Eventi

Free Software Foundation Europe participates in many Free Software events.

La FSFE partecipa a molti eventi legati al Software Libero.

Gli annunci degli eventi riguardanti la FSFE sono disponibili anche tramite feed RSS.

Eventi in corso

Expert discussion "Sustainable software" with Erik Albers, Berlin, Deutschland

28 November 2014

The German Federal Environmental Agency and the Öko-Institut present an expert discussion about "Sustainable software" on November 28, 2014. "Sustainable software" means software that helps to establish a sustainable IT-evolution by its own development, by its use and its shutting-down. Erik Albers will give a introductory speech about sustainability in and by Free Software. The event begins at 10am in the Öko-Institut, Schicklerstraße 5-7, 10179 Berlin. Registration required under veranstaltung-ps@oeko.de.

Eventi futuri

Fellowship Meeting Rhine/Main, Germany

03 December 2014

On Wednesday, 3 December, the Fellowship group Rhein/Main will meet in the Café Albatros in Frankfurt. We will meet there around 19:00 h.

Eventi passati

Fellowshiptreffen im Düsseldorf, Germany

26 November 2014

Das nächste reguläre Fellowshiptreffen in Düsseldorf findet am 26.11.2014 ab 19:30 Uhr im Chaosdorf, Hüttenstr. 25, 40215 Düsseldorf, statt. Es steht das Thema Gesundheitskarte auf der Agenda. Der Bonner Neurologe und Freund Freier Software Walther Koehler wird mit uns seine kritischen Gedanken hierzu diskutieren. Gäste sind wie immer herzlich willkommen.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

21 November 2014

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Vortrag zur Bedeutung Freier Software und offenen Standards in Steinfurt, Deutschland

19 November 2014

Bernhard Reiter, GA-Mitglied der FSFE, hält am Mittwoch 19.11. in der Fachhochschule Münster, Campus Steinfurt, einen Vortrag mit dem Titel: "Freie Software und offene Standards sind gut für Dich (und den Rest der Welt)". Im Mittelpunkt steht die individuelle Bedeutung für von Software, die wir für jeden Zweck Verwenden, Studieren, Verbesseren und mit anderen Teilen können. Denn nur so können wir die Software kontrollieren und nicht umgekehrt. Aber auch die Gesamtwirtschaftliche Bedeutung Freier Software und Offener Standards. Abschätzungen für die EU gehen davon aus, das Unternehmen mehr als 1/3 ihrer Forschungs- und Entwicklungkosten durch den Einsatz Freier Software sparen können. Der Vortrag ist öffentlich, eine Anmeldung ist nicht erforderlich.

Free Your U:Book Workshop in University of Applied Sciences Hagenberg

14 November 2014

Members of the Fellowship Group Linz organize a Linux Workshop for beginners in Hagenberg, Austria. We will install beginner friendly GNU/Linux distributions as well as quick introductions to the most important programs to use GNU/Linux as your daily operating system. Our guides focus on and have been tested with hardware sold during the u:book promotion. For more information on that see www.ubook.at (German). Bringing your own hardware is a requirement. Find more information on the website or get in touch at contact@free-your-ubook.at

Free Thursday Meeting in Helsinki, Finland

13 November 2014

Free Thursday is a regular event for people in the Helsinki area interested in free software / open source software. We meet on the second Thursday each month, at 18:00, this time in Pub One Pint, Ruoholahti.

Berlin Fellowship Meeting with a talk "No Free Software without Free Hardware"

13 November 2014

On Thursday, November 13, there will be the next Berlin Fellowship meeting, as usual in the e-lok (near Ostkreuz). This time, Hagen will give a talk about the interconnection between freedom of software and hardware: "No Free Software without Free Hardware". As usual, the Fellowship meeting is a good possibility to meet other Fellows as well as other Free Software enthusiasts. You can get good food and best drinks at e-lok for a reasonable price and good mood for no cost. Official start is at 19:30.

"Free Software for Science" with Georg Greve in Konstanz, Germany

12 November 2014

On 12th of November, Georg C. F. Greve, FSFE's founding president and CEO of Kolab Systems AG will give a talk about Free Software and its advantages in research and teaching in the University of Konstanz, room V 1001. The talk starts at 18:30 and addresses students, teachers, and IT authorities likewise. Admission is free, but please consider pre-registering on the event website.

Fellowship Meeting in Netzladen, Breite Straße 74

10 November 2014

Workshop: Bauen von Debian-Paketen Mit Unterstützung von Guido und anderen erfahrenen Paketbauern wollen wir Pakete für Debian erstellen. Welches Paket vermisst du ganz dringend in Debian? Bring es mit! Für die praktische Arbeit ist ein Laptop erforderlich!

FSFE booth at FIfFKon2014 in Berlin, Germany

07 to 08 November 2014

On November, 7 and 8, there will be a booth the FIfFKon2014, organised by the "Forum InformatikerInnen für Frieden und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung" in the Technische Universität Berlin. The topics are around the role of Germany and Germany's secret services in the latest past - from Echelon to Prism until Eikonal. FSFE will be present with a booth to inform the public about the importance of Free Software - not just for security issues.

Free Your U:Book Workshop in Johannes Kepler University

07 November 2014

Members of the Fellowship Group Linz organize a Linux Workshop for beginners in Linz, Austria. We will install beginner friendly GNU/Linux distributions as well as quick introductions to the most important programs to use GNU/Linux as your daily operating system. Our guides focus on and have been tested with hardware sold during the u:book promotion. For more information on that see www.ubook.at (German). Bringing your own hardware is a requirement. Find more information on the website or get in touch at contact@free-your-ubook.at

Fellowship Meeting Rhine/Main, Germany

05 November 2014

On Wednesday, 5 November, the Fellowship group Rhein/Main will meet in the Chaos Computer Club in Mannheim. We will meet there around 19:00 h.

Fellowshiptreffen in Düsseldorf mit Landtagsabgeordnetem Matthi Bolte

29 October 2014

Das nächste reguläre Fellowshiptreffen in Düsseldorf findet am 29.10.2014 ab 19:30 Uhr im Chaosdorf, Hüttenstr. 25, 40215 Düsseldorf. Als Gast wird Landtagsabgeordneter Matthi Bolte erwartet, der über das Thema OpenNRW sprechen wird. Der offizielle Teil beginnt Um 20:00 Uhr, wer später kommt verpasst also was.

FSFE booth at T-Dose 2014 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands

25 to 26 October 2014

On October 25 and 26, there will be a booth at T-Dose, organised by the T-Dose Foundation in the Fontys University of Applied Science in Eindhoven. T-DOSE is a free and yearly event held in The Netherlands to promote use and development of Open Source Software. During this event Open Source projects, developers and visitors can exchange ideas and knowledge. FSFE will be present with a booth to inform the public about the importance of Free Software.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

17 October 2014

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Monthly Fellowship Meeting in Hamburg, Germany

15 October 2014

The FSFE Fellowship Group Hamburg meets in the bar Roxie, Rentzelstraße 6, 20146 Hamburg. Our meetings start at 20:00 (CET). Everyone, who is interested in the FSFE or free Software in general is invited to come to our meeting. We are pleased to meet you there.

Fellowshiptreffen in Bonn, Deutschland, Thema: Unittests für Einsteiger

13 October 2014

Das nächste Bonner Fellowshiptreffen findet statt am Montga, 13. Oktober, 19 Uhr im Netzladen, Breite Straße 74, 53111 Bonn. Johannes Hubertz wird eine Einweisung in Unittests geben. Teilnehmer werden gebeten Geräte mitzubringen, auf denen Python installiert ist.

Extraordinary Fellowshipmeeting in Duesseldorf

12 October 2014

Many friends of Free Software will come to the LinuxCon Europe in Duesseldorf. Because of that, an extraordinary fellowship meeting and brunch will take place in Schwesterherz in Bilk (Bilker Allee 66, 40219 Düsseldorf). It will start at 11:00 CEST. Everybody is invited to join. If you like to join, it would be nice if you contact rk@office.fsfeurope.org or anwalt@rechtsanwalt-stehmann.de so we have an overview how many people will come.

Berlin Fellowship Meeting with a talk about different licenses, used for Free Software

09 October 2014

On Thursday, October 9, there will be the next Berlin Fellowship meeting, as usual in the e-lok (near Ostkreuz). This time, Tomás will give a talk about different licenses used for Free Software: What kind of licenses exist, in what points do they differ from each other? As usual, the Fellowship meeting is a good possibility to meet other Fellows as well as other Free Software enthusiasts. You can get good food and best drinks at e-lok for a reasonable price and good mood for no cost. Official start is at 19:30.

5th Fellowship Meeting Frankonia

02 October 2014

The Frankonian Fellows will meet at 19:00 at "Roter Ochs", Kirchplatz 3, 91301 Forchheim

Fellowship Meeting Rhine/Main, Germany

01 October 2014

On Wednesday, 1 October, the Fellowship group Rhein/Main will meet in the Café Albatros in Frankfurt. We will meet there around 19:00 h.

Fellowship meeting Linz

26 September 2014

The next meeting of the Fellowship Group Linz will be held on September 26, 2014. We start the official agenda no later than 19:00 and end it no later than 20:00. Afterwards, participants are welcome to stay and socialize. If you want something to be added to the agenda, please follow the link to our wiki-page.

Fellowshiptreffen in Duesseldorf

24 September 2014

Das nächste reguläre Fellowshiptreffen in Düsseldorf findet im Chaosdorf, Hüttenstr. 25, 40215 Düsseldorf statt, offizieller Beginn um 20:00 Uhr. "Omnis enim res, quae dando non deficit, dum habetur et non datur, nondum habetur, quomodo habenda est." (deutsch: "Denn jede Sache, die durch Mitteilung an andere nicht verliert, besitzt man nicht, wie man soll, solange man sie nur selber besitzt, ohne sie wieder an andere weiterzugeben.") ist ein Motto der FSFE aus ihrer frühen Zeit. Diese Erkenntnis ist jedoch etwa 1600 Jahre alt. Ralf Peter Reimann, Diplom-Informatiker und Pastor, wird uns in seinem Vortrag Sinn und Inhalt dieses Satzes erläutern und auch seinen Urheber vorstellen. Gäste sind wie immer herzlich willkommen.

FSFE website Hackathon and Software Freedom Day, Berlin Germany

20 September 2014

FSFE's Berlin group participates at BeLUG's Software Freedom Day event. Matthias Kirschner, Torsten Grote, and Nermin Canik from Istanbul will be there to talk with you about Free Software. Furthermore the FSFE website pool needs some overhaul, bug squishing, style cleaning and so on. Therefore we use SFD to meet for a FSFE website Hackathon on Saturday, 20 September 2014 from 2pm until open end at BeLUG, Lehrter Straße 53, Berlin. For everyone not in Berlin the meeting will take place on IRC. Join us in #fsfe on chat.freenode.net.
The hackathon will take place in parellel to the Software Freedom Day party of the Berlin Linux User Group (BeLUG). Come celebrate SFD with us while helping us maintain our pool of campaign sites.

Michael Stehmann: Cryptography only with Free Software, Cologne, Germany

20 September 2014

On Software Freedom Day, Michael Stehmann explains the basics of modern cryptography and why cryptography needs Free Software. The talk is for newbies, you do not need more mathematical knowledge than in school.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

19 September 2014

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Fellowship meeting Munich

12 September 2014

The local Fellowship group Munich meets again to discuss various things like Corso Leopold, FSA14 and more. Every friend of Free Software is invited to come.

Fellowship meeting Zurich

11 September 2014

On September 11th, the local Fellowship group Zurich meets for the next time. The location still has to be found an announced, the topic will be "WeAgree", a Free Software Pact for next years Swiss elections.

FSFE at the Internet Ungovernance Forum

04 to 05 September 2014

On September 4th and 5th, parallel to the IGF2014, there will be held the Internet Ungovernance Forum (IUF) in Istanbul. FSFE officially supports IUF as a bottom-up conference, that likes to "reclaim the Internet as a fundamental infrastructure of our societies". FSFE will help to spread knowledge about the use and importance of Free Software and Open Standards for a Free Society. If you like to meet us, come to our booth.

Fellowship Meeting Rhine/Main, Germany

03 September 2014

On Wednesday, 3 September, the Fellowship group Rhein/Main will meet in the Weinhaus Stegmann in Aschaffenburg. We will meet there around 19:00 h.

FSFE Talk, Booth, and kids program at FrOSCon, St. Augustin, Germany

23 to 24 August 2014

As every year, FSFE will attend FrOSCon with a booth. Our education team will participate in the Froglabs program for kids, and on Saturday 11:15 our vice president, Matthias Kirschner, will give a talk about "An endangered species: the computer as a universal machine" (in German). The event takes place at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Science, Grantham-Allee 20, 53757 Sankt Augustin. Normal tickets are 5€ for both days, and can be bought onsite or soon in our presale (there is also the option for business tickets to support the event).

Monthly Fellowship Meeting in Linz, Austria

20 August 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 Rhine/Main, Germany

06 August 2014

Wednesday, 6 August, the next Fellowship meeting in the Rhein/Main area will take place in the Café Albatros in Frankfurt. We will meet there around 19:00 h.

FSFE Booth at Euskal Encounter, Bilbao, Spain

24 to 27 July 2014

Euskal Encounter is a huge lan party at the BEC in Bilbao. FSFE will have a booth there, informing about Free Software and offering merchandisie.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

18 July 2014

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Monthly Fellowship Meeting in Linz, Austria

18 July 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 interested in the FSFE or Free Software in general is invited to come to our meeting. We are pleased to meet you there.

“RMLL/LSM” in Montpellier, France

05 to 11 July 2014

FSFE Fellows will run a booth at the RMLL/LSM event in Montpellier. Information, merchandise, and a friendly chat will be available. The event will take place at "Esplanade Charles de Gaulle", July 5 and 6th , and at "University of Montpellier II", from July 7th till 11th.

09 July 2014

On July 9th, FSFE’s president, Karsten Gerloff will be visiting the Slovenian community. The Slovenian Fellowship meeting, which Karsten and Matija will participate in, will take place on July 9th, starting at 17:00 in Cyberpipe, Gosposvetska 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana.

Talk "Freedom on Android devices" in RMLL/LSM, Montpellier, France

07 July 2014

On July 7th at 11:40 during the RMLL/LSM 2014, Erik Albers will give a speech about freedom on android devices, take back control over your data, and synchronizing them using free software. The talk is held in English, and will be held in Amphi 31 at University of Montpellier II.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

20 June 2014

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Social Event at German speaking team meeting, Essen, Germany

14 June 2014

On Saturday 14 June at 18:00 there will be a social event in the Linuxhotel in Essen. During the weekend the German speaking teams of FSFE will have an internal coordination meeting. On Saturday we invite all Fellows and Free Software activists to meet us at the Linuxhotel, discuss Free Software issues with us, and hopefully enjoy the good weather with a BBQ. Please let us know if you plan to come and if you can also bring some snacks, so we can keep that in mind when we buy food.

Berlin Fellowship Meeting with the topic "The potential of Free Software in public administration" in Berlin, Germany

12 June 2014

On Thursday, April 10, there will be the next Berlin Fellowship meeting, as usual in the e-lok (near Ostkreuz). This time, Andreas Pittrich will tell us about "The potential of Free Software in public administration". Andreas will report his insights and experience he made inside the Free Software comission in the Bezirksamt Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. We are looking forward to hear the outcome and the steps taken towards political influence. As usual, the Fellowship meeting is a good possibility to meet other Fellows as well as other Free Software enthusiasts. You can get good food and best drinks at e-lok for a reasonable price and good mood for no cost. Official start is at 19:30.

European Christian Internet Conference, Bossey, Switzerland

03 June 2014

At the European Christian Internet Conference, FSFE's president Karsten Gerloff will deliver a keynote on "Free Software: the idea, the values, and where it's going."

MutterWare 4, Paris, France

19 May 2014

MutterWare are like tupperware meetings for mutt users (mutters), sharing tips and hacks on mutt, the UNIX email client that lives in your terminal.
The 4th Paris MutterWare will take place at Enovance. Everybody is welcome to learn how to use it. More information on the wiki.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

16 May 2014

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

“LinuxTag” in Berlin, Germany

08 to 10 May 2014

FSFE Fellows will run a booth at the LinuxTag event in Berlin. Information, merchandise, and a friendly chat will be available. The event will take place at "STATION Berlin".

Talk "An endangered species: computer as a universal machine" at Linuxtag in Berlin, Germany

08 May 2014

On 8 May at 20:30 during the Linuxtag, Matthias Kirschner will give a speech about computers as general purpose machines and the dangers of limiting the rights of their owners. The talk, in German, will be held at Stage 11 from 20:30 to 21:00. Attendence after 18:00 is free of charge.

Talk "An endangered species: computer as a universal machine" at 2nd Cyber Security Day 2014 Dortmund, Germany

07 May 2014

On 7 May 10:00 Matthias Kirschner 10:25 Matthias Kirschner will give a speech at the 2nd Cyber Security Day in Dortmund. The event is organised by the Alliance for Cyber Security, which was initiated by the German Federal Office for Information Security.

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.

Keynote "Why we talk about Free Software" at first Free Software conference, Albania

03 to 04 May 2014

On May, 3rd, Erik Albers will give a keynote about "Why we talk about Free Software" at OSCAL, the first Free Software conference in Tirana, Albania. Entrance is for no cost but seats are limited and the registration is closed. The conference is organised by OpenLabs, Tirana.

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.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

18 April 2014

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Berlin Fellowship Meeting with the topic "Security in and by Free Software" in Berlin, Germany

10 April 2014

On Thursday, April 10, there will be the next Berlin Fellowship meeting, as usual in the e-lok (near Ostkreuz). This time, Michael aka "Majestyx" will tell us about security by using Free Sofware as well as in the use of Free Software. Before his talk there is a monthly review of FSFE's activities, after the talk we come together for a drink. As usual, the Fellowship meeting is a good possibility to meet other Fellows as well as other Free Software enthusiasts. You can get good food and best drinks at e-lok for a reasonable price and good mood for no cost. Official start is at 19:30.

Istanbul, Turkey: Saving democracy: Turning technology into a force for freedom

29 March 2014

At the Turkish Free Software and GNU/Linux Days 2014, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will discuss how we can take back control over our lives in a world where governments and companies are using technology to watch every step we take.

Karsten's talk starts at 11:00 in Room 1.

Monthly Fellowship Meeting in Linz, Austria

28 March 2014

The FSFE Fellowship Group Linz meets in the Hackspace DevLoL, Hofgasse 19, 4020 Linz. Our meetings start at 18:30 (CET) and the Agenda will start at 19:00 (MEZ). 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.

DFD @ EP: Open Standards in the Field of Encryption

26 March 2014

Free speech is a human right, and a cornerstone of any democratic society. To enable communication, it is important that documents can be opened and read by the people who are meant to receive them. In today's world, it is equally important that we have the ability to ensure that documents are read only by the people meant to receive them, to prevent a scenario where both censorship and self-censorship degrade the ability of citizens to speak freely to each other, develop new ideas, and drive the progress of our society.

For the fourth time, FSFE and the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament will celebrate Document Freedom Day together. The event, which includes a presentation of the DebianParl project, will run from 13:30 to 16:00. Attendance is free of charge. Pre-registration is required in order to enter the Parliament.

FSFE at the 13th "Augsburger Linux-Infotag"

22 March 2014

FSFE is present with an information and merchandise booth at the 13th "Linux-Infotag Augsburg". The event takes place on 23 March 2014 from 9:30 to 17:30 in the IT faculty of the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany. Admission is free.

Free and open source Software, Brussels, Belgium

21 March 2014

Together with Stefano Zacchiroli (Debian) and Simon Phipps (Open Source Initiative, MariaDB Foundation), FSFE's Vice President Matthias Kirschner will discuss the challenges of Free Software. The panel discussion is from 17:00 until 18:00. The conference is organised by the European Pirates and MEP Amelia Andersdotter and takes place in the European Parliament and is free of charge.

Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

21 March 2014

For a change, the Vienna Fellowship meeting this month will be at the venue called "Tunnel", located in the Florianigasse 9 in the 8th discrict of Vienna. We'll be there from 18:00, with agenda related discussions starting at 19:00. As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Talk "An endangered species: computer as a universal machine" in Chemnitz, Germany

16 March 2014

On March 16th at 10:00 during the Chemnitzer Linux-Tage, Matthias Kirschner will give a speech at the Technical University Chemnitz about computers as general purpose machines and the dangers of limiting the rights of their owners. The talk, in German, will be held in the central lecture buildung, room V1 at Reichenhainer Straße 90, Chemnitz.

FSFE with a booth at Chemnitzer Linux-Tage, Germany

15 to 16 March 2014

On March 15th and 16th, there will be a FSFE booth during the Chemnitzer Linux-Tage, an event dedicated to everything about GNU/Linux and Free Software. Just pass by the booth to get to know people from the FSFE as well as other Fellows. The booth will also come with brand new merchandise and promotion material.

Berlin Fellowship Meeting with the topic "Earning money with Free Software - (how) is that possible?" in Berlin, Germany

13 March 2014

On Thursday, February 13, there will be the next Berlin Fellowshipmeeting, as usual in the e-lok (near Ostkreuz). This time, Paul and Richard will tell us about diverse possibilities of earning money with Free Sofware. Richard can give us theoretical background and Paul will share his own experience as a Free Software web developer. As usual, the Fellowship meeting is a good possibility to meet other Fellows as well as other Free Software enthusiasts. You can get good food and best drinks at e-lok for a reasonable price and good mood for no cost. Official start is at 19:30.

Protecting your innovations, CeBIT, Hanover, Germany

12 March 2014

Some people argue that you have to protect innovations. FSFE's Vice President Matthias Kirschner attends a panel discussion organised by the European Patent Office which discusses several ways how to approach this aim. The topics range between copyright methods, software patents, and their implications for Free Software. The event takes place in hall 8 from 16:30 until 17:15 and is in English.

How open is "Open Source", CeBIT, Hanover, Germany

11 March 2014

In a panel discussion together with representatives from Red Hat GmbH, DTAG, synetics GmbH and HMW Consulting Ltd., FSFE's Vice President Matthias will discuss several edge cases of Free Software. The main question to answer during the discussion will be whether Free Software differentiates from proprietary software in every case. The event takes place at CeBIT from 14:30 until 16:00 in hall 6, block H01 and will be in German.

First meet-up of the new Fellowshipgroup in Zürich, Switzerland

06 March 2014

On Thursday, March 6th, at 6pm there will be a first meet-up of the Zürich Fellowshipgroup since renewing. Invited are all supporters of Free Software as well as other interested persons. As this is the first meet-up, we will mainly discuss about self organisation and further activities. The meeting will be in Stampfenbachstrasse 69, E-Stock, ID-Lounge (ETH Zürich). Who will not be able to make it in time, is of course invited to join later.

Monthly Fellowship Meeting in Linz, Austria

28 February 2014

The FSFE Fellowship Group Linz meets in the Hackspace DevLoL, Hofgasse 19, 4020 Linz. Our meetings start at 18:30 (CET) and the Agenda will start at 19:00 (MEZ). 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.

Panel discussion at 3D-printing conference in Vienna, Austria

27 February 2014

Futurezone technology news is hosting the the first 3D-printing-conference in Austria. They invited Peter Bubestinger to represent the FSFE at a panel discussion about "legal grayzones" regarding this upcoming rechnology. The event is called print3Dfuture and takes place at the Odeon Theatre.

OSM workshop on Open Data Day by local Fellowship group Bari, Italy

22 February 2014

On February 22, 2014 the FSFE Bari Fellowship Group will participate to the Bari local Open Data Day event organized under the International Open Data Hackathon umbrella.

The Open Data Day is a gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption open data policies by the world's local, regional and national governments. The Bari Fellows will talk about OpenStreetMap and lead a OSM mapping mini-party in the area of the meeting.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

21 February 2014

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Berlin Fellowship Meeting with the topic "web tracking" in Berlin, Germany

13 February 2014

On Thursday, February 13, there will be the next Berlin Fellowshipmeeting, as usual in the e-lok (near Ostkreuz). This time, Felix will inspire us with insights from his research about current web tracking technologies and how to best avoid them. As usual, the Fellowship meeting is a good possibility to meet other Fellows as well as other Free Software enthusiasts. You can get good food and best drinks at e-lok for a reasonable price and good mood for no cost. Official start is at 19:30.

MutterWare 3, Paris, France

10 February 2014

MutterWare are like tupperware meetings for mutt users (mutters), sharing tips and hacks on mutt, the UNIX email client that lives in your terminal.
The 3rd Paris MutterWare will take place at Numa. Everybody is welcome to learn how to use it. More information on the wiki.

I love Free Software Festival in Manchester, United Kingdom

03 to 08 February 2014

The local group of FSFE Manchester is running a week-long "I love Free Software" Festival, beginning from February 3rd until February 8. While the whole festival is about Free Software, each evening focusses on a specific topic: Bitcoin, Wordpress, Cryptoparty and Free Your Android. The events take place in the Madlab, Manchester. Participation is free of charge and it is a great possibility to meet friends and other likeminded people.

Fellowship Meeting Rhein/Main, Germany

05 February 2014

Wednesday, 5 February, the next Fellowship meeting in the Rhein/Main area will take place in Darmstadt. We will meet there around 19:00 h.

FOSDEM 2014

01 to 02 February 2014

This year, FOSDEM will be held on the 1st and 2nd of February 2014 in Brussels. FSFE will at least participate with a booth and there will be many fellows, coordinators and staffers.
As like every year, we're looking forward to many meetings and discussions and also to a very good time for all.

Fellowshiptreffen in Düsseldorf, Germany

29 January 2014

Das erste Fellowshiptreffen in Düsseldorf 2014 findet am 29.Januar ab 19:30 statt - wie üblich im Chaosdorf, Hüttenstr. 25, 40215 Düsseldorf. Auf diesem Treffen wollen wir das vergangene Jahr Revue passieren lassen und unsere Aktivitäten im Jahre 2014 planen. Gäste sind wie immer herzlich willkommen.

Newly established Fellowship meeting in Cologne

27 January 2014

On January 27 will be the first Cologne Fellowship meeting since the newly arranged coordination. Meeting point will be the C4 (Chaos Computer Club Köln), meeting time will be 7pm. Drinks, Projector and Internet will be available. The C4 is happy about donations as a thank you for using their location. Topics will be planning and strategy of further Fellowship meetings, lobby activities in Cologne, computer courses and networking with other active and likeminded groups in Cologne, for example associations of the Cryptoparty movement, AK-Vorrat of Freifunker.

24 January 2014

The European Commission (EC) has opened up copyright policy across the European Union for public comment. While the consultation attempts to cover all areas of user's and creators' experiences, some questions are specifically relevant for Free Software advocates.

At this meeting, we will have a look at the questions we find interesting, discuss them together and submit answers in our own name. We will meet at 19:00, FSFE Berlin office.

Monthly Fellowship Meeting in Linz, Austria

24 January 2014

The FSFE Fellowship Group Linz meets in the Hackspace DevLoL, Hofgasse 19, 4020 Linz. Our meetings start at 18:30 (CET) and the Agenda will start at 19:00 (MEZ). 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.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

17 January 2014

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Berlin Fellowship Meeting with the topic "Alternatives to Google search" in Berlin, Germany

09 January 2014

On January 9, there will be the next Berlin Fellowshipmeeting, as usual in the e-lok (near Ostkreuz). Luca will report about the Mobilize!-conference "Whatever happened to pivacy?" that happened in December and was organized by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. Next, Kai would like to discuss our main topic for this meeting: "Alternatives to Google search". Finally, we would like to plan an event for the Document Freedom Day, End of March, to run a joint activity. As usual, the Fellowship meeting is a good possibility to meet other Fellows as well as other Free Software enthusiasts. You can get good food and best drinks at e-lok for a reasonable price and good mood for no cost. Official start is at 19:30.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

20 December 2013

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Karsten Gerloff on "improving compliance through dialogue" - Yokohama, Japan

13 December 2013

At the Linux Foundation's Open Compliance Summit in Japan, Karsten Gerloff will relate FSFE's experience with building and running the world's largest network of legal experts on Free Software, and how the dialogue taking place there has a positive impact on industry practices.

Fellowship Meeting with the topic "Save online content to read it while you or the content is offline" in Berlin, Deutschland

12 December 2013

On December 12 will be the next Berlin Fellowshipmeeting in the e-lok (near Ostkreuz). Erik will discuss with us different possibilities about how to "Save online content and read it while you or the content is offline". Included is a live-presentation of the software "Zotero". In addition, there will be a report about FSFE's official activities during the last month. As usual, the Fellowship meeting is a good possibility to meet other Fellows as well as other Free Software enthusiasts. You can get good food and best drinks at e-lok for a reasonable price and good mood for no cost. Official start is at 19:30.

Hackadon, giving to Free Software - Montreuil, France

11 December 2013

On December 11, 17:00, participants will present Free Software projects needing funding and discuss how to support them for the best. Come, present your work and meet FSFE volunteers who will attend the event!

Karsten Gerloff on Free Software Policies at FOSSCon Korea, Seoul

05 December 2013

At FOSSCon Korea 2013 in Seoul, South Korea, FSFE's President will summarise current Free Software policies in Europe, and discuss what lessons we can draw from them.

FSFE booth at "Free Web Technology Days" in İstanbul, Turkey

23 November 2013

Nermin Canik, together with volunteers, organises the first FSFE booth in Turkey. On November 23, during the Free Web Technology Days ("Özgür Web Teknolojileri Günleri") in Yeditepe University, İstanbul. You are welcome to visit FSFE's booth and to meet local people behind our movement.

Talk "Die Arbeit der FSFE in Europa, Deutschland und München", Munich, Germany

22 November 2013

Christian Kalkhoff, Fellowship Coordinator Munich, gives a presentation about "The work of the FSFE in Europe, Germany and Munich" during Munichs "Open-Source-Treffen". Content will be the work of FSFE and its affiliate activists on all levels of politic and society. Kalkhoff will show Munichs Fellowship group as an example of how principles and campaigns of the FSFE can be realised on a local level. The event begins at 6 pm.

MutterWare #2

19 November 2013

On the 19th of November there will be a second session of the MutterWare, which Hugo started back in March.

The MutterWare is a meeting of users of the mail client mutt, either long-time experts, just beginners, or even not-yet-users. It's about discussing the functionalities, exchanging tips and hacks, and enjoying a good talk.

The meeting will take place in Mozilla's Parisian new offices near the Grands Boulevards, starting at 8p.m.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

15 November 2013

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Berlin Fellowship meeting

14 November 2013

On November 14 there will be next Berlin Fellowship meeting that is going to take place at e-lok (next to Ostkreuz). Silvan will discuss variuos opportunities with us to use Free Software for your calender management. In addition we will talk about FSFE's last months activities.

As usual, the Fellowship meeting is a good possibility to meet other Fellows as well as other Free Software enthusiasts. You can get good food and best drinks at e-lok for a reasonable price and good mood for no cost. Official start is at 19:30.

Open Rhein Ruhr, Oberhausen, Germany

09 to 10 November 2013

As in the last years FSFE will have a booth at the Open Rhein Ruhr. Beside the FSFE's Vice President Matthias Kirschner will give a talk about 7 misunderstandings about Free Software on Saturday at 12:20, and a talk about an endangered species: the universal computer. The event will take place at the Rheinisches Industriemuseum in Oberhausen, Germany. Entrance fee is 5 EUR.

Introduction to Free Software at PRTR capacity-building workshop, Berlin, Germany

29 October 2013

On 29 October Bernhard Reiter will give an introduction to Free Software at the PRTR capacity-building workshop, initiated by the German Federal Environment Agency. The workshop will take place from Tuesday 29 October 2013 (all day) to Wednesday 30 October 2013 (morning only) in Berlin, Germany.

Hacking for Compliance, Berlin, Germany

26 October 2013

On Saturday 26 October 2013 from 14:00 to 19:00 compliance volunteers will check devices' compliance with the GNU GPL. Harald Welte from gpl-violations.org, and one of our lawyers will support the volunteers during the day in FSFE's Berlin office. The event is by invitation only, if you want to participate contact Matthias Kirschner.

Lockdown: Serfs or citizens in a connected world? LinuxCon Europe

21 October 2013

At LinuxCon Europe in Edinburgh, Karsten Gerloff will discuss how technology is shifting power in our society, and what we need to do in order to put it where it belongs: With the citizens.

Karsten's talk will start at 16:40 in room Lammermuir 1.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

18 October 2013

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Meet FSFE in Vienna!

12 October 2013

For the second time in FSFE's history, the General Assembly will take place in Vienna, Austria. As usual, there will be a social event on Saturday evening. Please join us at Metalab, Vienna's finest hackerspace, on Saturday, October 12, starting at 20:00 CEST. You will have the chance to discuss Free Software issues over drinks and beats with many of FSFE's GA members. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Karsten Gerloff at Open World Forum, Paris, France

04 October 2013

On October 4, FSFE president Karsten Gerloff will give two talks at the Paris conference Open World Forum. With five other speakers he will firsty lead the track Meshed Society and Freedom to Innovate, before presenting the talk "Public procurement: Free Software's wild frontier".

