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COVID-19 +++ Global cooperation +++ Remote working

06 April 2020

With the spreading of COVID-19 we are facing a global pandemic that requires a lot of coordinated efforts and asks for new global solutions. Our extraordinary newsletter concentrates on software freedom for global solutions, on Free Software solutions for remote connections and on how the FSFE handles the whole situation. As usual, we highlight our community activities and give tips on what you can do to edutain yourself while staying home. Enjoy the read, stay healthy, and protect freedom.

FSFE Supporters write about Free Software for remote working

03 April 2020

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 virus outbreak many employees - voluntarily or mandatory - are working remotely now. Many organisations who have not been used to remote working so far now face a number of difficulties adapting to the situation. To avoid potential lock-ins, some FSFE supporters collectively wrote about the good reasons to use Free Software for remote working and collected a detailed list of practical solutions in our wiki.

Any Corona tracking app must be used voluntarily and be Free Software

02 April 2020

The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) demands that the use of tracking technologies that aim at breaking the chains of disease infection may only be promoted on a voluntary basis, fundamental rights must be respected and the software must be published under a Free Software licence.

Freeware, Free Software and the Corona Virus Crisis – Choose your tools wisely!

30 March 2020

Cheering on doctors and nurses, sewing face-masks, donating gloves and disinfectant gel, building respirators, running errands for elderly neighbours. Everybody wants to contribute to alleviate the dramatic situations brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CANCELLED: Maker Fair 2020 in Berlin, Deutschland

18 to 19 April 2020

IT-tinkering is only possible with Free Software, that's why the FSFE local group Berlin is going to be present with an information and merchandise booth at the Maker Fair in Berlin. The Maker Fair is a get-together of makers and visitors interested in various DIY-ideas. At the FSFE’s booth, visitors can inform themselves about Raspberry Pi as a computer for standard applications especially suitable for education, about how to ‘free’ Android-Smartphones and about email-encryption with Free Software.

ATTENTION: This event has been cancelled to help slowing down the spreading of COVID-19.

Forum Bits & Bäume: Nachhaltige Hard- und Software in Berlin, Germany

23 April 2020

Die FSFE ist Mitveranstalterin des 3. Forum Bits & Bäume zum Thema "Nachhaltige Hard- und Software" im Einstein Center Digital Future in Berlin. In diesem Format werden verschiedene Zivilgesellschaftliche Initiativen aus dem Technologie- und dem Umweltbereich zusammenkommen um nachhaltige Formate bezüglich Hard- und Software zu diskutieren. Erik Albers wird einen Fokusdialog zum Thema nachhaltige und Freie Software leiten. In Anwesenheit von Umweltbundesamt und Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter, parlamentarische Staatssekretärin des Umweltministeriums, sollen konkrete Handlungsvorschläge für die Politik erarbeitet werden. Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos, Anmeldung bald eröffnet. Weiter Kooperationspartner sind das Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung und das Konzeptwerk neue Ökonomie.

ACHTUNG: Zur Eindämmung von COVID-19 kann diese Veranstaltung nicht wie geplant stattfinden. Mehr Infos erfolgen in Kürze.

Open Education Day 2020 in Bern, Switzerland

25 April 2020

Ralf Hersel und Lioh Moeller von der FSFE Lokalgruppe Zürich werden am Open Education Day in Bern einen einführenden Vortrag zum Thema "Selber hosten leicht gemacht" halten. Der Vortrag findet auf Deutsch statt.

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