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Event Archive for 2006

Fellowship meeting in Vienna

15 December 2006

The seventh Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 15 December in Vienna. We meet around 18:00 in the Library Room at the Metalab, Rathausstraße 6, first district. The "official" agenda will start at 19:00.
As usual, this invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!  

IRC chat about the Freedom Task Force

15 December 2006

Shane Coughlan, FTF coordinator, will be on IRC this Friday to answer questions about the Freedom Task Force, to discuss potential routes of involvement, and to chat in general about Free Software licensing in Europe. The discussion will take place on freenode in the #fsfeurope channel between 9am and 11am GMT time (10am to 12 noon CET).  

Talk at "Nexell informiert", Zurich, Switzerland

04 December 2006

The president of FSFE, Georg Greve, will give a lecture titled "What is Free Software and are Free Software solutions professional enough for our daily business?" during the "Nexell informiert", in Zurich. The lecture is starting on 4 December at 17:30 at "Schweizerisches Institut für Betriebsökonomie".
"Nexell informiert" is a meeting where experts are invited to talk and spread awareness about Free Software issues, organised by the Nexell, an independent team of international and multilingual CRM professionals, there to help customers find the right technologies, platforms and solutions to meet their needs and budgets.  

Third Edition of the Trophées du Libre, Soissons, France

30 November 2006

FSFE president Georg Greve will participate as member of the jury at the Third Edition of the Trophées du Libre. The ceremony will take place the 30 November 2006 at Soissons (France). Trophées du Libre is an international competition rewarding the best free software projects among 6 categories: Security, Multimedia and Games, Company management, Educational, Applications for Public infrastructures and for communities, PHP.  

5th International GPLv3 Conference, Tokyo

21 – 22 November 2006

The 5th international conference on GPLv3 will be a 2-day event held in Japan on November 21st and 22nd. Organised by Free Software Initiative Japan, this event will host experts and interested parties who will make presentations and participate in discussions about Free Software's cornerstone licence. FSFE will be represented by Georg Greve (President) and Ciarán O'Riordan. The joint goals are to maximise awareness of the GPLv3 process and to give attendees the information necessary to make informed comments on the licence drafts and to help them to explain the proposed changes to others.  

Fellowship meeting in Vienna

17 November 2006

The sixth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 17 November in Vienna. We meet around 18:00 in the Lounge at the Metalab, Rathausstraße 6, first district. The "official" agenda will start at 19:00.
Some of the Fellows that have been on the first international Fellowship meeting in Bolzano will be there to report from that event. The Freedom Task Force which was presented there will also be a topic for the evening.
As usual, this invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!  

First International Annual Meeting of Fellowship

11 November 2006

The Fellows of FSFE will meet in Bolzano at the South Tyrol Free Software Conference 2006 (SFSCon) on Saturday, November 11. Check the link for more up to date information.  

OpenTuesday at Digicomp, Zurich, Switzerland

07 November 2006

The president of FSFE, Georg Greve, will give a lecture titled "Kommerzielle, praktische und gesellschaftliche Aspekte Freier Software" during the forthcoming OpenTuesday meeting, in Zurich. The lecture is starting at 18:00, 7th of November.
OpenTuesday meetings are monthly meetings where experts are invited to talk and spread awareness about Free Software issues.  

GPLv3, DRM, and the Linux kernel

04 November 2006

Dublin, Ireland. Ciarán O'Riordan will give a presentation on GNU GPLv3 regarding the state of the discussion and the options open on DRM and tivoisation - using the Linux kernel as an example. This presentation will be part a day-long event for the ILUG AGM.  

"LinuxWorld Expo", London, UK

25 – 26 October 2006

FSFE will be at the "LinuxWorld Expo" in London, on the 25th/26th of October. FSFE will have a booth at the event. Please come and visit us to learn more about Free Software, the work of the FSFE and the Fellowship.  

