Free Software Foundation Europe
29 June 2016:
The Free Software Foundation Europe protects users,
companies and institutions from technological abuse by promoting the use
of Free Software. Now there is a project that protects the code used in
Free Software itself and promised to preserve it for the future: Inria
presents the Software Heritage initiative.
24 June 2016:
The European Commission is
for public input with regard to its plans to renew the European
Interoperability Framework (EIF). The EIF aims to promote enhanced
interoperability in the EU public sector. The document, originally intended
as a set of non-binding guidelines for the EU public administration, is
going through its third revision since its initial adoption in 2004. The
FSFE has prepared its comments
for the draft of the revised guidelines.
02 May 2016:
… Mirko Boehm! The election period for this year's Fellowship
GA seat has ended on April 29, 2016. There was just one candidate running for the Fellowship GA seat this time. The more we are happy that still 18,9% of our Fellows took their chance to support Mirko Boehm in running for the seat.
28 April 2016:
In 2016, the FSFE is celebrating 15 years of existence. What started as a small group of volunteers has grown into a European wide movement with actively supporting members in more than 20 countries. We dedicate this birthday to our community, to those who made us grow strong in the past 15 years - with the first ever FSFE summit on September 2 – 4, taking place in the Berlin Congress Center, Germany. If you like to be part of it, save the date and take part in the call for participation.
28 April 2016:
On 19 April, the European Commission published a communication on "ICT
Standardisation Priorities for the Digital Single Market" (hereinafter 'the
Communication'). The Digital
Single Market (DSM) strategy intends to digitise industries with several
legislative and political initiatives, and the Communication is a part of it
covering standardisation. In general, the Free Software Foundation Europe
(FSFE) welcomes the Communication's plausible approach for integrating Free
Software and Open Standards into standardisation
but expresses its concerns about the lack of understanding of necessary
prerequisites to pursue that direction.
06 July 2016
On Wednesday, 6 July, the Fellowship group Rhein/Main
will meet in "Zentrale Coworking" in Frankfurt to attend a talk by FSFE's president Matthias Kirschner titled "The long way to empower people to control technology". We will meet there around 19:00 h, the talk will start at 19:30.
31 July 2016
De Socializing Sunday zal gelegenheid bieden om zich buiten de werkkring of
het helpen in de kraam te leren kennen. Zo is er geen agenda, zijn er geen
doelen die bereikt moeten worden en natuurlijk geen formaliteiten! Iedereen
die zich aan de FSFE en/of de Fellowship verbonden voelt is uitgenodigd. We
zouden in het bijzonder blij zijn met familie en vrienden van Fellows.
FSFE Summit in Berlin, Germany
02 to 04 September 2016
As part of QtCon 2016, taking place at the bcc in Berlin, the FSFE will
organise a summit where the Free Software community can come together
to network, strategise, bootstrap work and learn together.
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