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[Blog] 30 years Free Software Foundation

04 October 2015:

On 4 October 1985 Harold Abelson, Robert J. Chassell, Richard M. Stallman, Garald Jay Sussman, and Leonard H. Tower, Jr. incorporated the Free Software Foundation, Inc. The application included also the GNU Emacs General Public License, the GNU Manifesto, a list of software which was already written (Bison, MIT Schema, Hack, plus a list of several Unix utility replacements)...

FSFE elects new President and Vice President

22 September 2015:

Matthias Kirschner and Alessandro Rubini are FSFE's new President and Vice President. They were elected last week in Bucharest during FSFE's General Assembly, while Reinhard Müller was re-elected as Financial Officer. They will serve FSFE in those positions for the upcoming two years.

18 September 2015:

On July 6th, the European Parliament voted on a report with a number of recommendations for copyright reform. We present today our evaluation of how this could impact Free Software.

"Freedomvote": 10 questions about digital freedom for the Swiss national election

16 September 2015:

In anticipation of the Swiss national parliament elections (Nationalrat- / Ständeratswahlen) on 18 October 2015, FSFE Switzerland starts the „Freedomvote“ campaign today, in cooperation with the "Swiss Open Systems User Group“ (/ch/open). The campaign offers an online portal that lists those candidates who will run for election, and their opinion towards Internet policy, Free Software, and open data formats.

FSFE supports recognition for User Data Rights

29 August 2015:

FSFE supports the publication of the User Data Manifesto 2.0, which aims at defining basic rights for people to control their own data in the internet age. The manifesto is published today and also supported by GNOME, KDE,, ownCloud, Spreed, “Terms of Service - Didn’t Read” and X-Lab.


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Fellowship Meeting Rhine/Main, Germany

07 October 2015

On Wednesday, 7 October, the Fellowship group Rhein/Main will meet in the Café Albatros in Frankfurt. We will meet there around 19:00 h.

Fellowship Meeting Berlin in Berlin, Germany

08 October 2015

Fellowship meeting in Berlin with the topics of discussion about Emacs org-mode, Babel. For more details, please see the wiki page. Start: 19:30.

Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

16 October 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!

Labortage 2015 in Bochum, Germany

16 to 18 October 2015

On Friday 16 October 2015 at 18:00 Fellow Michael Stehmann will give a lecture about "Free Software Licences" at the Labortagen 2015 in Bochums Hackerspace.

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