Documents, information, philosophy and other sources of information about Free Software, the FSFE and related issues.
Table of Contents
- Printable Information Material
- European Commission
- Basics of Free Software
- Further Reading
Printable Information Material
Various information material which can be printed and distributed is collected on a separate page.
Initiatives by the Free Software Foundation Europe
We speak about Free Software (2001-11-19)
Speaking of Free Software offers many advantages
Documents in the European Commission context.
Free Software in Europe - European perspectives and work of the FSF Europe (2003-05-20)
An article explaining the large-scale beneficial aspects of Free Software in multiple areas and how Europe and the European countries can benefit from Free Software. (Published in the Spring 2003 issue of the Public Service Review - European Union with a foreword by Romano Prodi)
Essays, articles, letters and similar documents.
Basics of Free Software
Some basic information about Free Software, the GNU Project and the Free Software Foundation.
Free Software and WSIS
Civil Society reference paper on Free Software and its impact on the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).
Why do we exist?
A brief summary of the reasons for the FSFE and an introduction into its goals.
What is Free Software?
A short lexicon-like text explaining what Free Software is.
What do we do?
A brief summary of what the FSFE does to achieve its goals.
What is the GNU Project?
A short lexicon-like text explaining what the GNU-Project is.
Reports by the FSFE and its working groups about their activites and results.
Two year executive summary (2009-06-20)
Report about FSFE's work during the years 2007-2009 for the 2009 general assembly
Two year executive summary (2007-06-30)
Report about FSFE's work during the years 2005-2007 for the 2007 general assembly
Two year executive summary (2005-05-07)
Report about FSFE's work during the years 2003-2005 for the 2005 general assembly
Two year executive summary (2003-06-21)
Report about the first two years of work of the FSFE for the 2003 general assembly
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Transcripts of talks about Free Software and related issues.
The Free Software Movement and the Future of Freedom (2006-03-09)
Transcript of a lecture given by Richard Stallman in Zagreb.
Documents of mostly historic interest that are kept for reference and those who are interested; may contain information that is largely outdated.
Preamble to the Constitution of the Free Software Foundation Europe
Possibly interesting to learn more about Free Software - if you wish to learn more about the FSFE in general, the About section is your friend.
Declaration of Intent - FSFE
The first public announcement for the Free Software Foundation Europe with the goal to inform about the idea and get in touch with people from other countries willing to participate.
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