GNU's 30th anniversary in Berlin

28 to 29 September 2013

The GNU project started on September 27, 1983. This month, its anniversary is celebrated around the world by the GNU community and Free Software activists. The Berlin Fellowship group, staff members and volunteers will meet in the Berlin Hackerspace C-base on September 28, to celebrate 30 years of GNU. Join and take action everyday with GNU-a-Day, six more software freedom actions until the end of September.

European Coordinators Meeting in Berlin, Germany

27 to 29 September 2013

From September 27 to September 29 there will be FSFE's first European Coordinators Meeting to connect our Fellowship community activities. Participation is limited to active volunteers and Fellows that receive an invitation but there will be a public event to meet on Saturday, 28.

Free Your Android talk on SFD by Daniel Marti in Barcelona, Spain

21 September 2013

On September 21st, the "Dia de la LLibertat Programari" (Software Freedom Day) Daniel Marti, Intern at FSFE, will give a talk about F-Droid and the "Free Your Android" campaign in Barcelona, Spain. The talk will be given at the "Centre Cultural Les Corts" and starts at 10 a.m.

Free Your Android talk by Daniel Marti in Palma de Cervello, Spain

20 September 2013

Daniel Marti, Intern at FSFE, gives a talk about the "Free Your Android" campaign in Palma de Cervello, Spain. More information about time and location is to come.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

20 September 2013

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Panel Discussion with youth organisations of Political Parties in Berlin, Germany

12 September 2013

On September 12, the FSFE will host a panel discussion "Internet policy - Only with Free Software?" including representatives from the biggest youth organisations of the political parties that run for the Bundestag in 2013. The panel discussion will be from 19 - 21 hours with a following stand-up reception. The event takes place in the Büro 2.0, Weigandufer 45, 12059 Berlin. The event is public and attendance for no cost.

FSFE will have a booth at La grande braderie de Lille, France

26 August to 1 September 2013

FSFE will welcome you at the Free Village on August 31 and September 1 in Lille. Information, meetings and interesting discussions forseen!

F-Droid workshop by Daniel Marti in Berlin, Germany

17 August 2013

On Saturday, 17th of August 2013, Daniel Martí, F-Droid developer and FSFE summer intern, will be hosting the second F-Droid workshop open to the public. It will take place at Büro 2.0 at 2 PM.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

16 August 2013

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Fellowship Meeting in Mainz, Germany

07 August 2013

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

F-Droid workshop by Daniel Marti in Berlin, Germany

03 August 2013

On Saturday, 3rd of August 2013, Daniel Martí, F-Droid developer and FSFE summer intern, will be hosting the first F-Droid workshop open to the public. It will take place at IN-Berlin at 2 PM.

Richard Stallman will be inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame

03 August 2013

On Saturday, 3rd of August 2013, Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation and the Free Software movement, will be inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame by the Internet Society association. The induction ceremony is open to the public, but as seats are limited, you need to register.

Karsten Gerloff's keynote at the Euskalencounter festival in Bilbao, Spain

26 July 2013

Karsten Gerloff will give a keynote at the Euskalencounter festival in Bilbao, Spain. His talk, "All watched over by machines of loving grace", will be in Spanish, starting at 20:00 on Friday July 26.

Workshop about "Secure Boot" at German Ministry of Economics, Berlin, Germany

26 July 2013

On 3 September 2013 Matthias Kirschner will give a talk "Trusted Computing from point of Free Software developers". It is part of a one day workshop on Trusted Computing, the German Government's white paper on this topic, and what it means for companies. The event takes place at the Ministry of Economics, Invalidenstraße 48, 10115 Berlin and is invitation only.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

19 July 2013

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Libre Software Meeting (RMLL), Brussels

06 to 11 July 2013

From July 6-11, 2013, several thousand people will come to Brussels from all over Europe to participate in the Libre Software meeting, one of Europe's largest conferences for Free Software developers, technology entrepreneurs and civil society activists. FSFE will be present with two booths, a great panel discussion and a talk by Karsten Gerloff. Come and meet us!

Libre Software Meeting, Brussels, Panel discussion on Technology, Power and Freedom

09 July 2013

FSFE at the 14th edition of the Libre Software meeting in Brussels. On July 9 FSFE organises a discussion panel on Technology, Power and Freedom with some of the world's foremost advocates of digital freedom and leading members of the European Parliament (MEP) on digital issues. Participants will be Karsten Gerloff (FSFE), Eben Moglen (Columbia University), Judith Sargentini (MEP Greens/EFA), Christel Schaldemose (MEP S&D -tbc), Richard M Stallman (FSF), Nils Torvalds (MEP ALDE), Ioannis A. Tsoukalas (MEP EPP)

Discussion "How many cooks do we need in Free Software? Berlin, Germany

24 June 2013

On Monday 24th June the Bitkom working group for Free Software is organising an event under the banner "Take home benefits". It will start at 10:00 and last until 17:15. At 16:00 Matthias Kirschner will take part in a panel discussion about the question how many Free Software organisations we need. Other participants on the panel moderated by Dr. Oliver Diedrich (heise) are Peter Ganten (OSB Alliance), Richard Seibt (OSBF e.V.), and Dr. Johannes Loxen (LA Software, BITKOM e.V.). The event will take place in the Kalkscheune, Johannisstraße 2, 10117 Berlin. Information about registration are available on the Bitkom event page.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

21 June 2013

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Fellowship Group Rhein/Main will be present at Community-Event "Fuxcon" in Frankfurt, Germany

15 June 2013

On Saturday, June 15th, the Fellowship group Rhein/Main will be present with a booth at FUXCON, a community event that invited all usergroups in and around Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

Coliberator, Bucharest

01 to 02 June 2013

For the first time, FSFE will participate in the Coliberator conference in Bucharest, Romania.

At the invitation of FSFE's associate organisation Ceata Karsten Gerloff will speak about technology, power and control. He will also describe FSFE's work to build public awareness for Free Software, and to create the foundations of a free information society.

Düsseldorf: Fellowship-Treffen mit MdB Jarzombek

29 May 2013

Am Mittwoch, den 29. Mai, wird die Düsseldorfer Fellowship-Gruppe aktuelle Herausforderungen der Netzpolitik diskutieren. Der CDU-Bundestagsabgeordnete Thomas Jarzombek wird über "Aktuelle Themen der Netzpolitik und Herausforderungen für die nächste Legislaturperiode" referieren.

Danach freut sich MdB Jarzombek auf "ungestüme, ungefilterte und echte politische Meinung". Das Treffen findet ab 19:30 Uhr im Chaosdorf, Hüttenstr. 25, 40215 Düsseldorf statt.

THSF, Toulouse, France

22 to 26 May 2013

FSFE will have a booth at the Toulouse Hacker Space Factory (THSF) from Mai 22 to 26, in Toulouse, France. The THSF is one of France's biggest general public meeting dealing with creative and political uses of technology. The event will take place at Mix'art Myrys.

FSFE Track and Booth at Linuxtag 2013

22 to 25 May 2013

FSFE will have several talks and a booth at Linuxtag 2013 in Berlin this year. Information, merchandising and a friendly chat will be available at our booth at Berlin's exibition ICC.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

17 May 2013

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Convegno "Software Etico" al Palazzo delle Stelline, Milano

17 May 2013

Venerdì 17 maggio si svolgerà a Milano dalle 9.30 alle 13 nel Palazzo delle Stelline il convegno "Software Etico", promosso da Joomla!Lombardia. Diego Zanga di FSFE terrà un intervento sull'argomento "Software Libero nella pubblica amministrazione. Il software libero, grazie alla crescita delle Community legate ai vari Progetti, e' oggi una grande realtà credibile, affidabile, capace di dare all'impresa ed alla comunità maggiori vantaggi rispetto al software chiuso, proprietario. Lo scopo principale dell'incontro e' presentare alle realta' sul territorio - Amministrazioni Locali, Piccole-Medie Imprese, Associazioni, GAS, gruppi di famiglie, etc - che la via del "Software etico", (cioe' la condivisione del sapere informatico e la cooperazione per "fare sistema") e' possibile, in quanto ha un modello di business sostenibile ma anche socialmente etico e piu' "giusto". La partecipazione è aperta a tutti e gratuita, ma è necessario registrarsi utilizzando il form presente alla pagina http://www.joomlalombardia.org/faq/26-convegno-17-maggio.html.

Michael Stehmann will speak in parliament of North Rhine Westphalia

17 May 2013

On Friday, May 17th, Michael Stemann will speak on the event #opennrw about "OpenDate through Open Standards". The talk will start at 11:45 hrs in the parlieament of North Rhine Westphalia in Dusseldorf, Germany.

FSFE at DORSCLUC, Croatia

15 to 16 May 2013

FSFE will participate in the Croatian Open Systems Conference in Zagreb.

FSFE's president Karsten Gerloff will speak about technology, power and control (May 15, 11:00), and discuss FSFE's work to build a free information society (May 16, 9:00). Matija Šuklje, FSFE's legal coordinator, will hold a clinic to answer questions on licensing and other legal aspects of Free Software.

"Linuxtage" në Grac, Austri

20 April 2013

Në veprimtarinë vjetore gjithëditore në Grac, mjaft biseda paraqitjeje dhe stenda informacioni u ofrojnë vizitorëve mundësinë të përditësohen me informacion rreth GNU/Linux-it, Software-it të Lirë dhe projektesh ngjashme. Veprimtaria zhvillohet në FH Joanneum dhe duhet parë patjetër nga cilido i interesuar rreth këtyre temave.
FSFE-ja do të jetë e pranishme me një stendë informacioni dhe 2 biseda:
  • Albert Dengg: "Free your Android: How free is this system really, and what can you do to improve the situation?"
  • Peter Bubestinger: "Record. Mix. Master: professional audio production with Free Software!"

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

19 April 2013

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Bari Fellowship meeting

13 April 2013

Si terrà il giorno Sabato 13 Aprile alle ore 16:00 la prima riunione ufficiale del Gruppo barese della FSFE. Il luogo della riunione è presso l'Hotel Parco dei Principi, Viale Europa 6 (a poca distanza dall'Aereoporto di Bari-Palese). Tutti i fellow vecchi e nuovi sono invitati a partecipare per iniziare a rendere operativa il nuovo gruppo e stendere un piano di lavoro. La saletta riunioni è prenotata a nome Marco Pennelli.

Berlin Fellowship meeting

11 April 2013

On 11th of April there will be the next Berlin Fellowship meeting and it is going to take place at e-lok (next to Ostkreuz). Various topics will be discussed, among them the DFD, the Berliner Linuxtage as well as a coordinators meeting.

As usual, the Fellowship meeting is a good possibility to meet other Fellows as well as other Free Software enthusiasts. You can get good food and best drinks at e-lok for a reasonable price and good mood for no cost. Official start is at 19:30.

FSFE at the 12th "Augsburger Linux-Infotag"

23 March 2013

FSFE is present with an information and merchandise booth at the 12th "Linux-Infotag Augsburg". The event takes place on 23 March 2013 from 9:30 to 17:30 in the IT faculty of the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany. Admission is free.

FSFE at the Chemnitzer Linuxtage

16 to 17 March 2013

The "Chemnitz Linux Days" is a conference that deals with GNU/Linux and Free Software. It is open for everyone, novizes and experts alike. The FSFE will be presented with a booth where you can inform yourself about our work and to get to know the people behind FSFE. Another way of presentation are two talks which will be given by Matthias Kirschner and Erik Albers.

Matthias Kirschner's topic is "Vom Aussterben bedroht: Die Universalmaschine Computer" and will talk on Saturday (16/03) at 14:00 in room V2; Erik Albers's "All about FreeYourAndroid!" will be discussed on Sunday (17/03) at 14:00 in room V1.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

15 March 2013

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Berlin Fellowship meeting

14 March 2013

On 14th of March there will be the next Berlin Fellowship meeting and it is going to take place at e-lok (next to Ostkreuz). Karsten Gerloff, President of the FSFE, will be visiting the Fellowship meeting and is looking forward to meet you. On this occasion we are celebrating a GnuPG-Key-signing party with the slogan: "Key Signing Party - Have it signed by the President!"

Besides that we will discuss Berlin's DFD award that now turned into Germany's DFD award. If you like to take part in the awarding ceremony, don't miss to come to the Fellowship meeting to discuss all details.

As usual, the Fellowship meeting is a good possibility to meet other Fellows as well as other Free Software enthusiasts. You can get good food and best drinks at e-lok for a reasonable price to spend a happy evening. Official start is at 19:30.

Presentation about Free Software on mobile devices at CeBIT

05 March 2013

On Tuesday, March 5th, Erik Albers gives a presentation at the CeBIT Open Source Forum about "Get full control of your device - Free Your Android". The presentation begins at 4 p.m. with a discussion afterwards. The Forum is in Hall 6, Stand F02.

Freie Software bei der Fliegergruppe der Bundespolizei

04 March 2013

Am Montag dem 4. März hält Matthias Kirschner bei der Fliegergruppe der Bundespolizei einen Vortrag zum Thema "Die zehn größten Mythen zum Thema Freier Software" mit anschließender Diskussion zur Beschaffung Freier Software. Die Veranstaltung findet um 10:00 Uhr in Sankt Augustin für Anghörige der Bundespolizei statt.

Free Your Android workshop in Krautspace, Jena

23 February 2013

The Hackerspace in Jena, "Krautspace", is organising a "Free Your Android" workshop. Erik Albers from the FSFE will come and give the workshop. Afterwards, the participants will be able to host FYA workshops on their own and will do so in April.

The event will take place in the 'Krautspace', Jena, on 23.02. beginning at 15 hours. Please register before.

Richard Stallman gives a speech at the University of Bucharest, Romania

22 February 2013

Richard Stallman, the president of the Free Software Foundation, will give a speech in the Aula Magna, at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bucharest in February 22nd. He will be speaking about "Free Software and Your Freedom". The event is organised by Fundația Ceata, a group of people based in Bucharest that fights for computer users' freedom which is now the first Romanian Free Software foundation.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

15 February 2013

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Berlin Fellowship meeting

14 February 2013

On 14th of February there will be the next Berlin Fellowship meeting and it is going to take place at e-lok (next to Ostkreuz). There will be the possibility to meet other Fellows as well as other Free Software enthusiasts. This can be quite some fun, especially as it is "I love Free Software" day. In addition, you can get good food and best drinks at e-lok to spend a happy evening. Official start is at 19:30.

There is the idea of contributing to #IloveFS by presenting/spreading awesome Free Software. If you have a good software in mind, you would like to share with us and you can explain it in 3 minutes, you are welcome to promote it at our meeting!

Manchester Fellowship meeting

04 February 2013

Manchester's FSFE Fellowship group will be meeting in 'Common' at 19.30 for their monthly social exchange. All welcome.

FOSDEM 2013

02 to 03 February 2013

This year, FOSDEM will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of February 2013 in Brussels. FSFE will participate with a booth and three talks. Henrik Sanklef, Vice president of FSFE, will speak about Searduino Searduino on Saturday afternoon (at 14:20); Otto Kekäläinen, our finnish fellowship coordinator, will speak about fixing public procurement on Sunday afternoon (at 16:00); Eric Albers, Outreach coordinator, will speak about Free Your Android - phone liberation parties on Sunday (at 14:00). As like every year, we're looking forward to many meetings and discussions and also to a very good time for all.

Free Your Android in the European Parliament

01 February 2013

Alexander Alvaro, Vice President of the European Parliament, is hosting a "Free Your Android" event on February 1st, at 16h00. There will be talks given by Erik Albers, Dimitrios Symeonidis and Cheryl D. Miller. If you are thinking about liberating your phone, you shouldn't miss this event. And if you have already liberated your phone, there will be an opportunity for you as well as for everyone interested to make professional recordings of testimonials running free software on mobile devices.

The event will take place in the 'Altiero Spinelli building', elevator G, 5th floor, room A5G375. You have to register, but registration is open and public.

Free Software in the public sector - Paris, France

21 January 2013

At an event in France's Ministry of Economics, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will summarise the approaches that different European countries are taking towards Free Software.

Fellowship Meeting for the GNU Year in Paris

21 January 2013

To begin the GNU year, FSFE fellows and free software activists will gather for a meeting in Paris to discuss topics such as how to promote freedom and privacy-respecting Android mobile systems, and engage a debate on how to deal with social networks in the internet age with the GNU Consensus initiative. But it is also a nice opportunity for a relaxed and informal moment together, open to everybody. [See you at La Mutinerie.org, 19:00!]

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

18 January 2013

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Grünen Jugend Thüringen: Freies-Software-Seminar mit Fellow Miriam Seyffarth und Torsten Grote

15 December 2012

Fellow Miriam Seyffarth und der stellvertretende Deutschlandkoordinator Torsten Grote, halten ein Grundlagenseminar "Freie Software" für die Grüne Jugend Thüringen. Das Seminar beginnt um 10:30 Uhr und wird bis etwa 17.30 Uhr in der Landesgeschäftsstelle, Lutherstr. 5 in Erfurt stattfinden. Teilnahme ist kostenlos, aber die Teilnehmer müssen sich, bis Sonntag 2. Dezember registrieren.

Miriam spricht am Vormittag über Herausforderungen für Freie Sofware, vor allem im politischen Bereich. Anschließend wird Torsten das Thema vertiefen.

Fellowship Meeting in Berlin, Germany

13 December 2012

For this year's last Berlin Fellowship meeting, we've prepared something special for all Fellows and friends: We'll meet at the Emmaus Church near Goerlitzer Bahnhof to enjoy a talk by Volker Grabsch. Volker, having 100 CACert Assurance Points, gives us insights on daily security using encryption, key-signing and certificates!

Also, there's going to be a nice retrospective about the Free Software Year 2012. If this is still not enough: Free Gluehwein for everyone! As always, you'll find more details about the location and time at GriCal.

Talk: FreeYourAndroid - The right to install Free Software on any device

11 December 2012

On December 11th at 18.00 hours, Erik Albers will give a speech about FSFE's FreeYourAndroid campaign at the Institut für Informatik, FU Berlin. The talk is organized by Spline Talks and is open for public at no charge. The talk, in German, will be held in Raum K60, Takustr. 9, 14195 Berlin.

Android hackathon to implement disk encryption in Berlin

08 to 09 December 2012

Next weekend, on 8th and 9th December,Hannes Hauswedell, FSFE fellow and Germn Team coordinator for pdfreaders.org, is organising a mini-hackaton to finish YAFFS2-support. The event, hosted at IN-Berlin e.V., will run from Saturday (from 11) to Sunday (until 18). If you want to help, join us in Lehrter Straße, 53.

Club Mate and pizza will be provided!

Discussion evening about Free Software, Berlin, Germany

05 December 2012

The "Berliner Spindel" a group of junior staff in the Berlin administration organises an evening discussion about E-Government, Open Data, and Free Software on December 15th from 18:00 to 20:00. Matthias Kirschner is invited as an expert on Free Software, to talk about the role of Free Software for the public administration. The event takes place at the Senatsverwaltung für Gesundheit und Soziales, room 1.125 (Oranienstraße 106, 10969 Berlin)

Talk: FreeYourAndroid - The right to install Free Software on any device

04 December 2012

On December 4th, Erik Albers will give a speech about FSFE's FreeYourAndroid campaign at the Netzpolitischer Abend der Digitalen Gesellschaft. The talk, in German, will be held at c-base and is open for public at no charge.

Free your Android – Or: How much freedom it does really provide and what can you do to improve the situation?

24 November 2012

Albert Dengg of the Austrian team of the FSFE will hold a talk about the "Free Your Android" campaign at the "Linuxday" at HTL Dornbirn on November 24 at 11:00 CET.

FSFE booth at the 14th „Linuxday“ in Dornbirn, Austria

24 November 2012

The FSFE will be present with a booth organised by the Vienna Fellowship group at the 14th "Linuxday" in Dornbirn in the border region of Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland on November 24, 2012. In three parallel tracks, there will be talks on Free Software for Novices, Experts and Managers.

FSFE at JDLL in Lyon, France

17 to 18 November 2012

In November, FSFE will be present at the French event JDLL in Lyon, France. Every year, this event regroups organisations advocating Free Software and people giving talks over a complete week end in the center of Lyon. We'll be there the entire time from the 17th to the 18th. One of our interns, Léopold Baillard, will even be there the whole week if you want to meet with him. He will also give a talk about the Free Your Android campaign. The event takes place in Maison pour Tous - Salle des Rancy. We are looking forward to see you there!

FreeYourAndroid workshop

16 November 2012

At the South Tyrol Free Software Conference (SFScon), there will be a FreeYourAndroid workshop. If you would like to attend, please register and write an email to Erik Albers . The workshop will be on November 16th at the TIS Innovation Park in Bolzano.

Register for the FYA "training for trainers"

15 November 2012

In the context of the South Tyrol Free Software Conference (SFScon), a FreeYourAndroid "training for trainers" workshop will take place at the TIS Innovation Park in Bolzano. Attendees of this workshop are supposed to give workshops themselves. If you like to attend, please register and write an email to Erik Albers

Talk: An endangered species: computer as a universal machine

15 November 2012

On November 15th at 18.30, Matthias Kirschner will give a speech at the university of Jena, about computers as general purpose machines. The talk, in German, will be held in the main building (UHG), room 235 at Fürstengraben 1, Jena.

FSFE at Free Society Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden

09 to 11 November 2012

FSFE will organise the "General Purpose Computing" track. Despite the fact that computers and - more and more - portable devices are universal machines, todays hardware often comes with anti-features or Digital Restrictions Management. This track by the FSFE will focus on this ongoing and increasing process of users restrictions. Thereby it concentrates on current trends and what we are in need of to stop them.

Fellowship Meeting, Berlin, Germany

08 November 2012

The Fellowship of the FSFE Berlin is going to have another evening of Free Software Love on Thursday, 08 November 2012. This time, we meet again at our new default location IN-Berlin.

As always, location details can be found on the GriCal event page.There is no fixed agenda for the meeting, so expect a free-minded, happy come-together! If you have any general discussion topics or announcements they are also welcome. Please come and join, it's free for all and everyone is welcome!

Fellowship Meeting a Milano

08 November 2012

Il prossimo 8 novembre alle ore 18.15 presso il Dipartimento di Informatica dell'Università degli studi di Milano (Via Comelico 39, 20135 Milano), avrà luogo un Fellowship Meeting, durante il quale discuteremo delle prossime attività della Fellowship in Lombardia. L'incontro è aperto a tutti.

Manchester Digital Debate, UK

07 November 2012

In preparaton for the Manchester Central by-election, political candidates will answer questions on issues effecting Manchester's digital indistry. This event, organised by FSFE, the Open Rights Group, the National Union of Journalists, and No2ID, will provide an opportunity for the public to get answers to questions concerning digial policy and investment in Britain's "second city".

Richard Stallman in Reykjavik

07 November 2012

On November 7, Richard Stallman will give the talk "Copyright vs. Community"at the Reykjavik University . The speech will start at 19:30 ( 1, Room M101).

Richard Stallman in Helsinki

06 November 2012

On November 6, Richard Stallman participates in the ICT Goes International in Helsinki. He will give a talk about "Trends in programming: Free Software and practices" at 13:50. The event is organized by HAAGA-HELIA, the University of Applied Sciences and will be held at the Auditorium, Pasila campus (Ratapihantie 13).

Richard Stallman will give another speech, in the same venue, that evening at 18:00 about "How to Begin Contributing to a Free Software Project and Do a Good Job".

Karsten Gerloff talk at the LinuxCon Europe 2012

06 November 2012

Karsten Gerloff, FSFE president, will give a talk about general purpose computing as a question of power and control on Novenber, 6th in Barcelona (spain) at the LinuxcConEurope. Entitled as "All watched over by machines of loving grace?", the speech will be at 13:20 at the Hotel Fira Palace

Talk: An endangered species: computer as a universal machine

03 November 2012

On November 3rd at 14.00, Matthias Kirschner will give a speech at Brandenburger Linux-Infotag 2012, about computers as general purpose machines. The talk, in German, will be held at 14.00 in the University of Potsdam, at room HS2 of the 'Institut für Informatik'.

FSFE booth and Phone Liberation Workshop at Brandenburger Linux-Infotag

03 November 2012

FSFE will be present at the Brandenburger Linux-Infotag 2012 with a booth. Feel free to pass by and meet the staff of FSFE. In addition, there will be a Phone Liberation Workshop as part of our FreeYourAndroid campaign. If you are interested in liberating your phone please pass by the FSFE booth at 13 hours.

Richard Stallman at the FC Forum in Barcelona

26 October 2012

On October 26, Richard Stallman participates in the Free/ Libre Culture Forum in Barcelona. He will attend and comment the presentation of the Positive Agenda for Copyright reform in Europe, a collaborative system. The event will take place in the Centro Cultural Ars Santa Monica (Las Ramblas, 7) at 13.00.

Besides, that evening he will be at the Sala magna of the Universidad de Economía de Barcelona giving a talk about "El Movimiento del Software Libre y GNU" and "Por una sociedad Digital Libre"

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

19 October 2012

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Free Your Android talk at LSWC 12

18 October 2012

Torsten Grote will give a talk about the campaign Free Your Android at the Libre Software World Conference 2012, in Santiago de Compostela (Spain). The speech will be on October 18th at 16.30 in the Cidade da Cultura City of Culture), where the event is being held.

Talk: Dirty tactics against LibreOffice in public administration, and how to overcome them

18 October 2012

On October 18th, Otto Kekäläinen, FSFE coordinator Finland, will explain the current status of the adaptation of LibreOffice in Finland, at the Berlin 2012 LibreOffice Conference. The talk will explain the current problems and will point out other countries experiences relevant to take into mind for Finland's LibreOffice future development. Also, it will cover Helsinki innitiatives, like Helsinki OpenOffice pilot in 2011.

Karsten Gerloff talk in Bergen

18 October 2012

Karsten Gerloff, FSFE president,will give a talk about general purpose computing as a question of power and control on October 18th in Bergen (Norway). Entitled as "All watched over by machines of loving grace?", the speech is being organised by the Bergen Linux User Group and it will be held at the Bergen public libary (Strømgaten 6)

Fellowship Meeting, Berlin, Germany

11 October 2012

The Fellowship of the FSFE Berlin is going to have another evening of Free Software Love on Thursday, 11 October 2012. This time, we'll be hosted by LinuxWorks! Friedrichshain at the E-Lok Jugendclub near Ostkreuz.

As always, location details can be found on the GriCal event page.
Please come and join, it's free for all and everyone is welcome!

Fellowship meeting in Manchester

01 October 2012

Fellowship meeting at 19.00 in MadLab. Lightning talks followed by "hack and tell". All Fellows and non-Fellows are cordially invited to attend.

Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

28 September 2012

A Vienna Fellowship meeting will be in the Metalab, located in the Rathausstraße 6 in the 1st district of Vienna. We'll be there from 18:00. Special guest is the deputy fellowship coordinator Erik Albers from Berlin. Erik will talk about how to organize and perform FreeYourAndroid workshops.
As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Seminar: Free Software – a solution to local administrations financial problems?

25 September 2012

The Finnish think tank Visio organizes in Helsinki on 25th of September at 13:00-16:00 a seminar on the state of software systems in the public sector, and solve the typical quality and price issues using Free Software. FSFE is an co-organizer in the event. More information at the Finnish FOSS calendar

World Computer Congress: How software patents are delaying the future

25 September 2012

On September 25 at the 22nd IFIP World Computer Congress in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Karsten Gerloff will participate in a panel discussion on patents in software. The discussion about whether "patents enable innovation in the computer software field" is organised by the European Patent Organisation.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

21 September 2012

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

All watched over by machines of loving grace?

19 September 2012

We are in the middle of an intense battle about who will control the computers we'll use tomorrow. At the OpenMind conference in Helsinki, Finland, Karsten Gerloff will explain why the general-purpose computer is worth fighting for. The event is co-located with the Open Knowledge Festival. Karsten's talk starts at 11:30.

Free Software: Getting it right and getting value

18 September 2012

During Finland's Openmind conference, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will speak about "Free Software in the public sector: Getting it right and getting value". He will focus on migrations, procurement, and overcoming common obstacles. The event is co-located with the Open Knowledge Festival.

Free Your Android workshop at SFD event in Berlin

15 September 2012

FreeYourAndroid workshop at Kiberpipa in Ljubljana, Slovenia

15 September 2012

On September 15th, FSFE and supporters will held a FreeYourAndroid workshop at Kiberpipa's Software Freedom Day event.

Software Freedom Day booth in Vienna

15 September 2012

The Vienna fellowship group will hold a booth in the very busy city centre of Vienna on the corner of the Mariahilfer Staße and the Museumsquartier. From 10am until 7pm we will be answering questions at our information desk and giving out leaflets and live CDs from different free operating systems. Many of them with a specially produced CD-edition identifying the FSFE fellowship as provider of the copies. We will bring notebook computers as well to show interested passers-by how well Free Software works and how good it looks.

Software Freedom Day with Manchester Fellows

15 September 2012

Fellows in Manchester will meet to determine how best to voice and video chat using Free Software. Between 14.00-17.00 in Madlab Hackerspace advocates will test which programs are compatible with which, and publish a table of results for public use.

Free Your Android workshop in Kosovo

09 September 2012

On September 9th, Erik Albers will give a FreeYourAndroid workshop at the Software Freedom Kosova 2012. The workshop is open for all attendees of the conference.

Free Your Android workshop in Katowice

04 September 2012

On September 4th, Erik Albers will give a FreeYourAndroid workshop at the SmartDevCon in Katowice, Poland. The workshop is open for all attendees of the conference.

7th Froscon, St.Augustin, Germany

25 to 26 August 2012

The Department of Computer Science of the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg is organising a conference all about Free Software in 2012 again with help of Fachschaft of Computer Science, LUUSA and FrOSCon e.V.

FSFE will again maintain a booth. Coordination is done via the the Fellowship Wiki.

Free Your Android talk

25 August 2012

Torsten Grote will explain at Campus Party the FSFE campaign "Free Your Android" as part of the Campus Party Europe event, held in Berlin. The talk will be at 16.30 at the Socrates Stage.

Matthias Kirschner talks about FSFs at Campus Party Europe

24 August 2012

On August 24, Matthias Kirschner will give a speech at Campus Party. "The FSFS- Fighting for your freedom, since 1985" is the topic of this talk that will be held at 14.30 at the Socrates Stage, of this event organized in Berlin.

Matthias Kirschner at Campus Party Europe

22 August 2012

On August 22, Matthias Kirschner will be at Campus Party talking about "An endangered species: computer as a universal machine". The speech, at 14.30, will be held at the Socrates Stage of this event organized in Berlin.

Hugo Roy speech at Campus Party Europe

22 August 2012

On August 22, Hugo Roy will be at Campus Party talking about " Why Free Software needs Network Neutrality?". The speech, at 11 a.m., will be held at the Socrates Stage of this event organized in Berlin.

OggCamp 2012 Liverpool

18 to 19 August 2012

FSFE will once again be present at Ogg Camp with information, merchandise, leaflets, and the opportunity to join. Come and talk to FSFE's UK Fellows and Coordinator.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

17 August 2012

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Fellowship meeting in Manchester

06 August 2012

Fellowship meeting at 19.00 in MadLab. Fellow Francis Southern will provide an introduction to Emacs - the original Free Software text editor powerhouse. All Fellows and non-Fellows are cordially invited to attend.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

20 July 2012

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

FSFE at RMLL 2012

07 to 12 July 2012

In July, FSFE will be at RMLL (Libre Software Meeting) the yearly non commercial conference with talks, workshops and round tables about Free Software and its uses. The RMLL goal is to provide a place for exchange between Free Software developers, users and stakeholders. For the first time, RMLL will be in Switzerland; at Geneva's Plainpalais. We're looking forward to meeting many of you!

Free Software, transparency, democracy

11 July 2012

More transparency in the heart of Europe: The European Parliament has built a software tool which lets the people working there track the development of proposals into laws. The Parliament is going to release this program, called AT4AM, as Free Software.

At an event in the European Parliament, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will discuss what Free Software means for democracy. FSFE's General Counsel Carlo Piana will talk about choosing the right license for AT4AM.

Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required in order to enter the Parliament building. The event is organised by the European Parliament Free Software User Group (EPFSUG), and hosted by MEP Marie-Christine Vergiat.

11 July 2012

On July 11, Richard Stallman gives a talk talk about "Copyright vs. Community" at Campus Garching, Munich. Focus of this talk will be threats deriving from actual copyright law on scientific publishing. The event will take place in the "Rudolf-Diesel Hörsal MW 2001" of Campus Garching and starts at 6 PM.

