Free Software Foundation Europe


"Public Money? Public Code!": more languages, more supporters, more awareness

26 July 2018

The "Public Money? Public Code!" campaign has received an updated set of translations, including the website, open letter and video. The Free Software Foundation Europe has also conducted interviews to ask public administrations about the benefits of public code, which are now available on our website.

23 July 2018

We are looking for interns and trainees experienced in legal, policy or technical fields. The persons will work 35 hours per week with our team in the FSFE's Berlin office. There will be coordination with remote staff and volunteers, and depending on the work area opportunity to participate in events and meetings throughout Europe.

FSFE is hiring: project manager

16 July 2018

We are looking for a project manager to support our work to empower people to control technology. The person will work 35 hours per week with our team in the FSFE's Berlin office supporting FSFE projects and managing larger FSFE events. There will be coordination with remote staff and volunteers, as well as travels to other countries.

Using Free Software to build a more democratic, inclusive and sustainable digital society - interview with Francesca Bria, CTO of Barcelona.

05 July 2018

Barcelona, the second most populous municipality of Spain, is actively working on a "smart city" agenda that is reshaping modern city's infrastucture and technologies to put citizen's needs first. Key to Barcelona's agenda is the use and promotion of Free Software and open technologies as a social good, to enable collaboration between administrations and to escape vendor lock-ins. Barcelona is also the first City Council who signed the open letter for “Public Money? Public Code!”. To shed light on Barcelona's best practice, we have conducted an interview with Francesca Bria, Chief Technology and Digital Innovation Officer at the Barcelona City Council, to ask her about ongoing innovations and developments in Barcelona.

Technical Note: Mail Issues on June 8

13 June 2018

On Friday morning, one of our servers had a fatal hardware crash. This affected parts of our mail infrastructure and mailing lists. Meanwhile, all services are back to normal. We would like to inform you about what happened and which problems it caused. In a nutshell: Please make sure your emails arrived and check your SMTP settings.
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FrOSCon in St. Augustin, Germany

25 to 26 August 2018

FrOSCon is a Free Software conference, organised by the computer science department of the University Bonn-Rhein-Sieg and other local initiatives. Visitors will be offered an exciting program with talks and workshops for visitors of all ages. As usual, the FSFE will be present with a booth. We are looking forward to have a chat with you about Free Software, technology, and politics.

FSFE talk and workshop at BalCCon in Novi Sad, Serbia

14 to 16 September 2018

Max Mehl, FSFE Program Manager, and Albert Dengg, FSFE System Administrator, will participate in BalCCon. Albert will give a Free Your Android workshop while Max will give a talk about "Public Code with Free Software". BalCCon is one of the largest events on Free Software, hacker culture and technology in the region. We are looking forward to explore new communities and meeting up with you.

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