Free Software Foundation Europe


26 March 2019

The European Parliament adopted the controversial Copyright Directive by 348 votes in favour, 274 votes against and 36 abstentions. Today's vote marks the end of years of debate in the European Union. Heated discussions about the introduction of upload filters ended up in protests of tens of thousands people in the streets all across Europe. In a last minute action back in September 2018, the European Parliament adopted an amendment and pushed it through the trilogue to at least protect Free and Open Source Software.

International Women's Day: No freedom without diversity and gender equality

08 March 2019

Today, the FSFE celebrates International Women's Day, a global day calling for women's rights and gender parity. As in many other communities, women in Free Software communities face gender discrimination on a daily basis. To help improve their environment and raise awareness, the FSFE wants to use today's occasion to share our ongoing efforts to improve gender balance and ensure gender equality.

Join the I Love Free Software Day 2019

14 February 2019

Today, as with every year on February 14th, people around the globe are celebrating "I love Free Software" Day by expressing their love and thanks to all the people working behind each Free Software project. Follow the love with the hashtag #IloveFS today and add your own love dedication to the stream!

Huawei case demonstrates importance of Free Software for security

05 February 2019

The discussion of the Huawei security concerns showcases a general trust issue when it comes to critical infrastructure. A first step to solve this problem is to publish the code under a Free and Open Source Software licence and take measures to facilitate its independently-verifiable distribution.

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Taller de Periodismo de Datos 2019 in Madrid, Spain

25 to 29 March 2019

Infobooth in Taller de Periodismo de Datos 2019 in Medialab-Prado Madrid.
From Tuesday 26th to Thusrday 28th mornings FSFE will be present with an inforbooth and promo materials at the event.

FSFE Community Meeting Bonn - Free Software Licenses (RA Dr. Michael Stehmann) in Bonn, Deutschland

08 April 2019

We are a group of Free Software friends who meet once a month in Bonn to exchange about Free Software (aka Open Source). This often happens in the form of lectures or demonstrations, and this time RA Dr. Michael Stehmann will present and discuss with us Free Software Licenses.

FSFE-Community-Meetings in Bonn take place on the second Monday of the month at 19.00 in BonnLAB, Zingsheimstraße 2, 53225 Bonn-Beuel. The meetings are free for everyone interested in free software. As FSFE community, we're bound to the Code of Conduct of FSFE to ensure a peaceful and welcoming atmosphere.

FSFE booth at T-Dose in Eindhoven, The Netherlands

11 May 2019

As in previous years, the FSFE will be present with a booth at T-Dose in Eindhoven, Netherlands. We look forward to interesting dicussions and chats about FSFE and Free Software.

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