are looking for volunteers who can help us checking websites in their native language, following the step-by-step guide in the blog post.


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FSFE's booth at the RMLL 2015 in Beauvais, France

04 to 10 July 2015

As every year, FSFE will have an exhibition stand in the Libre Village of The Libre Software Meeting (RMLL). It is a good occasion to meet us and inform you about Free Software!

Richard Stallman talk "Free Software and Your Freedom" in Frankfurt/M., Germany

08 July 2015

On Wednesday, July 8, Richard Stallman will talk about "Free Software and Your Freedom" in the Gallustheater Frankfurt. The event will start at 19:00h. The Fellowship group Rhine/Main will be present with a booth to inform and discuss with the interested audience.

09 July 2015

On Thursday, July 9, Richard Stallman will talk about "Copyright vs. Community" in the Goethe University Frankfurt/M., Germany. The event will start at 18:00h. The Fellowship group Rhine/Main will be present with to inform and discuss the subject with the interested audience and distribute information material.

Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

17 July 2015

This month, the Vienna Fellowship meeting will be in the Metalab, located in the Rathausstraße 6 in the 1st district of Vienna. We'll be there from 18:00, with agenda related discussions starting at 19:00. As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

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