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Word List for Translations

Special Terms And Their Translations

We try to use fixed translations the following English terms to ensure a consistent language:

(The column for the translated term is empty in this page for obvious reasons, please refer to a translation of this page to see the word lists for the respective language.)

English foreign language remark
associate organisation   See the associates page for details.
compulsory licensing    
Compulsory Routers    
contributor   (sponsoring level)
coordinator   (the coordinator of a project or a country team of the FSFE)
deputy coordinator   (the second coordinator of a project or a country team of the FSFE)
Digital Restrictions Management (DRM)    
Directorate-General (DG)   (the governmental department in the European Union)
editor (your editor)   When the editor/author of the newsletter refers to him/herself
Edu-Team // Education Team   Free Software in Education
Executive Director   See the constitution for details.
European Commission    
European Council    
European Court    
European Patent Office    
executive committee   For details, see the template constitution for chapters.
extended executive committee   For details, see the template constitution for chapters.
fee   Often used in connection with standards or patents. The word translates differently depending on the context in some languages (e.g. French).
Free Software    
Free Software community    
FSFE / FSF Europe / Free Software Foundation Europe   "FSF Europe" is no longer used. Depending on the context we use "FSFE" or "Free Software Foundation Europe"
General Assembly (GA)   The highest organ in the FSFE.
GNU Project    
"intellectual property"   always put in quotes!
Legal Affairs Committee / committee on legal affairs    
local groups    
mailing list    
minor interpellation    
network termination point    
PDF reader   Software to view pdf-files
President of the FSFE    
Promotion material    
Public procurement    
sister organisation    
smart card   (the Fellowship card) Please avoid the term "crypto card" because of trademark issues!
software patent    
UN World Summit on Information Society    
volunteer   (people who work in their spare time for FSFE)

Boilerplate Texts

For the Free Software Foundation Europe

      About the Free Software Foundation Europe 

      Free Software Foundation Europe is a charity that empowers users to
      control technology. Software is deeply involved in all aspects of our
      lives; and it is important that this technology empowers rather than
      restricts us. Free Software gives everybody the rights to use, understand,
      adapt, and share software. These rights help support other fundamental
      freedoms like freedom of speech, press, and privacy.

      The FSFE helps individuals and organisations to understand how Free
      Software contributes to freedom, transparency, and self-determination. It
      enhances users' rights by abolishing barriers to Free Software adoption,
      encourages people to use and develop Free Software, and provides resources
       to enable everyone to further promote Free Software in Europe.