Event Archive for 2005

22nd Chaos Communication Congress, Berlin, Germany

27 to 30 December 2005

At the Chaos Computer Club's 22nd Chaos Communication Congress, Karsten Gerloff will give a talk on Free Software, Access to Knowledge and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). The talk is scheduled for Dec. 30th, 14:00.

    2nd Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Free Software Development and Usage (LACFREE II), Brazil

    05 to 08 December 2005

    Georg C. F. Greve, President of FSFE, will participate in panels about e-government and digital society at LACFREE II, a UNESCO sponsored conference on Free Software development and usage being held in the Brazilian cities Recife and Olinda.

      5tas Jornadas Regionales de Software Libre, Rosario, Argentina

      20 to 23 November 2005

      Having been invited to the 5th Regional Free Software Days, Georg Greve will participate in this important Latin American event, which spans technical, social and cultural topics. He will also be a guest to the public part of the first general assembly of the Free Software Foundation Latin America, which is going to be held at this event.

        UN World Summit on the Information Society, Tunis

        14 to 18 November 2005

        The second phase of the United Nations (UN) World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) will be held between 14th and 18th November in Tunis. Georg C. F. Greve, President of FSFE, will be working to promote digital freedom and equality in discussions and side-events with other participants from Governments, Civil Society, the Private Sector and the United Nations.

          Preventing Software Patents: How and Why

          18 November 2005

          In an event organised by FSFE's associate organisation Irish Free Software Organisation, FSFE's Brussels Representative, Ciaran O'Riordan, will speak about his work to prevent software patents, and what could be the road ahead. He, and the other speakers, will also discuss similar legislation, which is getting much less attention, such as IPRED2.

            LinuxWorld Conference and Expo 2005, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

            15 to 17 November 2005

            From 15. to 17. November, FSFE will be at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo 2005. FSFE will be present with a booth. Please take the opportunity to get informed about Free Software, the work of the FSFE and the Fellowship. There will also be the chance to get informed about the OpenPGP smartcard.

              The World Summit on the Information Society and the role of Local Authorities

              09 to 11 November 2005

              The World Summit on the Information Society and the role of Local Authorities is held in Bilbao, Spain between the 9th and 11th of november. Jonas Öberg will participate in the workshop on Free Software on the 10th of november at 16.45 to discuss the importance of Free Software in government administration.

                Tweakfest 2005 in Zürich, Switzerland

                09 to 10 November 2005

                Georg C. F. Greve, President of FSF Europe, will be speaking at Tweakfest 2005 - Visions of Digital Life Style on Nov 10th 2005 in Zürich, a congress organised by the local Academy of Design and Art.
                The topic of his talk will be "Who owns the Information Society? - Open source is not enough!"

                  Fellowship meeting in Vienna

                  04 November 2005

                  On 4 November, starting at 18:00, a Fellowship meeting will take place in the "Käuzchen" in Vienna, Gardegasse 8. Karin Kosina and Reinhard Müller will inform about the work of the FSFE and discuss with interested people. The invitation is adressed at everybody who is interested in the FSFE, wants to get active himself or just likes Free Software and wants to get in contact with other enthusiasts, not only at those who are part of the Fellowship. If you want to join us there, please send a short mail to austria (at) so we can reserve a big enough table.

                    Internetdagarna 2005

                    24 to 25 October 2005

                    The Swedish Internet infrastructure foundation is organising the conference Internetdagarna 2005 at the Clarion Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden, between the 24th and 25th of october. Several issues will be discussed during the conference, including a discussion on Sweden's IT policy and the dangers of a digital divide. FSF Europe's Jonas Öberg will participate throughout the conference

                      III Encontro de Software Livre do Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil (planned)

                      13 to 15 October 2005

                      At the Third Conference on Free Software in the Amazonas, Georg Greve will meet with local and international Free Software activists to work on questions related to Free Software and Development.

                        Internet Hungary 2005

                        11 to 12 October 2005

                        Stefano Maffulli, Italian Chancellor, will be speaking at the biggest professional conference of the Hungarian Internet users. The event will see participants from the communication and financial experts, from governmental institutions, and representatives of Telkom, ISP and other service institutions. The subject of this year's conference is: what possibilities are there on the Internet for the media and communication industry, and what sort of business activities can be carried out with the help of the Internet, with special attention to those economic activities.

