Events

Event Archive for 2007

Fellowship meeting in Vienna

21 December 2007

The eighteenth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 21 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!

    FTF training course in Zurich

    10 to 11 December 2007

    Shane Coughlan, Freedom Task Force coordinator at FSFE, will deliver a two day course entitled 'Free Software licenses and other questions' at the Digicomp Academy Zurich, Switzerland. The course is intended for project managers, developers and technicians who wish to become more knowledgeable regarding code distribution options.

      Free Software Conference Scandinavia, Göteborg, Sweden

      07 to 08 December 2007

      The FSFE is organising the Free Software Conference Scandinavia (FSCONS), taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden on the 7th and 8th of December 2007. It is the first in its kind event in the region, inspired by the growing momentum around Free Software.

        Free Software Research and Civil Society

        04 December 2007

        On the 4th of December, the Free Software Foundation Europe is organising a workshop as part of the STACS project. The workshop will bring researchers and civil society together to encourage the formation of new joint research projects in the field.

          Fellowship meeting in Düsseldorf

          28 November 2007

          The Duesseldorf Fellowship group proudly announces its next meeting on 28 November at 19:30 in the Pub "Südstern", Bilker Allee 66 in Düsseldorf. Shane Coughlan, the coordinator of the Freedom Task Force, will talk about Free Software licensing, business processes, and how the Free Software movement has moved deep into the mainstream of ICT deployment. Werner Koch will report about a public debate in the parliament of NRW regarding Security versus Freedom.

            Fellowship meeting in Nijmegen/NL

            26 November 2007

            Shane Coughlan, FSFE's Freedom Task Force coordinator will be in Nijmegen on the 26th of November and we wish to propose a Fellowship Meeting at 6:00 pm that evening in Cafe Jos.
            Shane Coughlan will talk about the work of the Freedom Task Force, and discuss current events in Free Software legal activities in Europe.
            Rainer Kersten, a fellow from Duesseldorf will talk about the experiences of the Rheinland Fellowship group.
            If you would like to attend that meeting please send a short note to rk (at) office.fsfeurope.org.

              SFScon 2007 + FSFE Fellowship meeting

              16 to 21 November 2007

              As for the 2006 edition, this year's SFScon – the annual South Tyrol Free Software conference – will be followed by the FSFE Fellowship meeting.
              Both events will take place in Meran/o (South Tyrol, Italy), from November, 16th to 17th and from November, 18th to 21st respectively.
              Entrance is free; registration is strongly encouraged.

                Fellowship meeting in Vienna

                16 November 2007

                The seventeenth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 16 November 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!

                  IGF side events

                  11 to 13 November 2007

                  A number of Free Software related events will happen around the Internet Governance Forum in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.
                  On 11 November, a discussion oriented conference with the title "Digital Inclusion: Accelerating Global Participation and Access through Open ICT Standards" takes place from 8:30 to 17:30.
                  The Dynamic Coalition on Open Standards sponsors an Open Workshop titled "The Intersection of Open ICT Standards, Development, and Public Policy" on 12 November from 15:30 to 17:00, and a Best Practice Workshop on "Open ICT Standards for Greater Citizen Access: Best Practices in Government Policy and Procurement Practices" on 13 November from 16:30 to 18:00.
                  All these events take place in the Windsor Barra Hotel.

                    Come2Linux, Essen

                    10 to 11 November 2007

                    FSFE will have a booth at the Come2Linux, which takes place from 10 to 11 November in Essen, Germany. Michael Kesper from the German team and Dr Michael Stehmann from FTFs legal network will be available to answer questions. Also, T-shirts and other merchandise will be sold at the event as usual.

                      Strategic implementation of Free Software

                      08 November 2007

                      On the 8th of November, the FSFE and its Freedom Task Force (FTF), in collaboration with the Internet Academy in Sweden, will give a course on Strategic implementation of Free Software in businesses. The course will take place in Stockholm, Sweden and given predominantly in Swedish.

                        Internetdagarna, Stockholm, Sweden

                        05 to 06 November 2007

                        The FSFE will participate with a booth on Internetdagarna in Stockholm, Sweden, between the 5th and 6th of November. FSFE will inform visitors about various aspects of Free Software, like the Freedom Task Force, software patents, the SELF project, GPLv3, or the Fellowship of FSFE.

                          Free Software, licensing and business processes, Linz, Austria

                          03 November 2007

                          On the 3rd of November, Shane Coughlan from FSFE will speak at elce2007 about the business advantages inherent in Free Software and describe the licences that facilitate the freedoms it delivers. He will discuss the processes that help companies ensure they maximise benefit and minimise liability in Free Software deployment. He will also outline how Free Software and Open Standards work together to ensure a competitive marketplace.

                            Free Software as a Social Innovation, London, UK

                            02 November 2007

                            On the 2nd of November, the FSFE and M6-IT are organising Free Software as a Social Innovation in London. This day long event will inform participants about Free Software and demonstrate its use in civil society organisations.

                              Two Free Software speeches at LinuxWorld NL, The Netherlands

                              31 October to 01 November 2007

                              Shane Coughlan will deliver two talks at LinuxWorld NL. The first will take place on the 31st of October and discribe the work of Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and some of our current projects. Shane will also provide an overview of Free Software software licences, practical compliance issues, the importance of truly Open Standards and and the work of FSFE's Freedom Task Force.

