20 May 2019
Why is software created using taxpayers' money not released as Free Software?
If it is public money, it should be public code as well.
Free Software has never been more necessary to journalists and activists throughout the world. FSFE helps shape a world where technology empowers us, instead of oppressing us.Amaelle's background photo by Gregory Fabre @grrr used with CC BY SA 4.0 license.
Free Software, Free Society!
Free Software Foundation Europe
16 May 2019
15 May 2019
15 May 2019
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25 June 2019
The FSFE's Policy and Project Managers Alexander Sander and Galia Mancheva will be speaking at Libertybits in Sofia, Bulgaria. Alexander will be presenting the "Public Money? Public Code!" campaign and Galia is going to talk about the recent update of the Copyright Directive and what that means for the future of Free Software development. The event will take place in Sofia Tech Park in Sofia, Bulgaria.
25 June 2019
Throughout history technology has influenced society. Reading, writing, arithmetic, agriculture, printing and radio are all examples of developments that changed the way we interact through trade, art and science. The most important cultural technology of the 21st century is software. It runs our workplaces, laptops, mobile phones as well as less obvious places like trains, cars, televisions, washing-machines, fridges, and many other devices. Today it depends on software how the government can implement laws, who will be able to join which university or job, or if and how long people might end up in jail. As people and companies who create software, we should consider how our actions influence the distribution of power in our society — and thereby our democracy.
On June 25, from 20:15h to 21:45h, Matthias Kirschner, President of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE), will explain what Free Software is, why software developed with public funds should be available to all and how Power relations in our society are influenced by software. The lecture will take place in Kupferbau HS21, Hölderlinstraße 5, 72074 Tübingen. Admission is free and no registration is required.
01 to 03 July 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 Pass the SALT confence takes place at the Polytech engineer school in Lille from 1 to 3 July. It intends to "build bridges between Security communities and Free Software hackers". A registration to the conference is required.
06 July 2019
Tübix is a yearly event around GNU/Linux and Free Software. Its fifth incarnation takes place on 6 July 2019 from 9:30 to 18:00 in the rooms of Wilhelm Schickard Institute for IT, auf dem Sand, Tübingen, Germany. Admission is free.
In room V2 at 13:00, Reinhard Müller will give a presentation about the development of web applications with Python, SQLAlchemy, and Flask. He has successfully used this technology for the development of the new online FSFE community portal. The talk is in German. Besides that, FSFE will also present information about its work, a rich assortment of promotion material, and the current FSFE fashion at an information booth.
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! (more info to come)