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Your input wanted: How do we build a better future?

01 August 2014:

Free Software has progressed in leaps and bounds since we founded FSFE in 2001. But we still have a long way to go until we can all be in control of our computing, our data, and our digital lives.

[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] Translations of FSF's email self-defence now available

30 June 2014:

Today our sister organisation, the FSF, published their e-mail self defence guide and their infographic in 6 new languages. It is now available in English, German, Brazilian Portuguese, French, Russian, Turkish, and Japanese. They explain the installation of the necessary programs for e-mail encryption under GNU/Linux, MacOS, and Microsoft Windows; the key generation; the web of trust; as well as the usage of those programs. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection, an email account, and about half an hour. Please give us feedback, so we can include that before printing the infographics, and help us to spread them.

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

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Fellowship Meeting Rhine/Main, Germany

03 September 2014

On Wednesday, 3 September, the Fellowship group Rhein/Main will meet in the Weinhaus Stegmann in Aschaffenburg. We will meet there around 19:00 h.

FSFE at the Internet Ungovernance Forum

04 to 05 September 2014

On September 4th and 5th, parallel to the IGF2014, there will be held the Internet Ungovernance Forum (IUF) in Istanbul. FSFE officially supports IUF as a bottom-up conference, that likes to "reclaim the Internet as a fundamental infrastructure of our societies". FSFE will help to spread knowledge about the use and importance of Free Software and Open Standards for a Free Society. If you like to meet us, come to our booth.

Fellowship meeting Zurich

11 September 2014

On September 11th, the local Fellowship group Zurich meets for the next time. The location still has to be found an announced, the topic will be "WeAgree", a Free Software Pact for next years Swiss elections.

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