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FSFE is looking for an intern for Document Freedom Day

17 October 2014:

Every year, the FSFE is organising the "Document Freedom Day", a global campaign to highlight the importance of Open Standards for our freedom of communication, interoperability and indepedence from vendor lock-in. For this campaign, FSFE's Berlin office is looking for an Intern PR / Campaigning in full time from January 1st until March 31st.

I consumatori italiani non devono pagare per software che non vogliono. - Lettera all'AGCM

17 October 2014:

La FSFE e l'associazione per la protezione dei consumatori ADUC, assieme con l'Italian Linux Society, chiedono al poteri regolamentari di intraprendere passi concreti al fine di proteggere gli italiani dall'essere forzati a pagare software che non vogliono o di cui non hanno bisogno. La corte di Cassazione ha deciso in settembre che i venditori di computer devono rimborsare i clienti del prezzo pagato per software non libero e non voluto che venga preinstallato su PC fissi e portatili. Oggi, FSFE, ADUC e ILS hanno mandato una lettera all'Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM), chiedendo che i rivenditori di computer rispettino la decisione della Suprema Corte e rispettino i diritti dei cittadini.

Munich sticks with Free Software

16 October 2014:

On Tuesday, Munich's first mayor finally reacted to an inquiry by the Green Party (in German) related to rumours regarding a possible switch back to a Windows-based desktop environment. The answer to the inquiry shows that there is no factual basis for the claims made by first mayor and second mayor. An evaluation of the IT infrastructure and -processes is underway. FSFE calls on the city council to include vendor independence as well as interoperability as factors in the investigation, since they were central reasons for Munich to switch to Free Software in the first place.

Italia: la Corte di Cassazione abbatte l'imposta di Windows

12 September 2014:

La Corte di Cassazione Italiana ha assestato un forte colpo contro la pratica di imporre software non libero a chi acquista PC e laptop. Secondo quanto riportato da La Repubblica, martedi la corte ha depositato una sentenza nella quale ad un acquirente è stato riconosciuto il diritto di ricevere un rimborso per il prezzo della licenza Microsoft Windows involotariamente acquistata con il suo computer.

[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.

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Fellowship Meeting Rhine/Main, Germany

05 November 2014

On Wednesday, 5 November, the Fellowship group Rhein/Main will meet in the Chaos Computer Club in Mannheim. We will meet there around 19:00 h.

FSFE booth at FIfFKon2014 in Berlin, Germany

07 to 08 November 2014

On November, 7 and 8, there will be a booth the FIfFKon2014, organised by the "Forum InformatikerInnen für Frieden und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung" in the Technische Universität Berlin. The topics are around the role of Germany and Germany's secret services in the latest past - from Echelon to Prism until Eikonal. FSFE will be present with a booth to inform the public about the importance of Free Software - not just for security issues.

"Free Software for Science" with Georg Greve in Konstanz, Germany

12 November 2014

On 12th of November, Georg C. F. Greve, FSFE's founding president and CEO of Kolab Systems AG will give a talk about Free Software and its advantages in research and teaching in the University of Konstanz, room V 1001. The talk starts at 18:30 and addresses students, teachers, and IT authorities likewise. Admission is free, but please consider pre-registering on the event website.

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