FSFE at Richard Stallman's talk in Dresden

10 July 2012

On July 10 a delegation from the FSFE Berlin office will be present at Richard Stallman's talk about "The Free Software Movement and the GNU/Linux Operating System" in Dresden. We are looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible. The event will take place in room "INF E023" of the Faculty of Computer Science of the Technical University of Dresden and will start at 1.30 PM.

Richard Stallman gives a talk about "Free software, GNU and GCC" in Prague, Czeck Republic

09 July 2012

On July 9, Richard Stallman gives a talk about "Free software, GNU and GCC" at GNU Tools Cauldron 2012, Prague. The event will take place at room S9, Department of Maths and Physics, Charles University, Malostranske Namesti 25, Prague from 10.00 to 10.45.

Richard Stallman gives a talk about "The New Techonological Models" in Vigo, Spain

06 July 2012

On July 06, Richard Stallman gives a talk about "The New Techonological Models" at the 5th Congress of Young Entrepreneurs, Vigo. The event will take place at the Palacio de Congresos Mar De Vigo, Avenida de Beiramar 59, Vigo, Spain from 12.30 to 14.30. Please, register in order to attend the event.

PDF readers sprint at Akademy 2012

04 July 2012

On July 4th, FSFE Fellow Heiki "Repentinus" Ojasild will host a PDF readers sprint in Tallinn, Estonia, at Akademy 2012, the KDE summit. Everyone is invited to partake and help locate, remove, and replace advertisements for proprietary software on the websites of public bodies.

The event is part of our effort to stop public bodies from restricting the users' freedom and unfairly distorting the competition in favour of certain proprietary software makers. As part of the event, participants will be introduced to finding offending sites, contacting offending sites, listing offending sites on our web site, and keeping track of responses to the memoranda to offenders.

Richard Stallman gives a talk about "Free Software and education" in Marly-le-Roi, France

27 June 2012

On June 27, Richard Stallman gives a talk about "Free Software and education" in Marly-le-Roi. The event will take place at the Cinéma le Fontenelle - Place de la gare, Marly-le-Roi from 10.00 to 12.00. Please, register in order to participate in the event.

Richard Stallman gives a talk about "Free Digital Society" in Manchester, UK

26 June 2012

On June 26, Richard Stallman gives a talk about "Free Digital Society" at the School of Computer Science of Manchester University. The event will take place at the room 1.10, Kilburn Building (School of Computer Science), University of Manchester, Manchester, UK from 17.00 to 18.30.

Richard Stallman gives a talk about "The Free Software Movement and the GNU/Linux Operating System" in Leicester, UK

23 June 2012

On June 23, Richard Stallman gives a talk about "The Free Software Movement and the GNU/Linux Operating System" at De Montfort University, Leicester. The event will take place at the Hawthorn Building of De Montfort University, Leicester LE1 9BH from 13.30 to 15.30.

22 June 2012

On June 22, Richard Stallman gives a talk about "Copyright vs. Community" at Forward company venue, Camden. Focus of this talk will be threats deriving from actual copyright law on scientific publishing. The event will take place at the Forward company venue, 19 Mandela Street, Floor 2, Centro 3, Camden, London from 14.00 to 16.00. Please, register in order to participate in the event.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

15 June 2012

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Monthly Fellowship meeting in Berlin, Germany

14 June 2012

Please note, that this month the Berlin Fellowship meeting will not be in the office but our friends at Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. have invited us to meet at their new office at Obentrautstr. 72, Berlin 10963. We're going to meet at 19:30. As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

"An endangered species: computer as a universal machine", Konstanz, Germany

11 June 2012

Matthias Kirschner, Coordinator of the German team, will held a public lecture on June 11th, 2012, in the HTWG Hochschule Konstanz. Topic of the lecture will be "An endangered species: computer as a universal machine" and it deals with different aspects that endanger users Freedom in the digital era. The lecture will begin at 17:30 in the Thurgau-Saal in the library of the HTWG Konstanz. Admission is free.

Fellowship meeting in Manchester

31 May 2012

Fellowship meeting at 19.00 in MadLab. Jonathan Porter will present ways to combine data with Free mapping, including powerful Free Software geographical information systems (GIS) such as Quantum GIS. All Fellows and non-Fellows welcome.

UK Cabinet Office meeting in Manchester

29 May 2012

The Cabinet Office will consult businesses in the North West of England on the proposed changes to UK Open Standards policy, in MadLab Hackerspace, 15.30-17.30. UK Coordinator Sam Tuke will be participating.

Free Your Android talk given by Torsten Grote at LinuxTag Berlin

26 May 2012

Torsten Grote gives a talk about how to regain control of your Android device and your data by running (almost) exclusively Free Software on your phone at the LinuxTag Berlin, Saturday 26.05.2012, 10:30 am. Torsten Grote is a member of FSFE and initiator of FSFE's freeyourandroid.org campaign. LinuxTag Berlin is a Free Software conference and exhibition in Berlin.

FSFE Booth at Linuxtag, Berlin

23 to 26 May 2012

FSFE Fellows will run a booth at the LinuxTag event in Berlin. Information, merchandise, and a friendly chat will be available. The event will take place at "Messegelände unter dem Funkturm"

Panel discussion about Free Software at Treffpunkt WissensWerte in Berlin, Germany

22 May 2012

Matthias Kirschner, Coordinator of the German team, will represent the advantages of Free Software in a panel discussion at Treffpunkt WissenWerte in the Amerika-Haus Berlin. Participation is free of charge but limited by its size. Therefore, registration is requested. The panel discussion will be recorded by Inforadio (rbb) 93,1; broadcast is on 27 May at 9.22 a.m.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

18 May 2012

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Party with FSFE in Lisbon

28 April 2012

FSFE is holding its annual General Assembly in Lisbon this year, and we would love to party with you! Please join us on Saturday April 28 at for a relaxed evening of drinks and conversation.

We will meet at 21:30 at Lisbon metro station Estação Baixa Chiado, exit Largo do Chiado. From there, we'll move to Galeria Zé dos Bois around 22:00.

Further details and a map are available at the website of our associate organisation ANSOL.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Fellowship meeting in Manchester

26 April 2012

Fellowship meeting at 19.00 in MadLab. A report from the Web Sprint 2012 last weekend will be presented, as and important news concerning UK education and Open Standards policy will be discussed. All Fellows and non-Fellows are cordially invited to attend.

Web Sprint (UK)

21 to 22 April 2012

The FSFE Web team will meet to work on FSFE's websites in Manchester, UK. Focus will be on consolidating the fsfe.org experience and campaign websites, and a slew of new improvements will be applied.

Please notify the Web mailing list if you're attending.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

20 April 2012

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

12 to 13 April 2012

On April 12 and 13, FSFE will be organizing its fifth edition of Free Software Legal and Licensing Workshop in Amsterdam, which brings together legal experts from all over the world to discuss the future of Free Software, its licenses and the best practices in the field.

Berlin Fellowship meeting

12 April 2012

On Thursday, April 12th, at 19:30, the Berlin fellows will meet at the Berlin FSFE office (Linienstrasse 141) for a discussion on various Free Software topics. Come and join us!

Berlin Fellowship meeting

11 April 2012

On Thursday, April 11th, at 19:30, the Berlin fellows will meet at the Berlin FSFE office (Linienstrasse 141) for a discussion on various Free Software topics. Come and join us!

The future of UK Government Desktop/Client side computing

04 April 2012

The British Computer Society is hosting this series of talks between 10:00 - 17:00 in central London. UK Coordinator Sam Tuke will open the event with an international historical perspective on the use of Free Software in the public sector.

Sustainability festivals in Manchester and Leicester, UK

31 March 2012

FSFE Fellows have pioneered a link up between the Green Light and Chorlton Big Green festivals. There will be a Free Software talk and booth at each event and a live link up bringing environmentalists together via Free Software systems.

Fellowship meeting in Manchester: JACK audio

29 March 2012

Fellowship meeting at 19.00 in MadLab. Bob Ham, GNU/Linux audio developer will give a talk about using the advanced JACK audio server. A report from Document Freedom Day will also be presented with followind discussion. All Fellows and non-Fellows are cordially invited to attend.

Document Freedom Day 2012

28 March 2012

The Document Freedom Day (DFD) is the global day for document liberation. It is a day which is dedicated to promote the importance of Open Document Formats and Open Standards in general. Various kind of activities are planned by a grassroot movement all over the world. If you like to participate, look how you can get involved.

FSFE at Open Rights Group ORGCon, London

24 March 2012

FSFE Fellows will run a booth at the UK's leading digital civil liberties community event. Information, merchandise, and a friendly chat will be available.

FSFE at the 11th "Augsburger Linux-Infotag"

24 March 2012

FSFE is present with an information and merchandise booth at the 10th "Linux-Infotag Augsburg". Further Björn Schießle will give a talk about the prospective challenges for Free Software. The event takes place on 24 March 2011 from 9:30 to 17:30 in the IT faculty of the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany. Admission is free.

23 March 2012

At Maastricht University's Faculty of Law, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will participate in a round table on "New Copyright Business Models in the Age of Filesharing". He will join Meir Pugatch, Senior Lecturer, University of Haifa; Director of Research, Stockholm Network; and Claudia Zuidema, deLex publishers, Amsterdam.

The event will take place from 16:00 to 19:00 at the Faculty of Law, Maastricht University, Feestzal (C1.306).

Mailpod: Fellowship project meeting, Manchester

22 March 2012

Manchester Fellows will meet at Arcspace Community Centre to work on the Mailpod community hosting project, inspired by Fripost. The project aims to provide local community run Free Software based email hosting with strong privacy and security.

19 to 20 March 2012

Martin Husovec, our current legal intern will be giving presentation at workshop V 4 paradigm shift in copyright organized by Asimov Foundation. The talk "Use of FLA outside of the Free Software Communities?" will discuss whether Fiduciary License Agreemnet can be potentially of an inspiration also for the other artistic communities than Free Software one (abstract).

FSFE at the Chemnitzer Linuxtage

17 to 18 March 2012

The "Chemnitz Linux Days" is a conference that deals with GNU/Linux and Free Software . It is open for everyone, novizes and experts alike. The FSFE will be present with a booth where you can inform yourself about our work and to get to know the people behind FSFE. In addition, Matthias Kirschner – Fellowship Coordinator and Coordinator of the German team – will give a talk about "Non-free software advertisement presented by your government" on Saturday, 17.03. at 16:30 in Raum V1.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

16 March 2012

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Berlin Fellowship meeting

08 March 2012

On Thursday, March 8th, at 19:30, the Berlin fellows will meet at the Berlin FSFE office (Linienstrasse 141) for a discussion on various Free Software topics. Come and join us!

Fellowship Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany

07 March 2012

Wednesday, 7 March, the next Fellowship meeting in the Rhein/Main area will take place in the Hotel Sandelmühle, Frankfurt/Main. We will meet there around 20:00 h.

I love Free Software Day

14 February 2012

As every year for Valentine's Day, the FSFE is planning an online campaign to celebrate this day as an "I love Free Software" - Day. Our online campaign aims at rising awareness to Free Software and the passionate, hard-working people behind it. You can participate in our campaign from all over the world. Show them that you appreciate their work – it could make all the difference!

I love Free Software event in Essen

14 February 2012

This year on Valentine's Day, the FSFE organises an "I love Free Software" event at the Unperfekthaus in Essen. We would like to invite all supporters of Free Software to celebrate this day together with us. During the day, there will be workshops and talks concerning various topics about Free Software. In the evening there will be a live concert with four bands that are willing to play in support of Free Software. For more information have a look at our event-page.

Berlin Fellowship meeting

09 February 2012

On Thursday, February 9th, at 19:30, the Berlin fellows will meet at the Berlin FSFE office (Linienstrasse 141) for a discussion on various Free Software topics. Come and join us!

FSFE at FOSDEM 2012

04 to 05 February 2012

On February 4 and 5, FSFE will be present at FOSDEM in ULB Campus Solbosch, Brussels, Belgium. Like every year, we're looking forward to many great meetings and discussions, and a very good time for all.

"Secure/Zensur Boot: Wer kontrolliert den Computer?", Berlin, Germany

17 January 2012

Today, on 17 January 2012, Matthias Kirschner - Fellowship Coordinator of FSFE - gives a talk about "Secure/Zensur Boot: Wer kontrolliert den Computer?". The presentation takes place in the c-base (Rungestrasse 20, 10179 Berlin), and is part of the "Netzpolitische Abend", hosted by the Digitale Gesellschaft - an interest organisation concerned about internet politics and pro digital civil rights. The speech is in German. Admission is free. Event begins at 20:00.

Web Friday @ FSFE

09 December 2011

Want to do something for Free Software? Know some HTML and CSS? Then you can help us make FSFE's website better!

Join us for our regular Web Friday today from 15:00 UTC+1. We'll meet on Jabber (conference@jabber.fsfe.org, channel: fellowship) and on IRC (#fsfe on freenode). From 15:00 to 15:30, FSFE's webmasters will explain how the build system for FSFE's website works, and get you all set up.

Afterwards, it's "pick a bug and squash it"! Drop in, enjoy great company, and meet people who are as passionate about Free Software as you are.

Whether today or at any other time, you're always welcome to contribute to the web team's work. Read here to find out how stuff works. We're looking forward to seeing you around!

“Sustainable IT through Open Standards”, Zurich, Switzerland

07 December 2011

On 7 December 2011 at 19:00 Reinhard Müller gives a talk about “Sustainable IT through Open Standards”. The presentation takes place in the ETH Zurich, Building HG (Rämistrasse 101), Room F33.5, and is hosted by [project 21], a student organisation concerned with sustainability. The speech is in German. Admission is free.

FSFE at WIPO SCCR/23

21 November to 02 December 2011

At the 23rd session of WIPO's Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights, FSFE will work with national delegates from around the world to improve conditions for the sharing of knowledge. Negotiations will center on a possible "Broadcasting Treaty", a plan to introduce a new kind of copyright which companies can acquire merely by distributing a movie, image, text or program. Please check the info about this meeting on Copyright and Related Rights.

Fellowship meeting in Manchester

24 November 2011

Fellowship meeting at 19.00 in MadLab. Discussion will take place about plans for a community decentralised software hosting project, making use of a local community centre for hosting. All Fellows and non-Fellows are cordially invited to attend.

Fellowship meeting in Leipzig

22 November 2011

The next Fellowship meeting takes place in Leipzig, 22 November. The meeting starts at 19:30 in sublab , Karl-Heine-Str. 93. Matthias Kirschner, Germany and Fellowship Coordinator will talk about FSFE's work concerning runing and future campaigns.

Monatliches Fellowship-Treffen in Wien, Österreich

18 November 2011

Dieses Mal findet das Wiener Fellowship-Treffen im Seminarraum 188/2 (HD0407) der TU Wien, Favoritenstraße 9-11, 1040 Wien, statt. Wir treffen uns ab 18:00 Uhr - die Agenda starten wir um 19:00 Uhr. Wie immer richtet sich die Einladung an alle, die sich für die FSFE oder für Freie Software interessieren. Wir freuen uns auf eine große Teilnehmerzahl!

Fellowship Meeting in Hamburg, Germany

16 November 2011

In November the Hamburg FSFE Fellows meet at the Roxie, Rentzelstraße 6. We will welcome Matthias Kirschner as a special guest to that Meeting, he will talk about current and planned FSFE activities.

As usual, you will find more detailed information on the wiki page.

For regular meetings, we recommend you to have a look at the wiki page and maybe also to subscribe to the mailing list.

FSCONS, Gothenburg, Sweden

11 to 13 November 2011

FSFE will organise the "Free Software and Politics" track. Want to know more about Free Software on the UN level, in the European Union, and at the local level? Or learn more about FSFE's activities in the education sector or FSFE's campaigns in general? Than this is the track for you. Registration is still possible on fscons.org, Fellows obtain a 10 Euro discount on the Registration fee.

Fellowship meeting at FSCONS, Gothenburg, Sweden

11 November 2011


During the Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit, we will have a Fellowship meeting. Help us with your ideas, get some stuff done and give us feedback.

FSFE at talk by Richard Stallman in Aberystwyth, UK

31 October 2011

At 16.10 Richard Stallman will speak about "The Danger of Software Patents". FSFE will have a booth at the event with information and merchandise.

LinuxCon Europe, Prague, Czech Republic

26 October 2011

At LinuxCon Europe, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will talk about current issues in Free Software policy. The talk will take place at 10:45 in the Taurus room.

ContactCon 2011, London

20 October 2011

Contact will seek to explore and realize the greater promise of social media to promote new forms of culture, commerce, collective action, and creativity. Technologists, artists, activists, businesspeople, funders, and other stakeholders have been invited to discuss the networked future, and come together to hatch new ideas, connect with new collaborators, and forge an ongoing community for innovating social media and beyond.

OpenCores introduction and demonstration, London

17 October 2011

Jeremy Bennett will give a presentation on the Free Software and open hardware OpenCores architecture at the BCS Central London Offices, with a talk entitled "Open Source Software Meets Open Source Hardware: OpenCores and the OpenRISC 1000 architecture".

Berlin Fellowship meeting

13 October 2011

On Thursday, October 13th, at 19:30, the Berlin fellows will meet at the Berlin FSFE office (Linienstrasse 141) for a discussion on various Free Software topics. Come and join us!

FLOSS UK Unconference 2011

08 October 2011

FSFE will have a booth at the annual conference of FLOSS UK (formerly UKUUG), the UK's oldest Open Systems User Group, will take place at Manchester Conference Centre.

10 misunderstandings about Free Software (or are they lies?), Berlin, Germany

06 October 2011

Matthias Kirschner will give a talk on common misunderstandings about Free Software, for instance 'You cannot earn money with Free Software', 'You cannot have copyright with Free Software', 'Free Software is only useful for programmers', 'If you change Free Software you have to give your changes to the community', 'The GNU GPL only works in the US'. This event will take place as part of Informatik 2011, organized by the Technische Universität Berlin, in in the TU main building Room H 0112, Straße des 17. Juni, EG, from 10 to 11 a.m.

EuropeanaTech conference in Vienna

04 October 2011

At the EuropeanaTech in Vienna, a conference about exploring the technical challenges of making digital cultural and scientific information easily accessible for the public, Peter Bubestinger will give a talk titled: "Free Software and Open Formats: virtual immortality and independence for digital archives".

The conference will take place at the National Library in Vienna.

Fellowship meeting in Manchester, UK

29 September 2011

Fellowship meeting at 19.00 in MadLab. Gerry Gavigan, chairman of the Open Source Consorium, will travel from London to open the meeting with a talk. All Fellows and non-Fellows are cordially invited to attend.

Conference on open innovation in Warsaw, Poland

27 September 2011

At the launch conference for a database project on open innovation IT research projects, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff, FSFE's President, will speak on „Free Software and its role in building an innovative economy”. The event will take place at Pl. Politechniki 1, 00-661, Warsaw, Poland.

FSFE talk on Freedom Boxes, Manchester

20 September 2011

At 19.00 UK Coordinator Sam Tuke will speak about Freedom Boxes at an event organised by Manchester Free Software Society.

SFD Party in Vienna

17 September 2011

On Saturday, the 17th of September 2011, Software Freedom Day Events are celebrated all around the world, therefore the Vienna Fellowship is inviting you to a Software Freedom Party. The evening will be opened by a talk about legal aspects in Free Software, held by FSFE's new legal coordinator Matija Šuklje. Following this opening everybody is invited to have a nice evening at the Metalab with us. Registration is requested, but not mandatory.

Software Freedom Day in Hamburg, Germany

17 September 2011

The Software Freedom Day on 17th of September will also be celebrated in Hamburg in Germany. There will be a program with some talks and several free software projects as exhibitors as well as examinations of the Linux Professional Institute. Everyone is welcome to visit us, no matter if you're beginner or already have some free software knowledge.

Detailed information in german language can be found at http://sfd-hamburg.de/.

Software Freedom Day in Manchester

17 September 2011

Software Freedom Day will be celebrated by FSFE Fellows in Manchester at MadLab Hackerspace together with other local Free Software groups. Expect booths and workshops in the afternoon.

Software Freedom Day 2011

17 September 2011

Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a worldwide celebration of Free Software. Its goal is educational, teaching people why Free Software is the best choice when it comes to using Software. Organised and coordinated by the Software Freedom International, SFD invites everyone to participate and take action on a local level.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

16 September 2011

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

FSFE in Scottish Parliament for Digital Participation meeting

14 September 2011

Two FSFE representatives will be present at the cross party discussion in Edinburgh, discussing Free Software and Open Standards with a wide range of other public and private organisations.

GNU GPL compliance workshop, Berlin, Germany

13 September 2011

Do you wish to learn how to check devices' compliance with GPL specifics and become a volunteer in this important campaign? Armijn of gpl-violations.org will give a one-day workshop, with an introduction by our lawyers. The event is by invitation only, if you want to participate contact Matthias Kirschner.

FSFE at the Master on Free Software: September Open Sessions

09 September 2011

FSFE will take part at the Master on Free Software: September Open Sessions organized by Igalia. 9-24 September 2011 (Friday afternoon and Saturday morning during three weekends) at Edificio para la Obra Social de Novacaixagalicia, Policarpo Sanz St. number 24-26, Vigo (Spain).

On the 9th of September, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will give a talk about Software patents.

As a closure of the Master on Free Software the event will include workshops, talks and round tables with experts from the FLOSS world.

It is open to the public, no admission fee.Registration is required.

Berlin Fellowship meeting

08 September 2011

On Thursday, September 8th, at 19:30, the Berlin fellows will meet at the Berlin FSFE office (Linienstrasse 141) for a discussion on various Free Software topics. Come and join us!

FSFE at DIY Feminism Festival, Manchester

04 September 2011

From 16.00 FSFE will be holding events, including talks on Free Software philosophy, Free Software and women, and an Open Street Map workshop.

Braderie of Lille, France

03 to 04 September 2011

The Braderie of Lille is a popular event every year in the streets of Lille (north of France). Read all the information about the event. FSFE will have a booth there to introduce the general audience to Free Software. Don't hesitate to join us!

The booth is located Place du Vieux Marché aux Chevaux and will be animated by fellows from France, and also FSFE's President, Karsten Gerloff. If you plan to come and see us, let us know!

Fellowship Meeting Düsseldorf

31 August 2011

The Düsseldorf Fellows will have their monthly meeting at 19:30 at "Brauhaus Fuchsjagd", Gumbertstr. 181, 40229 Düsseldrf-Eller. Karsten Gerloff, President of FSFE, will visit the meeting to answer questions of the Fellows. Guests are welcome!

FSFE at talk by Richard Stallman in Birmingham, UK

25 August 2011

At 18.00 Richard Stallman will speak about "Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks". FSFE will have a booth at the event.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

19 August 2011

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

FSFE at OggCamp 2011 Surrey, UK

14 August 2011

FSFE will have a booth at OggCamp: a free two-day unconference for anyone who loves anything related to technology, data, culture, community, or Free Software.

Come and meet some Fellows, and pick up some leaflets and merchandise.

PDF Readers Sprint in Manchester, UK

13 August 2011

Join Free Software advocates on Saturday between 15.00-17.30 at MadLab hackerspace to find and remove UK Government adverts for non-Free PDF Readers. Cake and Pizza provided!

Berlin Fellowship meeting

11 August 2011

On Thursday, August 11th, at 19:30, the Berlin fellows will meet at the Berlin FSFE office (Linienstrasse 141) for a discussion on various Free Software topics. Come and meet up with a new intern!

FSFE at the Desktop Summit, Berlin, Germany

08 August 2011

FSFE will take part at the Desktop Summit, a joint conference organised by the GNOME and KDE communities in Berlin, Germany, 6 - 12 August 2011 at the Humboldt University.

On the 8th of August, FSFE's president Karsten Gerloff will give a talk on Free desktops for Europe's public sector (10:20-10:50, Rm 3038), FSFE's co-founder Bernhard Reiter will talk about Daily Melee: paid people within Free Software initiatives - How they tick, how to keep them and the art of behaving if you are one (14:00-14:30, Rm 2002).

Fellowship meeting in Manchester, UK

28 July 2011

Fellowship meeting at 19.00 in MadLab. All Fellows and non-Fellows are cordially invited to attend.

Euskal Encounter Bilbao

22 to 25 July 2011

FSFE will have a booth at Euskal Encounter, a lan party with some 4.096 attendees. Additionally, there will be talks and an exhibition erea. Any help is welcome. At Sunday, the 24th there will be a Meeting of Fellows and friends at 17:00 at the FSFE booth. We would like to found a Fellowship Group at Basque Country/Cantabria/Galicia.

Fellowship Meeting in Hamburg, Germany

20 July 2011

The Hamburg FSFE Fellows meet, depending on the weather, either at Cafe Sternchance or at Roxie. Please have a look at the wiki page for more detailed information.

It is recommended to pay attention on the hints at the wiki page and may also to subscribe to the mailing list.

FSFE at the RMLL, Strasbourg, France

09 to 14 July 2011

FSFE will take part in many ways at the RMLL, one of the biggest Free Software events in France, from July 9th to 14th. While of course present with its famous information booth both during the week-end ("journées grand public") and during the week, FSFE also proposes some talks this year.

President Karsten Gerloff will give a talk on Centralised Internet Services and Problems of Power (13.07., 15:20), France Coordinator Hugo Roy will talk about the battle fought by Free Software for HTML5 online videos, UK coordinator Sam Tuke will speak about the FreedomBox concept and practical applications. Several other speakers have also been invited to talk about topics around the decentralisation of the Internet.

Whether at the booth, at the conferences or for a drink on evenings, we look forward to seeing you there!

Berlin Fellowship meeting in the C-base

14 July 2011

On Thursday, July the 14th, at 19:30, the Berlin fellows will meet at the C-Base (Rungestrasse 20) for a discussion round on various topics. Come and debate with us!

Free Software intergroup at the European Parliament

07 July 2011

On Thursday July 7, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will speak about Free Software to Members of the European Parliament. The presentation together with a representative of APRIL will take place at the first meeting of the Parliament's Intergroup on Free Software and new media in Strasbourg.

PDFReaders talk at the FISL 2012

01 July 2011

Matthias Kirschner, FSFE coordinator for activities in Germany, will present the successful PDFReaders campaign started last Autumn. The concept – removing advertisings for non-free software from public sector organisations' websites – will be explained in detail, as well as the keys to succeed in a similar action.

The talk will take place in "room 41-A fisl 1" on the 1st of July, at 16:00 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Open Knowledge Conference (OKCon)

29 to 30 June 2011

FSFE will have a booth at this year's OKCon in Berlin, on the 29th and 30th of June. Many international speakers such as Richard Stallman will be present and give talks on open knowledge, open data and Free Software.

Fellowship meeting in Manchester, UK

30 June 2011

Fellowship meeting at 19.00 in MadLab. All Fellows and non-Fellows are cordially invited to attend.

Fellowship Meeting in Hamburg

16 June 2011

With June of this year, the Hamburg Fellows start a new kind of Meeting, where the day in the month and the location may change from month to month. Thus it is important to pay attention on the hints at the Wiki-Page and may also to subscribe to the mailing list.

The next Meeting of the Hamburg Fellows will take place in the bar Big Easy at Osterstraße 173 in Hamburg-Eimsbüttel.

Detailed information can be found on the fellowship wiki (german only): http://wiki.fsfe.org/groups/Hamburg

SmartGov Live Conference

14 to 15 June 2011

The UK’s leading event for government ICT will be held in London at ExCeL

Freedom Party in Ljubljana, Slovenia

11 June 2011

Come and celebrate your freedom in Ljubljana! During FSFE's annual strategy retreat in Slovenia's capital, Free Software fans will party with the members of FSFE's General Assembly and our executive at Cyberpipe [OpenStreetMap]. Starting at 21:00, we will enjoy a lively exchange of ideas over drinks and beats.

Please drop us a line to president-assist@fsfeurope.org to let us know you're coming. See you there!

Berlin fellowship meeting - talk on Unhosted

09 June 2011

For this month's fellowship meeting, Michiel de Jong, who also recently gave us an interview, will talk about his project: "Unhosted: How free software can compete with today's hosted software" (in English). Unhosted is a highly significant Free Software project for the future of personal data as well as online applications!

Please be welcome to come and listen to his talk, as well as to take part in the following discussion. Meeting is next Thursday, June the 9th, at 7:30 p.m., at the c-base.

FSFE-Stand bei dem Kirchentag in Dresden

02 to 04 June 2011

Zusammen mit LUKi präsentiert sich die FSFE auf dem Markt der Möglichkeiten während des Evangelischen Kirchentages. Wir sind am Stand M3 G04 zu finden und freuen uns auf interessante Gespräche. Eine herzliche Einladung an alle, die sich schon immer über Freie Software informieren wollen oder die konkrete Fragen zum Einsatz von Freier Software (nicht nur) im kirchlichen Umfeld haben. Hoffentlich können wir viele von den Vorteilen Freier Software überzeugen!

Free Software in the public administration - Workshop

28 May 2011

At the 5th European meeting of Green local councillors in Berlin, Germany, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will hold a workshop on Free Software in the public sector. Together with a practicioner from a city that bases its administration on Free Software, Green local councillors from across Europe will discuss how they can make use of Free Software in their own towns.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

27 May 2011

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Fellowship meeting in Manchester, UK

26 May 2011

Fellowship meeting at 19.00 in MadLab. All Fellows and non-Fellows are cordially invited to attend.

Robots workshop in the Berlin office

22 May 2011

On Sunday, May the 22nd, FSFE offers a robots workshop in its Berlin office, Linienstraße 141, 10115 Berlin.

Flashed with Free Software, these robots can be programmed very easily to explore the room, follow a black line on the ground, avoid obstacles… The aim being that the participants can then offer such a nice workshop in schools.

See also the freedroidz website maintained by people at tarent, who initiated and co-organises the event.

OpenTech 2011

21 May 2011

OpenTech 2011 is an informal, low cost, one-day conference on slightly different approaches to technology, transport and democracy

Brain Jumble: Software Libero, imprenditoria e pubblica amministrazione

19 to 21 May 2011

Da giovedì 19 a sabato 21 maggio, si terrà a Settla (Milano) il "Brain Jumble". Un evento per la diffusione del Software Libero nel settore imprenditoriale e per la Pubblica Amministrazione. Diego Zanga, membro del gruppo italiano di FSFE, parteciperà nelle mattinate del 19 e del 20 maggio con un talk per le imprese "Vantaggi per le PMI attraverso il Software Libero" ed uno per le PA: "Il software libero nella Pubblica Amministrazione". L'evento si terrà presso la struttura di Via Giuseppe Verdi 8/c, Settala (MI), dalle 09:00 alle 15:30

World Information Society Day

17 May 2011

The World Information Society Day is a worldwide event dedicated to societal changes brought about by the Internet and new technologies. Take this opportunity to share with your community the advantages of Free Software and the empowering tools that it can offer citizens. Send in your planned and proposed activities to celebrate this day.

Berlin "Fellowship meeting" @LinuxTag

12 May 2011

FSFE will have a stand at the LinuxTag in Berlin. Of course, everyone is invited to meet us at the booth and have a chat. Furthermore, on Thursday evening, May the 12th, we invite everyone to join us around 7 p.m. to go eat or drink something all together. This will be our Fellowship meeting for May.

Fellowship Meeting in Augsburg

30 April 2011

On Saturday 30.04.11 (NOT 23.04. as first announced) at 19:00 the first Fellowship meeting in Augsburg will take place, and you're very welcome to the event! The meeting will be held in the Café Bistro Bismarck, Bismarckstr. 7, 86159 Augsburg. There is no fixed program but many ideas and topics to discuss! We simply want to get together and chat about Free Software.

FSFE at Ignite, Amsterdam, NL

28 April 2011

At Ignite Amsterdam 8, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will present the ideas of Free Software and explain why Freedom matters in the digital society. The Ignite event will take place at Mediamatic Bank, Vijzelstraat 68, 1017 HL Amsterdam . Doors open at 20:00.

Tickets cost 7€ (students 50% discount, 65+ free entrance).

Fellowship Meeting in Hamburg

20 April 2011

On 20. April the Hamburg Fellows will meet again. The meeting will take place in Roxie on the Rentzelstraße 6. Guests are very welcome.

Detailed information can be found on the fellowship wiki (german only): http://wiki.fsfe.org/groups/Hamburg

Fellowship meeting in FSFE's Berlin Office

14 April 2011

On Thursday, April the 14th, at 7:30 p.m., the Berlin fellows will meet at FSFE's Berlin office (Linienstraße 141) for a discussion round on various topics. Come and debate with us!

"Linuxtage" in Graz, Austria

09 April 2011

At the annual all-day event in Graz, lots of presentation talks and information booths offer visitors the possibility to catch up on information about GNU/Linux, Free Software and related projects. The event location is the FH Joanneum and the event is an absolute 'must see' for everyone interested in those topics.
FSFE will be present with a information booth, and Peter Bubestinger holds a speech titled "Free Software and art(ists): Here be dragons!"

