Free Software Foundation Europe


Fellowship elections 2017 with eight candidates

29 March 2017:

According to our constitution, two seats in the General Assembly are reserved for elected representatives of our Fellows. They serve two-year terms and one seat is up for re-election every year. The current representatives are Nicolas Dietrich and Mirko Boehm; Nicolas's term is coming to an end and his seat will be up for re-election this April.

The election period runs from April 10 to April 24, 2017, with eight candidates eligible for election. The list of candidates, along with their manifestos and background, can be found at the election wiki page.

In addition, a moderated hustings will be held on March 30, 5:30 PM UTC to 7:30 PM UTC in #fsfe at Detailed schedule and instructions may be found at the election wiki page.

All orderly Fellows eligible to vote will also receive detailed voting instructions by e-mail in due course.

Input about Free Software for German OGP action plan published

28 March 2017:

Today the civil society "working group OGP (Open Government Partnership) Germany" (Arbeitskreis OGP Deutschland) published its input for a German OGP action plan. The goal of the Open Government actions is to increase transparency, citizen friendlyness, reporting, and effectiveness of governments and administrations. The input, which was already handed over to the German Government on 20 March, consists of 30 Open Government topics, including a section about Free Software.

PraktikantIn für Kampagne zur Bundestagswahl gesucht

21 March 2017:

Die Free Software Foundation Europe ist ein gemeinnütziger Verein, der Menschen im selbstbestimmten Umgang mit Technik unterstützt. Dazu helfen wir Menschen und Organisationen dabei, zu verstehen, wie Freie Software zu Freiheit, Transparenz und Selbstbestimmung in der digitalen Gesellschaft beiträgt. Unsere Arbeit und Mission wird von einigen Angestellten und vielen Freiwilligen aus ganz Europa unterstützt und ermöglicht. Für unser Büro in Berlin suchen wir aktuell eine PraktikantIn (m/w), die uns in der Vorbereitung der Bundestagswahl unterstützt. Wir sind ein gemischtes, internationales Team und diskriminieren nicht nach Geschlecht, Herkunft, Hintergrund oder sonstigen Nebensächlichkeiten.

#ilovefs Report 2017: Love and Activism

15 March 2017:

On Tuesday 14th of February, the "I Love Free Software" day was celebrated for its eighth consecutive year, in what can now be called a tradition. This day has become a special day for people all around the world to declare their love and affection not only to their partner but also to the whole Free Software community. helps voters compare party positions on digital freedom in upcoming Dutch election

02 March 2017:

Today FSFE Netherlands, NLnet, ISPConnect, and Open Source & Overheid launch to help inform voters in the upcoming Dutch general election, which is held on 15 March 2017. provides guidance to voters on the topic of digital freedom, based on eight questions.
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Wiki Caretakers Meeting in Essen, Germany

31 March to 01 April 2017

The Wiki is an important tool for FSFE staff and activists to share knowledge, to document activities, and provide information about local groups. It is important that its use is casual and inviting and that information there is well structured, so it can be easily found and expanded. This requires continuous maintenance, of the content and workflow design. This meeting shall provide a foundation for this maintenance activity. It will kick off the annual Wiki Sprint.

FSFE Booth @LiMA17 in Berlin, Germany

03 to 04 April 2017

On Monday and Tuesday, 3-4 April, the FSFE will be present with a small info and merchandise booth at the spring edition of the Linke Medienakademie. The theme of this edition is #Polarisierung. We will be there from 10:00 till 17:00, during both days. We are looking forward to meet and discuss with you!

You can also check the relevant wiki page.

Location: Linke Medienakademie e.V. Franz-Mehring-Platz 1, 10243 Berlin - Foyer (1st floor), near S-Bhf.Ostbahnhof

FSFE group Rhine/Main visits Repaircafé Gallus in Frankfurt, Germany

05 April 2017

On Wednesday, 5 April, the local FSFE group Rhein/Main will visit Repaircafé Gallus in the Repair Café Gallus in Frankfurt. We will meet there around 18:00 h.

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