Internetdagarna, Stockholm, Sweden

24 – 25 October 2006

At the Internet days 2006 in Stockholm, Sweden, FSFE vice president Jonas Öberg will participate in a panel discussion on open document formats. The FSFE will also be present with a booth during the event.  

Fellowship meeting in Vienna

20 October 2006

The fourth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 20 October starting at 18:00 in Vienna at the Metalab, Rathausstraße 6, first district.
As usual, this invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!  

Fellowship meeting in Dusseldorf

27 September 2006

Fellows from Dusseldorf and the surrounding area meet on 27 September at 20:00 in the Cafe "Philipp", Furstenwall 120, Dusseldorf-Bilk. Please inform kersten (at) fsfeurope.org if you are planning to join.  

aKademy 2006: KDE, patents, GPLv3

23 – 30 September 2006

This year's annual KDE conference will be held in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. FSFE will be represented by Ciaran O'Riordan who will deliver a keynote on Software Patents at 13:45 on Sunday the 24th, and will lead a Birds of a Feather session on GPLv3 from 19:00 to 20:00 on Tuesday th 26th. aKademy is generally technical in nature.  

IPR protection of software workshop, Helsinki, Finland

21 – 22 September 2006

Georg Greve, president of FSFE, will partecipate in a policy panel, at the workshop "IPR protection of software", to explain and make clear the advantages and benefits of Free Software licensing. The panel will take place on the second day of the workshop, the 22nd of September at 13:00. The venue is the Hotel Linna, Helsinki.  

GPLv3 Workshop at Wizards of Operating Systems (WOS4)

15 September 2006

FSFE will organise a GPLv3 workshop at this year's Wizards of OS conference in Berlin on Friday, September 15th, from 17h00 to 19h00. Georg Greve and Ciaran O'Riordan will be joined by members of FSF Latin America, FSFE's sister organisation, to present the main changes proposed for GPLv3 and to examine to current state of the public discussion process.  

Fellowship meeting in Vienna

15 September 2006

The fourth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 15 September starting at 18:00 in Vienna at the Metalab, Rathausstraße 6, first district.
As usual, this invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!  

Tiroler Linuxtag, Hall in Tyrol, Austria

09 September 2006

At the "Tiroler Linuxtag", the last event in the Austrian "Linuxwochen" series, both Reinhard Müller and Patrick Ohnewein hold a keynote. Reinhard Müller gives a general overview on Free Software and informs about the Fellowship, and Patrick Ohnewein speaks about CoCOS, a competence center about Free Software, and about Free Software in Southern Tyrol.
The event takes place on 9 September 2006 from 10:00 to 17:00 at the UMIT, a private university in Hall in Tyrol. Admission is free.  

"Do you know enough about GPLv3?" Copenhagen, Denmark

30 August 2006

Ciaran O'Riordan will present, and will take questions on, the main changes being made for version three of the GNU GPL. The goal of this evening is to give members of the Free Software community information to help them make constructive criticism and to suggest improvements during the remainder of the year-long public consultation process.  

Dataföreningen Region West, Göteborg, Sweden

29 August 2006

At one of the regular networking meetings of Dataföreningen Region West, Jonas Öberg, vice president of FSFE, will give an overview of the GPL version 3, the proposed changes and the rationale of them.  

4th international GPLv3 conference, Bangalore

23 – 24 August 2006

The 4th international conference for drafting version 3 of the GNU GPL will take place in Bangalore, India on August 23rd and 24th. The goals of the international conferences are to raise awareness of the proposed changes for the GNU GPL, and to explain the public consultation process so as to encourage maximal participation. The 2nd draft of GPLv3, launched on July 27th, will be discussed at this conference.  

