Finished And Discontinued Projects
These projects were finished, and we keep the information here for archiving purposes.
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.
The SELF project (Science, Education and Learning in Freedom) aims at creating a repository of educational materials on Free Software and Open Standards. It does this by providing a platform for the collaborative development of educational materials, as well as by engaging in the development of educational materials that are 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.
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.
The Brave GNU World is 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.
The objectives are to have Free Software classified as an intangible world cultural heritage by the UNESCO, and registered in the World Memory Register (another UNESCO project). The Free Software community and the UNESCO share the same freedom, equality and fraternity values. Such a recognition would be a great promotion of Free Software.
The AGNULA project aims at creating a fully functional, entirely Free Software GNU/Linux distribution for professional audio users. It is a project run by key players in the audio field with funding by the European Commission. The FSFE as a partner of this project is taking care of the legal issues, the long-term aspects and also making sure the Free Software community interests are heard.
The European Copyright Directive (EUCD) is 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 is actively involved in the resistance against such harmful legislation.