Free Software Workshop in Würzburg

09 April 2011

At this year's "Landesjugendkongress", organised by the youth wing of the German Green Party, Björn Schießle will hold a workshop about Free Software. The workshop will take place in Würzburg, Germany.

Conference about Free Software organised by the SPD in Berlin

07 April 2011

A public conference and panel discussion about Free Software will be hosted by Germany's SPD party. The meeting takes place (in German) at the Bundesparteizentrale, Wilhelmstraße 141 / Ecke Stresemannstraße, at 7 p.m.

Bernhard Reiter, an experienced & long-standing FSFE member will deliver a speech, the theme of the event is "Cost-effectiveness improvement through Free Software implementation". Nicolas Jean will attend with further information materials.

Fellowship meeting in Manchester, UK

07 April 2011

Manchester's first local Fellowship meeting takes place this Thursday at 19.00, and the first Thursday of each following month! All Fellows and non-Fellows are cordially invited to attend MadLab, who have generously agreed to host us. This initial meeting will be used to plan topics and activities for future meetings.

FSFE's 10th Birthday, Berlin, Germany

31 March 2011

FSFE is getting 10 years this month. A good age to celebrate with you. In Berlin we start on Thursday evening at 21:00 in the C-Base, Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin (S+U Jannowitzbrücke). All Free Software supporters are invited to join the party. Please send a short e-mail to Matthias Kirschner, so we know how many people to expect.

Earn Money With Free Software

31 March 2011

"You are a software company or start-up in this field and wish to have an overview of your possibilities to earn woney with Free Software?". This question is the starting point of the "Earn Money With Free Software" conference, organised by the Technologiestiftung Berlin. They want to bring many people with different backgrounds to offer a large panel of answers. FSFE Co-founder Georg Greve and FSFE current President Karsten Gerloff, among others, will hold talks there starting at 6 p.m. For more information and registration, please see this page.

Document Freedom Day party in Munich

30 March 2011

In Munich on March 30? Come and celebrate Document Freedom Day with us at Café Netzwerk, Luisenstr. 11, 80333 München (U-Bahn: Königsplatz). Starting at 18:30, there will music, short talks from FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff, Florian Effenberger of the Document Foundation, and others, and a good time for all!

If you're coming, please drop us a mail at dfd2011-munich@fsfe.org. Registration isn't required, but we'd like to have a rough idea of how many people will attend. Further information is available here.

Manchester DFD: Preserving culture & knowledge with Open Standards

30 March 2011

Talk by Sam Tuke for Document Freedom Day will be held in the Friends Meeting House in the center of Manchester at 19.00.

Document Freedom Day 2011

30 March 2011

Document Freedom Day (DFD) is a global day for document liberation. It is a day of grassroots effort to educate the public about the importance of Open Document Formats and Open Standards in general.

10th "Linux-Infotag", Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

26 March 2011

FSFE is present with an information and merchandise booth at the 10th "Linux-Infotag Augsburg". Further Björn Schießle will give a talk about the prospective challenges for Free Software. The event takes place on 26 March 2011 from 9:30 to 17:30 in the IT faculty of the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences. Admission is free.

Fellowship meeting in Augsburg, Germany

26 March 2011

After the "Linux-Infotag" in Augsburg, Fellows from the region meet in the restaurant Alt-Athen, where the Linux-Infotag's social event also takes place. All Fellows are cordially invited. If you want to join, please add yourself to the list of attendees at the wiki page for the social event.

FSF founder Richard Stallman touring UK

01 to 08 March 2011

Free Software's biggest celebrity will be speaking at six venues on a brief UK tour. Registration is open and required. Dates:

Talk at the CeBIT

03 March 2011

FSFE President Karsten Gerloff will give a talk at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany. He will speak about "Freedom, Software and Power" on March the 3rd, at 15:30. His talk will take place in Hall 2, booth F40.

FSFE at UK Pirate Party Conference 2011

26 February 2011

FSFE will present a booth with information and merchandise. Sam Tuke will present a talk and be available for questions.

FSFE at Open Document Plugfest

24 to 25 February 2011

Members of FSFE's British Team will attend the UK's first ODF Plugfest in Maidenhead, near London. The goal of the event is to improve interoperability between ODF implementations, and discuss new and proposed features of the ODF specification.

Monthly Fellowship meeting in Berlin, Germany

10 February 2011

The Berlin Fellowship group will meet in the Berlin office of FSFE, in the Linienstr. 141, 10115 Berlin. We'll be there from 19:30. As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

FSFE at FOSDEM 2011

05 to 06 February 2011

On February 5 and 6, FSFE will be present at FOSDEM in ULB Campus Solbosch, Brussels, Belgium. Like every year, we're looking forward to many great meetings and discussions, and a very good time for all. FSFE will share its booth with the GNU project. Karsten Gerloff will speak about "Power, Freedom, Software", while FSFE Fellowship Coordinator Matthias Kirschner will discuss the PDFreaders campaign.

Politiche Europee per il Software Libero - Università di Trento

26 January 2011

All'interno di un ciclo di seminari (it) organizzato presso la Facoltà di Sociologia dell'Università di Trento, Italia, il Presidente di FSFE Karsten Gerloff discuterà alcune questioni legislative legate al Software Libero ed agli Standard Aperti in Europa e nel mondo. L'intervento avrà luogo in Aula 9 dalle 16:00 alle 18:00. L'evento è aperto al pubblico.

Fellowship meeting in Zurich, Switzerland

20 January 2011

A Fellowship meeting takes place on 18 November 2010 in Zurich. We meet at 18:30 in the ID-Lounge, Stampfenbachstrasse 69. As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Monthly Fellowship meeting in Berlin, Germany

13 January 2011

This month, the Berlin Fellowship group will meet in the Berlin office of FSFE, in the Linienstr. 141, 10115 Berlin. We'll be there from 19:30. As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Fellowship-Treffen Hamburg: Demokratie braucht Freie Software

15 December 2010

Am Mittwoch den 15. Dezember 2010 wird Matthias Kirschner beim Fellowship-Treffen in Hamburg einen Vortrag über „Demokratie braucht Freie Software“ halten. Dabei geht es darum, uns zu fragen: Lassen wir uns aus Bequemlichkeit zentral kontrollieren? Oder nutzen wir Freie Software, um Systeme zu schaffen, in denen die Macht bei uns allen liegt? Wir freuen uns, euch ab 19:30 Uhr in den Räumen des Attraktor e.V., Mexikoring 21, Hamburg City Nord zu sehen!

Fellowship-Treffen in Leipzig

13 December 2010

Die FSFE-Fellowship-Gruppe Leipzig lädt ein ins Kulissenzimmer des sublab zu seiner „Montagsrunde: Freie Software“ zum kennenlernen, diskutieren, socializen und lekker Vorträge hören. Am 13.12.2010 um 20:00 Uhr geht es allgemein um Freie Software. Ein Vortrag führt in das Thema ein, die anschließende Diskussion bietet viel Raum für eigene Fragen und Gedanken. Mehr Infos zur Anfahrt und Themen finden Sie auf dem Wiki oder auf der Seite der Leipziger Fellowship-Gruppe. Alle Interessierten sind herzlich willkommen, die den Themenbereich „Freie Software – Freie Gesellschaft“ spannend finden. Wir freuen uns darauf, Sie dort zu sehen!

Monthly Fellowship meeting in Berlin, Germany

09 December 2010

This month again, the Berlin Fellowship meeting will be in the Newthinking Store, in the Tucholskystr. 48, 10117 Berlin. We'll be there from 19:30. Ali Gündüz will make a presentation there on "Free Software GSM". The talk will be aimed at those without any prior knowledge of GSM protocols. "You have gotten used to the idea of Android and Meego? Let's see what you'll think about the possibility of Free Software handling what your cell phone is primarily made for" announces Ali Gündüz. As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Free Software in public administrations at OSEPA conference, Badajoz, Spain

02 December 2010

At a conference in Badajoz, in the Spanish region of Extremadura, public administrations from across Europe are exchanging experiences and plans regarding Free Software. FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff has been invited to share recent developments in European policy concerning Free Software and Open Standards.

WIPO CDIP/6

22 to 26 November 2010

At WIPO's committee on development and "intellectual property", WIPO's member states will debate how rules for copyright, patents and trademarks can help to promote social and economic development. FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff and intern Maelle Costa will participate to give FSFE's input to the discussion. Topics on the agenda include collaborative projects and patents.

Conference: Tension between patents and the ICT standardisation process

22 November 2010

Technology standards are a powerful tool to promote or stifle software innovation. For Free Software, it is critical that even patented technologies which are included in standards can be implemented without restrictions. At a conference in Brussels organised by the European Commission, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will participate in a panel on Free Software and standardisation.

Fellowship meeting in Zurich, Switzerland

18 November 2010

A Fellowship meeting takes place on 18 November 2010 in Zurich. We meet at 18:30 in the "Pausenraum" of the "Spielwerkstatt Murmel", Kanonengasse 16, first floor (Zeughaus 5, old barracks in Zurich's city center, upstairs, down the corridor until the end). As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Fellowship Jabber meeting about FSFE’s education activities

17 November 2010

FSFE's edu-team will organize a jabber meeting on Wednesday 17th of November to prioritize the activities to come and discuss the recent developpment in the field of Free Software in education. From 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., you are warmly invited to participate in the fellowship-jabber meeting to join the discussion on the future of the education activity. What is your opinion on Free Software and education? Got any ideas? You can easily find details on how to join the chat on the wiki.

FSFE bei OpenRheinRuhr 2010, Oberhausen, Deutschland

13 to 14 November 2010

Wissen ist Macht – vom Mittelalter bis heute. Wer die Strukturen beherrscht, über die wir Wissen austauschen, kontrolliert unsere Kommunikation. Darüber wird Matthias Kirschner in seinen Vortrag „Freiheit, Macht, Software“ reden. Um 12:20 fängt er an, und ihr seid alle herzlich eingeladen, zu kommen. Das OpenRheinRuhr findet im Rheinischen Industriemuseum in Oberhausen statt. Der Eintritt kostet 3€ für einen Tag und 5€ für die zwei Tage.

FSFE at SFScon, Bolzano, Italy

12 November 2010

At this year's South Tyrol Free Software Conference, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will speak about Free Software and business innovation. Henrik Sandklef of FSFE's Swedish team will give an overview of the situation regarding Free Software in Sweden.

Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required.

FSFE as honour's guest of the Berlin Debating Union

11 November 2010

FSFE has been invited by the Berlin Debating Union to make a speech at its first Knowledge Sharing Evening of the year. Matthias Kirschner's speech will begin at 7p.m., and then the public will have time to ask questions. on 8.15p.m., a debate around the topic of Free Software will start. Therefore, the Berlin Fellowship meeting of November 11th will exceptionnally take place in the Humboldt University's main building, in the Orbis Humboldtianus, above the Audimax (entrance Dorotheenstr 17). The Knowledge Sharing Evening will attract students from all the universities of Berlin, we hope to see you there too !

Fellowship Treffen in Leipzig

08 November 2010

Die FSFE fellowship Gruppe Leipzig lädt ins Kulissenzimmer des sublab ein zum kennenlernen, diskutieren, 'socializen' und lekker Vorträge hören. Ab 8.11.2010 (20:00 Uhr) heißt es jeden 2. Montag im Monat: Bühne frei für Freie Software. Die "Montagsrunde: Freie Software" ist eine offene Veranstaltung rund um sozio-kulturelle Fragen Freier Software. Alle Interessierten sind herzlich willkommen, die den Themenbereich "Freie Software - Freie Gesellschaft" spannend finden. Mehr Infos finden Sie auf dem Wiki oder auf der Seite der Leipziger Fellowship Gruppe.

Free Society Conference: Divide and Reconquer

06 to 07 November 2010

FSFE is co-organising the Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit (FSCONS). 'Divide and Reconquer: Regaining Control Of Our Communications' will be FSFE's own track, including five talks exploring freedom and control in everyday online communication.

5th edition of T-DOSE

06 to 07 November 2010

The Fontys University of Applied Science in Eindhoven hosts the 5th edition of T-DOSE on November 6-7 2010. FSFE will present a booth with information and materials about Free Software. The precise schedule of the event is available online. We are looking forward to see you there !

7th Brandenburger Linux-Information day

06 November 2010

The University of Potsdam hosts the 7th Brandenburger Linux Information day (BLIT). FSFE will present a booth with information and materials about Free Software in higher education, and in the workplace. Additionally, the FSFE will have a debating workshop open to the public where people will have the possibility to reflect and debate about the stakes of Free Software and Open Standards. Entry to this event is free of charge. Bring your questions about Free Software with you!

Fellowship Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany

03 November 2010

Wednesday, 3 November, the next Fellowship meeting in the Rhein/Main area will take place in the Hotel Sandelmühle, Frankfurt/Main. We will meet there around 20:00 h.

Digital Agenda Stakeholder Day

25 October 2010

The European Commission's Diretorate General Information Society is organising a day of workshops to develop "Big Ideas" for the Commission's Digital Agenda. FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will participate to explore possibilities for a free cloud.

TEDxRheinNeckar

23 October 2010

Georg Greve, FSFE's Founder, will speak at the TEDxRheinNeckar event in the university of Mannheim, Germany. Georg's talk will deal with the "Meaning of Free Software for society". If you are interested in attending the TEDxRhienNeckar, just take some time to register (registration fee to be paid).

WIPO: Standing Committee on the Law of Patents

11 to 15 October 2010

At the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Geneva, the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents meets for its 15th session. Topics to be discussed include the patentability of software and the relation between patents and standards. FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff is participating in the meeting in order to help create rules, laws and practices that are favourable to Free Software.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

15 October 2010

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Monthly Fellowship meeting in Berlin, Germany

14 October 2010

This month again, the Berlin Fellowship meeting will be in the Newthinking Store, in the Tucholskystr. 48, 10117 Berlin. We'll be there from 19:30. Torsten Grote will do a presentation on "Centralised Internet Services and Problems of Power". This talk will illustrate the trend towards centralised services and explain the reasons for this trend. It will conclude with some solutions and strategies that can help users to remain in control of their computing and their data. Other topics for this meeting are the ongoing PDF readers campaign, and the two events to come : FSCONS and BLIT, both on the 6th of November.

As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

FSFE Websprint

09 to 10 October 2010

Over the week-end, the FSFE web team will meet to work on FSFE's website. A new design for the FSFE will be implemented, and a slew of new improvements will be applied. For this unique gathering, we need Developers (HTML, CSS, XSLT, Perl), good English speakers/writers and translators (of all languages). For more details on the activities that will be undertaken, please consult the schedule

The Web sprint will take place in FSFE's Berlin Office, in the Linienstr. 141, 10115 Berlin. Contributors get free snacks and refreshments. If you want to spend some time with the web team but not distract their work, join us for dinner - departing from Linienstr. at 19.00 on Friday and Saturday, and 18.00 on Sunday.

Fellowship Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany

06 October 2010

Wednesday, 6 October, the next Fellowship meeting in the Rhein/Main area will take place in the kp-21, Bachmannstraße 2-4, 60488 Frankfurt/Main. We will meet there around 20:00 h.

IRILL Days, Paris, France

04 October 2010

At the IRILL conference on Free Software research taking place in Paris, France, both FSFE's current President Karsten Gerloff and founding President Georg Greve will speak during the opening session. Karsten's talk is titled "Enlightening! Free Software research in context". Georg will discuss "Free Software and the playing field". Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required.

Westminster eForum Seminar in London, U.K.

23 September 2010

At the Westminster eForum Seminar on September 23, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will deliver a keynote address on "Free Software in business and in government." More information can be found here.

Software Freedom Day 2010

18 September 2010

Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a worldwide celebration of Free Software. Take this opportunity to share with your community the advantages of Free Software in business, education, the public sector and at home. Visit the SFD website for more details of events in your area, ideas for activities, and to register your participation.

To celebrate Software Freedom Day, Karsten Gerloff will give a talk at a celebration in the Royal Library of The Hague, Netherlands. The event will take place on the 18th of September, for more information you can have a look at the agenda.

If you want to know more about FSFE's involvment in the SFD 2010, please consult our information page.

FrOSCamp, Zurich, Switzerland

17 to 18 September 2010

On 17 and 18 September 2010, the first FrOSCamp will take place on the premises of the ETH Zurich in the CHN building of the Zentrum campus, Universitätsstrasse 16, Zurich. Reinhard Müller will hold a speech titled "Free yourself - how to save the world in five easy steps" (in German), and FSFE will present its work and the Fellowship at an information booth. Admission to the event is free of charge, and no registration is required.

Internet Governance Forum 2010 in Vilnius, Lithuania

16 September 2010

Karsten Gerloff, FSFE's President, will speak at a workshop of this year's Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Vilnius, Lithuania. The subject is "Data in the Cloud: Where do Open Standards fit in?". The workshop will take place on Thursday, September the 16th, from 14:15 to 16:15. FSFE has been involved in the IGF since its first edition in 2006, and is part of the Dynamic Coalition on Open Standards.

Berlin Linux User Group's Vortragsabend

15 September 2010

The Berlin Linux User Group – BeLUG – meets on the 15th of September, 2010, at 18:00 for a presentations evening. Torsten Grote (FSFE) will speak about Cloud Computing & Software as a Service (SaaS). The presentations, meetings and workshops are free of charge. The meeting is open to all GNU/Linux enthousiastics. We meet at the IN-Berlin, Lehrter Str. 53, 10557 Berlin-Mitte More Information is to be found here.

TEDxEutropolis in Heerlen, Netherlands

10 September 2010

Karsten Gerloff, FSFE's President, will speak at the TEDxEutropolis event in Heerlen, Netherlands, organized by the TEDx program of the TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design). The Eutropolis intends to gather the brightest ideas to forge an economic and cultural centre out of border regions of Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Karsten's talk will start at 11:35. If you are interested in attending the TEDxEutropolis, just take some time to register (registration fee to be paid).

Braderie of Lille, France

04 to 05 September 2010

The Braderie of Lille is a popular event every year in the streets of Lille (north of France). FSFE will have a booth there to introduce the general audience to Free Software. Don't hesitate to join us!

The booth is located Place du Vieux Marché aux Chevaux and will be animated by fellows from France, and also FSFE's President, Karsten Gerloff and Rainer Kersten. If you plan to come and see us, let us know!

Fellowship Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany

01 September 2010

Wednesday, 1 September, the next Fellowship meeting in the Rhein/Main area will take place in Frankfurt: We are going to meet in the kp-21, Bachmannstraße 2-4, 60488 Frankfurt/Main. We will meet there around 20:00h. Further details can be found in the wiki.

FSFE and KDE Grillparty

27 August 2010

The KDE e.V. and FSFE office in Berlin invites you to their office BBQ and KDE 4.5 release party from 17.30 on Friday 27 August in the Linienstr. 141. The office is in the backyard.

We will take care of the drinks, the bread, salad and the grill. Please bring yourself and your prefered food!

If you plan to attend, let us know before 20 August.

Monthly Fellowship meeting in Berlin, Germany

12 August 2010

This month again, the Berlin Fellowship meeting will be in the Newthinking Store, in the Tucholskystr. 48 10117 Berlin. We'll be there from 19:30. As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Fellowship meeting in Forchheim, Germany

06 August 2010

On Friday, 6 August 2010, at 19:00, a Fellowship meeting will take place in the restaurant “Roter Ochs” in Forchheim. Everybody interested in an exciting discussion in restaurant with a good network connection is invited. Please tell us at dus@office.fsfeurope.org if you are planning to attend.

GNU Hackers Meeting at the Hague, Netherlands

24 to 27 July 2010

In connection with the GUADEC 2010 conference, GNU contributors are invited to attend the European GNU Hackers Meeting at the Hague in Netherlands. The special focus of the meeting will be “building decentralized GNU applications” with an emphasis on privacy and security. Attendees are requested to register.

Talk on "Freedom in the Cloud"

24 July 2010

At FISL 11 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, FSFE's President will talk about how to carry the ideas of software freedom into the world of cloud computing and software as a service. The talk starts at 18:00 local time.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

16 July 2010

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Karsten Gerloff talks at Bilbao, Spain

15 July 2010

At 12:00 Karsten Gerloff, President of FSFE, will talk about Haciendo mas - El Software Libre en la empresa at Parque teconogico Zamudio, Edificio ESI, Room no 204, Zamudio. No entrance fee, guests are welcome.

Networking meeting at Bilbao, Spain

15 July 2010

At 16:00 misc. Fellows and representatives of organisations from northen Spain and FSFE's president Karsten Gerloff will meet at Universidad de Deusto, Campus Bilbao, Faculdad de Ingeneria, 2o pisto, 211bis, Sala de Videoconferencias. Whoever is interested, should feel invited to join.

Fellowship meeting at Bilbao, Spain

15 July 2010

Please join us for the first Fellowship meeting in Bilbao with FSFE's president Karsten Gerloff. At 21:00 we'll meet at Bar “Bilbao”, Plaza Barria, Bilbao. Guests are very welcome, Fellow or not. If you're coming, please send a quick email to rk@office.fsfeurope.org.

Fellowship Meeting at San Sebastian, Spain

13 July 2010

At 20:00 the first Fellowship meeting at Donostia/San Sebastian will take place at the Restaurant “Kaska Zuri”, Paseo de Salamanca, Donostia/San Sebastian. FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will meet with Fellows and other Free Software supporters from the region. Everyone is welcome. The restaurant is located 2 min from the central bus station at the Boulevard. If you're coming, please send a quick email to rk@office.fsfeurope.org.

Libre Software Meeting (aka RMLL), Bordeaux, France

06 to 11 July 2010

The 2010 Libre Software Meeting is a non commercial conference with talks, workshops and round tables about Free Software and its uses. The LSM provides a place for exchange and meeting between Free Software developers, users and stakeholders. This year, it will be at Bordeaux 1 University.

Update: The FSFE will present its activities at a booth. We are still looking for helpers at that booth. Whoever is interested to join should contact rk@office.fsfeurope.org.

Fellowship meeting in Zurich, Switzerland

08 July 2010

A Fellowship meeting takes place on 8 July 2010 in Zurich. We meet at 18:30 in the "Pausenraum" of the "Spielwerkstatt Murmel", Kanonengasse 16, first floor (Zeughaus 5, old barracks in Zurich's city center, upstairs, down the corridor until the end). As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Fellowship meeting in Graz, Austria

01 July 2010

This time, the Graz Fellowship meeting will be in Realraum, located in the Jakoministraße 16, 8010 Graz. We'll be there from 19:00. As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Fellowship meeting in Aachen

30 June 2010

On Wednesday, June 30 2010, the first Aachen Fellowship meeting will take place at the "Labyrinth", Pontstr. 156, 52062 Aachen. FSFE's president Karsten Gerloff will also attend. At this evening, no worldcup match is scheduled. Guests are welcome!

Fellowship meeting, FSFE's general assembly social event, Bolzano, Italy

19 June 2010

Every time the members of FSFE's general assemblyhave their annual meeting, we have a get-together with the local community on Saturday evening. We would like to meet you, have a lot of Free Software discussions with you, and talk with you about your perception of the Free Software situation in Italy and what we can do. When: Saturday June 19 2010, 18:00. Where: Hotel Bemelmans Post, Ritten/Renon, Bolzano, Italy. Information to get there.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

18 June 2010

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

“LinuxTag” in Berlin, Germany

09 to 12 June 2010

“LinuxTag” is one of the largest exhibitions on Free Software in Europe. This year, Matthias Kirschner will talk about “The 8 misunderstandings of Free Software” and Torsten Grote with Karsten Gerloff, President of FSFE, will talk about Cloud Computing. The event will take place at the Berlin fairgrounds, Messedamm 22, 14055 Berlin, Entrance: Hall 7. Visitors must book a ticket (more information).

Fellowship meeting in Tampere, Finland

10 June 2010

Topic: OpenStreetMap - the Wikipedia of maps
When: Thursday 10.06.2010 18:00
Where: Demola, Väinö Linnan aukio 15 (3rd floor) Tampere
GIS-expert Jukka Rahkonen tells about the OpenStreetMap-project and how you can contribute to it with your own GPS-device and how you can use OSM-data to make your own maps and GIS-services that comply with the OGC-standards.
Admission to the event is free. No registration is required, but if you plan to attend, please drop us a line at finland at fsfeurope.org.

Fellowship meeting in Göteborg, Sweden

03 June 2010

The next in our series of regular Fellowship Meetings in Göteborg takes place on Thursday, June 3. The location is Gnutiken in Övre Husargatan 27. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Fellowship meeting in Siegen

02 June 2010

On 2 June at 20:00 there will be a Fellowship meeting in the restaurant "Schwarzes Schaf", Erzstraße 46, 57076 Siegen. Christian Holz, FSFE's Executive Director, will be there, too. Guests are welcome.

ACTA and its impact on Free Software, Jabber Fellowship Meeting

02 June 2010

Due to organisational issues, this meeting is delayed to Wednesday June 23rd. Our apologies for the inconvenience. Julia Klein, the newly elected Fellowship representative, organises a jabber meeting together with Torsten Grote, German Coordinator Matthias Kirschner and French Coordinator Hugo Roy to answer fellows' questions about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). Everybody who would like to ask her/his questions about ACTA or FSFE's position on this issue is invited to our next Jabber Meeting, online at our fellowship chat room on Wednesday, 2nd June at 20:00 CEST.

"Linuxwochen" in Eisenstadt, Austria

28 to 29 May 2010

Numerous talks for beginners and experts will take place at the University of Applied Science Eisenstadt, with a focus on Free Software in education. FSFE will be present with a information booth, and Peter Bubestinger holds a speech titled "Freedom of education in the digital age? Free Software!"

OpenYourWorld.com: Technology update from the European Union

27 May 2010

FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will give "A policy update from the European Union" regarding Free Software and Open Standards during a webinar organised by Red Hat, titled "Open Your World". The webinar will be streamed from 14:45 CET (13:45 UTC), and Karsten will speak from 15:45 CET. He will share the virtual stage with OFE's Graham Taylor.

Fellowship meeting in Zurich, Switzerland

20 May 2010

A Fellowship meeting takes place on 20 May 2010 in Zurich. We meet at 18:30 in the "Pausenraum" of the "Spielwerkstatt Murmel", Kanonengasse 16, first floor (Zeughaus 5, old barracks in Zurich's city center, upstairs, down the corridor until the end). As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Presentation "Free Software in schools - the views of headmasters" in Tampere, Finland

12 May 2010

The Department of Business Information Management and Logistics of the Technical University Tampere and the Agora Center of the University Jyväskylä have done a study about Free Software in Finnish schools. On 12 May 2010 at 18:00 in Demola, Väinö Linnan aukio 15, 3rd floor, Tampere, researcher Kimmo Wideroos will present the results and conclusions, and afterwards there will be an open discussion about the potential and possibilities of Free Software in schools.
Admission to the event is free. No registration is required, but if you plan to attend, please drop us a line at finland at fsfeurope.org.

"Linuxwochen" in Vienna, Austria

06 to 08 May 2010

For three days, the old Vienna town hall hosts this year's "Linuxwochen" event with many interesting talks, information booths and workshops. FSFE will be present with a information booth, and Peter Bubestinger holds a speech titled "Freedom of education in the digital age? Free Software!"

Theodor Heuss Medal, Stuttgart, Germany

07 to 08 May 2010

FSFE is receiving this year's Theodor Heuss Medal. On Friday, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will speak on "Capitalism and Responsibility" during a colloquium organised by the Theodor Heuss Foundation. Gesine Schwan, a former candidate for the President of Germany, will open this event on "The social market economy and globalisation". The award ceremony will take place on Saturday from 10:30 to 12:15. It will be recorded by the German TV channel Phoenix. Both events are by invitation only. We have a small number of invitations left. Please contact the German team if you would like to join us. Friday's event will take place from 14:00 to 18:00 at Literaturhaus Stuttgart. The award ceremony on Saturday will take place at the Alte Reithalle Stuttgart.

Stuttgart Fellowship meeting

06 May 2010

The Stuttgart Fellowship group will meet at Cafe Stella, Hauptstätter Straße 57, 70178 Stuttgart on 06 May 2010 at 8.00. We will celebrate the Theodor Heuss Medal together with Matthias Kirschner (Germany- and Fellowship-Coordinator). Everybody is welcome to celebrate with us.

Fellowship-meeting in Gothenburg

06 May 2010

On 6 May it is once again time for a Fellowship-meeting in Gothenburg. The meeting will be held at Gnutiken in Övre Husargatan 27, and will commence at 6 pm. Everyone are invited.

Fellowship-Meeting in Dusseldorf

28 April 2010

Date and time: 26.05.2010 19:30 CEST
Location: "Friedrichskrone" Talstraße/Kirchfeldstraße in Dusseldorf
Topics: Everything the participants like to
Guests are very welcome.

Free Software day in Krems, Austria

27 April 2010

Starting at 9:00am, the Donau-Universität Krems invites teachers, pupils, parents and everyone interested to inform themselves about the benefits of using Free Software and GNU/Linux in school environments. The FSFE will be present with a stand, and Peter Bubestinger will give a speech titled "Freedom of education in the digital age? Free software!" (in German).

Speech "Free Software / Free Society", Backnang, Germany

25 April 2010

On 25 April 7pm Matthias Kirschner will explain what Free Software is, talk about its importance for society and why politicians should bother about this topic. Organiser of the event is the youth organisation of the Green party. Everybody interested is invited to join the presentation and the discussion afterwards. The speech takes place in the "Kreishaus der Jugendarbeit", Marktstraße 48, 71522 Backnang.

"Linuxtage" in Graz, Austria

24 April 2010

A whole day at the FH Joanneum stuffed with presentations and talks offers the possibility for interested users, system administrators and software developers to extend their knowhow about GNU/Linux and Free Software. FSFE will be present with a information booth, and Peter Bubestinger holds a speech titled "Freedom of education in the digital age? Free Software!"

"Why Free Software?", Berlin, Germany

21 April 2010

On 21 April 6pm Matthias Kirschner will give a talk at the BLUG in Berlin to talk about the importance of Free Software for our society. The speech takes place in the Lehrter Straße 53, 10557 Berlin-Mitte. Everybody interested in Free Software is invited to the speech.

Fellowship meeting in Hamburg, Germany

21 April 2010

The Hamburg Fellowship group meeting will take place at 19:30 at the Roxie, Rentzelstr. 6, 20146 Hamburg (near university). For details see Hamburg Fellowship group.

"Linuxwochen" in Linz, Austria

14 to 17 April 2010

The event at the University of Arts in Linz offers workshops, hacklabs, presentations and performances in the area of digital arts and culture. FSFE is present with a booth where everybody is welcome to talk about Free Software over a nice cup of coffee.

Fellowship meeting in Tampere

14 April 2010

The Finnish team coordinator Otto Kekäläinen holds a presentation (in Finnish) about the Free Software Foundation Europe, which after the evening continues with informal discussion about free software.

The meeting is open to all and there is no compulsory registration. However, we recommend you drop us a line at finland@fsfeurope.org so that we can reserve enough refreshments for everybody.

Location: Demola, 3rd floor, meeting room GAIA (Väinö Linna's square 15, Tampere)
Time: wed 14 April 2010 at 6 pm

Freedom Task Force ELN Workshop, Amsterdam, Netherlands

08 to 09 April 2010

The Freedom Task Force, FSFE's legal and licensing department, will hold the third European Licensing and Legal Workshop on the 8th and 9th of April 2010 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This conference will provide legal experts a forum for discussions on supply chain management, compliance procedures, licence management and other legal issues related to the growth of the European Free Software market. There is limited space available at the event and attendance for non-network members is by invitation only.

Fellowship Meeting in Berlin

08 April 2010

The local Fellowship group will meet on april 8th. The location is as always the NewThinkingStore at Tucholskystraße 48. Lena will talk about “Women, Equality and (Free) Software”. Guests are welcome to join in and chat about issues around Free Software.

Fellowship meeting i Gothenburg

08 April 2010

On 8 April it is once again time for a Fellowship-meeting in Gothenburg. The meeting will be held at Gnutiken in Övre Husargatan 27, and will commence at 6 pm. Everyone are invited.

Document Freedom Day

31 March 2010

On March 31, people and groups around the world will celebrate Document Freedom Day to raise awareness for Open Standards and open document formats. The campaign takes place for the third time under FSFE's stewardship. The campaign website lists ideas for getting active. Come and celebrate document freedom with us!

Fellowship meeting in Graz, Austria

25 March 2010

This time, the Graz Fellowship meeting will be in Realraum, located in the Jakoministraße 16, 8010 Graz. We'll be there from 19:00. As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

ACTA stakeholder consultation meeting, Brussels, BE

22 March 2010

ACTA is an international agreement on copyright and patents which several developed countries are currently negotiating in secret. While no official texts have been published, numerous leaked documents indicate that the treaty would further restrict our freedom to share and re-use knowledge. The European Commission's DG TRADE is holding a stakeholders' consultation meeting to inform Europeans about the state of play of the negotiations. FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will attend the meeting and represent the interests of Free Software.

