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Radio Lockdown: Criticism of Controversial Directive Unlikely to Sway European Commission

27 August 2019

Since 2014, a European Directive has the effect of hindering users to load software on their radio devices, devices such as mobile phones, laptops and routers. While the European Commission recently closed a feedback period, where citizens shared their thoughts about the impact of the Directive, the FSFE worries that such feedback could very well go unheeded. Learn more about the feedback received, and what lies ahead.

07 August 2019

REUSE helps developers to declare copyright and licensing of their projects. Today, the REUSE project released version 3.0 of their specification. The new edition is accompanied by a helper tool and makes adopting the best practices easier than ever.

The Impact of Free Software on competition by Prof. Dr. Simon Schlauri

06 August 2019

Do public administrations distort the market through the release of Free Software? An article by Prof. Dr. Simon Schlauri about the legal and economic arguments resulting from this question and originally written for our Public Money? Public Code - policy brochure.

FSFE Newsletter - July 2019

24 July 2019

In this month's newsletter, we pay special attention to our new Testimonials page and the freshly prepared summary of the FSFE's annual Legal Licensing Workshop that took place in Barcelona. Further down, you can discover the upcoming events we are participating in and hosting, as well as see some visual details about how and where we managed to promote and extend the use of Free Software around Europe.

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FSFE talk and booth at BalCCon in Novi Sad, Serbia

13 to 15 September 2019

In his talk, FSFE Programme Manager Max Mehl will explain how Free Software can be the solution to many pressing security problems. He will look at pros and cons and use concrete examples to illustrate why security and openness are not contradictory.

The FSFE will also be present with a booth in the assembly area. The BalCCon confence takes place at the in Novi Sad, Serbia, from 13 to 15 September. It is one of the most significant hacker events in this area. Tickets are available at a relatively low price.

The FSFE with a booth and talk at the "Kieler Open Source und Linux Tage" in Kiel, Germany

20 to 21 September 2019

The FSFE's local group in Kiel will participate at the the 17th "Kieler Open Source und Linux Tage" with a booth and a talk. Along with that, the FSFE Kiel coordinator, Christian Kalkhoff will have a session, where he will talk about the Public Money? Public Code! campaign.

FSFE with a booth at Software Freedom Day in Utrecht, The Netherlands

21 September 2019

The FSFE will be present with a booth at the Software Freedom Day at the NLLGG meeting in Utrecht. If you are interested in Free Software and the FSFE, pass by and get to know the people from our community and our work. We will be there from 10.00 in the morning until 16.00 o'clock. The address of the location is: Kranenburg Praktijkonderwijs, Tamboersdijk 9, 3582 TZ Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Looking forward to interesting talks.

FSFE talk about REUSE at Open Source Summit in Lyon, France

28 to 30 October 2019

Max Mehl, the FSFE Programme Manager, gives a presentation about the REUSE project at the Open Source Summit Europe in Lyon. He will guide through the REUSE principles, discuss opportunities for projects and enterprises, and update on the latest exciting developments of the REUSE project. Max' talk is part of a whole track about software license compliance.

With around 2.000 participants, the OSSEU is a large event, mainly focused on an industry audience. There is an admission fee to participate in the conference, but the talk will be recorded.

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