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Get Active: “Public Money? Public Code!” in the Kassel city parliament

12 November 2019

Our EU-wide campaign "Public Money? Public Code!" has made it to the city parliament in Kassel (Germany). The parliamentary group, consisting of FDP, Freie Wähler (Free Voters) and Pirates, has proposed a motion "Public Money - Public Code as a Principle in Software Procurement". The motion calls on the magistrate to follow the principle of "Public Money, Public Code" when purchasing new software and to focus increasingly on Free Software as well as Open Standards.

Call for sessions "about:freedom" during 36C3

02 November 2019

In the context of the 36th Chaos Communication Congress happening from December 27th to 30th in Leipzig, the FSFE is happy to host an assembly again inside the cluster "about:freedom". We offer attention and a stage for self-organised sessions by and for our community and friends, and this is our call for participation.

FSFE Newsletter - October 2019

30 October 2019

This month, we focus our attention on digital restrictions and the International Day against them. To this end, we launched our first episode of the monthly Software Freedom Podcast, this time starring Cory Doctorow talking about DRM. We have published our yearly report, summing up our activities of the past 12 months and shining light on the community we build our success on. As usual, you will also discover upcoming events with the FSFE, including our Annual Community meeting, as well as recordings and information from events we participated in.

Router Freedom: regaining sovereignty over your digital equipment

28 October 2019

The right of choosing your own modem and router is a basic precondition for a neutral, safe and healthy digital environment. If you cannot control your router, it is not free and your digital freedom is likely to be compromised. For years, the FSFE has been successfully fighting for Router Freedom in Germany. Now the debate has reached the European level with Internet Service Providers imposing their specific routers to customers. The FSFE has prepared an activity package for people and organisations interested in advocating for their freedom of choice.

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The FSFE with talk and booth at SFSCon in Bolzano, Italy

15 to 16 November 2019

The FSFE will be present at SFSCon in Bolzano, Italy, with a track of sessions as well as an info-booth. On the same occasion the FSFE will run its annual community meeting.

The FSFE Community Meeting 2019 in Bolzano, Italy

15 to 16 November 2019

The FSFE will run its annual community meeting in 2019 in cooperation with the SFScon, one of Europe’s most established annual conferences on Free Software happening annually in November in Bolzano, Italy. On Saturday, November 16, in the morning there will be a public fsfe-track and our internal workshops and sessions during the afternoon. In the evening there will a social gathering. Find all up-to-date information on the dedicated wiki-page.

Selfhosting Workshop in Zürich, Schweiz

28 November 2019

Es gibt keine Cloud, sondern nur die Computer anderer Leute! In diesem Sinne zeigt ein Workshop FSFE Lokalgruppe Zürich wie man seine eigene Cloud betreibt um Dateien, Fotos, Kontakte, Kalender und vieles mehr zu speichern und zu teilen. Die Teilnehmenden lernen, wie ein eigener Cloud-Server aufgesetzt wird und haben Gelegenheit, verschiedene Cloud-Dienste auszuprobieren. Der Workshop findet statt am Donnerstag, 28. November 2019, von 18 – 20 Uhr in der Digicomp Academy AG, Limmatstrasse 50, 8005 Zürich. Der Workshop ist kostenfrei aber um Anmeldung gebeten unter: https://t1p.de/rp9z

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