16 June 2015:
Free Software, Free Society!
Free Software has never been more necessary to journalists and activists throughout the world. FSFE helps shape a world where technology empowers us, instead of oppressing us.Amaelle's background photo by Gregory Fabre @grrr used with CC BY SA 4.0 license.
I believe that actions of support for the FSFE are important for encouraging Free Software development and adoption in Europe as well as the rest of the world. I'm an FSFE Fellow because financially supporting the cause of Free Software brings positive improvements to all societies throughout the world.Jacob Appelbaum's photo by Stephan Röhl (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung) used with CC BY SA 2.0 license
Free Software Foundation Europe
05 June 2015:
27 May 2015:
06 May 2015:
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.
13 August to 17 June 2015
On August 13 - 17 there will be the Chaos Communication Camp, close to Zehdenick, Germany, organised by the Chaos Computer Club. The camp presents itself as "an international, five-day open-air event for hackers and associated life-forms". FSFE will be present with an own village throughout the days to welcome every interested person, friend and sustaining members. The village will offer promotion material, merchandise and contact with people from the FSFE. You can use the village as a meeting point, to hangout or to have a chat about current activities as well as your own ideas. You will find power supply and ethernet connectivity as well. You can also use our village for a self-organised session, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to plan any activity.
15 to 22 August 2015
DebConf is the annual Debian developers meeting, an event filled with discussions, workshops and coding parties – all of them highly technical in nature. DebConf15, the 16th Debian Conference, will be held from the 15th to the 22nd of August 2015 at Heidelberg International youth hostel in Heidelberg, Germany. FSFE will be there with a booth at the weekend of 15th to 16th August.
21 August 2015