Free Software Foundation Europe
10 October 2018
De Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) heeft voorafgaand aan de komende verkiezing voor de Landdag in Hessen met behulp van een "Digital-O-Mat" de posities van de partijen ten aanzien van Vrije Software onder de loep genomen. Opvallend zijn met name de zwaarwegende verschillen tussen de huidige coalitiepartners. Terwijl de CDU zich voor de status quo uitspreekt presenteert Bündnis 90/Die Grünen zich als ondersteuner van Vrije Software en spreekt zich expliciet uit voor het door de FSFE gepropageerde grondbeginsel "Publiek Geld, Publieke Code!" van de gelijknamige campagne uit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
16 October 2018
Die Hochschulgruppe "Freie Software Freies Wissen" der TU Dresden organisiert für das Wintersemester 2018 eine Ringvorlesung mit dem Titel "Freie Software und Freies Wissen als Beruf". Die Veranstaltung steht allen studierenden der TU Dresden, der HTW und der Bürgeruniversität offen. Am 16. Oktober wird Björn Schießle
, FSFE's Deutschland-Koordinator, im Rahmen der Ringvorlesung eine Einführung in Freie Software geben. Die Veranstaltung findet an der HTW Dresden, Friedrich-List-Platz 1, Zentralgebäude Raum Z254, 2. Etage um 17:00 Uhr statt.
27 October 2018
The FSFE Local Group Milano will celebrate the Italian Linux Day event in Milan together with local associations about Free Software and open source culture. The topic of Linux Day this year is the world wide web and FSFE we will be present with two talks. Stefano Costa will talk about "Libera il tuo router!" (Free your router) and Lorenzo Losa from Wikimedia Italia about "Discussion and implications about new EU copyright directive". The event will be located at University Bicocca Milano, Building U7 with free entry and no registration needed. For more info and questions about logistics, please refer to the event website. Besides the talks, we will also be around at the event and look forward to interesting chats and questions about Free Software. Join us!
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.
24 November 2018
As in previous years, the FSFE will be present with a booth at T-Dose in Eindhoven, Netherlands. We look forward to interesting dicussions and chats about FSFE and Free Software.
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