Finished And Discontinued Projects

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These projects were finished, and we keep the information here for archiving purposes.

"Ask your candidates" - German Federal Election 2009

During the German federal elections in 2009, FSFE called on all German Free Software supporters to ask the parties' candidates about their positions on Free Software and Open Standards. FSFE set up a page about the German Bundestagswahl to help asking questions, and to collecting answers.


STACS (Science, Technology and Civil Society) was a project that sought to bridge the gap between civil society and research in order to increase the societal relevance of research being done. The project aimed to accomplish by educating both civil society organisations and researchers, and finding common projects to work on for the future.


The SELF project (Science, Education and Learning in Freedom) aimed at creating a repository of educational materials on Free Software and Open Standards. It did this by providing a platform for the collaborative development of educational materials, as well as by engaging in the development of educational materials that were missing in the field today.


The June 29th 2007 release of version 3 of the GNU General Public License (GPL) marked the end of an eighteen month public consultation process. During this time, FSFE worked to raise awareness of the changes proposed for the licence, to help the community to participate in the public consultation, and to document the ongoing discussion to make this topic as accessible as possible.

World Intellectual Property Organization

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is one of the 16 specialized agencies of the United Nations system of organisations. Its role is administrating 23 international treates dealing with different aspects of limited monopolies on knowledge. As an observer to WIPO and together with a global coalition of other players with similar goals, FSFE is working towards reshaping it as a "World Intellectual Wealth Organisation."

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was a two-summit UN conference organised by the ITU at which important cornerstones for the information and knowledge society should be laid. FSFE is participated along with other civil societies to make sure that the principles of the digital age will protect digital freedom, sharing of knowledge, access to information and Free Software.

Brave GNU World

The Brave GNU World was a monthly column issued from 1999 to 2004 that addressed technical and non-technical readers alike. Its aim was to provide insights into current projects and developments based upon the philosophy of Free Software. The Brave GNU World was translated into nine languages, possibly making it the farthest-spread monthly column worldwide.

Classificació del Programari Lliure com a Herència Cultural Mundial

L'objectiu és tenir classificat el Programari Lliure com a una herència cultural mundial intangible per part de la UNESCO, i registrat al Registre de Memòria Mundial (un altre projecte de la UNESCO). La comunitat del Programari Lliure i la UNESCO comparteixen els mateixos valors de llibertat, igualtat i fraternitat. Un reconeixement així representaria una gran promoció del Programari Lliure.

AGNULA: una distribució d'àudio de GNU/Linux

El projecte AGNULA té l'objectiu de crear una distribució GNU/Linux plenament funcional, només amb Programari Lliure, per a usuaris professionals de l'àudio. Aquest és un projecte d'actors principals del camp de l'àudio amb fons de la Comissió Europea. L'FSFE, com a associat d'aquest projecte, s'encarrega dels assumptes legals, els aspectes a llarg termini i també d'assegurar que s'escolten els interessos de la comunitat del Programari Lliure.

EUCD - Copyright extensions that harm

The European Copyright Directive (EUCD) was the European equivalent of the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). These laws not only lead to the creation of monopolies and cartels, they also provide serious impediments to the Freedoms of speech and press, as they provide means for digital censorship. The FSF Europe was actively involved in the resistance against such harmful legislation.