SELF kick off meeting, the Hague, Netherlands

09 – 11 July 2006

The public kick off conference for the "Science Education and Learning in Freedom" (SELF) project, will take place in the Hague, Netherlands on the 10th of July. Georg Greve, president of FSFE, and Jonas Oberg, vice president of FSFE, will participate at the conference. Greve will be the keynote on the topic "Strategic implications of Free Software in the Netherlands and in Europe", and Oberg will lead the panel discussion about "The Open Content Revolution"  

GPLv3 and Free Software Development, GUADEC, Spain

28 June 2006

Ciaran O'Riordan will give an overview of the current proposal for how v3 of the GNU GPL will differ from v2. Topics will include a description of the year-long public consultation process and how GPLv3 will strive to preserve freedom in spite of DRM, software patents, and a complicated legal World.  

WIPO Provisional Committee on Proposals Related to a WIPO Development Agenda (PCDA) -- 2nd Session, Geneva, Switzerland

26 – 30 June 2006

As part of FSFE's ongoing work to reform the global system for copyrights, patents and trademarks, Georg Greve, president of FSFE, is going to attend the 2nd session of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Provisional Committee on Proposals Related to a WIPO Development Agenda (PCDA), as he already participated to the 1st session on February 2006. The meeting will take place at the United Nations in Geneva.  

3rd International GPLv3 Conference, Barcelona

22 – 23 June 2006

At this two day international conference, the experts on GPLv3 and Free Software licencing will present the proposed changes to Free Software's corner stone licence, the GNU General Public License. The experts will also take questions from attendees and topical discussions will be organised. The joint goals are to raise awareness of the GPLv3 process and to give attendees the information necessary to explain the proposed changes to others.  

Dorkbotswiss, Zurich, Switzerland

16 June 2006

Free Software meets digital lifestyle: on Friday 16 June, Georg Greve will speak at the Dorkbot Swiss meeting at the Kunstraum Walcheturm in Zurich, Switzerland at 20:00. The event will focus mainly on social issues of digital freedom.  

Linuxwochen, Vienna, Austria

31 May – 02 June 2006

Austria's largest Free Software event takes place from Wednesday, 31 May 2006, 10:00, to Friday, 2 June 2006, 22:00, in the Urania building, Uraniastraße 1, First District, Vienna. Admission is free.
FSFE is present with a booth. On all three days of the event, members of the FSFE, Fellows, and volunteers are available at the booth to inform about the work of the FSFE and about the Fellowship.
On Wednesday 31 May at 20:00 Karin Kosina gives a speech titled "Free Software for free people" in which she introduces the Free Software Foundation Europe.  

SANE April 2006 Conference, Delft, Netherlands.

15 – 19 May 2006

At the 5th System Administration and Network Engineering Conference in Delft, Georg Greve, president of FSFE, will give an introduction to the GPL version 3, the changes made, their reasoning and how to participate in the process to make sure GPLv3 will be the best GPL we can collectively create.  

GNU/LinuxTag 2006, Wiesbaden, Germany

03 – 06 May 2006

As every year, the FSFE will be present at the GNU/LinuxTag, one of the highlights of the Free Software year since 1996, with many volunteers and presentations to spread knowledge about Free Software and the work of FSFE. Meet many of the FSFE activists and visit their talks about WIPO, GPLv3, DRM, and other topics.  

Education, Public Administration, and Free Software

29 April 2006

Federico Heinz will give two talks in Dublin, Ireland. One on "Free Software and Education", and one on "The Imperative for Free Software in Public Administration". This event is being organised by Ciaran O'Riordan with Irish Free Software Organisation. O'Riordan will also make a presentation about GPLv3: the process and the largest changes.  

Hearing for Microsoft Antitrust case, European Court, Luxembourg

24 – 28 April 2006

The Grand Jury of the EU Court of Justice is ready for the big hearing on the Microsoft Antitrust Case. The hearing will take place in the Grande Salle of the EU Court, from the 24th until the 28th of April. Georg Greve president of FSFE, Carlo Piana FSFE's lawyer on the case and Andrew Tridgell of the Samba Team will be present at the event to defend the Court from Microsoft's legal team efforts of circumventing once again their obligations.  