                          WSIS, Internet Governance and Human Rights

                          03 October 2005

                          On the 3rd of October, Jonas Öberg will participate in a workshop on the World Summit of the Information Society, focused on Internet Governance and Human Rights. The workshop is organised by the Collegium for Development Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden, and will be held at the Hammarskog Conference Centre, Sweden.

                            World Summit on the Information Society -- PrepCom-3, Geneva, Switzerland (planned)

                            18 September to 01 October 2005

                            FSFE will take part in this final preparatory meeting for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). We will contribute the perspective of Free Software to the various meetings and negotiations.

                              LACFREE, Recife, Brasil

                              27 September to 01 October 2005

                              FSFE's president Georg Greve has been invited to speak at the Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Development and Use of Free Software. He will talk about Free Software as a social movement and its interaction in the political field, in particular on United Nations level, such as WIPO. Georg Greve is also looking forward to a session on the Free Software Foundations with participants from FSF Latin America, FSF India and FSF Europe. During this event he will share with the audience some of the work that FSFE has done in the past years.

                       Conf 2005

                                30 September 2005

                                Stefano Maffulli, Italian Chancellor, will be speaking at the Conference 2005 in Koper - Capodistria (Slovenia). Participants are invited to register (free of charge).

                                  Software Patents: The Road Ahead

                                  13 August 2005

                                  London, August 13th is the Annual General Meeting of UK-based Association For Free Software (AFFS). This year Ciaran O'Riordan will be giving a talk about what has been achieved and what we must do to prepare for the future battles over software patentability.

                                    What the Hack!, Liempde, Netherlands

                                    28 to 31 July 2005

                                    At the What the Hack! outdoor conference, Georg Greve will give a talk on FSFE's work and the Fellowship project. Karsten Gerloff will hold a lecture on WIPO and the Development Agenda.

                                      WIPO IIM/3, Geneva, Switzerland

                                      20 to 22 July 2005

                                      Following up on FSFE's activities during the first two part of WIPO's Meetings on a Development Agenda, Georg Greve and Karsten Gerloff will work to make sure the needs of Free Software are taken into account in any WIPO agreements.

                                        IV Jornades de Programari Lliure

                                        06 to 09 July 2005

                                        The "Jornades des Programari Lliure" is a Free Software conference in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Catalonia. Karin Kosina will give an introduction to 3D programming with Coin3D on 7 July at 15:30 and hold a speech about making money with Free Software on 8 July at 11:30.

                                          GNU/Linuxtag 2005, Karlsruhe, Germany

                                          22 to 25 June 2005

                                          At the GNU/Linuxtag 2005, world's biggest GNU/Linux fair, FSFE will present itself with two booths, several talks and a large number of people. Please take the opportunity to get informed about FSFE and Free Software. Details about FSFE's many activities are listed on a separate page, reached via the link below.

                                            WIPO Intersessional Intergovernmental Meeting, Pt. 2, Geneva, Switzerland

                                            19 to 22 June 2005

                                            For the second part of World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)'s Intersessional Intergovernmental Meeting, FSFE will again send a delegation to Geneva. In coordination with other Civil Society Actors, FSFE will work to direct WIPO's work towards increasing intellectual wealth and addressing the needs and demands of Free Software.

                                              FSFE in Venice, round table and concert, Isola San Fruttuoso, Venezia

                                              08 June 2005

                                              On 8th June 2005 FSFE will be present at the round table "Art culture knowledge democracy". Italian chancellor Stefano Maffulli will be there with other participants like Brasilian Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil, Italian Creative Commons Public Lead, Juan Carlos De Martin and many more.

                                                World Summit Award, Vienna, Austria

                                                02 to 03 June 2005

                                                At the WSIS Contributory Conference in Vienna, Georg Greve will hold a speech "Free Software as intellectual wealth for the information society". The conference aims to come to a "Vienna Declaration on Creativity" which will call attention to the fact that creativity is a natural resource of the human mind.

                                                  Freedom Party, Brussels, Belgium

                                                  02 June 2005

                                                  Staring 14h30, after a street demonstration against software patents, FSFE will be organising a Freedom Party to celebrate digital freedom as part of its Fellowship campaign. The venue hasn't been set yet, but it will be close to Square de Meeus, where the street demonstration ends. Square de Meeus is a grassy square that sits on either side of Rue de Luxembourg, half-way between the European Parliament and Trone metro station.

