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[Blog] Report from our German speaking team meeting 2014

11 July 2014:

From 13 – 15 June 2014 FSFE had its German speaking team meeting in the Linuxhotel in Essen. The participants had some problems to travel there because of the chaos resulting from a heavy thunderstorm in the region. A lot of train lines where not functional, and the situation on the streets was also chaotic. But just because no ICE trains stop in Essen does not mean we will not continue our work for Free Software. In the end we were able to bring all volunteers to the Linuxhotel to plan further activities and discuss current issues.

EC distorts market by refusing to break free from lock-in

08 July 2014:

The European Commission has recently renewed its commitment to a proprietary desktop and secret file formats.The Commission is refusing to get serious about breaking free from vendor lock-in, and is ignoring all available alternatives. In doing so, the EU's civil service fails to practice what it preaches.

[Blog] Le guide d'autodéfense courriel de la FSF maintenant disponible en 6 langues

30 June 2014:

Aujourd'hui notre organisation-sœur, la FSF, a publié son guide d'autodéfense courriel et son infographie en 6 nouvelles langues. Ils sont maintenant disponibles en anglais, allemand, portugais brésilien, français, russe, turc et japonais. Ils y expliquent l'installation des outils nécessaires pour chiffrer son courriel sous GNU / Linux, MacOS, et Microsoft Windows ; la génération de clés ; la toile de confiance ; ainsi que l'utilisation de ces programmes. Tout ce dont vous avez besoin est un ordinateur connecté à Internet, un compte de messagerie, et une demi-heure. Faites-nous part de vos commentaires, afin que nous puissions les prendre en compte avant d'imprimer les infographies, et parlez-en autour de vous.

FSFE: 33 Free Software Pact supporters elected to the European Parliament

28 May 2014:

The European elections have brought 33 Free Software supporters into the new European Parliament. Candidates across the political spectrum signed the Free Software Pact, promising to support Free Software and Open Standards during their time in Parliament. Out of 162 signatories, 33 were elected

[Blog] We're all Gmail users now: Privacy as an ecological issue

27 May 2014:

Even if you're not using Google's Gmail service yourself, many of your friends will. How well can we really protect our privacy when we opt out of centralised web services?

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Rencontre de la Fellowship Rhin/Main, Allemagne

06 August 2014

mercredi 6 août, la Fellowship de la zone Rhin/Main se rencontrera au Café Albatros à Frankfurt. La rencontre se fera aux alentours de 19:00 h.

FSFE Talk, Booth, and kids program at FrOSCon, St. Augustin, Germany

23 to 24 August 2014

As every year, FSFE will attend FrOSCon with a booth. Our education team will participate in the Froglabs program for kids, and on Saturday 11:15 our vice president, Matthias Kirschner, will give a talk about "An endangered species: the computer as a universal machine" (in German). The event takes place at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Science, Grantham-Allee 20, 53757 Sankt Augustin. Normal tickets are 5€ for both days, and can be bought onsite or soon in our presale (there is also the option for business tickets to support the event).

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