The event is open to the public, but registration is required. The European Commission promises to make a web stream of the event available.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

19 March 2010

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Fellowship meeting in Zurich, Switzerland

18 March 2010

A Fellowship meeting takes place on 18 March 2010 in Zurich. We meet at 18:30 in the "Pausenraum" of the "Spielwerkstatt Murmel", Kanonengasse 16, first floor (Zeughaus 5, old barracks in Zurich's city center, upstairs, down the corridor until the end). As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Fellowship meeting in Hamburg, Germany

17 March 2010

The initial Hamburg Fellowship group meeting will take place at 19:30 at the Roxie, Rentzelstr. 6, 20146 Hamburg (near university). For details see Hamburg Fellowship group.

Chemnitzer “LinuxTage”, Chemnitz, Germany

13 to 14 March 2010

FSFE will have a booth at “LinuxTage”, one of the most important event about Free Software in Germany. The event will feature Martin Gollowitzer's OpenPGP smartcard workshop, and talks by Lena Simon on Women and Free Software, FSFE's German Coordinator Matthias Kirschner about 8 misunderstandings of Free Software and FSFE's President, Karsten Gerloff, will speak of Strategic Licensing. As in the last years a ticket for the conference will cost € 5. Reduced fee will be € 3. Tickets are valid on both days and can be bought directly at the entrance to the conference. A reservation is neither necessary nor possible. A ticket pre-sale is also not planned. The event takes place at Hörsaal- und Seminar-Gebäude der Technischen Universität Chemnitz, Reichenhainer Straße 90, 09126 Chemnitz.

Fellowship-Treffen, Berlin, Deutschland

11 March 2010

Am 11.03.2010 um 19:30 trifft sich die Berliner Fellowshipgruppe im NewthinkingStore in der Tucholskystraße 48. Diesmal berichtet Karsten Gerloff, Präsident der FSFE, von seiner aktuellen Arbeit und beantwortet Fragen. Außerdem geht es um die Organisation des diesjährigen Document Freedom Days. Gäste bei dem Treffen sind wie immer herzlich willkommen.

CeBIT “Open Source Forum”, Hannover, Germany

03 to 06 March 2010

At this year's CeBIT, FSFE is represented with two speakers, bringing new insights and taking a look ahead at what the future holds. On Wednesday at 13:00, FSFE's Germany coordinator Matthias Kirschner will present "8 Misunderstandings about Free Software - or are they lies?" On Thursday at 14:00, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will speak about "Opening up the market for Free Software: The battle for Interoperability". Both talks will take place in Hall 2. Registration for the event is possible.

Fellowship meeting in Göteborg, Sweden

03 March 2010

Starting Wednesday, March 3, the Gothenburg FSFE team is reviving its Fellowship group with monthly meetings. The meetings will take place in Gnutiken at 18:00, and are open to everyone.

"Free Software: 10 myths and the truth" (in German), Eupen, Belgium

02 March 2010

FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will speak about "Free Software: 10 Myths and the Truth" at the Eupen Center for Further Education (ZAWM). The talk will be in German. Afterwards, there will be lots of space for questions and discussion. The event is public, please register with schneider AT zawm.be.

Election for Fellowship GA seat

01 to 28 February 2010

During February Fellows can elect a second representative for FSFE's General Assembly. The Fellow who will be elected will serve a two year term.

Fellowship meeting in Graz, Austria

25 February 2010

This time, the Graz Fellowship meeting will be in Realraum, located in the Jakoministraße 16, 8010 Graz. We'll be there from 19:00. As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

19 February 2010

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Berlin Fellowship meeting

11 February 2010

The Berlin Fellowship group will meet at the NewthinkingStore at 7.30 pm in Tucholskystraße 48. Ali Gündüz will talk about complete free GNU/Linux Distributions. Another topic will be the FOSDEM 2010 and the DFD organisation. Guests are always welcome.

Stuttgart Fellowship meeting

11 February 2010

The Stuttgart Fellowship group will meet at Sophies Brauhaus on 11 February 2010 at 8.00 pm in Marienstraße 28. Thomas Jensch will talk about FSFEs Edu-Team. Another topic will be the re-start of a regular Fellowship meeting in Stuttgart.

FOSDEM, Brussels, Belgium

06 to 07 February 2010

FSFE will have a booth at FOSDEM, the ultimate European event organized by the community, for the community. The goal of this meeting is to provide Free Software developers a place to meet. No registration necessary. The event takes place at ULB Campus Solbosh, 50 Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1050 Bruxelles.

Stuttgart Open Fair, Germany

30 January 2010

Björn Schießle from the German team will give a speech at the Stuttgart Open Fair. His talk "Free Software - More than just a Development strategy" will be part of a workshop. The workshop will take place at Saturday, 30. January, 11-13 o'clock. Location: Forum3, Gymnasiumstr. 21, Stuttgart, Germany.

Standards and patents at WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland

25 to 29 January 2010

For Free Software, a lot depends on the way in which standardisation organisations deal with patented technologies. The WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents is the highest level forum dealing with this question. For FSFE, Karsten Gerloff and Hugo Roy will participate in the meeting to advance the interests of Free Software.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

15 January 2010

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Berlin Fellowship meeting

14 January 2010

The Berlin Fellowship group will meet at the NewthinkingStore on 14 January 2010 at 7.30 pm in Tucholskystraße 48. Alina Mierlus will talk about the upcoming Document Freedom Day and how Fellows can help out. Another topic will be the "Chemitzer Linux Tage" 2010. Guests are always welcome.

Office warming party, Berlin, Germany

12 December 2009

Since September KDE and FSFE have a joint office in Berlin. On December 12th we will celebrate that at Linienstr. 141, 10115 Berlin with a nice year-end party starting at 6pm. If you plan to come please sent a note before December 7th to Matthias so that there is enough to drink. You can help us by bringing some Christmas cookies, too.

Fellowship Meeting, Berlin, Germany

10 December 2009

The Fellowship Group Berlin will meet on December 10th at 19:30. As usual, the location is the NewThinkingStore, Tucholskystraße 48.
Hugo Roy will give a presentation about "EIFv2: Tracking the loss of interoperability." Other topics will be: brainstorming for DFD (Document Freedom Day), 26C3: Here Be Dragons, Fellowship Election 2010, Cooking for Freedom.
Guests are welcome to join in and chat about issues around Free Software.

European OpenSource and Free Software Law Event, Brussels, Belgium

09 December 2009

With the growing interest attached to Free Software law issues, the second edition of the EOLE will take place in Brussels, in the prestigious confines of the European Parliament. Among other specialists, Adriaan de Groot, FTF Coordinator, will hold a conference entitled "Use the Source -- but what is it?" The event is accessible on registration only.

Mach dich Frei! - Leipzig

06 December 2009

Am 6.12. findet das Gründungstreffen der Leipziger Fellowship-Gruppe der FSFE statt. Zeit und Ort: Sonntag (6.12.), 16:00 Uhr im sublab (Karl-Heine-Straße 93, Westwerk) (http://sublab.org) Nach einer kurzen Vorstellung der Free Software Foundation Europe e.V. und einem Einblick in die aktuellen Themen wollen wir v.a. gemeinsam über Freie Software in Politik und Gesellschaft nachdenken und diskutieren. Wie kann Freie Software ins Gespräch gebracht werden? Welche konkreten Aktionen bieten sich an? In welcher Form können die Fellowship-Treffen stattfinden? Für Mate ist gesorgt - bis Sonntag!

Free Software World Conference, Cáceres, Spain

01 to 03 December 2009

FSFE President Karsten Gerloff will give a speech about “Welcome to the mainstream: Free Software in Europe” on December 2nd. The Free Software World Conference is jointly organised by the Spanish regional governments of Extremadura and Andalusia. The event is public.

IDABC EIS Info Day, Brussels, Belgium

01 December 2009

The European Commission's project on interoperability for eGovernment services is organising and information day on the European Interoperability Strategy. FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will participate in the discussions to make sure that the voice of Free Software and Open Standards is heard.

Fellowship meeting in Dusseldorf

25 November 2009

The monthly Fellowship meeting in Dusseldorf will take place on 25 November in the Restaurant “Friedrichskrone”, Talstraße/Kirchfeldstraße.

Topics: review of the past activities in 2009, and first plannings for 2010.

Brandenburger Linux Info Tage

21 November 2009

FSFE will be present with a booth at this years Brandenburger Linux Info Tag (BLIT). The Fellowship Group Berlin will man a booth to inform visitors about various aspects of Free Software. Also T-shirts and books about Free Software will be sold. The event starts at 10 am and takes place at the University Campus Griebnitzsee in Potsdam. Admission is free as in free beer.

WIPO meeting on implementation of Development Agenda, Geneva, Switzerland

16 to 20 November 2009

Thanks the consistent support by FSFE and other organisations, the WIPO Development Agenda is finally on the way to implementation. FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will participate in the meeting of the Committee on November 16th to 20th to make sure that Free Software and Open Standards take their place in this process. FSFE is a registered observer to WIPO. The event is not open to the public.

Fellowship Jabber meeting about FSFE's education activities

18 November 2009

After some time of inactivity the edu-team went back to work. Therefore you are warmly invited to participate in the Fellowship jabber meeting to join the discussion on the future of the education activities.

GNU Hackers Meeting, Göteborg, Sweden

11 to 15 November 2009

FSFE is sponsoring the international meeting for GNU hackers and contributors, in which Karsten Gerloff, FSFE President, and Adriaan de Groot, FTF Coordinator, will participate. The event takes place at the IT University, Patricia Building, Vin Cerf Room, Forskningsgången 6, Gothenburg from Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 November 2009 and at FSCONS from Saturday 14 to Sunday 15. On registration only. More information on GNU.org

FSCONS 2009, Göteborg, Sweden

13 to 15 November 2009

This year's FSCONS (Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit) takes place on November 13-15 and is co-organised by Fellows of FSFE. More than simply a conference, FSCONS is a meeting place for social change, focussing on the future of Free Software and how to build a Free Society on its principles. Please visit the FSCONS Wiki if you have ideas for the event or wish to get involved in any way.

Fellowship Meeting in Berlin

12 November 2009

The local Fellowship group will meet on november 12th. The location is as always the NewThinkingStore at Tucholskystraße 48.

Topics will be: Fellowship @ BLIT, brainstorming for DFD (Document Freedom Day), activities with the “OpenSource Networks Berlin”.

Guests are welcome to join in and chat about issues around Free Software.

OpenRheinRuhr, Bottrop, Germany

07 to 08 November 2009

OpenRheinRuhr 2009 in Bottrop is the largest exhibition concerning Free Software in Germany's Ruhr Area. Some of our German Fellows help to organize this convention or present Free Software projects they are working on. Hence FSFE will not miss the opportunity to contribute to this event with a booth. On November 7 and 8 we bring the idea of Free Software and its related topics to the public again. This time we intent to cross the border from IT into the Arts by providing a discussion lounge to broach the issues of "Software as a cultural technique" and "Coding as an art". In addition to the booth a social event for Fellows will be held on 2009-11-07. Further information about the booth and how to volunteer can be found in the wiki. Coordination is handled via the booth mailing list.

LinuxWorld, Utrecht, Netherlands

04 to 05 November 2009

Karsten Gerloff and Adriaan de Groot will both speak on topics around Free Software: procurement, the FSFE itself, and licensing and governance for your projects.

Monthly Fellowship Meeting in Bonn, Germany

04 November 2009

The Fellowship meeting will take place at 20:00 at the Brotfabrik Beueler. As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Latinoware, Foz do Iguacu, Brasil

24 October 2009

Adriaan de Groot, FTF coordinator, will speak about "What the FTF can do for your Free Software Project."

Business Lunch at /ch/open is cancelled

16 October 2009

Unfortunatly the talk has been canceled. However, the Fellowship meeting afterwards with Karsten Gerloff will take place as planned.

Where: Les Halles, Pfingstweidstr. 6, Zurich
When: 8pm

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

16 October 2009

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

FTF talk at CELF ELC in Grenoble

16 October 2009

Unlike proprietary software, the Free Software requirements are not about remuneration, but about maintaining the Freedom of users of the software to use, study, modify and distribute. That places some interesting requirements on manufacturers of devices that use this software.

Adriaan de Groot talks about Software Licensing and compliance at this years Embedded Linux Conference in Grenoble, France.

Fachtagung "InterOperabilität - vom Stand der Technik zu Zukunftsstrategien auf europäischer Ebene"

13 October 2009

Karsten Gerloff hält im Rahmen der Fachtagung der Fachgruppe UBIT Wien und der Experts Group Open Source einen Vortrag zu "Interoperabilität und Wettbewerb in Europa: Die Perspektive Freier Software".
Beginn: 14:30 Uhr in der Floridsdorfer Hauptstrasse 1, Florido Lounge, Wien

FSFE briefs working group on digital democracy, Berlin, Germany

10 October 2009

On October 10 Torsten Grote is invited to an event from the working group on digital democracy from the Linkspartei. The working group deals with policy of the information age. At the beginning of the event Torsten Grote will give a speech about Free Software and afterwards participate in the discussion. The event takes place in the Kopenhagener Str. 9, 10437 Berlin from 10 am to 6 pm. Everybody interested is invited. The attendance is free of charge.

Fellowship-Treffen, Berlin, Deutschland

08 October 2009

Am 8. Oktober um 19:30 Uhr trifft sich die Berliner Fellowshipgruppe im NewthinkingStore in der Tucholskystraße 48. Diesmal wird die Bundestagswahl 2009 und deren Einfluss auf Freie Software ausgewertet. Andere Themen sind der 26C3 und das Fellowship Jabber Treffen. Gäste sind wie immer herzlich willkommen.

Fellowship Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany

07 October 2009

Wednesday, 7 October, the next Fellowship meeting in the Rhein/Main area will take place in Frankfurt: We are going to meet in the "Club Voltaire", Kleine Hochstraße 5 (2 minutes from "Alte Oper"), 60313 Frankfurt/Main. We will meet there around 19:00h. Further details can be found in the wiki.

Library of Alexandria, Egypt

29 September to 02 October 2009

The Library of Alexandria, Egypt, is holding a three-day workshop to introduce judges, lawyers, and researchers from Egypt and the Arab world to new tools for the dissemination of knowledge. With representatives of Egypt's supreme court in attendance, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will be leading two sessions in the workshop, one on the history and basic concepts of Free Software, and the other on Free Software licensing.

Software Freedom Day in Vienna, Austria

19 September 2009

The Vienna Fellowship Group invites you to celebrate the Software Freedom Day with us at Metalab. The four freedoms are celebrated with free music (as in freedom) and gratis snacks (which unfortunately are not free). We are looking forward to many visitors!

Software Freedom Day, Leizig, Germany

18 to 19 September 2009

From September 18-19 Matthias Kirschner will be in Leipzig to participate at the Software Freedom Day. The celebration starts on Friday at 6 pm in the sublab, Karl-Heine-Straße 93 04229 Leipzig. There will be cake and everything else you need to celebrate Free Software. On Saturday 2 pm Matthias will give a talk about Free Software and the Software Freedom Day at the street festival. This speech will also take place in the Karl-Heine-Straße 93. Afterwards there will be a small FSFE booth, to answer questions around Free Software. Everybody is invited to join.

Fellowship's stand at the Braderie de Lille, Lille (France)

05 to 06 September 2009

The so-called "Braderie de Lille" (Lille's flea market) is a big outside-event which has taken place every year since the 12th century during the first week-end of september. chtinux, a Linux User Group which is installed around there, has proposed to the Fellowship, as it did last year, to take part in the Braderie. The FSFE, and especially the Fellowship's stand, will get much visibility, since millions of people of numerous nations take a walk on Lille's streets. Come to discover this beautiful city and to eat some Braderie's culinary specialities like clams ! And above all, come in order to support the Fellowship ! Fellowship's stand will be situated on Place du Vieux Marché aux chevaux. If you want more information about this event please send an email to Benjamin: morant@fsfeurope.org

Uploadparty to enlarge free culture, Essen, Germany

05 September 2009

As part of the OpenRuhr initiative the "Uploadparty" takes place on September 5. The goal of the monthly uploadparties is to enlarge free culture in the Ruhr area. At this event everybody can bring his own paper pictures from the area, scan them, and make them available under the Creative Commons By license. Matthias Kirschner is participating at the event which takes place at 6pm in the Unperfekthaus, Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 18, 45127 Essen.

Fellowship meeting in Zurich

26 August 2009

On 26th August the Zurich Fellows are proud to invite you to a Free Software BBQ. Fernanda Weiden, the new Vice-President, will give an overview of the changes discussed at this years General Assembly. As usual one can find the details (location, time) on the wiki page.

4th Froscon, St.Augustin, Germany

22 to 23 August 2009

The Department of Computer Science of the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg is organising a conference all about Free Software in 2009 again with help of Fachschaft of Computer Science, LUUSA and FrOSCon e.V.

FSFE will again maintain a booth. Coordination is done via the booth@ mailing list and the Fellowship Wiki.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

21 August 2009

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Fellowship Meeting in Berlin

13 August 2009

The local Fellowship group will meet on august 13th at 7:30p.m. at the NewThinkingStore at Tucholskystraße 48. We will hear a report about the OE-Tag and start planning for the Software Freedom Day. Guests are welcome to join in and chat about issues around Free Software.

Fellowship Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany

05 August 2009

Wednesday, 5 August, the next Fellowship meeting in the Rhein/Main area will take place in Frankfurt: We are going to meet in the "Club Voltaire", Kleine Hochstraße 5 (2 minutes from "Alte Oper"), 60313 Frankfurt/Main. We will meet there around 19:00h. Further details can be found in the wiki.

Fellowship meeting and KDE 4.3 release party in Stuttgart, Germany

01 August 2009

About a half year ago we had a joint event between KDE and the Fellowship of FSFE to celebrate the release of KDE 4.2. Because of the success of the event and the upcoming release of KDE 4.3 we decided to invite you again to a KDE release party and Fellowship meeting in Stuttgart. We will meet on Saturday, 1. August at 19:00, Restaurant Wartburg Tol(l)eranz, Gutenbergstrasse 87, 70197 Stuttgart. See here (German) for more details.

Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

17 July 2009

This month, the Vienna Fellowship meeting will be in the Metalab, located in the Rathausstraße 6 in the 1st district of Vienna. We'll be there from 18:00, with agenda related discussions starting at 19:00. This time Matthias Kirschner, FSFE's Fellowship coordinator, will be there to answer questions about the Fellowship and FSFE. As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

FSFE booth at RMLL Nantes/F

07 to 11 July 2009

The 10th RMLL, Rencontre Mondial de Logiciel Libre (LSM, Libre Software Meeting) is taking place at Nantes. Rainer Kersten will organise a FSFE booth there.

RMLL is the most important Free Software event at France. This year, GNU/Linux User Group Nantes is expecting some 5000 visitors at the University of Nantes.

Whoever would like to come and help, is highly welcome. Please contact dus@office.fsfeurope.org for coordination.

Fellowship Meeting in Berlin in Juli

09 July 2009

The local Berlin Fellowship group will meet on 9 July at 7.30 pm at the Newthinking Store located in Tucholskystraße 48.

This time there will be a discussion with representatives from political party youth organisations about free software.

As always, guests are welcome to join.

"LinuxTag" 2009, Berlin, Germany

24 to 27 June 2009

FSFE will be present with a booth (hall 72B, booth 124) at LinuxTag 2009. It takes place at Berlin's Expo Center. FSFE's booth crew will explain visitors the importance of Free Software for society and economy.

General Assembly in Miraflores, Spain

20 June 2009

FSFE invites everybody to join the Social Event in the evening of 20th June in Miraflores, Spain.
You are also invited to participate in the afternoon side event on the future of Free Software in Spain. This is a great opportunity to meet the General Assembly of FSFE, discuss bits and bytes of freedom and enjoy an entertaining evening with friends and Fellows.

Spanish Team Meeting in Miraflores, Spain

20 June 2009

It is time to dive deeper into action! FSFE's Spanish team is proud to invite everybody to a special meeting in the afternoon (16:30 h.) of 20th of June at Residencia La Cristalera near Miraflores de la Sierra, Madrid. In the evening participants will join with the General Assembly of FSFE for a social event.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

19 June 2009

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

First Fellowship meeting in Graz, Austria

18 June 2009

After a long time of planning the Styrian Fellowship group is proud to announce their first Fellowship meeting, which we hope to turn into a regular event. The meeting starts at 19:00 in the Realraum, Jakoministraße 16, Graz. It's a joint meeting with the Realraumgruppe. As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Fellowship Meeting in Berlin in June

11 June 2009

The local Fellowship group will meet on June 11th at 7.30pm at the NewThinkingStore at Tucholskystraße 48.

Sabine Stengel from cartogis will give a presentation about the free OpenStreetMap project, outlining its progress, motivating people to join. After the presentation, the topics Linuxtag and our campaign regarding the “Bundestagswahl” will be discussed.

As always, guests are welcome to join in.

eLiberatica 2009

22 to 23 May 2009

As one of the biggest events of its kind in Eastern Europe, eLiberatica discusses and demonstrates the advantages of adopting, using and developing Free Software solutions. Georg Greve, president of the FSFE, will talk about the challenges of the traditional standardisation system, the role of patenting and the mechanisms that allow us to cope with legal issues.

Fellowship meeting in Zurich

08 May 2009

On Friday 8. May, the next Fellowship meeting in Zurich will take place. A lot is going on in Zuerich and Switzerland and we will discuss what is on the menu for this year. Further datails you can find in the wiki.

Guest lecture at University of Stuttgart

07 May 2009

On Thursday 7. May, Bernhard Reiter will give a talk at the University of Stuttgart (campus Vaihingen) about "Professional Free Software in Economy and Politics" as part of the lecture "Free/Libre and Open Source Software Engineering". He will talk about Free Software in general, categories of Free Software licenses, software patents, Open Standards and more. The talk will start at 11:30 lecture room V55.01.

Fellowship meeting in Stuttgart

06 May 2009

On Wednesday 6. May, the next Fellowship meeting in Stuttgart will take place. This time Bernhard Reiter, FSFE's coordinator Germany, will attend. We will meet at Unithekle Stuttgart/Vaihingen. The exact time will be published in the wiki. Here you can also find further details.

TILT 2009 - TI Livres para Todos

25 April 2009

For the first time a Free Software event will take place in the region of Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. Georg Greve, president of the FSFE, will take that opportunity to talk about Free Software business basics, its strategies and implications.
The TILT 2009 aims at presenting specific solutions made in Portugal as well as inspiring young people to get involved.

"Linuxwochen" in Linz, Austria

23 to 25 April 2009

The event at the Kunstuniversität Linz (university of art) offers workshops, hacklabs, presentations and performances in the field of digital art and culture productions. The FSFE will be present with an info table stand, so feel free to come by for a cup of coffee and a nice chat about Free Software!

"Linuxtage" in Graz, Austria

25 April 2009

A whole day stuffed with presentations and talks at the FH Joanneum gives interested desktop-users, administrators, software developers and others, the possibility to enhance their know how about GNU/Linux and Free Software. The FSFE will be present with a stand, and Peter Bubestinger will give a speech titled "Safely into the Future with Free Software".

23 to 24 April 2009

The second European Licensing and Legal Workshop organised by the Freedom Task Force of the FSFE will be held at the Hotel Okura on the 23rd and the 24th of April 2009 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This conference will provide a forum for discussions on supply chain management, compliance procedures, licence management, community interaction, and other legal issues related to the growth of the European Free Software market. More information in the press release.

Linux weeks in Vienna, Austria

16 to 18 April 2009

For 3 days, Vienna's city hall will be hosting this year's Linux weeks with lots of interesting talks, stands and workshops. The FSFE will be present with a stand, and Peter Bubestinger will give a speech titled "Safely into the Future with Free Software". The speech is in German and targeted at everybody interested in Free Software.

FSCONS Fellowship meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden

15 April 2009

On 15 April, Fellows and other interested parties are invited to attend an open planning meeting and get-together to discuss FSCONS 2009. The meeting starts at 19:00 in Delirium Café, Kronhusgatan 2B.

FSCONS, the annual conference on Free Software and Free Culture, will take place in Gothenburg 13-15 November, and is this year co-arranged by the Fellowship.

Free Software day in Krems, Austria

15 April 2009

Starting at 8:45am, the Donau-Universität Krems invites teachers, pupils, parents and everyone interested to inform themselves about the benefits of using Free Software and GNU/Linux in school environments. The FSFE will be present with a stand, and Peter Bubestinger will give a speech titled "Freedom of education through Free Software" (in German).

Fellowship Meeting in Stuttgart, Germany

02 April 2009

Thursday, 2 April the next Fellowship meeting in Stuttgart will take place: We are going to meet in the "Unithekle", Allmandring 17 , 70596 Stuttgart. This time we want to talk about Free Software in education. Further details can be found in the wiki.

Fellowship Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany

01 April 2009

Wednesday, 1 April (no kidding!), the next Fellowship meeting in the Rhein/Main area will take place in Frankfurt: We are going to meet in the "Club Voltaire", Kleine Hochstraße 5 (2 minutes from "Alte Oper"), 60313 Frankfurt/Main. We will meet there around 19:00h. Further details can be found in the wiki.

8th Linux-Infotag, Augsburg University, Germany

28 March 2009

FSFE is present with an information and merchandise booth at the 8th Linux-Infotag Augsburg. The event takes place on 28 March 2009 from 9:30 to 17:30 in the IT faculty of the Augsburg University. Admission is free.

Reinhard Müller gives a speech called "5 most popular fallacys about Free Software (or are they lies?)". The speech is in German and targeted at everybody interested in Free Software.

Free Software and Privacy, Stuttgart, Germany

28 March 2009

From 25. to 28. March the "Frühjahrsfestival zum Datenschutz" will take place at the public library at Stuttgart, Germany. At Saturday 28. March 14:00 Björn Schießle will give a speech about "Free Software and Privacy". The speech ought to deliver a general introduction to Free Software and how it can help to improve privacy.

Fellowship meeting in Augsburg, Germany

28 March 2009

After the LinuxInfotag in Augsburg, Fellows from the region meet in the Restaurant Alt-Athen, where the LinuxInfotag's social event also takes place.

All Fellows are cordially invited. If you want to join, please meet the FSFE team at LinuxInfotag before 16:00 so we can inform the restaurant early enough.

Document Freedom Day

25 March 2009

Wednesday 25 March is the global day for document liberation. The day will be dedicated to promoting open document standards, with local events all across the globe. Document Freedom Day (DFD) is a grassroot movement promoting and raising awareness for Open Standards, and has over 220 teams across the world.

24 March 2009

The European Legal Network facilitated by FSFE's Freedom Task Force will hold a special interest group meeting in Frankfurt to discuss linking. This meeting will be hosted at the WilmerHale offices and is invitation only.

LinuxDay 2009 in Klagenfurt, Austria

18 March 2009

This year's Linuxweeks in Austria start at the university in Klagenfurt. There will be plenty of interesting talks and several stands, including the FSFE. Peter Bubestinger will give a speech titled "Safely into the Future with Free Software". The speech is in German and targeted at everybody interested in Free Software.

FSFE booth at Chemnitzer Linuxtage

14 to 15 March 2009

As usual, we will attend at Chemnitz with a booth, which is manned by Isabel Drost, Uwe Zemisch and Rainer Kersten. Beside informations about our work we will offer devotionals.

Microsoft OOXML -- what happened those times

12 March 2009

On 12 March Torsten Werner and Michael Schinagl, who both participated in the standardisation process of the proprietary Microsoft OOXML standard, will talk about their experiences in this process. The Berlin Fellowship group invites all people interested to participate. We start at 19:30 in the Newthinkingstore, Tucholskystr. 48, Berlin. After that we will discuss future activities for this year.

CeBIT, Hanover, Germany

03 to 08 March 2009

The FSFE will be present with an information booth at the CeBIT in Hanover. The event takes place from 3 March 2009 to 8 March 2009. The booth will be located in hall 6/F50.

Speech by Bernhard Reiter at CeBIT, Hanover, Germany

07 March 2009

Bernhard Reiter, Coordinator Germany, will deliver a speech "Free Software, the sustainable alternative" at the CeBIT in Hanover. The speech is scheduled on 7 March 2009 at 14:20hrs in Hall 8 and will be delivered in German.

Speech by Shane Coughlan at CeBIT, Hanover, Germany

05 March 2009

Shane Coughlan, FTF coordinator, will deliver a speech entitled "The strategic implementation of Free Software in business" at the CeBIT in Hanover (Hall 6, Open Source Forum). The speech is scheduled on 5 March 2009 at 16:15hrs and will be delivered in English.

Fellowship Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany

04 March 2009

Wednesday, 4 March, the next Fellowship meeting in the Rhein/Main area will take place in Frankfurt: We are going to meet in the "Club Voltaire", Kleine Hochstraße 5 (2 minutes from "Alte Oper"), 60313 Frankfurt/Main. We will meet there around 19:00h. Further details can be found in the wiki.

Keynote by FSFE president Georg Greve at CeBIT, Hanover, Germany

03 March 2009

Georg Greve, president of the FSFE will deliver a keynote speech entitled "To dare more freedom" at the CeBIT in Hanover (Hall 6, Open Source Forum). The keynote is scheduled on 3 March 2009 at 11:00hrs and will be delivered in English.

24 February 2009

The European Legal Network facilitated by FSFE's Freedom Task Force will hold a special interest group meeting in London to discuss linking. This meeting will be hosted at the Kemp Little offices and is invitation only.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

20 February 2009

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Fellowship Meeting in Berlin, Germany

12 February 2009

The local Fellowship Group will meet on 12 February, 19:30 at NewThinkingStore, Tucholskystraße 48. Jürgen Neumann from Freifunk-Berlin and Fabienne Serriere will give a talk about "Open Hardware" in English. Main questions are what Open Hardware is and why we need it. Afterwards there will be room for questions and a discussion. People interested in this topic and other guest are as always welcome to join us.

FOSDEM in Brussels, Belgium

07 to 08 February 2009

FSFE attends FOSDEM, a European Free Software developer conference organized by volunteers wich takes place from 7th - 8th of February in Brussels (Belgium).

The event promotes the widespread use of Free Software, to provide Free Software developers and communities a place to meet, to get in touch with other projects, and to promote the development and the benefits of Free Software solutions.

The FSFE will attend the event with a booth where visitors will be informed about recent activities (especially of FTF), Free Software itself and the Fellowship of the FSFE. As usual, the FSFE's merchandising articles will be sold as well.

Fellowship Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany

04 February 2009

Wednesday, 4 February, the next Fellowship meeting in the Rhein/Main area will take place in Frankfurt: We are going to meet in the "Club Voltaire", Kleine Hochstraße 5 (2 minutes from "Alte Oper"), 60313 Frankfurt/Main. We will meet there around 19:00h. Further details can be found in the wiki.

Incontro della Fellowship e festa di rilascio di KDE 4.2 a Stoccarda, Germania

30 January 2009

Venerdì 30 Gennaio a Stoccarda si terrà un evento congiunto tra KDE e la Fellowship di FSFE: avremo infatti un incontro della Fellowship e una festa per il rilascio di KDE 4.2. Insieme a KDE festeggeremo il rilascio, e ci troveremo insieme per discutere e divertirci. Ovviamente avremo una presentazione di KDE 4.2 e un'introduzione a FSFE e alla Fellowship. Chiunque è interessato al Software Libero è invitato. Per maggiori informazioni si veda qui.

Festa di rilascio di KDE 4.2 a Zurigo, Svizzera

28 January 2009

Mercoledì 28 Gennaio a Zurigo, Svizzera, ci sarà  una festa per segnalare il rilascio di KDE 4.2. L'evento si terrà  presso l'Auditorium Maximum dell'ETH Zurich, a partire dalle 17:30. L'ingresso è libero, e sono previsti un'introduzione del Presidente di FSFE, Georg Greve, e un discorso da parte di Aaron Seigo del progetto KDE. Poi sarà  servito un rinfresco. Per maggiori informazioni si veda la pagina KDE 4.2 Release Party sul wiki di KDE.

Festa di rilascio di KDE 4.2, Berlino, Germania

28 January 2009

Il gruppo della Fellowship di Berlino invita tutti alla festa di rilascio di KDE 4.2 che si terrà il 28 Gennaio. È una buona occasione per festeggiare il Software Libero per il Desktop. La festa sarà ospitata da KDAB nell'ufficio di Berlino in Adalbertstr. 7/8 (U Kottbusser Tor) e inizierà alle 20:00. Se vuoi partecipare, invia un'email agli organizzatori, così che si possa pianificare di conseguenza. Il gruppo della Fellowship di Berlino ti aspetta.