                                                    Linuxwochen Wien, Vienna, Austria

                                                    24 to 27 May 2005

                                                    Karin Kosina will open the event with a keynote on May 24th, and will speak about the importance of the term "Free Software" on May 26th. Georg Greve will give a talk about Free Software in B2B and public administrations on May 25th. Both will also take part in panel discussions.

                                                      Conference on Access to Knowledge (A2K), London, UK

                                                      12 to 13 May 2005

                                                      Georg Greve will participate in a Conference on Access to Knowledge (A2K), organised by the group Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue. At the London event, consumer representatives, librarians, experts from governments, international and civil society organizations will work on proposals for an Access to Knowledge Treaty.

                                                        World Bank procurement training, Turin, Italy

                                                        20 April 2005

                                                        At the invitation of the World Bank, Georg Greve will speak to IT and procurement professionals attending a training in procurement of information systems. He will signal the specific advantages of Free Software for development projects.

                                                          WIPO Meeting on Development Agenda

                                                          11 to 15 April 2005

                                                          From 12. April to 15. April, the FSFE will participate in the inter-sessional intergovernmental meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Geneva. As only permanent observers were invited to participate, most Civil Society organisations will not be allowed to attend this highly critical meeting on the future agenda of WIPO. The FSFE delegation so far consists of Georg Greve, Karsten Gerloff and Volker Grassmuck. Together with other Civil Society actors, they will work to see WIPOs mission reoriented towards increasing intellectual wealth and see Free Software questions properly addressed.

                                                            Linuxforum, Copenhagen, Denmark

                                                            04 to 05 March 2005

                                                            LinuxForum 2005 will be held in Copenhagen during the weekend between the 4th and 5th of March. FSF Europe will be represented by Henrik Sandklef, together with the Danish organisation IT-Politisk Forening that is working for information freedom in Denmark.

                                                              Conference on Free Software, Istanbul, Turkey

                                                              04 to 05 March 2005

                                                              A conference on Free Software will be held at Istanbul Bilgi University on March 4th and 5th 2005. The focus will be on the opportunities Free Software offers for the Turkish economy. On March 4th, Georg Greve will deliver a speech on commercial, practical and sociological aspects of Free Software and the GNU Project.

                                                                Free Software Workshop, Damascus, Syria

                                                                02 to 04 March 2005

                                                                Between the 2nd and 4th of March, Karin Kosina and Jonas Öberg will give talks at the Free and Open Source Software Workshop in Damascus. Karin will talk about the economic aspects of Free Software and Jonas will talk about formal education on Free Software on a university level.

                                                                FOSDEM 2005, Brussels, Belgium

                                                                26 to 27 February 2005

                                                                Between the 26th and 27th of February, this years installment of FOSDEM will take place in Brussels. The FSF Europe will be represented by several members and volunteers, and will also sell t-shirts and other merchandise.

                                                                  World Summit on the Information Society -- PrepCom-2, Geneva, Switzerland

                                                                  17 to 25 February 2005

                                                                  FSFE is planning to participate in the Preparatory Committee (2. PrepCom) meeting of the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Georg Greve intends to be in Geneva, Switzerland from 17. - 25. February 2005.

                                                                    LOTS, University of Bern, Switzerland

                                                                    17 to 19 February 2005

                                                                    On Friday, 18th February, Georg Greve will give a talk at LOTS at the University of Bern, Switzerland. In his lecture, he will talk about the origins and the advantages of Free Software. Gratis admission for people who have registered until 31th of January, else you have to pay CHF 10.

                                                                      World Social Forum, Porto Alegre, Brazil

                                                                      26 to 31 January 2005

                                                                      FSFE is going to participate in the World Social Forum from 26th to 31st January 2005 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. On 26th January, Georg Greve will participate at an event with the topic "Digital Revolution: Knowledge Sharing x Impresionment on Information Society". The event will take place in Room A105 from 15:30 am to 18:30 am.

                                                                        Free Software - challenges in the digital age, Dublin, Ireland

                                                                        14 January 2005

                                                                        On Friday, Jan 14th 2005 at 19:30, Georg Greve will hold a talk about the challenges of Free Software in the digital age and about the work of the Free Software Foundation Europe. The talk will be held in Theatre Q, Arts Block on the UCD campus on January 14th and will be open to the public.