Access to Knowledge Conference, Yale Law School, USA

21 – 23 April 2006

At the first international conference on Access to Knowledge, held at Yale Law School, Karsten Gerloff will moderate a panel discussion on "Licensing Frameworks for Access to Knowledge". The goal of the conference is to come up with a new analytic framework for analysing the possibly distortive effects of public policies relying exclusively on copyright and patents. Participants will be looking for alternative ways to foster greater access to knowledge in the digitally connected environment.  

7th Free Software Forum, Porto Alegre, Brazil

19 – 22 April 2006

The 7th edition of the Free Software Forum (FISL) will once more take place in Porto Alegre, Brazil and also host the second international conference on GPLv3. FSFE will be represented at this event by its president, Georg Greve, and FSFE's Brussels representative, Ciaran O'Riordan. Both will speak at the GPLv3 event, and participate during the main FISL event: Georg Greve will give one of the opening talks, titled "Free Software - Social Movement or Technological Revolution?" and Ciaran O'Riordan will talk about work against software patents. Both will also work with FSFE's sister association, the FSF Latin America and meet the local Free Software community to strengthen the international Free Software network.  

Software patents, copyright, and GPLv3

07 April 2006

Ciaran O'Riordan and Gareth Bowker will speak in London on why and what FSFE does to prevent legislative harm to software freedom - harm such as that caused by patenting software or distorting copyright. O'Riordan will also discuss the GPLv3 and its year-long public consultation process. Both will take questions.  

GPLv3 conference, Turin, Italy

18 March 2006

On 18th March, Richard Stallman will talk in Turin about the future of Free Software, introducing the Italian audience to the updating process of the GNU General Public License ("the GPL"), the license that protects the freedom of about 100 million software users in the world, being the most used license for Free Software.  

Fellowship meeting in Vienna

17 March 2006

The third Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 17 March starting at 18:00 in Vienna at the Cafe Panoptikum, Schultergasse 4, first district.
This time Karin Kosina and Reinhard Müller want to give an overview of the various projects FSFE is working on, and also continue the discussion about Free Software in Austrian schools. Ideas for other topics are of course welcome, too.
This invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!  

FOSDEM 2006, Brussels, Belgium

25 – 26 February 2006

As every year, the Free Software Foundation Europe will participate in the FOSDEM in Brussels, a European Free Software Developer Conference. As every year, the FSFE Team will be speaking with many people from the Free Software community, inform about its work and this year even present a little surprise.  

WIPO Provisional Committee on Proposals Related to a WIPO Development Agenda -- 1st Session, Geneva, Switzerland

20 – 24 February 2006

After the Inter-Sessional Inter-Governmental Meetings (IIM) on the establishment of a Development Agenda at the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Georg C. F. Greve and Karsten Gerloff of FSFE will also participate in the 2006 WIPO Provisional Committee on Proposals Related to a WIPO Development Agenda (PCDA) followup.  

Berlin's second Fellowship meeting, Berlin, Germany

17 February 2006

The second Fellowship meeting takes place on 27. February at 19:00 at the newthinking store, Tucholskystr. 48, Berlin. Main subject of the evening will be the promotion of Free Software in Berlin. Everybody interested in this is welcome to attend the meeting.  

Free Software Foundation First International Conference on GPLv3

16 – 17 January 2006

FSF Europe, represented by Georg C. F. Greve, Ciaran O'Riordan, and Stefano Maffulli, will participate in the presentation of a first discussion draft on version 3 of the GNU General Public License at the Free Software Foundation First International Conference on GPLv3, being held at the MIT in Cambridge, USA.  

Fellowship meeting in Vienna

13 January 2006

The second Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 13 January starting at 18:00 in Vienna in the Otto-Wagner Pavillion near Karlsplatz in the side room upstairs, right hand from the staircase. Like last time, Karin Kosina and Reinhard Müller will inform about FSFE's work, and we expect interesting discussions. A major discussion point this time will be "Free Software in education". This invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software.