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Open Letter to EU institutions: Time to support Open Standards

26 March 2014:

In an open letter to the European Parliament and the European Commission, Free Software Foundation Europe and Open Forum Europe are asking the European institutions to improve their support for Open Standards. The letter is directed to Giancarlo Vilella, the president of the European Parliament's DG ITEC and chair of the Inter-Institutional Committee for Informatics.

Document Freedom Day delivers messages of interoperability around the world

25 March 2014:

Over the following 24 hours Open Standards will be celebrated to the ends of the earth. The Document Freedom Day campaign for interoperability is being enacted from Tokyo to Rio, and Birmingham to Taipei. 41 Events are taking place in 18 countries so far.

Computers in the post-Snowden era: choose before paying!

24 March 2014:

The revelations from Edward Snowden concerning massive surveillance of communications demonstrates the need for each person to be able to control their computers and phones. Yet computer and telephone manufacturers and retailers typically impose on users programs that jeopardise their privacy.

14 March 2014:

Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE), Open Invention Network (OIN), and The Linux Foundation announced today the launch of the Asian Legal Network. The Asian Legal Network was established to provide a leading forum for sharing knowledge and best practices regarding Free Software legal affairs, particularly those that relate to market participants in Asia.

Get candidates for this years’ European elections to make a stand for Free Software

04 March 2014:

From May 22 to 25 in 2014 European citizens will vote for candidates standing for the European Parliament. This is an ideal time to engage with politicians with why Free Software matters. Help us to get the candidates across Europe to declare their support for Free Software.

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Events

Monthly Fellowship Meeting in Linz, Austria

25 April 2014

The FSFE Fellowship Group Linz meets in the Hackspace DevLoL, Hofgasse 19, 4020 Linz. Our meetings start at 18:30 (CEST) and the Agenda will start at 19:00 (CEST). Everyone, who is interessted in the FSFE or free Software in general is invited to come to our meeting. We are pleased to meet you there.

Fellowship Meeting Rhein/Main, Germany

07 May 2014

Wednesday, 7 May, the next Fellowship meeting in the Rhein/Main area will take place in Wiesbaden. We will meet there around 19:00 h.

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