As a non-profit, non-governmental organisation, Free Software Foundation Europe works to create general understanding and support for Free Software and Open Standards in politics, business, law and society at large. Therefore we run the following campaigns. You can help us with them!
Why is software created using taxpayers' money not released as Free Software? We want legislation requiring that publicly financed software developed for the public sector be made publicly available under a Free and Open Source Software licence. If it is public money, it should be public code as well. As our open letter says: "Code paid by the people should be available to the people!"
This initiative launched by the FSFE and OpenForum Europe in September 2017 aims to bring awareness about the unintended impact of Article 13 of the proposed Copyright Directive on software sharing platforms. Through research and raising public awareness the initiative will help decision makers to create a proper regulatory framework.
Everybody should have the right to use the router or modem they want to. In many countries, this isn't possible because internet providers forbid them to execute their right of choice. This causes severe freedom, privacy, and security problems. In Germany, we achieved an important legal change but many European countries still need our help.
An EU Directive restricts users to install Free Software on their radio devices like routers and mobile phones. It forces device manufacturers to assess the radio regulatory compliance for every possible software solution. This may make it almost impossible for people to secure their devices, and causes heavy disadvantages for Free Software projects and small to medium-sized businesses.
FSFE’s goal is to ensure that the owners of IT devices are always in full and sole control of them. This fundamental principle is recently being challenged.
During local, federal, parliament elections, FSFE calls on all Free Software supporters to ask the parties’ candidates about their positions on Free Software and Open Standards.
Valentines Day is a celebration of love and affection between intimate companions. FSFE’s campaign try to make the opportunity to show you care about the people and Free Software that you love all year round.
Android is a mostly free operating system mainly developed by Google. Unfortunately, the drivers for most devices and most applications from the “market” are non-free. This campaign collects information about running an Android system as free as possible and tries to coordinate these efforts.
DRM.info is a collaborative platform initiated and maintained by FSFE to inform on the dangers of Digital Restrictions Management and show the concerns from various different groups. DRM.info contributors include digital liberty groups, consumer protection, net-activism and library organisations.