Festa di rilascio di KDE 4.2 a Vienna, Austria

27 January 2009

Il gruppo della Fellowship di Vienna invita tutti a partecipare ai festeggiamenti per il rilascio della versione 4.2 di KDE! Questo evento serale è ospitato dal Metalab ed è quindi assicurata una grande atmosfera e l'occasione di conoscere tante persone interessanti. Inclusi, ovviamente, i Fellow di Vienna.

Incontro mensile della Fellowship a Vienna, Austria

16 January 2009

Questo mese, l'incontro della Fellowship di Vienna si terrà al Metalab, situato in Rathausstraße 6 nel primo distretto di Vienna. Saremo là dalle 18:00, mentre le discussioni in programma inizieranno alle 19:00. Come sempre, questo invito è rivolto a chiunque è interessato alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Ti aspettiamo!

Fellowship Meeting in Berlin, Germany

08 January 2009

The local Fellowship Group will meet on 8 January at 19:30 to welcome the New Year. The location is as always the NewThinkingStore at Tucholskystraße 48. Mario Behling will talk about LXDE, the LXDE community as well as the Free Software community in Asia, esp. Bejing, Taiwan, Shenzhen and Singapur. Guests are welcome to join in and chat about issues around Free Software.

Fellowship Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany

07 January 2009

Wednesday, 7 January, the next Fellowship meeting in the Rhein/Main area will take place in Frankfurt: We are going to meet in the "Club Voltaire", Kleine Hochstraße 5 (2 minutes from "Alte Oper"), 60313 Frankfurt/Main. We will meet there around 19:00h.

19 December 2008

Shane Coughlan, Freedom Task Force coordinator at FSFE, will deliver a two day course entitled 'Free Software licenses and other questions' at the Digicomp Academy Zurich, Switzerland. The course is intended for project managers, developers and technicians who wish to become more knowledgeable regarding code distribution options.

Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

19 December 2008

This month, the Vienna Fellowship meeting will be in the Metalab, located in the Rathausstraße 6 in the 1st district of Vienna. We'll be there from 18:00, with agenda related discussions starting at 19:00. As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Fellowship Christmas get-together in Gothenburg, Sweden

18 December 2008

It is time for a new tradition! A Christmas get-together for Fellows and others in Gothenburg, with technical help for all those interested in Free Culture and Free Software. FFKP (Union for Free Culture and Software) and FSFE (Free Software Foundation Europe) invite you to a get-together with glögg (spiced wine), coffee, cookies and cakes. There will also be a presentation of the FFKP and some of the avtivities planned for 2009. Jeremiah Foster will be there as well offering help for GNU/Linux and other Free Software to anyone who needs it.

Fellowship Meeting in Berlin

11 December 2008

The local Fellowship group will meet on the 11th of december. The location is as always the NewThinkingStore at Tucholskystraße. Since Christmas is almost there, we will do some handicraft to improve our booth material and the flyer for our projects.
Our are welcome to join us for a cup of tea and some cookies.

Fellowship meeting and holiday get-together in Zurich, Switzerland

11 December 2008

FSFE will be holding its regular Zurich Fellowship group meeting next Thursday, 11th December at 18:00 CET. We'll also be celebrating the upcoming holiday season with Glühwein (mulled wine) and other goodies! We hope to see you there. If you plan to attend please email the organiser, Graeme West at west@fsfeurope.org.

Zurich Fellowship meeting

21 November 2008

There will be a Fellowship meeting at the FSFE Zurich office from 18:00 until 19:00 on Friday the 21st of November. Some free (as in beer) beer will be provided and all Fellows nearby are invited to attend. It will be a good chance to get to know each other in person, to discuss ways of spreading the word about Free Software in Switzerland, and to generally have a good time. This meeting will be hosted by Graeme West, FSFE's intern at the Zurich office. If you plan to come to the meeting please let Graeme know by sending an email to west@fsfeurope.org.

Incontro della Fellowship, Colonia, Germania

18 November 2008

Martedì 18 novembre alle 19.00, ancora una volta i Fellow e le persone che vogliono sostenere FSFE o, semplicemente, informarsi sul Software Libero, si incontreranno a Colonia nell'Hallmackenreuther in Brüsseler Platz per l'incontro della Fellowship.

Incontro dei Fellow Italiani - Bolzano

15 November 2008

Sabato 15 novembre, dalle 14:00 in poi, presso il TIS Innovation Park di Bolzano, si svolgerà un incontro rivolto ai Fellow italiani e alle persone interessate ai temi come la presenza in Italia di FSFE ed il progetto della Fellowship. L'incontro è diviso in due parti. Nella prima, Patrick Ohnewein, coordinatore del gruppo italiano di FSFE, parlerà di FSFE in Italia e della Fellowship. Nella seconda parte, i Fellow sono invitati a discutere e proporre delle iniziative da portare avanti con l'aiuto degli altri Fellow, in favore del Software Libero.

Incontro della Fellowship a Berlino

13 November 2008

L'incontro mensile della Fellowship si terrà il 13 novembre. Ci incontreremo alle 19:30 presso il NewThinking store in Berlin-Mitte (Tucholskystraße 48). Tra gli argomenti: recensione di BLIT, cronaca del FSCONS, "Come collaborare con altre organizzazioni a favore del Software Libero e dell'educazione?" ed una introduzione al 2009. Siete i benvenuti il 13 novembre.

NLUUG Autumn Conference and CELF Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Ede, Netherlands

06 to 07 November 2008

The FSFE will be attending the NLUUG Autumn Conference on Thursday 6th November. This year's theme is 'mobility'. Feel free to come to our booth and ask about Free Software! Shane Coughlan, Freedom Task Force coordinator at FSFE, will also deliver talk entitled 'The strategic implementation of free software in business' at the CELF Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2008 at the same location on the following day, Friday 7th November. The successful implementation of Free Software requires an understanding of the best policy and processes applicable to its context. Shane will discuss how FSFE's legal project and its European Legal Network have engaged with this issue by producing generic market knowledge for supply and purchasing contracts, work flow documents and deployment methodology. The location for both conferences is Hotel en Congrescentrum De Reehorst, Ede, Netherlands.

BLIT 2008, Potsdam, Germany

01 November 2008

FSFE will be present with a booth at this years Brandenburger Linux Info Tag (BLIT). The Fellowship Group Berlin will man a booth to inform visitors about various aspects of Free Software. Also T-shirts and books about Free Software will be sold. The event starts at 10 am and takes place at the University Campus Griebnitzsee in Potsdam. Admission is free as in free beer.

Fellowship meeting in Weingarten, Germany

28 October 2008

Fellow Christof Raber will host a Fellowship meeting at Weltehof, Welte 1, 88250 Weingarten on Tuesday the 28th of October at 19:00. All Fellows and Free Software supporters nearby are invited to attend. It will be a good chance to get to know each other in person, discuss all Free Software and FSFE related topics and to generally have a good time.

FSCONS 2008, Gothenburg, Sweden

24 to 26 October 2008

For 2008, FSCONS is a collaboration of FSFE, Creative Commons, and Wikimedia Sweden. There will be three tracks (Free Culture, Free Software, Free Content), each lead by one of the main organisers. Topics will range from modern kernel design over citizen journalism all the way across to licensing in the 21st century.

FSFE at SYSTEMS, Munich, Germany

21 to 24 October 2008

From 21. October to 24. October the SYSTEMS will take place in Munich, Germany. SYSTEMS is a professional business-to-business exhibition for the ICT market and addresses business and technical decision-makers in commercial enterprises and the public sector.
For the first time FSFE will be present with a booth.

Fellowship meeting in Munich, Germany

22 October 2008

On Wednesday the 22th of October at 19:00 OpenOffice.org and FSFE will host together the OpenOffice.org regulars' table and the first Fellowship meeting in Munich, Germany. It will take place at the Augustinerkeller, Arnulfstraße, Munich (www.augustinerkeller.de)
All Fellows and Free Software supporters nearby are invited to attend. It will be a good chance to get to know each other in person, discuss all Free Software and FSFE related topics and to generally have a good time.

Dinner in Geneva on the 19th October

19 October 2008

Benjamin Morant and Ciaran O'Riordan invite you to a FSFE meeting in Geneva on the Sunday 19th October on the evening. The plan is to meet each other in the restaurant "Les Brasseurs" at 17:00, and eat and drink there. Don't hesitate to let us know if you want to come. Please write a mail to Benjamin on morant@fsfeurope.org

Fellowship meeting in Vienna

17 October 2008

On 17 October 2008, a Fellowship meeting takes place in Vienna. We meet around 18:00 in the Library Room at the Metalab, Rathausstraße 6, first district. The discussions will start at 19:00.
Items on the agenda include our pages in the Fellowship wiki, our advocacy project, and some small organisational things. As always, the meeting is ended with a nice chat over a beer.
As usual, this invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!

17 October 2008

Shane Coughlan, Freedom Task Force coordinator at FSFE, will deliver a two day course entitled 'Free Software licenses and other questions' at the Digicomp Academy Zurich, Switzerland. The course is intended for project managers, developers and technicians who wish to become more knowledgeable regarding code distribution options.

Booth at "Freedom not Fear", Berlin, Germany

11 October 2008

On Saturday 11. October FSFE's Berlin Fellowship group will have a booth at the "Freedom not Fear" demonstration. The booth will be ready about 13:00 at the Neptunbrunnen, Berlin Alexanderplatz. When the demonstration starts the booth will be reestablished at the Brandenburger Tor.

Zurich Fellowship meeting

10 October 2008

There will be a Fellowship meeting at the FSFE Zurich office from 19:00 until 20:30 on Friday the 10th of October. Some free (as in beer) beer will be provided and all Fellows nearby are invited to attend. It will be a good chance to get to know each other in person, to discuss ways of spreading the word about Free Software in Switzerland, and to generally have a good time. This meeting will be hosted by Benjamin Morant, FSFE's intern at the Zurich Office. If you are coming to the meeting please let Benjamin know by sending an email to morant@fsfeurope.org.

August Fellowship meeting in Brussels

09 October 2008

A Belgian Fellowship meeting will take place on Thursday August 7th in Brussels. We will meet at 20:00 in Café Walvis, 209 rue Antoine Dansaert, Brussels. It's an informal meeting, like the last meeting, so we'll mostly chat about whatever Free Software topics the attendees are interested in. We'll also continue the discussion of how to launch quarterly meetings, and Ciaran O'Riordan will give an update on OpenStreetMap. This meeting can be discussed on FSFE's Benelux mailinglist.

Monthly Berlin Fellowship Meeting

09 October 2008

The Fellowship Group in Berlin will meet on the 10th October at 19:30. We will evaluate past actions like 25 years GNU and Software Freedom Day. For the future we will plan our attendance at the BLIT and talk about the pdfreaders campaign. The Location is as usual the New Thinking Store, Tucholsky Strasse.

Fellowship Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany

08 October 2008

Wednesday, 8 October, the first Fellowship meeting in the Rhein/Main area will take place in Frankfurt: We are going to meet in the "Club Voltaire", Kleine Hochstraße 5 (2 minutes from "Alte Oper"), 60313 Frankfurt/Main We will meet there around 19:00h.

29 September 2008

The European Legal Network facilitated by FSFE's Freedom Task Force will hold a special interest group meeting in Brussels to discuss software patents and other legal issues. This meeting will be hosted at the Wilmer Hale law offices and is invitation only.

GNU's 25th Birthday in Berlin, Germany

27 September 2008

The GNU-project is turning 25 on the 27th of September. Therefore we will pop the corks at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. We will meet at 3pm. There will be champaign and some music to celebrate. See you on saturday.

Free Software in business and the public sector training course

26 September 2008

Shane Coughlan, Freedom Task Force coordinator at FSFE, will deliver a training course on Free Software in business and the public sector at Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur, Switzerland.

'The strategic implementation of Free Software in business' speech at OpenExpo

25 September 2008

Shane Coughlan, FTF coordinator, will deliver a speech entitled 'The strategic implementation of Free Software in business' at the OpenExpo conference in Winterthur, Switzerland, on the 25th of September.

Reach the people - Software Freedom Day, Berlin, Germany

20 September 2008

On Saturday 20. September starting at 14:00 FFII and FSFE's Fellowship group from Berlin will have barbecue and an information booth. At the booth we will explain what Free Software is and why it is important for society. This event should give beginners a chance to get in contact with Free Software, GNU/Linux and the involved groups. Please bring your own dishes and drinks to the Mauerpark in the opposite of Gleimstr. 60.

Software Freedom Concert, Vienna, Austria

20 September 2008

Starting at 8pm, Vienna's Fellows celebrate the annual "Software Freedom Day" in a Pub called Pint Pub in Vienna. Highlight of the event will be the performances of the bands: "Club Valat" and "Klaus (from Fadin' to Whiteout)". Of course this event is also for non-computerfreaks.

Keynote speech at Dutch Software Freedom Day event

20 September 2008

Shane Coughlan, Freedom Task Force coordinator at FSFE, will deliver a keynote speech at the Dutch Software Freedom Day event at Liefland College, Utrecht. The event will run from 10:00 until 17:00 and is organised by NLLGG, NLUUG and SoftwareFreedomDay.eu.

Official launch of GPLv3 in The Netherlands

19 September 2008

Shane Coughlan, Freedom Task Force coordinator at FSFE, will host a three hour workshop entitled 'Licensing questions and Legal issues in the light of GPLv3' for the launch of the GPLv3 at the Univesity of Tilburg, The Netherlands on the 19th of September. This event is sponsored by NLnet.

17 September 2008

Shane Coughlan, Freedom Task Force coordinator at FSFE, will deliver a speech entitled 'Free Software licenses and other questions' at OSiM World at Berlin on the 17th of September. This talk will examine question of ownership, the goal of owning creative work, benefits to consumers and the community and the relationship between ownership and Free Software licences.

Zurich Fellowship meeting

12 September 2008

There will be a Fellowship meeting at the FSFE Zurich office from 19:00 until 20:30 on Friday the 12th of September. Some free (as in beer) beer will be provided and all Fellows nearby are invited to attend. It will be a good chance to get to know each other in person, to discuss ways of spreading the word about Free Software in Switzerland, and to generally have a good time. This meeting will be hosted by Benjamin Morant, FSFE's intern at the Zurich Office. If you are coming to the meeting please let Benjamin know by sending an email to morant@fsfeurope.org.

Richard Stallman a Brescia

12 September 2008

Venerdi' 12 settembre 2008 alle ore 16:00 Richard Stallman terrà un intervento dal titolo "Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks" presso la Libera Accademia di Belle Arti di Brescia, in via D. Vender 66.

Berlin Fellowship Meeting

11 September 2008

The Fellowship Group in Berlin will meet on the 11th of September at 19:30. The Location is as usual the New Thinking Store, Tucholsky Strasse. The following topics will be addressed: Software Freedom Day, GNU's 25th birthday.

Richard Stallman a Genova

11 September 2008

Giovedi' 11 settembre 2008 alle ore 16:00 Richard Stallman terrà un intervento dal titolo "Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks" presso il Dipartimento di Informatica e Scienze dell'Informazione all'Università di Genova (via Dodecanneso 35, V piano).

08 September 2008

The European Legal Network facilitated by FSFE's Freedom Task Force will hold a special interest group meeting in London to discuss business processes and supply chain management. This meeting will be hosted at the Canonical offices and is invitation only.

Explaining Free Software on the 'NESSI Open Source Working Group' panel

07 September 2008

Shane Coughlan, FTF coordinator, will explain Free Software and the reasons behind Free Software licences at the OSS 2008 conference in Milan. He will sit on the 'NESSI Open Source Working Group' panel to discuss the European NESSI project.

Fellowship's stand at the Braderie de Lille, Lille (France)

06 to 07 September 2008

The so-called "Braderie de Lille" (Lille's flea market) is a big outside-event which has taken place every year since the 12th century during the first week-end of september. chtinux, a Linux User Group which is installed around there, has proposed to the Fellowship to take part in the Braderie. The FSFE, and especially the Fellowship's stand, will get much visibility, since millions of people of numerous nations take a walk on Lille's streets. Come to discover this beautiful city and to eat some Braderie's culinary specialities like clams ! And above all, come in order to support the Fellowship ! Fellowship's stand will be situated on Place du Vieux Marché aux chevaux. If you want more information about this event please send an email to Benjamin: morant@fsfeurope.org

Shane Coughlan in Vienna - The Professionalisation of Free Software

05 September 2008

The Vienna Fellowship Group invites to a speech of Shane Martin Coughlan about "The Professionalisation of Free Software. Where we are going next." (in Englisch). The event which is organised in the context of a q/talk special takes place in Room D / quartier21, QDK / Electric Avenue, MQ Wien on 5 September 2008, starting at 20:00. Entrance is from 19:00. The speech will be finished around 21:15, after that there will be opportunity to ask questions. Admission is free.

Fellowship meeting in Duesseldorf

30 August 2008

At 18:30 on 30 August 2008, Duesseldorf Fellowship will meet in Gasttaette "Suedstern", Bilker Allee 66, 40219 Duesseldorf (5 min vom S-Bahnhof Bilk). Shane M. Coughlan, the coordinator of the FTF, will give a talk entitled "Professionalisation of Free Software projects" and there will be plenty of time for other discussions.

Dutch Fellowship meeting, Nijmegen

28 August 2008

A Fellowship meeting will be held in Nijmegen on Thursday August 28th. Everyone interested in Free Software is welcome and invited to meet inside Café Jos, Daalseweg 309, at 20h00. Discussion of this meeting can take place on the public fsfe-bnl mailing list.

3rd Froscon, St.Augustin, Germany

23 to 24 August 2008

The Department of Computer Science of the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg is organising a conference all about Free Software in 2008 again with help of Fachschaft of Computer Science, LUUSA and FrOSCon e.V.

FSFE will again maintain a booth. Coordination is done via the booth@ mailing list.

First Fellowship meeting in Stuttgart

22 August 2008

There will be a Fellowship meeting at the Unithekle, Allmandring 17, 70596 Stuttgart on Friday the 22th of August at 19:00. This is the first Fellowship meeting in Stuttgart and all Fellows and Free Software supporters nearby are invited to attend. It will be a good chance to get to know each other in person, discuss the possibility of future Fellowship meetings in Stuttgart and to generally have a good time. More information.

Irish Fellowship meeting, Dublin

19 August 2008

A Fellowship meeting will be held in Dublin on Tuesday August 19th. Everyone interested in Free Software is welcome and invited to meet inside The White Horse at 20h00. This will also be the monthly meeting of Irish Free Software Organisation. Expected topics include Software Freedom Day, software patents, maybe OOXML or OpenMoko, and the usual talk of recent events. Discussion of this meeting can take place on the fsfe-ie mailing list.

Fellowship meeting in Vienna

15 August 2008

On 15 August 2008, a Fellowship meeting takes place in Vienna. We meet around 18:00 in the Library Room at the Metalab, Rathausstraße 6, first district. The discussions will start at 19:00.
Items on the agenda include preparations for Shane Coughlan's visit to Vienna, the Software Freedom Concert on Software Freedom Day, and the "Linuxwochenende" event in Vienna in September. As always, the meeting is ended with a nice chat over a beer.
As usual, this invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!

Zurich Fellowship meeting

15 August 2008

There will be a Fellowship meeting at the FSFE Zurich office from 18:00 until 19:30 on Friday the 15th of August. Some free (as in beer) beer will be provided and all Fellows nearby are invited to attend. It will be a good chance to get to know each other in person, to discuss ways of spreading the word about Free Software in Switzerland, and to generally have a good time. This meeting will be hosted by Shane Coughlan, the coordinator of FSFE's legal activities. However, he promises not to talk about licences unless someone asks. If you are coming to the meeting please let Shane know by sending an email to coughlan@fsfeurope.org.

'Driving innovation with Open Desktop Technologies' panel at Akademy 2008

12 August 2008

Shane Coughlan, FTF Coordinator at FSFE, will participate in the 'Driving innovation with Open Desktop Technologies' at Akademy 2008 on Tuesday, 12 August 2008. Shane will also be available around the conference during the rest of the 12th and 13th along with Armijn Hemel from GPL-violations.org. They will be glad to answer any questions people may have regarding licence compliance best practice and issue resolution.

August Fellowship meeting in Brussels

07 August 2008

A Belgian Fellowship meeting will take place on Thursday August 7th in Brussels. We will meet at 20:00 in Café Walvis, 209 rue Antoine Dansaert, Brussels. It's an informal meeting, like the last meeting, so we'll mostly chat about whatever Free Software topics the attendees are interested in. We'll also continue the discussion of how to launch quarterly meetings, and Ciaran O'Riordan will give an update on OpenStreetMap. This meeting can be discussed on FSFE's Benelux mailinglist.

Zurich Fellowship meeting

18 July 2008

There will be a Fellowship meeting at the FSFE Zurich office from 18:00 until 19:30 on Friday the 18th of July. Some free (as in beer) beer will be provided and all Fellows nearby are invited to attend. It will be a good chance to get to know each other in person, to discuss ways of spreading the word about Free Software in Switzerland, and to generally have a good time. This meeting will be hosted by Shane Coughlan, the coordinator of FSFE's legal activities. However, he promises not to talk about licences unless someone asks. If you are coming to the meeting please let Shane know by sending an email to coughlan@fsfeurope.org.

Fellowship meeting in Vienna

18 July 2008

On 18 July 2008, a Fellowship meeting takes place in Vienna. We meet around 18:00 in the bar "Käuzchen", Gardegasse 8 (Note: changed location!). The discussions will start at 19:00.
Items on the agenda include planning of Shane Coughlan's visit to Vienna, planning for the Software Freedom Concert on Software Freedom Day, and discussion about possible reactions on the WIENUX decision. As always, the meeting is ended with a nice chat over a beer.
As usual, this invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!

Fellowship lunch in Barcelona

17 July 2008

A lunch for Fellows of FSFE and Free Software friends in Barcelona from 14:00 until 16:00 with FSFE's Georg Greve, Jonas Öberg and Shane Coughlan. The meeting will be for informal and friendly discussions about FSFE, the Fellowship, the work of the Freedom Task Force, and everything else that you want to contribute to the discussion. If you plan to come to the meeting, please send email to fellowship@fsfeurope.org.

'Licences that support freedom' speech at FKFT

16 July 2008

Shane will talk about the types of licence that provide and protect freedoms of use, study, sharing and improvement in both technology and educational text. He will review the main challenges that platforms like SELF may encounter from the legal point of view and what kind of mechanisms help support reliable legal infrastructure. He will also discuss the work of FSFE's Freedom Task Force in providing education and support services relating to legal support for Free Software in Europe.

'How SELF helped building structures for freedom' speech at FKFT

16 July 2008

SELF has contributed on various levels to freedom in software and education. The work of the SELF Legal Experts Group (LEG) has helped to evolve a better understanding of Open Standards and provided a reference line for free educational materials. The coordinator of the SELF LEG, FSFE president Georg Greve, will provide an insight on how SELF has helped advance the state of the art, and how the work done in the SELF consortium will provide lasting benefit to the Free Software community.

Fellowship barbecue with the FFII in Berlin

10 July 2008

The local Fellowship group in Berlin will have a joined barbecue with the FFII on the 10th of July. The meeting will start at 7:30pm in FFII office, which is located at the Malmöer Straße 6 close to Bornholmer Straße. Don't forget to bring you favourite barbecue stuff. If the weather permits, we will go to the Mauerpark at around 9pm. We love to welcome you there.

Fellowship meeting in Brussels

10 July 2008

A Belgian Fellowship meeting will take place on 10 July in Brussels. We meet at 19:00 in café Walvis, 209 rue Antoine Dansaert, Brussels. It's a chance to inform others about your activities in the Free Software community and there will be talk of gNewSence and GPLv3.
The meeting is open to Fellows and non-Fellows interested in Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!

'The Community and Meeting Obligations' for BT

02 July 2008

Shane Coughlan, Freedom Task Force coordinator at FSFE, will deliver a speech entitled 'The Community and Meeting Obligations' for BT at 14:30 on the 2nd of July at Adastral Park in Ipswitch, UK. He will also be present for presentations and workshop sessions to be delivered with other parties on the same day.

Irish Fellowship meeting, Dublin

24 June 2008

A local Fellowship meeting will be held in Dublin on June 24th. Everyone interested in Free Software is welcome and invited to meet inside The White Horse at 20h00. This will also be the monthly meeting of Irish Free Software Organisation. Expected topics include OOXML, software patents, gNewSense, and the Fellowship. Discussion can take place on the fsfe-ie mailing list.

Examining the importance of Free Software licenses at IOTC 2008, Ireland

18 to 20 June 2008

Shane Coughlan will represent FSFE's FTF at IOTC 2008 in Dublin, Ireland. He will deliver a speech to open the conference on Wednesday the 18th of June discussing Free Software in business. Other speakers include Graham Taylor from Open Forum Europe, Adam Jollans from IBM and Stephen McGibbon from Microsoft. Interesting discussions and debates are assured.

Fellowship meeting in Vienna

20 June 2008

The twenty-third Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 20 June in Vienna. We meet around 18:00 in the Library Room at the Metalab, Rathausstraße 6, first district. The "official" agenda will start at 19:00.
As usual, this invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!

Fellowship meeting in Berlin

12 June 2008

The Fellowship Group Berlin is meeting on the 12th of June in the NewThinking Store. The meeting will start at 7:30pm in the store, which is located at Tucholskystr. 48, close to Oranienburger Straße. We love to welcome you there.

Social event in Zürich - meet the FSFE!

07 June 2008

This year's General Assembly of FSFE takes place in Zurich, and as usual, there will be a social event where the members of the General Assembly meet Fellows and other local Free Software supporters.
Around 18:20 the crowd will leave from the FSFE office at Sumatrastrasse 25 and walk through the old town in direction to Bellview.
At 19:00 we will catch a ferry from Zurich Burkiplatz.
At 19:47 the ferry will arrive in Erlenbach where -- due to the weather conditions -- we will continue the evening with a nice dinner at the Restaurant Malabar Garden in Kuesnacht where we expect to be until at least 23:00.

LinuxTag 2008, Berlin, Germany

28 to 31 May 2008

As in the last years FSFE will be present with a booth (hall 7.2b, booth 122) at LinuxTag 2008. It takes place at Berlin's Expo Center under the Funkturm. FSFE will inform visitors about various aspects of Free Software, like the Freedom Task Force, software patents, the SELF project, GPLv3, our work in the United Nations, or the Fellowship of FSFE. Also it is planned to sell T-shirts from FSFE and books about Free Software.

eLiberatica seconda edizione

30 to 31 May 2008

La seconda edizione di eLiberatica si svolgerà il 30 e 31 maggio 2008 presso il World Trade Center di Bucarest in Romania.
A seguito del grande successo di pubblico della prima edizione di eLiberatica svoltasi nel 2007, la seconda edizione continuerà nella tradizione: fare da ponte tra la comunità ed i leader economici di tutto il mondo per parlare degli argomenti topici delle Tecnologie Aperte e Libere.
eLiberatica ha uno spirito e un'identità unici; potrete informarvi e scoprire nuove idee, incontrare personalità internazionali dell' IT, uomini d'affari, professionisti dell' high-tech, potrete trovare nuovi amici e partner, partecipare attivamente agli eventi live.
eLiberatica 2008 intende fare il punto della situazione su:
  • Mondo del business - come guadagnare/risparmiare denaro e ottenere profitti con l'uso delle tecnologie aperte e libere.
  • Governo, amministrazione e pubblica istruzione - l'importanza delle tecnologie aperte e libere; crescita professionale attraverso la partecipazione alla comunità del Software Libero
  • Rompi i codici - trucchi e segreti, cose che non puoi trovare nei libri IT

Speech "Free Software - Technique, Politics, Economy", Berlin, Germany

31 May 2008

On Saturday 31th May 14-15 pm, Matthias Kirschner will give a speech at Linuxtag in Berlin. The talk is about the importance of the four freedoms to use, study, share and improve software and their influence in politics and economy. Target audience are beginners, or people who want to get some ideas how to explain this topic to beginners. The speech takes place at the BusinessForum (EG) and will be held in German.

'Strategic implementation of Free Software in business' speech at eLiberatica

30 May 2008

Shane Coughlan, FTF coordinator, will deliver a speech entitled 'Strategic implementation of Free Software in business' at the eLiberatica conference in Romania on the 30th of May.

Linuxwochen, Vienna, Austria

15 to 17 May 2008

From 15 to 17 May, an event of the Linuxwochen Austria will take place in the building of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, Rudolf-Sallinger-Platz 1, 3rd district, Vienna.
A group of Fellows will be present with a booth where they inform about FSFE, the Fellowship, and Free Software in general.
Admission is free for the whole event.

Fellowship meeting in Vienna

17 May 2008

The twenty-second Austrian Fellowship meeting is integrated in the Linuxwochen event in Vienna. Fellows and other interested people can meet at the FSFE booth during the whole event to discuss, and at the end of the last day of the event, we will join the Linuxwochen After-Show-Party.

Linuxwochen, Graz, Austria

19 April 2008

On Saturday 19 April 2008 at 12:00, Reinhard Müller gives a speech about open standards and free document formats at Linuxwochen event at the University of Applied Sciences "Johanneum" in Graz.
The FSFE also has a booth at the event where it informs about its work and about Free Software in general.
Admission is free for the whole event.

Fellowship meeting in Graz

19 April 2008

The twenty-first Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place at the Linuxtag in Graz. Fellows and other interested people can meet at the FSFE booth during the whole event to discuss, and after the end of the event we will surely find some location where we can have some beer together :-)

Linuxwochen, Krems, Austria

15 April 2008

On Tuesday 15 April 2008 at 16:15, Reinhard Müller gives a speech about open standards and free document formats at a Linuxwochen event at the Danube University Krems.
The FSFE also has a booth at the event where it informs about its work and about Free Software in general.
Admission is free for the whole event.

11 April 2008

FSFE's Freedom Task Force will host the first European Licensing and Legal Workshop for Free Software on Friday the 11th of April in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The venue for this meeting is the InterContinental Amstel Hotel. The event is targeted towards large projects and medium to large enterprises wishing to discuss their existing licence compliance processes. Parties attending are expected to contribute to issues ranging from process development through to optimising purchasing contract language for the benefit of the European Free Software community. This workshop has limited space available and therefore attendance is by invitation only. Projects and companies interested in attending this event should contact the FTF at ftf at fsfeurope.org.

Strategic implementation of Free Software

02 April 2008

On the 2nd of April FSFE and its Freedom Task Force (FTF) will give a course on the Strategic implementation of Free Software in Business in collaboration with the Internet Academy. The course will take place in Stockholm, Sweden. Those wishing to come should register their interest beforehand through the FTF contact form.

First Fellowship meeting in Augsburg

29 March 2008

Friday, 29 March, the first Fellowship meeting in Augsburg will take place.
We are going to meet in the "Thing" bar, Vorderer Lech 45, 86150 Augsburg, right after the GNU/Linux infoday Augsburg. We expect to be there around 18:30.
Anybody who does not know Augsburg very well or is at the GNU/Linux infoday anyway can just come to the FSFE booth at the end of the event, we can then go to the meeting together.

'Introduction to Free Software licensing' training course in Zurich, Switzerland

21 March 2008

Shane Coughlan, FTF coordinator, will deliver a training course to introduce people to Free Software licensing concepts on Friday the 21st of March. The course will be delivered between 13:00-16:00 at the FSFE Zurich office. There is no cost to attend this course, but due to limited space all those wishing to come should register their interest beforehand through the FTF contact form.

Fellowship meeting in Vienna

14 March 2008

The twentieth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 14 March in Vienna. We meet around 18:00 in the Library Room at the Metalab, Rathausstraße 6, first district. The "official" agenda will start at 19:00.
The main topic of the meeting will be the preparation of the Document Freedom Day.
As usual, this invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!

Speech on Free Software licensing and the GPLv3 at OSiM USA

12 March 2008

Shane Coughlan, FTF coordinator, will deliver a speech entitled 'Analysing Whether GPLv3 Has Improved Free Software Licensing' at OSiM USA on Tuesday the 12th of March in San Francisco. The speech will cover topics ranging from the creation of GPLv3 and its place in licensing through to examining the place of GPLv3 in tomorrow's market.

'Free Software in the public sector' training course in Zurich, Switzerland

07 March 2008

Shane Coughlan, FTF coordinator, will deliver a training course examining how Free Software can be used in the public sector on Friday the 7th of March. The course will be delivered between 13:00-16:00 at the FSFE Zurich office. There is no cost to attend this course, but due to limited space all those wishing to come should register their interest beforehand through the FTF contact form.

Keynote at Chemnitzer Linux-Tagen, Chemnitz (Germany)

01 to 02 March 2008

Shane Coughlan, the coordinator of FSFE's Freedom Task Force, will deliver the keynote speech at Chemnitzer Linux-Tagen at 13:00 on the 1st of March. The title of the keynote is 'Free Software in the ICT mainstream' on issues ranging from licensing through to Free Software on the desktop.

