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A restriction on technological restrictions

06 May 2015:

[Blog] Final PDFreaders advertisement squashing

24 April 2015:

We currently wrap-up the PDFreaders campaign, and we need your help to measure our success. Started in 2009 FSFE’s goal with the campaign was to get rid of advertisement for proprietary PDF readers. We focused on the websites of public administrations, and many people helped us gather contact details for over 2000 public websites which advertised non-free software. Many people helped us to contact the public administrations, governments were made aware of it and published guidelines. Until now we know that 772 of the 2110 bugs were fixed, which is a 36% success rate. But for most countries we did not check the status for several months now. That’s why we need your help now to make one final round. We are looking for volunteers who can help us checking websites in their native language, following the step-by-step guide in the blog post.

Statement on changed relations between the FSFE and Kern Sibbald

14 April 2015:

Effective the 6th of March 2015, the FLA between Kern Sibbald and FSFE has been terminated at the request of Kern Sibbald. The FSFE is committed to ensuring to the best of its ability that software remains Free Software, and can only regret that Kern Sibbald in this way chose to terminate the FLA.

Open Standards around the world

08 April 2015:

Document Freedom Day is the day when we talk about Open Standards around the world. In 2015, all together, we turned this day once more into a global event with 63 local event organisers in 31 countries on 4 continents. Volunteers around the world, accompanied by international organisations as well as politicians and public services joined our demand for document freedom. Read our report to see what happened during Document Freedom Day 2015.

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01 April 2015:


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Keynote "Free Software, local economy and its political realization" at CUSL in Zaragoza, Spain

07 to 08 May 2015

The "Concurso Universitario de Software Libre" (CUSL) is a contest among students from different Universities in Spain. On May 7 and 8 there will be an awarding ceremony in the University of Zaragoza. Erik Albers gives a keynote about "Free Software, local economy and its political realization".

Keynote "FFmpeg's FFV1 lossless video codec: A Free Software success story" at OSCAL in Tirana, Albania

09 to 10 May 2015

From May 9 to 10 there will be the second edition of the Open Source Conference Albania (OSCAL). Peter Bubestinger, FSFE's coordinator Austria, gives a keynote about "FFmpeg's FFV1 lossless video codec: A Free Software success story" and insights about video editing using Free Software. FSFE will be present with an information booth.

Lokales Treffen der FSFE in Bonn, Deutschland

11 May 2015

Das nächste Fellowshiptreffen in Bonn findet statt am Montag, 11. Mai, ab 19 Uhr im Netzladen in Bonntrifft sich die Fellowship-GruppeRhein/Main-Gebiet wird im Restaurant Adler in Frankfurt um 19:00 Uhr stattfinden. Dieses Mal wird Johannes eine Einführung ins Thema IPv6 geben. Das Treffen ist wie immer offen für alle, die sich für Freie Software interessieren.

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