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Compulsory Routers: what customers have to take care of now

25 July 2016:

Up until now, Internet service providers (ISPs) in Germany determined the router users had to use to connect to the Internet. The user had no say in this decision. This changes on August 1. A new law will allow users choose the device that gets installed in their homes. The FSFE wants to ensure everybody knows about their new rights and is asking users to report cases in which ISPs try to avoid the new regulation.

Registration open: Be part of the first FSFE summit from September 2nd - 4th in BCC Berlin, Germany

01 July 2016:

Imagine a European Union that builds its IT infrastructure on Free Software. Imagine European Member States that exchange information in Open Standards and share their software. Imagine municipalities and city councils that benefit from decentralized and collaborative software under free licenses. Imagine no European is any longer forced to use non-Free Software...

This is what we are seeking. And although this vision feels like a long road to go, we know that we are taking major steps along it today. To help unlock our full potential on this road, FSFE offers cross-border collaboration and in 2016 its first European summit. Join us and our movement.

The Software Heritage intiative: A comprehensive archive of Free Software code

30 June 2016:

The Free Software Foundation Europe protects users, companies and institutions from technological abuse by promoting the use of Free Software. Now there is a project that protects the code used in Free Software itself and promised to preserve it for the future: Inria presents the Software Heritage initiative.

FSFE's answers to the European Commission's Public Consultation: Revision of the European Interoperability Framework

24 June 2016:

The European Commission is asking for public input with regard to its plans to renew the European Interoperability Framework (EIF). The EIF aims to promote enhanced interoperability in the EU public sector. The document, originally intended as a set of non-binding guidelines for the EU public administration, is going through its third revision since its initial adoption in 2004. The FSFE has prepared its comments for the draft of the revised guidelines.

And the winner of the election for FSFE's Fellowship GA seat is ...

02 May 2016:

… Mirko Boehm! The election period for this year's Fellowship GA seat has ended on April 29, 2016. There was just one candidate running for the Fellowship GA seat this time. The more we are happy that still 18,9% of our Fellows took their chance to support Mirko Boehm in running for the seat.

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Socializing Sunday 2016 in Vienna, Austria

31 July 2016

The Socializing Sunday is an informal Fellowship event to get to know each other outside of the usual Fellowship meeting. No agenda, no formalities! Everyone is welcome, including families and friends of Fellows.

Fellowship group Rhine/Main visits FreiFunkFFM in Frankfurt, Germany

01 August 2016

On Monday, 1 August, the Fellowship group Rhein/Main will visit FreiFunkFFM in the Depot 1899, Textorstraße 33 in Frankfurt. We will meet there around 19:00 h.

FrOSCon 11 in St. Augustin, Germany

20 to 21 August 2016

FrOSCon is a Free Software conference, organised by the computer science department of the University Bonn-Rhein-Sieg and other local initiatives. Visitors will be offered an exciting program with talks and workshops for visitors of all ages. The FSFE will be present with a booth and two talks by Polina Malaja and Max Mehl. We are looking forward to have a chat with you about Free Software, technology, and politics.

Be part of the first FSFE summit from September 2nd - 4th in BCC Berlin, Germany

02 to 04 September 2016

The first FSFE summit is happening from 2nd to 4th of September. An event for and by our community with three days full of Free Software in three themes: Business / Policy & Community / Beyond Code. Entrance to the FSFE summit also includes entrance to the conferences of Qt developers, KDE Akademy, Videolan and KDAB. Attendance is possible for no cost but we kindly ask you for a donation to cover our costs. Read more and be quick before it is "sold" out!

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