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#ilovefs Report 2017: Love and Activism

15 March 2017:

On Tuesday 14th of February, the "I Love Free Software" day was celebrated for its eighth consecutive year, in what can now be called a tradition. This day has become a special day for people all around the world to declare their love and affection not only to their partner but also to the whole Free Software community.

Freedomvote.nl helps voters compare party positions on digital freedom in upcoming Dutch election

02 March 2017:

Today FSFE Netherlands, NLnet, ISPConnect, and Open Source & Overheid launch Freedomvote.nl to help inform voters in the upcoming Dutch general election, which is held on 15 March 2017. Freedomvote.nl provides guidance to voters on the topic of digital freedom, based on eight questions.

What happened in Munich

01 March 2017:

On 15 February 2017, the city council of Munich, Germany convened to discuss the future of their LiMux project. In its public session, the plenary voted to have the city administration develop a strategy to unify client-side IT architecture, building atop a yet-to-be-developed "Windows-Basis-Client". A translation of the complete decision is included further down.

European Commission responds to the FSFE's information request for Horizon 2020

17 February 2017:

The European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation responds to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request about the use, development and release of software under Horizon 2020 - submitted by the FSFE on January 9, 2017.

Berlin sends a message for "I love Free Software" day

14 February 2017:

In celebration of the "I love Free Software" day on February 14, the Berlin Reichtag has been illuminated with the message "Give Free Software A Chance" last weekend. On numerous buildings and symbolic places in Berlin other messages have been projected. "Build Free Software - Not Walls" could have been read on the Berlin Wall, and the Federal Ministry of Finances has been decorated by the slogan "Public Money, Public Code". Thereby, activists draw attention to the importance of larger appreciation of Free Software.


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Matthias Kirschner's talk at ISCTE in Lisbon, Portugal

28 March 2017

On March 28, 2017 the President of FSFE, Matthias Kirschner is going to give a talk, under the title "The long way to empower people to control technology" at ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon. The event is organised by our associated organisation, ANSOL and kindly supported by MOSS, the Open Source Masters programme in ISCTE, and ISCTE's ACM Student Chapter.

The talk will be held in English, and will be followed by a Q and A session, where typical misunderstandings surrounding Free Software will be discussed.

Location: Auditório JJ Laginha, ISCTE, Lisbon

Time: 18:00 to 20:00

Freie-Software-Abend in Düsseldorf, Deutschland

29 March 2017

Der nächste reguläre Freie-Software-Abend findet am 29.03.2017 ab 19:30 Uhr im Chaosdorf, Hüttenstr. 25, 40215 Düsseldorf, https://chaosdorf.de/kontakt/ statt. Der offizielle Teil des Treffens beginnt um 20:00 Uhr. Wer später kommt, verpasst also etwas. Gäste sind auch bei diesen Treffen wie immer herzlich willkommen.

Share and Reuse Conference in Lisbon, Portugal

29 March 2017

Share and Reuse Conference 2017 organised under the umbrella of the ISA² Programme by the ISA Unit of Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT) of the European Commission on 29 March in Lisbon, will bring together representatives from public administrations: policy and decision makers, legal professionals, IT managers, and procurers. Private sector IT developers providing IT solutions for public administration will also be represented. You can also consult the respective event-wiki page.

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