Free Software Foundation Europe


19 June 2017:

In April, the FSFE organised its annual Free Software Legal and Licensing Workshop (LLW): a meeting point for legal experts from all over the world to discuss issues and best practices surrounding Free Software licences. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the LLW which was celebrated with the record number of participants: 120 top legal experts and technologists came all the way down to Barcelona (Spain) to spend 3 full days discussing legal challenges around Free Software.

FSFE provides Git hosting for its supporters

16 June 2017:

Sharing one's knowledge is a core principle in the Free Software society, collaboration is another. From today, the FSFE provides its supporters and registered volunteers a platform to create and manage Git repositories with a comfortable user interface:

New European Interoperability Framework calls on public sector to contribute to Free Software

13 June 2017:

The revised "new" European Interoperability Framework (EIF), adopted by the European Commission on 23 March 2017, gives specific guidance on how to set up interoperable digital public services, and offers public administrations concrete recommendations on how to improve interoperability of their e-services.

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

25 April 2017:

… Daniel Pocock! The election period for this year's Fellowship GA seat has ended on April 24, 2017. FSFE is proud to have such an interested and active community to have had seven outstanding candidates who were running for office this time. Now, Daniel Pocock is happy to take over the GA's Fellowship seat from former representative Nicolas Dietrich.

Digital-o-Mat: Campaigning for freedom in the state elections of North Rhine-Westphalia

19 April 2017:

North Rhine-Westphalia is Germany's most populated state which is having its next general elections on May 14, 2017. For this election, a "coalition of Free knowledge" developed for the first time a "Digital-o-Mat". The "Digital-o-Mat" is a tool to help those voters who are concerned about digital rights and freedoms, to decide about which party to vote for. Therefor, eight questions guide any user to choose his own preferences on important topics about the digital society - like questions about the use of Free Software, Open Data or Open Educational Resources. After filling them out, a user will see which party matches best with his own preferences and he can additionally browse detailed explanations on the party's positions.
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Local FSFE Group Rhine/Main - Talk: Die Software der Zukunft liegt in unseren Händen

01 July 2017

On Saturday, 1 July, the FSFE group Rhein/Main will meet in "Offtopia" in Offenbach to attend a talk by Guido Arnold titled "Die Software der Zukunft liegt in unseren Händen". We will meet there around 10:00 h, the talk will start at 13:30.

Local FSFE Meeting Rhine/Main - Talk: Public Money, Public Code

05 July 2017

On Wednesday, 5 July, the FSFE group Rhein/Main will meet in "Zentrale Coworking" in Frankfurt to attend a talk by Max Mehl titled "Public Money, Public Code". We will meet there around 19:00 h, the talk will start at 19:30.

Monatliches Treffen der FSFE Localgroup Zürich in Zürich, Schweiz in Zürich, Schweiz

13 July 2017

Am 13. Juli findet wieder das monatliche Treffen der FSFE Localgroup Zürich statt. Dabei geht es darum, an bisherigen Projekten weiterzuarbeiten und neue zu besprechen und zu konzipieren. Mehr Informationen dazu im FSFE-Wiki unter

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