Event Archive for 2005
27 – 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.
05 – 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.
20 – 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.
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.
15 – 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.
14 – 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.
Tweakfest 2005 in Zürich, Switzerland
09 – 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!"
09 – 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
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
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
If you want to join us there, please send a short mail to
austria (at) lists.fsfe.org so we can reserve a big enough table.
24 – 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
13 – 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.
11 – 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.
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.
30 September 2005
Stefano Maffulli, Italian Chancellor, will be speaking at the OpenOffice.org Conference 2005 in Koper - Capodistria (Slovenia).
Participants are invited to register (free of charge).
27 September – 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.
18 September – 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.
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
28 – 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 – 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.
06 – 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.
22 – 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 – 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.
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.
02 – 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.
02 June 2005
Staring 14h30, after
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.
24 – 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.
Radio interview with Karin Kosina
20 May 2005
On Friday 20 May 2005 at 21:00 CEST, Karin Kosina talks about the FSFE
and the Fellowship in Vienna's local radio station "Radio Orange".
Radio Orange can be received in Vienna on FM 94.0 MHz. For the rest of
the world, a live stream is available under
12 – 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 – 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.
04 – 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.
04 – 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.
02 – 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.
26 – 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.
17 – 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.
17 – 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.
26 – 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
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.