- 🇦🇹 Austria
- 🇩🇰 Denmark
- 🇫🇷 France
- 🇩🇪 Germany
- 🇬🇷 Greece
- 🇮🇹 Italy
- 🇳🇱 Netherlands
- 🇪🇸 Spain
- 🇨🇭 Switzerland
- 🇬🇧 UK
Enthusiasm around Free Software has formed an international community around it. People share positive experiences, ask recommendations for Free Software programs, and solve problems together. Some go a step further: they support the use of Free Software as a cause and act to promote it. This is where we come in. The FSFE helps the Free Software movement in Europe take action and stay up to date.
Our community is organised in local groups, country teams, and thematic groups. Some keep it casual and have ongoing discussions in chats. Others are task-oriented and plan their own campaigns. One thing is for sure, every team welcomes new members. Say hi to the team that interests you, present yourself, and join the next meeting.
Vienna organises an FSFE booth every year. | W 📨
Aarhus meets in-person every month. | W 📨
The country team France occasionally organises FSFE booths and talks in a Matrix room. | W 📨 💬 🐦
Germany has several local groups. | W 📨
Berlin meets twice a month, once for general topics and once for Free Software in Education. | W 📨 🐘 💬
Bonn occasionally meets online. | W 📨
Hamburg meets in-person every month. | W 📨 💬
Rhein/Main meets regularly in Frankfurt am Main. | W 📨
The country team Greece recently supported Router Freedom in the country. The members discuss in a Matrix room, with a special interest in translation of terms. | W 📨 💬
Volunteers in Italy have recently organised three events supporting the use of Free Software in public administrations.
Merano meets every Tuesday in-person and communicates on Signal. | 📨 💬
Milan has ongoing discussions on Telegram. | W 📨 💬
Sicily has ongoing discussions on Telegram. | W 📨 💬
Volunteers in the Netherlands work to support the use of Free Software in public administrations and in education. They meet online every moth and have coordinated actions for the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. | W 📨
The country team Spain has discussions in the mailing list and occasionally meets online | W 📨
Barcelona occasionally organises events and meetings. | W 📨
Basel is a new group starting now. Reach out to the coordinator to join. | 📨
St.Gallen is a new group starting now. Reach out to the Switzerland group chat to join. | 💬
Zurich has launched a campaign for Free Software in Education. The group meets once a month in-person. | W💬 📨
Potteries meets three times a year. | W 📨
The Women team meets monthly online and in conferences. It allows women and non-binary people to network around Free Software. | W 💬 📨
The Translators team coordinates its work on the dedicated mailing list. Volunteers provide translations, offer proofreading, and create pull requests. | W 📨
Italian translators team consistently translates articles. | W
Spanish translators team consistently translates articles. | W
You can even start a group from scratch. If you know 2-3 people in your area that want to become active too, you can form a group. We will then spread the message so that Free Software enthusiasts in your area can join. Have a look at our how-to, and contact the community coordinator to get started. Also, some of our groups have been quiet lately. Still, you can try out contacting them and asking for a meeting if you are feeling extra motivated.
We want to make sure that the FSFE community is a safe space for everyone. All groups accept and respect our code of conduct. We kindly ask all participants to be excellent to each other.