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"Go open today, there's no excuse not to" - interview with Timo Aarnio, GIS expert at National Land Survey Finland.

17 September 2018

Oskari is a Free Software platform for browsing, sharing and analysing geographic information from distributed data sources. Its development is coordinated by the National Land Survey of Finland and is organised through the Oskari network with over 38 organisations from both the public and private sector. Oskari was awarded second prize in the cross-border category of the European Commission's Sharing and Reuse Awards Contest 2017 and is currently going through incubation phase to become an official Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) Project. To shed light on best practices regarding Free Software developed by public funds, we have conducted an interview with Timo Aarnio, GIS Expert at the National Land Survey of Finland’s SDI Services department.

New FSFE staff member Alexander Sander: EU public policy programme manager

07 September 2018

The Free Software Foundation Europe is happy to welcome our newest staffer Alexander Sander. Alexander is hired as our new EU public policy programme manager and works full-time in the FSFE's Berlin office. In this position, Alexander mainly works with us on policy topics covering Free Software and Open Standards issues at the EU and member state level and helps us identify and monitor EU policy developments to alert the FSFE's network on relevant issues.

"Call to Action: Save Free Software this September"

05 September 2018

Free Software is at risk! On the 12th of September the EU is getting ready to vote on a "Copyright Reform" package, which undermines the foundations upon which Free Software is built. The proposed Article 13 of the EU Copyright Directive targets every online service that allows its users to upload and share content with each other, including code hosting platforms.

"Public Money? Public Code!": more languages, more supporters, more awareness

26 July 2018

The "Public Money? Public Code!" campaign has received an updated set of translations, including the website, open letter and video. The Free Software Foundation Europe has also conducted interviews to ask public administrations about the benefits of public code, which are now available on our website.

23 July 2018

We are looking for interns and trainees experienced in legal, policy or technical fields. The persons will work 35 hours per week with our team in the FSFE's Berlin office. There will be coordination with remote staff and volunteers, and depending on the work area opportunity to participate in events and meetings throughout Europe.
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Talk by Matthias Kirschner "Democracy requires Free Software" and charity auction at Kernel Recipes in Paris, France

26 to 28 September 2018

FSFE's president Matthias Kirschner will give a talk at the Kernel Recipes conference about the importance of Free Software for our society and it's role in protecting democracy. It will also be followed by a charity auction in favor of FSFE. This year the conference will take place on 26-28 September in Mozilla building in Paris. Entrance to the conference is free of charge but with prior registration required. In the evening social events will be held to have some more discussions with attendees and speakers.

FSFE with a booth at OSHWDem in A Coruña, Spain

10 November 2018

In the third consecutive year, the FSFE will run a booth at OSHWDem, a faire about Free Software and free hardware. OSHWDem is well known in A Coruña with plenty of visitors from the city and also outside, counting with the presence of lot of Free Software and hardware advocates. We look forward to many interesting talks and hopefully also find people to start a local FSFE group and/or a local language translation group.

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