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#ilovefs Report 2015

03 March 2015:

On Saturday, 14 February 2015, people all over the world showed Free Software contributors their appreciation. It was the fifth year the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) asked people to participate in the “I Love Free Software” day. This report shows a variety of love declarations that happened this day, including blog posts, pictures, comics, poems, and an #ilovefs Android library. The FSFE thanks everybody who motivated Free Software contributors this year, and ask everybody to mark 14 February in their calendars for next year's “I love Free Software” day.

Jonas Öberg joins FSFE as Executive Director

02 March 2015:

FSFE has recruited long-time Free Software activist Jonas Öberg to be the organisation's Executive Director. He joins the organisation's leadership team on March 1.

Call for events: Be a part of Document Freedom Day 2015

24 February 2015:

Document Freedom Day (#DFD2015) is a global campaign for document liberation, with grassroots events throughout the world taking place on March 25, 2015. Add your voice to this worldwide celebration of Open Standards, and register your DFD event for 2015!

FSFE responds to EU consultation on patents and standards

18 February 2015:

In order to push for a more enlightened policy approach to managing innovation and knowledge, FSFE has submitted a response [pdf] to an EU consultation on patents and standards. This is the latest action in FSFE's ongoing work in promoting Open Standards.

Position paper for the boost of Open Educational Resources on the basis of Free Software

10 February 2015:

Together with FSFE and other partners, the Bündnis Freie Bildung ("Free Education Alliance") today publishes its position paper about the creation and usage of Open Educational Resources (OER). Therein, the Bündnis demands a consequent publishing of all OER-material under public licences and their availability as Free Software and in Open Standard formats.


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Fellowship Elections 2015

27 February to 13 March 2015

Fellows of the FSFE will have a vote for the seventh elections for FSFE's Fellowship representative. Every Fellow who is allowed to vote should have received an email from “FSFE Fellowship (CIVS poll supervisor)” with the subject “Poll: Fellowship elections 2015”. Please find all necessary information for you to vote inside this email. The winner of the election will be publicly announced on March 16 on FSFE's web page. This year, you can vote for three outstanding candidates (in reverse alphabetical order): Felix Stegerman, Max Mehl and Nicolas Dietrich.

Fellowship-Meeting im Netzladen Bonn, Germany

09 March 2015

Die Fellowship-Gruppe Bonn setzt sich bei jedem Treffen ein Thema, das mit einem kurzen oder langen Vortrag vorgestellt wird. Diesmal ist es: "Hausautomatisierung Praxis"
Robert zeigt anhand praktischer Beispiele, wie Hausautomatisierung in der Praxis (Software/Hardware) vonstatten gehen kann. Das Treffen ist offen für alle, die Interesse an Freier Software haben.

Panel discussion about software patents and Free Software, Hannover, Germany

16 March 2015

On 16 March 2015, Matthias Kirschner will participate in a panel discussion about patents, standards and Free Software organised by the European Patent Office. The discussion takes place at Cebit in hall 8 from 16:00 to 16:45. The other people on the panel are Grant Philpott (Principal Director, EPO), Brian Hinman (Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Philips), Gabriele Mohsler (VP Patent Development IPR and Licensing, Ericsson), and Koen Lievens (Director in ICT, EPO).

Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

20 March 2015

This month, the Vienna Fellowship meeting will be in the Metalab, located in the Rathausstraße 6 in the 1st district of Vienna. We'll be there from 18:00, with agenda related discussions starting at 19:00. As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

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