Word List for Translations

Special Terms And Their Translations

We try to use fixed translations the following English terms to ensure a consistent language:

(The column for the translated term is empty in this page for obvious reasons, please refer to a translation of this page to see the word lists for the respective language.)

English foreign language remark
associate organisation   See the associates page for details.
chapter   (in the meaning of a legal entity of the FSFE)
compulsory licensing    
contributor   (sponsoring level)
coordinator   (the coordinator of a project or a country team of the FSFE)
copyright    
deputy coordinator   (the second coordinator of a project or a country team of the FSFE)
Digital Restrictions Management (DRM)    
Directorate-General (DG)   (the governmental department in the European Union)
editor (your editor)   When the editor/author of the newsletter refers to him/herself
Edu-Team // Education Team   Free Software in Education
Executive Director   See the constitution for details.
European Commission    
European Council    
European Court    
European Patent Office    
executive committee   For details, see the template constitution for chapters.
extended executive committee   For details, see the template constitution for chapters.
fee   Often used in connection with standards or patents. The word translates differently depending on the context in some languages (e.g. French).
Fellow    
Fellowship    
Free Software    
Free Software community    
Freedom Party   A party (a gathering) for Free Software enthusiasts.
FSFE / FSF Europe / Free Software Foundation Europe   "FSF Europe" is no longer used. Depending on the context we use "FSFE" or "Free Software Foundation Europe"
General Assembly (GA)   The highest organ in the FSFE.
GNU Project    
hub   (in the meaning of the central legal entity of the FSFE, as opposed to the chapters)
"intellectual property"   always put in quotes!
Legal Affairs Committee / committee on legal affairs    
mailing list    
non-profit    
PDF reader   Software to view pdf-files
President of the FSFE    
sister organisation    
smart card   (the Fellowship card) Please avoid the term "crypto card" because of trademark issues!
software patent    
supporter   people who sign up to show their support for FSFE's activities (no money are involved)
trademark    
UN World Summit on Information Society    
volunteer   (people who work in their spare time for FSFE)

Boilerplate Texts

For the Free Software Foundation Europe

      About FSFE

      Free Software Foundation Europe is a charity that empowers users to
      control technology. Software is deeply involved in all aspects of our
      lives; and it is important that this technology empowers rather than
      restricts us. Free Software gives everybody the rights to use, understand,
      adapt and share software. These rights help support other fundamental
      freedoms like freedom of speech, press and privacy.

      The FSFE helps individuals and organisations to understand how Free
      Software contributes to freedom, transparency, and self-determination.  It
      enhances users' rights by abolishing barriers to Free Software adoption,
      encourage people to use and develop Free Software, and provide resources to
      enable everyone to further promote Free Software in Europe.

      http://fsfe.org/
    
      You can find a list of all FSFE newsletters on
      http://fsfe.org/news/newsletter.en.html
    

E-Mail Signature Line of Many Fellows

      Join the Fellowship and protect your Freedom!     (http://fellowship.fsfe.org/)
    

For the Freedom Task Force

      About the Freedom Task Force

      The Freedom Task Force is an activity run by Free Software Foundation 
      Europe to help people understand Free Software licensing and the 
      opportunities it presents. We offer educational services, facilitate 
      larger infrastructure activities and manage FSFE's legal affairs. 
      Our goals are to share knowledge about Free Software law, to 
      safeguard the interests of Free Software projects, to connect 
      experts in this field and to help other groups achieve similar goals.
      We believe in positive, constructive dialogue and seek at all times 
      to support the long-term sustainability of Free Software.