Conferenza "Standard e il futuro di internet", Ginevra, (Svizzera)

26 February 2008

Shane Coughlan, coordinatore della Freedom Task Force di FSFE, condurrà un'eclatante sessione per discutere questioni relative alle licenze presso la conferenza "Standard e il futuro di internet", che si terrà a Ginevra, Svizzera, il 26 e 27 febbraio. La conferenza sarà ospitata presso l'International Conference Centre e tra i relatori già confermati sono presenti Vint Cerf, Carlo Piana, Thomas Vinje e Jeremy Allison.

"FOSDEM", Bruxelles (Belgio)

23 to 24 February 2008

FSFE partecipa a FOSDEM, una conferenza europea degli sviluppatori di Software Libero organizzata da volontari e in programma dal 23 al 24 di Febbraio a Bruxelles (Belgio).
L'evento promuove la diffusione del Software Libero, e si propone di fornire agli sviluppatori e alle comunità del Software Libero un luogo per conoscersi, entrare in contatto con altri progetti, e promuovere lo sviluppo e i benefici delle soluzioni basate sul Software Libero.
La FSFE parteciperà all'evento con uno stand dove i visitatori potranno informarsi sulle recenti attività, sul Software Libero e sulla Fellowship della FSFE. Come sempre, saranno vendute le famose T-Shirt di FSFE.

'Free Software in business' training course in Zurich, Switzerland

21 February 2008

Shane Coughlan, FTF coordinator, will deliver a training course examining how Free Software can be used in business environments on Thursday the 21st of February. The course will be delivered between 13:00-16:00 at the FSFE Zurich office. There is no cost to attend this course, but due to limited space all those wishing to come should register their interest beforehand through the FTF contact form.

Discorso di Richard Stallman sulla filosofia e la storia del Software Libero a Berlino, Germania

18 February 2008

Lunedì 18 febbraio alle 19:00, Richard M. Stallman, fondatore del progetto GNU e della FSF, terrà un discorso presso il mediacentre - Atrium, Johannisstrasse 20, in 10117 Berlin-Mitte. Parlerà della storia e della filosofia del Software Libero. Il gruppo della Fellwoship di Berlino avrà un piccolo stand e informerà gli ospiti sui gruppi locali e sulle attività di FSFE in Germania e in Europa. L'ingresso apre alle 18:30. Il costo d'entrata è 5 EUR.

Fellowship meeting in Vienna

15 February 2008

The nineteenth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 15 February in Vienna. We meet around 18:00 in the Library Room at the Metalab, Rathausstraße 6, first district. The "official" agenda will start at 19:00.
As usual, this invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!

Science, Education and Learning in Freedom (SELF), Sofia (Bulgaria)

10 February 2008

Il progetto SELF, del quale FSFE è membro, insieme a Internet Society Bulgaria, l'Istituto Culturale Francese e Linux for Bulgarians, sta organizzando una conferenza internazionale su Science, Education and Learning in Freedom il 10 Febbraio presso l'Istituto Culturale Francese di Sofia, 2 Dyakon Ignatij Str., Sofia, Bulgaria.

Favorire l'innovazione nelle municipalità attraverso l'ICT, Sofia (Bulgaria)

07 February 2008

Jonas Öberg, vicepresidente della FSFE, terrà un discorso intitolato "Come procurarsi il Software Libero: l'esempio svedese" nel corso di un evento a Sofia, Bulgaria, sull'uso dell'ICT da parte delle municipalità. L'evento si svolgerà allo Sheraton hotel il 7 Febbraio.

Incontro della Fellowship a Vienna

21 December 2007

Il diciottesimo incontro della Fellowship austriaca si terrà il 21 dicembre a Vienna. C'incontreremo verso le 18:00 nella Sala della Biblioteca al Metalab, Rathausstraße 6, primo distretto. L'agenda "ufficiale" avrà inizio alle 19:00.
Come al solito, quest'invito è rivolto a tutti gli interessati alla FSFE od al Software Libero. Ci aspettiamo molti partecipanti!

Corso della FTF a Zurigo

10 to 11 December 2007

Shane Coughlan, coordinatore della Freedom Task Force alla FSFE, terrà un corso di due giorni dal titolo: 'Licenze di Software Libero ed altre questioni' alla Digicomp Academy Zurich in Svizzera. Il corso è inteso per gestori di progetto, sviluppatori e tecnici che vogliono acquisire maggiori conoscenze sulle opzioni per distribuire codice.

Conferenza scandinava sul Software Libero, Goteborg, Svezia

07 to 08 December 2007

FSFE organizza la Free Software Conference Scandinavia (FSCONS), che avrà luogo a Goteborg in Svezia, il 7 e 8 dicembre 2007. Nella regione è la prima conferenza del suo genere ispirata dal fermento sempre più crescente intorno al Software Libero.

Ricerca sul Software Libero e società civile

04 December 2007

Il 4 dicembre, la Free Software Foundation Europe organizzerà un workshop facente parte del progetto STACS. Il workshop porterà ricercatori e società civile insieme per incentivare la formazione di nuovi progetti di ricerca unificati in questo campo.

Fellowship meeting in Düsseldorf

28 November 2007

The Duesseldorf Fellowship group proudly announces its next meeting on 28 November at 19:30 in the Pub "Südstern", Bilker Allee 66 in Düsseldorf. Shane Coughlan, the coordinator of the Freedom Task Force, will talk about Free Software licensing, business processes, and how the Free Software movement has moved deep into the mainstream of ICT deployment. Werner Koch will report about a public debate in the parliament of NRW regarding Security versus Freedom.

Fellowship meeting in Nijmegen/NL

26 November 2007

Shane Coughlan, FSFE's Freedom Task Force coordinator will be in Nijmegen on the 26th of November and we wish to propose a Fellowship Meeting at 6:00 pm that evening in Cafe Jos.
Shane Coughlan will talk about the work of the Freedom Task Force, and discuss current events in Free Software legal activities in Europe.
Rainer Kersten, a fellow from Duesseldorf will talk about the experiences of the Rheinland Fellowship group.
If you would like to attend that meeting please send a short note to rk (at) office.fsfeurope.org.

SFScon 2007 + meeting della Fellowship della FSFE

16 to 21 November 2007

Come nel 2006, anche quest'anno la SFScon – l'annuale conferenza altoatesina sul Software Libero – sarà seguita dal meeting della Fellowship della FSFE.
Entrambi gli eventi avranno luogo a Merano, in Alto Adige, dal 16 al 17 Novembre e dal 18 al 21 Novembre rispettivamente.
L'entrata è gratuita; è gradita la registrazione.

Fellowship meeting in Vienna

16 November 2007

The seventeenth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 16 November in Vienna. We meet around 18:00 in the Library Room at the Metalab, Rathausstraße 6, first district. The "official" agenda will start at 19:00.
As usual, this invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!

IGF side events

11 to 13 November 2007

A number of Free Software related events will happen around the Internet Governance Forum in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.
On 11 November, a discussion oriented conference with the title "Digital Inclusion: Accelerating Global Participation and Access through Open ICT Standards" takes place from 8:30 to 17:30.
The Dynamic Coalition on Open Standards sponsors an Open Workshop titled "The Intersection of Open ICT Standards, Development, and Public Policy" on 12 November from 15:30 to 17:00, and a Best Practice Workshop on "Open ICT Standards for Greater Citizen Access: Best Practices in Government Policy and Procurement Practices" on 13 November from 16:30 to 18:00.
All these events take place in the Windsor Barra Hotel.

Come2Linux, Essen

10 to 11 November 2007

FSFE will have a booth at the Come2Linux, which takes place from 10 to 11 November in Essen, Germany. Michael Kesper from the German team and Dr Michael Stehmann from FTFs legal network will be available to answer questions. Also, T-shirts and other merchandise will be sold at the event as usual.

Implementazione strategica del Software Libero

08 November 2007

L'8 novembre la FSFE e la sua Freedom Task Force (FTF), in collaborazione con l'Internet Academy in Svezia, terranno un corso sull'Implementazione strategica del Software Libero nelle aziende. Il corso si svolgerà a Stoccolma e tenuto prevalentemente in svedese.

Internetdagarna a Stoccolma, Svezia

05 to 06 November 2007

La FSFE parteciperà con uno stand ad Internetdagarna a Stoccoma, il 5 e 6 novembre. La FSFE informerà i visitatori sui diversi aspetti del Software Libero, quali la Freedom Task Force, i brevetti sul software, il progetto SELF, la GPLv3, e la Fellowship della FSFE.

Free Software, licensing and business processes, Linz, Austria

03 November 2007

On the 3rd of November, Shane Coughlan from FSFE will speak at elce2007 about the business advantages inherent in Free Software and describe the licences that facilitate the freedoms it delivers. He will discuss the processes that help companies ensure they maximise benefit and minimise liability in Free Software deployment. He will also outline how Free Software and Open Standards work together to ensure a competitive marketplace.

Free Software as a Social Innovation, London, UK

02 November 2007

On the 2nd of November, the FSFE and M6-IT are organising Free Software as a Social Innovation in London. This day long event will inform participants about Free Software and demonstrate its use in civil society organisations.

Due interventi sul Software Libero al LinuxWorld NL, Olanda

31 October to 01 November 2007

Shane Coughlan terrà due interventi al LinuxWorld NL. Il primo avrà luogo il 31 ottobre e descriverà il lavoro della Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) e alcuni dei suoi progetti attuali. Shane offrirà anche una panoramica sulla licenze del Software Libero, consigli pratici per la conformità, l'importanza di standard realmente aperti ed il lavoro della Freedom Task Force di FSFE.

Discorso sul Software Libero in azienda al NLUUG/NLLGG, Olanda

31 October 2007

Shane Coughlan terrà un discorso, durante l'evento unificato di NLUUG/NLLGG, sull'impegno sulla qualità, affidabilità d'impresa e miglioramenti del Software Libero per garantire la compatibilità con le necessità delle imprese. L'evento avrà luogo nelle stesso posto del LinuxWorld NL, inizierà alle 18:30 e continuerà fino alle 20:30.

OpenFest, Sofia, Bulgaria

27 to 28 October 2007

FSFE president Georg Greve and vice-president Jonas Öberg will participate in the 5th annual OpenFest in Sofia, Bulgaria, to talk about the FSFE and the SELF project.

Presentazione della GPLv3 a Firenze

27 October 2007

Ciaran O'Riordan chiarirà alcuni aspetti delle licenze per Software Libero, i rischi di incompatibilità e gli insegnamenti appresi durante il processo di revisione pubblica della GPLv3 e il tentativo di renderla la miglior licenza possible.

GPLv3 alla conferenza sulle licenze per il Software Libero, Helsinki

25 October 2007

Ciaran O'Riordan sarà il relatore d'apertura a questo evento, spiegherà la storia della GNU GPL e le ragioni del suo successo nell'adozione e nel proteggere le libertà fondamentali.

Fellowship meeting in Krems

23 October 2007

The sixteenth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 23 October in Krems. We meet at 18:30 in the Restaurant Klinglhuber, Wiener Straße 10. A separate room is reserved for "BG Rechte Kremszeile".
As usual, this invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!

Sustainable-IT in Berlin, Germany

17 to 18 October 2007

On the 18. October from 14:00 to 15:30 Matthias Kirschner, FSFE's German deputy coordinator, will take part in a panel discussion at the Sustainable-IT conference. The topic of the discussion is "IT sustainability -- international. How can software contribute to resource protection and a fair distribution of knowledge". It takes place at the Kalkscheune, Johannisstraße 2 in Berlin. Registration on their website is required. Admission fee is 25 EUR, reduced 15 EUR.

I Forum de Software Livre

12 to 13 October 2007

On the 12th and 13th of October, the University of Lisbon will host the I Forum de Software Livre, where both academia and businesses will share their experiences with Free Software as a strong and credible technological alternative suitable for small, medium and big businesses. Georg Greve will be present, promoting the merits of Free Software, and its adequacy to modern technological needs.

Free Software licenses for developers (= non-lawyers)

26 September 2007

On Wednesday 26 September 2007 at 19:30, Dr. Michael Stehmann gives a speech with the following topics:
  • Why licenses?
  • Criteria for Free Software licenses
  • Which licenses do exist?
The event takes place in the Restaurant "Mi Dang", Fürstenwall 120, 40217 Düsseldorf and was organised by the local Fellowship group. After the speech, there will be an open discussion. Admission is free, although donations are of course welcome.

GPLv3 in Malmö, Sweden

25 September 2007

On the 25th of September, Jonas Öberg, vice president of the FSFE, will talk about and present the GNU General Public License version 3 at a meeting of the Swedish Computer Association in Malmö, Sweden.

OpenExpo, Free Software Exposition

19 to 20 September 2007

Georg Greve, president of the FSFE, will be a keynote speaker at OpenExpo, a Free Software Exposition aimed at a corporate and technical audience. He will talk about the significance and strategic importance of Free Software and Open Standards in the business world.

Strategic implementation of Free Software

18 to 19 September 2007

Between the 18th and 19th of September, the FSFE in collaboration with the Internet Academy in Sweden will give a course on the strategic implementation of Free Software in Stockholm, Sweden. The course will be given in Swedish.

FTF training course in Zurich

10 to 11 September 2007

Shane Coughlan, Freedom Task Force coordinator at FSFE, will deliver a two day course entitled 'Free Software licenses and other questions' at the Digicomp Academy Zurich, Switzerland. The course is intended for project managers, developers and technicians who wish to become more knowledgeable regarding code distribution options.

3rd Living Knowledge Conference

30 August to 01 September 2007

Between the 30th of August and 1st of September, the Fondation Sciences Citoyennes organises the 3rd Living Knowledge Conference where FSFE Swedish Team member Mathias Klang will participate to give a presentation on the SELF project.

2nd Froscon, St.Augustin, Germany

25 to 26 August 2007

The Department of Computer Science of the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg is organising a conference all about Free Software in 2007 again with help of Fachschaft of Computer Science, LUUSA and FrOSCon e.V.

FSFE will again maintain a booth. Coordination is done via the booth@ mailing list.

Fellowship meeting in Vienna and Dornbirn

17 August 2007

The fifteenth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 17 August in Vienna and in Dornbirn. We meet around 18:00 in the net.culture.lab Vienna in Museumsquartier, q21, Haupthof, the door vis-à-vis Museum Leopold, and in the net.culture.lab Dornbirn, Marktstraße 4. Both places will be connected via live stream. The "official" agenda will start at 19:00.
As usual, this invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!

Jornadas Regionales de Software Libre

07 to 11 August 2007

Between the 7th and 11th of August, Georg Greve, Jonas Öberg and members of the SELF project will participate in and give speeches at the 7th Jornadas Regionales de Software Libre in Córdoba, Argentina, as part of the work to promote the SELF project in the region.

Fellowship meeting in Vienna

20 July 2007

The fourteenth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 20 July in Vienna. We meet around 18:00 in the Library Room at the Metalab, Rathausstraße 6, first district. The "official" agenda will start at 19:00.
As usual, this invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!

Lunch briefing at Digicomp Zurich

11 July 2007

Shane Coughlan, Freedom Task Force coordinator at FSFE, will present a lunch briefing at the Digicomp Academy Zurich, Switzerland focused on Free Software in business and licensing issues.

Swedish Fellowship meeting in Göteborg

04 July 2007

On Tuesday the 4th of July at 17.00, the FSFE is organising a summer Fellowship meeting at its offices in Göteborg. The FSFE will inform about its activities and provide an opportunity for Fellows to meet each other.

Benelux Fellowship meeting in Brussels

28 to 30 June 2007

On Thursday June 28th at 21h00, there will be the first Benelux meeting of the Fellowship. The aim will be to get to know each other and to discuss what each person would like to get active on in the coming year. There will also be a social session on the night of Saturday June 30th. Details about venues will be on the Fellowship site as the information becomes available.

FTF training course in Zurich

25 to 26 June 2007

Shane Coughlan, Freedom Task Force coordinator at FSFE, will deliver a two day course entitled 'Free Software licenses and other questions' at the Digicomp Academy Zurich, Switzerland. The course is intended for project managers, developers and technicians who wish to become more knowledgeable regarding code distribution options.

Conference for Public Administration in Milan

21 to 22 June 2007

Free Software Foundation Europe in collaboration with the European Training Centre for Social Affairs and Public Health (EIPA-CEFASS) is organising an International Conference: "FLOSS: A Valuable Opportunity for Public Administrations".
The Conference is designed for Civil servants, Senior Civil Servants (Directors & Unit Heads), lawyers and politicians in EU Member States and countries surrounding the EU who are involved in the procurement of IT solutions and in strategic decisions about innovation and eGovernment, and who provide legal advice on copyright and patents.
The conference will be held in Milan on 21-22 June 2007. Please find the full program and the registration form online at:

Incontro dell'associazione a Vienna

22 June 2007

Il tredicesimo incontro dei Fellow austriaci avrà luogo il 22 giugno a Vienna. Ci incontreremo intorno alle 18:00 nella sala della biblioteca al Metalab, Rathausstraße 6, primo distretto. L'agenda "ufficiale" partirà alle 19:00.
Come al solito, questo invito è indirizzato a tutte le persone interessate al FSFE o al Software Libero. Speriamo in un alta partecipazione!

Free Software founding fathers at La Sapienza University

07 June 2007

Presso la cattedra di Comunicazione mediata dal computer della facoltà di Scienze della Comunicazione alla Sapienza di Roma, professore Arturo Di Corinto, il giorno 7 giugno alle ore 9:30, Richard Stallman, il fondatore del movimento del Free Software e Bruce Perens, il padre dell’Open Source, terranno una lezione magistrale sull’etica e la pratica del software libero.
Organizzato in collaborazione con la Free Software Foundation Europe, l’Associazione per il Software Libero, il Linux User Group della Sapienza, Wikimedia Italia, l'evento sarà l’occasione per discutere con studenti, esperti e appassionati, per ascoltare dalla voce dei suoi protagonisti la storia e l’evoluzione del free, open source software.
L’evento, gratuito e aperto al pubblico, avrà luogo giovedì 7 giugno dalle 9:30 alle 13:30 presso l’Aula Magna della Caserma Sani in via Via Principe Amedeo, 184. Il luogo è raggiungibile a piedi dalla Stazione Termini oppure dalla fermata della Metropolitana di Piazza Vittorio Emanuele.
È prevista la trasmissione dell'audio via Internet.

Colloquium on Free Software and science

07 June 2007

On Thursday June 7, 2007 at 3:30 pm in the V G Kulkarni Auditorium at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) in Mumbai, India, Georg Greve gives a talk about Free Software and science.
Free Software and science share common roots, and benefit society in several similar ways. In his talk, Mr Greve will explain the concept of Free Software and how it relates to maintaining our scientific basis as a society. As a practical example of this collaboration, the talk will give a brief introduction of the Science, Education and Learning in Freedom project, in which the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research plays a crucial role. The talk will close with an overview of how all of this relates to the global political trends of knowledge monopolisation, and the Access to Knowledge initiative.

LinuxTag 2007, Berlin, Germany

30 May to 02 June 2007

FSFE will be present with a booth at LinuxTag 2007, which takes place at Berlin's Expo Center under the Funkturm. FSFE will inform visitors about various aspects of Free Software, like the Freedom Task Force, software patents, the SELF project, GPLv3, or the Fellowship of FSFE. Also it is planned to sell T-Shirts from FSFE and books about Free Software. Please take the opportunity to get informed about Free Software and FSFE.

Linuxwochen, Vienna, Austria

31 May 2007

The biggest event in this year's Austrian Linuxwochen series takes place from 31 May to 2 June 2007 in the Urania building in Vienna. The FSFE is there during the whole event with a booth to inform people about its work and about Free Software in general.
On 31 May at 17:00 Reinhard Müller holds a speech titled "Free Software for a free society".
Admission is free for the whole event.

eLiberatica Conference in Braşov

18 to 19 May 2007

The eLiberatica Conference is the most important romanian event concerning Free Software. It will be held on the 18th and the 19th of May, in Braşov, Romania, and is organized by ROSI, a romanian assocition advocating Free Software, and by Agora Media, a romanian media group. eLiberatica's purpose is to unify pomotion of Free Software throughout Romania, and encouraging its adoption by business through grassroots organization. The conference therefore addresses programmers, university students, and business people. Georg Greve will deliver a talk on Open Standards and Free Competition.

Linuxwochen, Graz, Austria

19 May 2007

On Saturday 19 May 2007 at 9:30, Reinhard Müller holds the keynote for the Linuxwochen event at the University of Applied Sciences "Johanneum" in Graz.
At 11:00 he gives another speech titled "Free Software for a free society" there.
As a part of the same event, the twelfth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place at 15:00. As usual, all people interested in FSFE or Free Software are invited to this meeting.
The FSFE also has a booth at the event where it informs about its work and about Free Software in general.
Admission is free for the whole event.

17 May 2007

On thursday the 17th of may, the FSFE and Digifri, Sweden, invites you to attend a lecture by Richard Stallman on Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks. The lecture will take place at Linköping University, room C4 at 17.00.

Free Software and Beyond

16 May 2007

On Wednesday the 16th of may, the FSFE and Göteborg University, Sweden, invites you to attend a lecture by Richard Stallman on Free Software and Beyond: Human Rights in the Use of Software and Other Published Works. Stallman will speak about the history and philosophy of the Free Software Movement, address how the ideas of Free Software do or don't extend to other kinds of published works and explain what the Pirate Party must change in its program to avoid unintended negative consequences in the software field.

Conferenza italiana sul Software Libero

11 to 13 May 2007

La FSFE parteciperà alla prima conferenza italiana sul Software Libero. E' il primo di una serie di incontri annuali per favorire la diffusione del Software Libero in Italia incrementando la consapevolezza sia sui suoi risvolti economici e tecnici, che su quelli etici, sociali e filosofici. Vuole inoltre essere un punto di incontro di tutti i soggetti che sono coinvolti nella diffusione e nell'uso del Software Libero in Italia, ovvero imprese, enti pubblici, universita', sviluppatori, ricercatori ed appassionati, per conoscersi e avviare collaborazioni e progetti. Obiettivo degli organizzatori e' proporre la prima Conferenza Scientifica sul Software Libero Italiano.
La conferenza e' organizzata dal Centro di Ricerca su Tecnologia ed Innovazione Hacklab Cosenza e dalla Free Software Foundation Europe, con la collaborazione dell'Universita' della Calabria.

Linuxwochen, Eisenstadt, Austria

12 May 2007

On Saturday 12 May 2007 at 13:45, Karin Kosina gives a speech titled "Free Software for free people" as a part of the Linuxwochen event at the University of Applied Sciences in Eisenstadt. Admission is free.

LibreMeeting 2007, Spain

10 to 11 May 2007

Georg Greve and Ciaran O'Riordan will speak at the Libremeeting 2007 --the 1st International Free Knowledge Meeting of Madrid--. Georg will present the FSFE while Ciaran's speech will be about the GPLv3. The event is organized by our associated organization the Free Knowledge Foundation.

An overview of Free Software licensing and the Freedom Task Force

07 May 2007

On Monday 7 May 2007 at 19:30, Shane M. Coughlan gives an introduction to Free Software Licensing and the Freedom Task Force in the Restaurant "Philipp" in Düsseldorf, Fürstenwall 120. The event was organised by the local Fellowship group. Admission is free.

Second Annual Access to Knowledge Conference

27 to 29 April 2007

On April 27th-29th 2007, the weekend of World "Intellectual Property Day", the Yale Information Society Project will hold its Second Annual Access to Knowledge (A2K) Conference. This A2K conference program focuses on mobilizing Industry, Civil Society, Governments and Technologists, around human rights, human development and the public interest in the domain of innovation and information policy, as well as understanding the theoretical underpinnings of access to knowledge issues. Georg Greve will be present, advocating Free Software, and will act as a moderator in the Mobilizing Technologists Panel.

Introduction to Free Software for ETH Zurich students

27 April 2007

Shane Coughlan, FSFE Freedom Task Force coordinator, will deliver a speech entitled 'Introduction to Free Software' at ETH Zurich during the "Linux-Day V" event for students. Shane will be speaking at 13:15 on the 27th of April at ETH Zentrum HG E33.1.

Fellowship meeting in Vienna

27 April 2007

The eleventh Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 27 April in Vienna. We meet around 18:00 in the Library Room at the Metalab, Rathausstraße 6, first district. The "official" agenda will start at 19:00.
As usual, this invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!

Evening of freedom in digital society

04 April 2007

On April 4th, 18:00 pm, Georg Greve and Jonas Oberg will give three public talks. Georg will present the FSFE, and Free Software issues in e-government, and Jonas will talk about the SELF project. This event will take place in Belgrade, it will also be an opportunity for the Free Software community in Serbia to meet, with people also coming from Macedonia and Croatia.

GPLv3: Improving a Great Licence

01 April 2007

On Sunday April 1st, at 17h00, in Brussels, Richard Stallman will present the current status of the global project to update Free Software's keystone licence: the GNU GPL. This talk will be Stallman's first since the release of discussion draft 3 - the draft crafted to block patent deals such as that of Novell+Microsoft. This draft has also been simplified, and the DRM (Digital Restrictions Management) and tivoisation clauses have also been altered significantly.

The Fellowship card and its practical use

28 March 2007

The Fellowship group in Düsseldorf has invited GnuPG's principal author Werner Koch to speak about the Fellowship crypto card and its practical use. The event starts on 28 March 2007 at 19:00 in the "Gaststätte Phillip" in Düsseldorf. Admittance is free, although donations for the FSFE are of course welcome.

First Franconian Fellowship meeting

24 March 2007

The first Franconian Fellowship meeting takes place on 24 March 2007 in Forchheim. We meet at 16:00 in the restaurant "Roter Ochs". Jutta Horstmann speaks about Content Management Systems, Rainer Kersten from FSFE's office will give some info about FSFE, and the following discussion will certainly be interesting :-).

Fellowship meeting in Bonn

20 March 2007

This will be the second meeting of fellows in the region of Bonn and Cologne. It will take place on 2007-03-20 at 19 o'clock (open end) in the restaurant/bar Aktuell Nachrichtentreff.
Everyone living in the region, please subscribe to the new Rheinland mailinglist where discussion about topics will take place as well as other things interesting for fellows in the "Rheinland" region.
If you want to come, please drop me a line so I can adjust the reservation.

Fellowship meeting in Vienna

16 March 2007

The tenth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 16 March in Vienna. We meet around 18:00 in the Library Room at the Metalab, Rathausstraße 6, first district. The "official" agenda will start at 19:00.
A major topic this time is the planning of FSFE's participation in this year's Linuxwochen event series in Austria
As usual, this invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!

"Trusted Computing" and DRM

28 February 2007

The Fellowship group in Düsseldorf has invited Marcus Brinkmann to speak about restricted trust in computer systems. The event starts on 28 February 2007 at 20:00 in the "Gaststätte Phillip" in Düsseldorf. Admittance is free, although donations for the FSFE are of course welcome.

"FOSDEM", Bruxelles (Belgio)

24 to 25 February 2007

La FSFE sarà presente al FOSDEM 2007, che si svolgerà il 24 e 25 febbraio a Bruxelles. Il FOSDEM è una conferenza europea di sviluppatori di software libero organizzata da volontari.
La FSFE avrà uno stand in cui i visitatori potranno informarsi sulle attività recenti, sul software libero e sulla Fellowship della FSFE. Come al solito, non mancheranno le magliette della FSFE.
L'evento promuove la diffusione del software libero, permettendo agli sviluppatori e alle comunità di incontrarsi, conoscere altri progetti e lavorare per lo sviluppo delle soluzioni basate su software libero.

19 to 23 February 2007

Georg Greve, presidente della FSFE, e' stato invitato a partecipare come osservatore alla terza sessione del Provisional Committee on Proposal Related to a WIPO Development Agenda (PCDA); egli ha gia' in precedenza preso parte alla prima e seconda sessione. Il meeting si terra' a Ginevra, dal 19 al 23 febbraio, 2007.

Fellowship meeting in Vienna

19 February 2007

The nineth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 19 February (note: this is a Monday, not a Friday as usual) in Vienna. We meet around 18:00 in the Library Room at the Metalab, Rathausstraße 6, first district. The "official" agenda will start at 19:00.
As usual, this invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!

"SkyCon", Limerick (Irlanda)

16 to 18 February 2007

La FSFE sarà rappresentata da Ciaran O'Riordan a questa conferenza di informatica. Ciaran parlerà del progetto GPLv3, presentando lo stato attuale e il lavoro ancora da fare.

SELF in Mumbai, India

26 January to 14 February 2007

During the second leg of the SELF project, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR will organise the second BOARD meeting in Mumbai, India. The issues that will be discussed are related to SELF Support Programme (SSP), Finances and budget, Expert groups, and other strategic plans. The week long meeting comprises of two days workshop sessions, three days board meeting, one day SELF conference and one day for a social event. George Greve and Jonas Oberg, president and vice president of the FSFE, will be part of the Legal Experts Group.

Freedom Task Force to be represented at the LIFT conference, Geneva (Switzerland)

07 to 09 February 2007

Shane Coughlan, Freedom Task Force (FTF) coordinator, will attend the LIFT conference in Geneva, Switzerland. LIFT is a conference to explore the challenges and opportunities of technology in society. Shane will participate in the 'Legal issues and perspectives' workshop hosted by the Swiss lawfirm BCCC.

Fellowship meeting in Vienna

19 January 2007

The eigth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 19 January in Vienna. We meet around 18:00 in the Library Room at the Metalab, Rathausstraße 6, first district. The "official" agenda will start at 19:00.
As usual, this invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!

Meeting dei Fellow a Vienna

15 December 2006

Il settimo meeting Austriaco dei Fellow si terrà il 15 dicenbre a Vienna. Ci incontreremo verso le 18:00 alla Library Room del Metalab, Rathausstraße 6, primo distretto. Il programma "ufficiale" dei lavori avrà inizio alle 19:00.
Come consueto, questo invito è rivolto a tutte le persone interessate alla FSFE o al Software Libero. Vi aspettiamo numerosi!

IRC chat about the Freedom Task Force

15 December 2006

Shane Coughlan, FTF coordinator, will be on IRC this Friday to answer questions about the Freedom Task Force, to discuss potential routes of involvement, and to chat in general about Free Software licensing in Europe. The discussion will take place on freenode in the #fsfeurope channel between 9am and 11am GMT time (10am to 12 noon CET).

Discorso al "Nexell informiert", Zurigo, Svizzera

04 December 2006

Il presidente della FSFE, Georg Greve, terrà una conferenza intitolata "Il Software Libero nella vostra attività quotidiana. Cos'è il Software Libero?" durante il "Nexell informiert", a Zurigo. La conferenza inizierà il 4 Dicembre alle ore 17:30 presso lo "Schweizerisches Institut für Betriebsökonomie". Il "Nexell informiert" è un raduno dove gli esperti sono invitati a parlare e diffondere consapevolezza sulle questioni del Software Libero. L'evento è organizzato dal Nexell, un gruppo indipendente internazionale e multilingua di professionisti del CRM, con la missione di aiutare i clienti ad identificare le giuste tecnologie, piattaforme e soluzioni per soddisfare i propri bisogni e preventivi di spesa.

Terza edizione del Trophées du Libre, Soissons, Francia

30 November 2006

Il presidente della FSFE Georg Greve parteciperà nella veste di membro della giuria alla Terza Edizione del "Trophées du Libre" (Trofeo del Libero). La cerimonia avrà luogo il 30 Novembre 2006 a Soissons (Francia). "Trophées du Libre" è una competizione internazionale che premia i migliori progetti di software libero in sei categorie: Sicurezza, Multimedia e Giochi, Gestione d'azienda, Educativo, Applicazioni per il settore pubblico e comunità, PHP.

5th International GPLv3 Conference, Tokyo

21 to 22 November 2006

The 5th international conference on GPLv3 will be a 2-day event held in Japan on November 21st and 22nd. Organised by Free Software Initiative Japan, this event will host experts and interested parties who will make presentations and participate in discussions about Free Software's cornerstone licence. FSFE will be represented by Georg Greve (President) and Ciarán O'Riordan. The joint goals are to maximise awareness of the GPLv3 process and to give attendees the information necessary to make informed comments on the licence drafts and to help them to explain the proposed changes to others.

Fellowship meeting in Vienna

17 November 2006

The sixth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 17 November in Vienna. We meet around 18:00 in the Lounge at the Metalab, Rathausstraße 6, first district. The "official" agenda will start at 19:00.
Some of the Fellows that have been on the first international Fellowship meeting in Bolzano will be there to report from that event. The Freedom Task Force which was presented there will also be a topic for the evening.
As usual, this invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!

"LinuxWorld Conference and Expo", Cologne, Germany

14 to 16 November 2006

FSFE will be present with a booth at the "Linuxworld Conference and Expo", which takes place from 14 to 16 November in the "Koelnmesse" area in Cologne, Germany.

