Free Software Foundation Europe


28 September 2016:

On 14 September the European Commission (EC) published its long-awaited proposal for a Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market. While we welcome the proposal to introduce a mandatory exception for 'text and data mining' (TDM) in the field of scientific research, we are concerned about the inclusion of a far-reaching "technical safeguards" clause granted to rightholders in order to limit the newly established exception.

Julia Reda, MEP: "Proprietary Software threatens Democracy"

07 September 2016:

Julia Reda ended the QtCon, a conference for the Free Software community, with a closing keynote on, among other things, Free Software in the European Public Sector.

The Document Foundation et la FSFE renforcent leurs relations

17 August 2016:

La Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) rejoint le conseil consultatif de The Document Foundation. Et au même moment/De fait, The Document Foundation devient une organisation associée à/de la FSFE.

En souvenir de notre ami Elias Diem

09 August 2016:

Dans l'après-midi du samedi 6 août, notre ami et Fellow Elias Diem nous a quittés. Il rentrait d'une randonnée avec un ami dans les alpes suisses. Il a glissé et fait une chute de 150 mètres. Son ami a tenté de le secourir, mais il était trop tard. Il est décédé d'une grave blessure à la tête à l'âge de 39 ans.

Compulsory Routers: what customers have to take care of now

25 July 2016:

Up until now, Internet service providers (ISPs) in Germany determined the router users had to use to connect to the Internet. The user had no say in this decision. This changes on August 1. A new law will allow users choose the device that gets installed in their homes. The FSFE wants to ensure everybody knows about their new rights and is asking users to report cases in which ISPs try to avoid the new regulation.

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FSFE Booth at LinuxCon + ContainerCon Europe 2016 in Berlin, Germany

04 to 06 October 2016

FSFE will be present with a booth in LinuxCon+ContainerCon Europe 2016 in Berlin, a big event where developers, sys admins, architects and all levels of technical talent gather together under one roof in order to further develop the GNU/Linux platform. If you want to meet with us, then pass by our booth, where you will have the opportunity to engage in interesting discussions, to grab a bunch of stickers and flyers, and why not, to get a new T-shirt or a bag from FSFE's merchandise?!

Rencontre de la Fellowship Rhin/Main, Allemagne

05 October 2016

Wednesday 5 October, la Fellowship de la zone Rhin/Main se rencontrera au Zum Goldstein à Mainz. La rencontre se fera aux alentours de 19:00 h.

The FSFE President in Athens, Greece

25 October 2016

FSFE President, Matthias Kirschner, will visit the Athens Hackerspace to give a talk and discuss with the Greek Free Software community.

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