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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.

FSFE Newsletter - June 2019

27 June 2019

This month's newsletter highlights the Google/Huawei case and the greater picture it reveals to us. In the Get Active section we call for your proactivity in promoting the use of Free Software. Additionally, you can find out what happened at our Web-a-thon in Frankfurt am Main and view some media of the actions we have taken for promoting and increasing the awareness of Free Software to the wider audience, as well as see what's planned for the near future, where you can take part in.

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The FSFE's information stall at Veganmania in Donauinsel in Vienna, Austria

24 to 25 August 2019

The Veganmania summer street festivals in Austria are well known and thousands of people are visiting them each year. This is the second Veganmania for this year. Its on the Danube island directly at the city center which is a well known and beloved recreation area. In previous years the festival gave us the opportunity to introduce many people to the Free Software and its philosophical background, as well as give practical advices on how to get and use it. These festivals have been proven to give us much more outreach than any of the Linux weeks events that would normally be the environment for such stalls. And of course it is fun to have such a stall in the middle of stands with many delicious treats.

The FSFE with a booth at Rotlintstraßenfest in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

24 August 2019

The FSFE's local group in Rhein/Main will participate at the "Rotlintstraßenfest" in Frankfurt am Main with an info-booth. We have stickers and flyers available and our ambition is to bring awareness about the Free Software to non-techy audience and excite them about the use and benefits of the Free Software.

The FSFE with an assembly at the Chaos Communication Camp in Mildenberg, Germany

21 to 25 August 2019

The FSFE will be present with an assembly and an information booth at the Chaos Communication Camp 2019 in Mildenberg, Germany. The FSFE assembly will be part of the about:freedom village and is hosted for and by our members, friends and supporters to offer a common space to discuss, meet, hack and organise. Let's put the hacking back into politics!

FSFE talk about IT security 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 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.

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