Primo Meeting Annuale Internazionale della Fellowship

11 November 2006

I Fellow della FSFE si raduneranno a Bolzano alla South Tyrol Free Software Conference 2006 (SFSCon) sabato 11 novembre. Controllare quest'indirizzo per informazioni più aggiornate.

OpenTuesday presso Digicomp, Zurigo, Svizzera

07 November 2006

Il presidente di FSFE, Georg Greve, terrà una lezione intitolata "Kommerzielle, praktische und gesellschaftliche Aspekte Freier Software" durante il prosimo OpenTuesday, a Zurigo. La lezione inizierà alle 18:00, 7 novembre.
Gli OpenTuesday sono incontri mensili in cui esperti vengono invitati a parlare e informare le persone su alcune tematiche del Free Software.

GPLv3, DRM, ed il kernel Linux

04 November 2006

Dublino, Irlanda. Ciarán O'Riordan terrà una presentazione sulla GNU GPLv3 trattando lo stato della discussione e le opzioni aperte sul DRM e la tivoizzazione, usando il kernel Linux come esempio. Questa presentazione sarà parte di un evento di una giornata per l'ILUG AGM.

United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

30 October to 02 November 2006

From 30 October to 2 November the UN is holding its first Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Athens, Greece. FSFE president Georg Greve is participating to discuss issues of software sovereignty and to participate in the high level panel on Access.

"LinuxWorld Expo", London, UK

25 to 26 October 2006

FSFE will be at the "LinuxWorld Expo" in London, on the 25th/26th of October. FSFE will have a booth at the event. Please come and visit us to learn more about Free Software, the work of the FSFE and the Fellowship.

Internetdagarna, Stockholm, Sweden

24 to 25 October 2006

At the Internet days 2006 in Stockholm, Sweden, FSFE vice president Jonas Öberg will participate in a panel discussion on open document formats. The FSFE will also be present with a booth during the event.

Fellowship meeting in Vienna

20 October 2006

The fourth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 20 October starting at 18:00 in Vienna at the Metalab, Rathausstraße 6, first district.
As usual, this invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!

aKademy 2006: KDE, patents, GPLv3

23 to 30 September 2006

This year's annual KDE conference will be held in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. FSFE will be represented by Ciaran O'Riordan who will deliver a keynote on Software Patents at 13:45 on Sunday the 24th, and will lead a Birds of a Feather session on GPLv3 from 19:00 to 20:00 on Tuesday th 26th. aKademy is generally technical in nature.

Fellowship meeting in Dusseldorf

27 September 2006

Fellows from Dusseldorf and the surrounding area meet on 27 September at 20:00 in the Cafe "Philipp", Furstenwall 120, Dusseldorf-Bilk. Please inform kersten (at) fsfeurope.org if you are planning to join.

IPR protection of software workshop, Helsinki, Finland

21 to 22 September 2006

Georg Greve, president of FSFE, will partecipate in a policy panel, at the workshop "IPR protection of software", to explain and make clear the advantages and benefits of Free Software licensing. The panel will take place on the second day of the workshop, the 22nd of September at 13:00. The venue is the Hotel Linna, Helsinki.

Workshop sulla GPLv3 al Wizards of Operating Systems (WOS4)

15 September 2006

FSFE organizzerà un workshop sulla GPLv3 alla conferenza Wizards of OS di quest'anno, che si terrà a Berlino, venerdì 15 settembre, dalle 17h00 alle 19h00. Georg Greve e Ciaran O'Riordan saranno affiancati da membri della FSF Latin America, organizzazione associata di FSFE, per introdurre le principali modifiche proposte per la GPLv3 e per esaminare lo stato attuale del processo di consultazione pubblica.

Fellowship meeting in Vienna

15 September 2006

The fourth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 15 September starting at 18:00 in Vienna at the Metalab, Rathausstraße 6, first district.
As usual, this invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!

Tiroler Linuxtag, Hall in Tirol, Austria

09 September 2006

Al "Tiroler Linuxtag", l'ultimo degli eventi della serie austriaca "Linuxwochen", sia Reinhard Müller sia Patrick Ohnewein terranno delle relazioni. Reinhard Müller darà una descrizione generale sul Software Libero e sulla Fellowship, e Patrick Ohnewein parlerà del CoCOS, un centro di competenza sul Software Libero, e riguardo al Software Libero in Sud Tirolo.
L'evento avrà luogo il 9 settembre 2006 dalle 10:00 alle 17:00 presso l'UMIT, una università privata in Hall in Tirol. L'entrata è libera.

"Sapete abbastanza sulla GPLv3?" Copenhagen, Danimarca

30 August 2006

Ciaran O'Riordan presenterà, e risponderà a domande su, i cambiamenti principali che sono stati fatti per la terza versione della GNU GPL. Scopo della serata è di fornire ai membri della Free Software community informazioni per aiutarli a fare critiche costruttive e a suggerire miglioramenti durante il tempo rimanente del processo di di consultazione pubblica.

Dataföreningen Region West, Göteborg, Svezia

29 August 2006

Durante una delle riunioni periodiche del Dataföreningen Region West, Jonas Öberg, vice presidente della FSFE, presenterà la GPL versione 3, le modifiche proposte e le loro motivazioni.

Quarta conferenza internazionale sulla GPLv3, Bangalore, India

23 to 24 August 2006

La quarta conferenza internazionale per la stesura della terza versione della GNU GPL avrà luogo il 23 e 24 agosto, in Bangalora, India. FSFE partecierà a questo evento tramite la presenza di Ciaran O'Riordan, curatore del progetto GPLv3 di FSFE. O'Riordan sarà presente per fornire assistenza organizzativa per la conferenza, e accrescere i legami con FSFI, organizzazione associate di FSFE.

Riunione di avvio del progetto SELF, L'Aia, Paesi Bassi

09 to 11 July 2006

La conferenza pubblica di avvio del progetto "Science Education and Learning in Freedom" (SELF) avrà luogo all'Aia, nei Paesi Bassi il 10 luglio. Georg Greve, presidente della FSFE e Jonas Oberg, vice presidente, parteciperanno alla conferenza; Greve terrà l'intervento di apertura sul tema "Implicazioni strategiche del Software Libero per i Paesi Bassi e per l'Europa", mentre Oberg condurrà la tavola rotonda intitolata "La rivoluzione Open Content".

26 to 30 June 2006

Come parte del continuo lavoro della FSFE per riformare il sistema globale di copyright, brevetti e trademark, Georg Greve, presidente della FSFE, partecipaerà alla seconda sessione della "World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Provisional Committee on Proposals Related to a WIPO Development Agenda (PCDA)", così come aveva già partecipato alla prima sessione, febbraio 2006. L'incontro avrà luogo presso le Nazioni Unite a Ginevra.

GPLv3 and Free Software Development, GUADEC, Spain

28 June 2006

Ciaran O'Riordan will give an overview of the current proposal for how v3 of the GNU GPL will differ from v2. Topics will include a description of the year-long public consultation process and how GPLv3 will strive to preserve freedom in spite of DRM, software patents, and a complicated legal World.

Terza conferenza internazionale sulla GPLv3, Barcellona

22 to 23 June 2006

In questa conferenza internazionale di due giorni, gli esperti della GPLv3 e di licenze per Software Libero presenteranno i cambiamenti proposti alla licenza principale del Software Libero, la GNU General Public License. Gli esperti risponderanno anche alle domande del pubblico e verranno organizzate discussioni su argomenti d'attualità. Gli obiettivi finali sono quelli di diffondere consapevolezza sulla GPLv3 e di dare ai partecipanti le informazioni necessarie a spiegare ad altre persone i cambiamenti proposti.

Dorkbotswiss, Zurich, Switzerland

16 June 2006

Free Software meets digital lifestyle: on Friday 16 June, Georg Greve will speak at the Dorkbot Swiss meeting at the Kunstraum Walcheturm in Zurich, Switzerland at 20:00. The event will focus mainly on social issues of digital freedom.

Linuxwochen, Vienna, Austria

31 May to 02 June 2006

Austria's largest Free Software event takes place from Wednesday, 31 May 2006, 10:00, to Friday, 2 June 2006, 22:00, in the Urania building, Uraniastraße 1, First District, Vienna. Admission is free.
FSFE is present with a booth. On all three days of the event, members of the FSFE, Fellows, and volunteers are available at the booth to inform about the work of the FSFE and about the Fellowship.
On Wednesday 31 May at 20:00 Karin Kosina gives a speech titled "Free Software for free people" in which she introduces the Free Software Foundation Europe.

SANE April 2006 Conference, Delft, Olanda.

15 to 19 May 2006

Alla quinta "System Administration and Network Engineering Conference" di Delft, Georg Greve, presidente della FSFE, introdurrà la versione 3 della GPL, chiarendo le scelte alla base delle sue modifiche e le modalità per partecipare al processo che renderà la GPLv3 la migliore versione possibile della GPL.

GNU/LinuxTag 2006, Wiesbaden, Germania

03 to 06 May 2006

Come ogni anno, la FSFE sarà presente al GNU/LinuxTag, uno dei principali appuntamenti annuali riguardanti il software libero fin dal 1996, con molti volontari e presentazioni dedicate al software libero e all'attività della FSFE. Sarà un'occasione per incontrare molti attivisti della FSFE e assistere ai loro interventi su WIPO, GPLv3, DRM e altri argomenti.

Education, Public Administration, and Free Software

29 April 2006

Federico Heinz will give two talks in Dublin, Ireland. One on "Free Software and Education", and one on "The Imperative for Free Software in Public Administration". This event is being organised by Ciaran O'Riordan with Irish Free Software Organisation. O'Riordan will also make a presentation about GPLv3: the process and the largest changes.

Udienza per la causa antitrust contro Microsoft, Corte Europea, Lussemburgo

24 to 28 April 2006

Il Grand Jury della Corte Europea di giustizia è pronto per l'attesa udienza della causa antitrust contro Microsoft, che avrà luogo nella Grande Salle della Corte Europea, dal 24 al 28 aprile. Georg Greve, presidente della FSFE, Carlo Piana, legale della FSFE nella causa e Andrew Tridgell del Samba Team saranno presenti all'evento, per difendere la Corte dai tentativi di Microsoft di eludere ancora le sanzioni ricevute.

Access to Knowledge Conference, Yale Law School, USA

21 to 23 April 2006

Alla prima conferenza internazionale su Access to Knowledge, che si terrà alla Yale Law School, Karsten Gerloff modererà una tavola rotonda dal titolo "Licensing Frameworks for Access to Knowledge". Lo scopo della conferenza è quello di sviluppare un quadro per analizzare i possibili effetti distorsivi delle politiche pubbliche basate esclusivamente sul diritto d'autore e sui brevetti. I partecipanti discuteranno sulle modalità alternative per sostenere l'accesso alla conoscenza in un ambiente digitale e connesso.

7° Free Software Forum, Porto Alegre, Brasile

19 to 22 April 2006

Quest'anno la 7^a edizione del Free Software Forum avrà luogo a Porto Alegre, Brasile, ospitando anche la seconda conferenza internazionale su GPLv3. La FSFE sarà rappresentata dal proprio presidente, Georg Greve, e dal proprio rappresentante a Bruxelles, Ciaran O'Riordan. Entrambi terranno degli interventi alla conferenza su GPLv3 e parteciperanno alle attività del FISL: Greve terrà uno degli interventi di apertura, dal titolo "Free Software - Social Movement or Technological Revolution?", e Ciaran O'Riordan parlerà delle iniziative per fermare i brevetti software. Entrambi lavoreranno insieme alla FSF Latin America, organizzazione sorella della FSFE, e incontreranno la comunità locale del software libero per rafforzare la rete internazionale del software libero.

07 April 2006

Ciaran O'Riordan e Gareth Bowker parleranno a Londra a proposito delle attività della FSFE per proteggere la libertà del software da possibili interventi legislativi dannosi, come quelli legati alla brevettabilità del software o alle distorsioni del diritto d'autore. O'Riordan presenterà anche la GPLv3 e il suo processo consultivo pubblico che durerà un anno. Entrambi risponderanno alle domande del pubblico.

A Torino la nuova GPL

18 March 2006

Il 18 Marzo Richard Stallman presenterà a Torino il futuro del Software Libero, introducendo al pubblico italiano il processo di aggiornamento della GNU General Public License ("la GPL") che oggi protegge le libertà di 100 milioni di utenti di software nel mondo ed è la licenza per il Software Libero più usata al mondo.

Fellowship meeting in Vienna

17 March 2006

La terza riunione della Fellowship in Austria avrà luogo il 13 gennaio alle 18:00 a Vienna, presso il Cafe Panoptikum, Schultergasse 4.
Questa volta, Karin Kosina e Reinhard Müller presenteranno i vari progetti della FSFE e continuerà la discussione sul software libero nelle scuole austriache.
L'invito è aperto a chiunque sia interessato alla FSFE o al software libero.

FOSDEM 2006, Bruxelles, Belgio

25 to 26 February 2006

Come ogni anno, la Free Software Foundation Europe parteciperà al FOSDEM di Bruxelles, una conferenza per gli sviluppatori europei di software libero. Come ogni anno, il team della FSFE incontrerà molte persone della comunità del software libero, informerà sulle proprie attività e quest'anno presenterà anche una piccola sopresa.

20 to 24 February 2006

Dopo gli "Inter-Sessional Inter-Governmental Meetings" (IIM) sull'istituzione di una agenda per lo sviluppo presso la "World Intellectual Property Organization" (WIPO) delle Nazioni Unite, Georg C. F. Greve e Karsten Gerloff della FSFE parteciperanno anche al "Provisional Committee on Proposals Related to a WIPO Development Agenda" (PCDA).

Prima conferenza internazionale sulla GPLv3 della Free Software Foundation

16 to 17 January 2006

La FSF Europe, rappresentata da Georg C. F. Greve, Ciaran O'Riordan e Stefano Maffulli, parteciperà alla presentazione della prima bozza per la versione 3 della GNU General Public License durante la Prima conferenza internazionale su GPLv3, che si terrà all'MIT di Cambridge, USA.

Riunione della Fellowship a Vienna

13 January 2006

La seconda riunione della Fellowship in Austria avrà luogo il 13 gennaio alle 18:00 a Vienna, presso l'Otto-Wagner Pavillion vicino a Karlsplatz. Come l'ultima volta, Karin Kosina e Reinhard Müller parleranno del lavoro della FSFE e si svolgeranno interessanti discussioni, in particolare sull'argomento "Software libero nell'educazione". L'invito è aperto a chiunque sia interessato alla FSFE o al software libero.

22nd Chaos Communication Congress, Berlin, Germany

27 to 30 December 2005

At the Chaos Computer Club's 22nd Chaos Communication Congress, Karsten Gerloff will give a talk on Free Software, Access to Knowledge and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). The talk is scheduled for Dec. 30th, 14:00.

2nd Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Free Software Development and Usage (LACFREE II), Brazil

05 to 08 December 2005

Georg C. F. Greve, President of FSFE, will participate in panels about e-government and digital society at LACFREE II, a UNESCO sponsored conference on Free Software development and usage being held in the Brazilian cities Recife and Olinda.

5tas Jornadas Regionales de Software Libre, Rosario, Argentina

20 to 23 November 2005

Having been invited to the 5th Regional Free Software Days, Georg Greve will participate in this important Latin American event, which spans technical, social and cultural topics. He will also be a guest to the public part of the first general assembly of the Free Software Foundation Latin America, which is going to be held at this event.

Preventing Software Patents: How and Why

18 November 2005

In an event organised by FSFE's associate organisation Irish Free Software Organisation, FSFE's Brussels Representative, Ciaran O'Riordan, will speak about his work to prevent software patents, and what could be the road ahead. He, and the other speakers, will also discuss similar legislation, which is getting much less attention, such as IPRED2.

UN World Summit on the Information Society, Tunis

14 to 18 November 2005

The second phase of the United Nations (UN) World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) will be held between 14th and 18th November in Tunis. Georg C. F. Greve, President of FSFE, will be working to promote digital freedom and equality in discussions and side-events with other participants from Governments, Civil Society, the Private Sector and the United Nations.

LinuxWorld Conference and Expo 2005, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

15 to 17 November 2005

From 15. to 17. November, FSFE will be at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo 2005. FSFE will be present with a booth. Please take the opportunity to get informed about Free Software, the work of the FSFE and the Fellowship. There will also be the chance to get informed about the OpenPGP smartcard.

The World Summit on the Information Society and the role of Local Authorities

09 to 11 November 2005

The World Summit on the Information Society and the role of Local Authorities is held in Bilbao, Spain between the 9th and 11th of november. Jonas Öberg will participate in the workshop on Free Software on the 10th of november at 16.45 to discuss the importance of Free Software in government administration.

Tweakfest 2005 in Zürich, Switzerland

09 to 10 November 2005

Georg C. F. Greve, President of FSF Europe, will be speaking at Tweakfest 2005 - Visions of Digital Life Style on Nov 10th 2005 in Zürich, a congress organised by the local Academy of Design and Art.
The topic of his talk will be "Who owns the Information Society? - Open source is not enough!"

Fellowship meeting in Vienna

04 November 2005

On 4 November, starting at 18:00, a Fellowship meeting will take place in the "Käuzchen" in Vienna, Gardegasse 8. Karin Kosina and Reinhard Müller will inform about the work of the FSFE and discuss with interested people. The invitation is adressed at everybody who is interested in the FSFE, wants to get active himself or just likes Free Software and wants to get in contact with other enthusiasts, not only at those who are part of the Fellowship. If you want to join us there, please send a short mail to austria (at) fsfeurope.org so we can reserve a big enough table.

Internetdagarna 2005

24 to 25 October 2005

The Swedish Internet infrastructure foundation is organising the conference Internetdagarna 2005 at the Clarion Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden, between the 24th and 25th of october. Several issues will be discussed during the conference, including a discussion on Sweden's IT policy and the dangers of a digital divide. FSF Europe's Jonas Öberg will participate throughout the conference

III Encontro de Software Livre do Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil (planned)

13 to 15 October 2005

At the Third Conference on Free Software in the Amazonas, Georg Greve will meet with local and international Free Software activists to work on questions related to Free Software and Development.

Internet Hungary 2005

11 to 12 October 2005

Stefano Maffulli, Italian Chancellor, will be speaking at the biggest professional conference of the Hungarian Internet users. The event will see participants from the communication and financial experts, from governmental institutions, and representatives of Telkom, ISP and other service institutions. The subject of this year's conference is: what possibilities are there on the Internet for the media and communication industry, and what sort of business activities can be carried out with the help of the Internet, with special attention to those economic activities.

WSIS, Internet Governance and Human Rights

03 October 2005

On the 3rd of October, Jonas Öberg will participate in a workshop on the World Summit of the Information Society, focused on Internet Governance and Human Rights. The workshop is organised by the Collegium for Development Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden, and will be held at the Hammarskog Conference Centre, Sweden.

LACFREE, Recife, Brasil

27 September to 01 October 2005

FSFE's president Georg Greve has been invited to speak at the Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Development and Use of Free Software. He will talk about Free Software as a social movement and its interaction in the political field, in particular on United Nations level, such as WIPO. Georg Greve is also looking forward to a session on the Free Software Foundations with participants from FSF Latin America, FSF India and FSF Europe. During this event he will share with the audience some of the work that FSFE has done in the past years.

World Summit on the Information Society -- PrepCom-3, Geneva, Switzerland (planned)

18 September to 01 October 2005

FSFE will take part in this final preparatory meeting for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). We will contribute the perspective of Free Software to the various meetings and negotiations.

OpenOffice.org Conf 2005

30 September 2005

Stefano Maffulli, Italian Chancellor, will be speaking at the OpenOffice.org Conference 2005 in Koper - Capodistria (Slovenia). Participants are invited to register (free of charge).

Software Patents: The Road Ahead

13 August 2005

London, August 13th is the Annual General Meeting of UK-based Association For Free Software (AFFS). This year Ciaran O'Riordan will be giving a talk about what has been achieved and what we must do to prepare for the future battles over software patentability.

What the Hack!, Liempde, Netherlands

28 to 31 July 2005

At the What the Hack! outdoor conference, Georg Greve will give a talk on FSFE's work and the Fellowship project. Karsten Gerloff will hold a lecture on WIPO and the Development Agenda.

WIPO IIM/3, Geneva, Switzerland

20 to 22 July 2005

Following up on FSFE's activities during the first two part of WIPO's Meetings on a Development Agenda, Georg Greve and Karsten Gerloff will work to make sure the needs of Free Software are taken into account in any WIPO agreements.

IV Jornades de Programari Lliure

06 to 09 July 2005

The "Jornades des Programari Lliure" is a Free Software conference in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Catalonia. Karin Kosina will give an introduction to 3D programming with Coin3D on 7 July at 15:30 and hold a speech about making money with Free Software on 8 July at 11:30.

GNU/Linuxtag 2005, Karlsruhe, Germany

22 to 25 June 2005

At the GNU/Linuxtag 2005, world's biggest GNU/Linux fair, FSFE will present itself with two booths, several talks and a large number of people. Please take the opportunity to get informed about FSFE and Free Software. Details about FSFE's many activities are listed on a separate page, reached via the link below.

Incontro Intersessione Intergovernativo della WIPO, seconda parte, Ginevra, Svizzera

19 to 22 June 2005

Per la seconda parte dell'Incontro Intersessione Intergovernativo dell'Organizzazione Mondiale per la Proprietà Intellettuale (WIPO) FSFE manderà una delegazione a Ginevra. In coordinamento con altri attori della società civile, FSFE lavorerà per indirizzare il lavoro della WIPO verso una ricchezza intellettuale crescente e per affrontare le necessità e le richieste del Software Libero.

FSFE a Venezia, tavola rotonda e concerto (Isola San Fruttuoso, Venezia)

08 June 2005

Il giorno 8 giugno 2005 la FSFE sarà presente alla tavola rotonda "Arte, cultura conoscenza, democrazia". Il presidente della sezione italiana Stefano Maffulli sarà presente insieme ad altri partecipanti, come il Ministro della Cultura brasiliano Gilberto Gil, il responsabile italiano di Creative Commons Juan Carlos De Martin e molti altri.

World Summit Award, Vienna, Austria

02 to 03 June 2005

Alla "WSIS Contributory Conference" di Vienna, Georg Greve terrà un intervento su "Software libero come ricchezza intellettuale per la società dell'informazione". La conferenza mira a produrre una "Dichiarazione di Vienna sulla creatività" che richiamerà l'attenzione sul fatto che la creatività è una risorsa naturale della mente umana.

Freedom Party, Bruxelles, Belgio

02 June 2005

Dalle 15:30, dopo una manifestazione in strada contro i brevetti sul software, FSFE organizzerà un Freedom Party per celebrare la libertà digitale come parte della sua campagna di Fellowship. Il luogo di ritrovo non è stato ancora stabilito, ma sarà vicino a piazza de Meeus, dove termina il corteo. Piazza de Meeus è una piazza erbosa che sta su entrambi i lati di Rue de Luxembourg, a metà strada tra il Parlamento Europeo e la stazione della metropolitana Trone.

Linuxwochen Wien, Vienna, Austria

24 to 27 May 2005

Karin Kosina aprirà l'evento con un discorso introduttivo il ventiquattro maggio e parlerà dell'importanza del termine "Free Software" il ventisei. Georg Greve terrà un discorso sul Software Libero nel B2B e nelle pubbliche amministrazioni il venticinque maggio. Entrambi prenderanno anche parte ad un dibattito.

Conferenza sull'Accesso alla Conoscenza (A2K), Londra, Regno Unito

12 to 13 May 2005

Georg Greve parteciperà ad una Conferenza sull'Accesso alla Conoscenza (A2K) organizzata dal gruppo Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue. All'evento, a Londra, rappresentanti dei consumatori, bibliotecari, esperti governativi ed organizzazioni internazionali e di società civile lavoreranno sulle proposte per un Trattato di Accesso alla Conoscenza.

Seminario della Banca Mondiale sul procurement, Torino

20 April 2005

Invitato dalla Banca Mondiale, Georg Greve parlerà a professionisti IT che partecipano a un seminario sul procurement dei servizi informativi, segnalando i vantaggi specifici del software libero per i progetti di sviluppo.

Riunione WIPO sull'agenda per lo sviluppo

11 to 15 April 2005

Dal 12 al 15 aprile, la FSFE parteciperà alla riunione intergovernativa inter-sessione dell'Organizzazione Mondiale della Proprietà Intellettuale (WIPO) a Ginevra. Visto che sono stati invitati a partecipare solo gli osservatori permanenti, molte organizzazioni della società civile non saranno ammesse a questa riunione di importanza critica per gli sviluppi futuri del WIPO. La delegazione della FSFE è per ora composta da Georg Greve, Karsten Gerloff e Volker Grassmuck; insieme ad altri esponenti della società civile, essa cercherà di riorientare l'azione del WIPO verso l'aumento della ricchezza intellettuale e la giusta considerazione dei temi legati al software libero.

Linuxforum, Copenhagen, Danimarca

04 to 05 March 2005

Il LinuxForum 2005 si terrà a Copenhagen nel weekend tra il 4 e il 5 marzo. La FSF Europe sarà rappresentata da Henrik Sandklef, insieme all'organizzazione danese IT-Politisk Forening, che lavora per la libertà di informazione in Danimarca.

Conferenza sul Software Libero, Istanbul, Turchia

04 to 05 March 2005

I giorni 4 e 5 di marzo 2005 si terrà all'Istanbul Bilgi University una conferenza sul Software Libero. L'attenzione sarà sulle opportunità che il Software Libero offre all'economia turca. Il 4 di marzo Georg Greve terrà un discorso su aspetti commerciali, pratici e sociologici del Software Libero e del Progetto GNU.

Workshop sul software libero a Damasco, Siria

02 to 04 March 2005

Tra il 2 e il 4 marzo, Karin Kosina e Jonas Öberg terranno alcuni interventi al "Free and Open Source Software Workshop" di Damasco. Karin parlerà degli aspetti economici del software libero e Jonas parlerà dell'educazione al software libero a livello universitario.

FOSDEM 2005, Bruxelles, Belgio

26 to 27 February 2005

Tra il 26 e il 27 febbraio a Bruxelles si terrà l'edizione di quest'anno del FOSDEM. La FSF Europe sarà presente con vari membri, volontari, magliette e altro merchandising.

World Summit on the Information Society -- PrepCom-2, Ginevra, Svizzera

17 to 25 February 2005

La FSFE si sta preparando a partecipare alla riunione del Comitato Preparatorio (2. PrepCom) della seconda fase del "World Summit on the Information Society" (WSIS). Georg Greve sarà a Ginevra dal 17 al 25 Febbraio 2005.

LOTS, Università di Berna, Svizzera

17 to 19 February 2005

Venerdì 18 febbraio, Georg Greve terrà un intervento al LOTS, all'Università di Berna, Svizzera. Durante la sua lezione parlerà delle origini e dei vantaggi del software libero. L'entrata è libera per chi si sarà registrato entro il 31 gennaio, altrimenti costa 10F.

World Social Forum, Porto Alegre, Brazil

26 to 31 January 2005

FSFE parteciperà al World Social Forum che si terrà a Porto Alegre, in Brasile dal ventisei al trentun gennaio 2005. Il 26 gennaio Georg Greve parteciperà ad un evento dal titolo "Digital Revolution: Knowledge Sharing x Impresionment on Information Society". L'evento avrà luogo nella stanza A105 dalle 15:30 alle 18:30.

Software Libero - sfide nell'era digitale, Dublino, Irlanda

14 January 2005

Venerdì 14 gennaio 2005 alle 19:30, Georg Greve terrà un intervento sulle sfide del software libero nell'era digitale e sul lavoro della Free Software Foundation Europe. La conferenza, aperta al pubblico, si terrà nel Theatre Q, Arts Block del UCD campus.

Prima Conferenza sul Software Libero in Alto Adige

26 to 28 November 2004

Dal 26 al 28 novembre 2004 si terrà a Bolzano la SFScon. Due membri della Free Software Foundation Europe terranno tre interventi: Werner Koch parlerà a proposito di "Privacy e tecniche di crittografia", Alessandro Rubini presenterà il "Software Libero nella scuola" e darà un'"Introduzione alla programmazione del kernel".

Congresso Internazionale del Software Libero (CONISLI)

04 to 07 November 2004

Questo congresso sul Software Libero, organizzato interamente dalla comunità del Software Libero brasiliana, si terrà nel "Anhembi Convention Center", San Paolo in Brasile. Georg Greve aprirà il congresso con un intervento nella giornata di giovedì.

aLANtejo Party 2004, Lisbona, Portogallo

07 to 09 October 2004

Sabato 9 Ottobre 2004 alle 16:00, Georg Greve parteciperà a una tavola rotonda sul Software Libero al aLANtejo. L'evento è pubblico, ma è richiesta la registrazione sul sito (solo in portoghese).

7° "Handelsblatt Jahrestagung", Hotel Ritz-Carlton, Berlino, Germania

04 to 06 October 2004

Martedì 5 ottobre 2004 alle ore 14:00 George Greve parlerà delle prospettive del Software Libero. La conferenza sarà tenuta in lingua Tedesca.

E-Altoadige a Castel Flavon, Bolzano.

01 October 2004

Venerdì 1 Ottobre 2004, Georg Greve parteciperà a un evento dal titolo "Autonomia e libertà del sapere nella società dell'informazione. Implicazioni politiche, economiche e culturali". La conferenza inizierà alle 9:00 e si concluderà in serata. L'evento è rivolto a responsabili dell'amministrazione, capi ufficio e capi ripartizione nella Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano, ma anche al mondo del lavoro, alle associazioni che si occupano della tematica e ai cittadini interessati. L'evento è pubblico e a partecipazione gratuita, ma è richiesta la registrazione entro il 30 Settembre sul sito web.

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Ginevra, Svizzera

22 to 24 September 2004

Il 23 Settembre Georg Greve parteciperà all'Expert Meeting on Free Software. Parlerà del Software Libero e del suo ruolo nel progresso della società dell'informazione, in particolare nei paesi in via di sviluppo.

Ars Electronica 2004, Linz, Austria

02 to 07 September 2004

Lunedì 6 Settembre 2004, Georg Greve parteciperà a un dibattito attorno ai "digital commons" insieme a Lawrence Lessig, fondatore del pluripremiato progetto "Creative Commons". L'argomento della discussione sarà il seguente: "A chi appartiene la conoscenza e quanto sono liberi il software, i contenuti e le infrastrutture?

Free Software Summer Event in Caceres, Spain

18 to 22 July 2004

Lunedì, 22 luglio alle ore 10:00 Georg Greve terrà una conferenza sulla Free Software Foundation Europe. Parteciperà anche ad una tavola rotonda discutendo sul tema "I governi debbono supportare il Software Libero?" mercoledì 21 luglio dalle 12:30 alle 13:30 e dalle 13:30 alle 14:30 e sul tema "I brevetti software in Europa" giovedì 22 luglio negli stessi orari. Le conferenze saranno tenute in lingua Inglese.

GNU/LinuxTag a Karlsruhe, Germania

23 to 26 June 2004

GNU/LinuxTag è uno dei principali eventi riguardanti il Software Libero. Come ogni anno, ci sarà una postazione della FSF Europe: vari membri del nostro team parleranno delle nostre attività, venderemo gadget, magliette e spille per finanziare il nostro lavoro per il Software Libero. Bernhard Reiter e Georg Greve terranno interventi sul Software Libero e le sue licenze mercoledì alle 16.00, giovedì alle 14.00 e sabato alle 13.00.

Dove va il diritto d'autore in Europa?

13 June 2004

All'interno di "Wizards of OS 2004" si terrà un workshop dal titolo "Where next for copyright in Europe?". La lista dei relatori include anche Georg Jakob, Membro della FSF Europe, che parlerà dei vincitori e vinti nella direttiva IPRED ("Intellectual Proprerty Rights Enforcement Directive").

Georg Greve in Sud America

20 May to 10 June 2004

Dal 20 maggio al 10 giugno 2004, Georg Greve ha girato per il Sud America, visitando le comunità del Software Libero in Argentina, Uruguay e Brasile per supportarle nella loro battaglia per la libertà e per condividere l'esperienza maturata con il lavoro della FSFE.

EuroPython: Software Libero nell'interesse pubblico

08 June 2004

Henrik Sandklef terrà un intervento di 30 minuti sul Software Libero nell'interesse pubblico durante la conferenza EuroPython 2004. L'intervento avrà luogo nella Sala 1 alle 09:30 il 9 giugno.

EuroPython: tavola rotonda

07 June 2004

Jonas Öberg e Henrik Sandklef participeranno a una tavola rotonda su "Licenziare le proprie applicazioni Python" durante la conferenza EuroPython 2004. La discussione avrà luogo nella Sala 3 alle 16:00 il 7 giugno.