                                Free Software in business speech at NLUUG/NLLGG event, The Netherlands

                                31 October 2007

                                Shane Coughlan will deliver a talk about Quality Assurance, enterprise reliability and positive steps in Free Software to ensure it meets business requirements at a joint NLUUG/NLLGG event taking place in the same venue as LinuxWorld NL. The event kicks off at 18:30 and continues until 20:30.

                                  OpenFest, Sofia, Bulgaria

                                  27 to 28 October 2007

                                  FSFE president Georg Greve and vice-president Jonas Öberg will participate in the 5th annual OpenFest in Sofia, Bulgaria, to talk about the FSFE and the SELF project.

                                    GPLv3 talk, Florence

                                    27 October 2007

                                    Ciaran O'Riordan will explain Free Software licences, pitfalls such as incompatibility, and what was learned during the GPLv3 drafting process about making the best licence possible.

                                      GPLv3 at Free Software licensing event, Helsinki

                                      25 October 2007

                                      Ciaran O'Riordan will give the opening keynote at this event, explaining the history of the GNU GPL, and why it has been successful in adoption and in protecting essential freedoms.

                                        Fellowship meeting in Krems

                                        23 October 2007

                                        The sixteenth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 23 October in Krems. We meet at 18:30 in the Restaurant Klinglhuber, Wiener Straße 10. A separate room is reserved for "BG Rechte Kremszeile".
                                        As usual, this invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!

                                          Sustainable-IT in Berlin, Germany

                                          17 to 18 October 2007

                                          On the 18. October from 14:00 to 15:30 Matthias Kirschner, FSFE's German deputy coordinator, will take part in a panel discussion at the Sustainable-IT conference. The topic of the discussion is "IT sustainability -- international. How can software contribute to resource protection and a fair distribution of knowledge". It takes place at the Kalkscheune, Johannisstraße 2 in Berlin. Registration on their website is required. Admission fee is 25 EUR, reduced 15 EUR.

                                            I Forum de Software Livre

                                            12 to 13 October 2007

                                            On the 12th and 13th of October, the University of Lisbon will host the I Forum de Software Livre, where both academia and businesses will share their experiences with Free Software as a strong and credible technological alternative suitable for small, medium and big businesses. Georg Greve will be present, promoting the merits of Free Software, and its adequacy to modern technological needs.

                                              Free Software licenses for developers (= non-lawyers)

                                              26 September 2007

                                              On Wednesday 26 September 2007 at 19:30, Dr. Michael Stehmann gives a speech with the following topics:
                                              • Why licenses?
                                              • Criteria for Free Software licenses
                                              • Which licenses do exist?
                                              The event takes place in the Restaurant "Mi Dang", Fürstenwall 120, 40217 Düsseldorf and was organised by the local Fellowship group. After the speech, there will be an open discussion. Admission is free, although donations are of course welcome.

                                                GPLv3 in Malmö, Sweden

                                                25 September 2007

                                                On the 25th of September, Jonas Öberg, vice president of the FSFE, will talk about and present the GNU General Public License version 3 at a meeting of the Swedish Computer Association in Malmö, Sweden.

                                                  OpenExpo, Free Software Exposition

                                                  19 to 20 September 2007

                                                  Georg Greve, president of the FSFE, will be a keynote speaker at OpenExpo, a Free Software Exposition aimed at a corporate and technical audience. He will talk about the significance and strategic importance of Free Software and Open Standards in the business world.

                                                    Strategic implementation of Free Software

                                                    18 to 19 September 2007

                                                    Between the 18th and 19th of September, the FSFE in collaboration with the Internet Academy in Sweden will give a course on the strategic implementation of Free Software in Stockholm, Sweden. The course will be given in Swedish.

                                                      FTF training course in Zurich

                                                      10 to 11 September 2007

                                                      Shane Coughlan, Freedom Task Force coordinator at FSFE, will deliver a two day course entitled 'Free Software licenses and other questions' at the Digicomp Academy Zurich, Switzerland. The course is intended for project managers, developers and technicians who wish to become more knowledgeable regarding code distribution options.

                                                        3rd Living Knowledge Conference

                                                        30 August to 01 September 2007

                                                        Between the 30th of August and 1st of September, the Fondation Sciences Citoyennes organises the 3rd Living Knowledge Conference where FSFE Swedish Team member Mathias Klang will participate to give a presentation on the SELF project.

                                                          2nd Froscon, St.Augustin, Germany

                                                          25 to 26 August 2007

                                                          The Department of Computer Science of the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg is organising a conference all about Free Software in 2007 again with help of Fachschaft of Computer Science, LUUSA and FrOSCon e.V.

                                                          FSFE will again maintain a booth. Coordination is done via the booth@ mailing list.

                                                            Fellowship meeting in Vienna and Dornbirn

                                                            17 August 2007

                                                            The fifteenth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 17 August in Vienna and in Dornbirn. We meet around 18:00 in the net.culture.lab Vienna in Museumsquartier, q21, Haupthof, the door vis-à-vis Museum Leopold, and in the net.culture.lab Dornbirn, Marktstraße 4. Both places will be connected via live stream. 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!

                                                              Jornadas Regionales de Software Libre

                                                              07 to 11 August 2007

                                                              Between the 7th and 11th of August, Georg Greve, Jonas Öberg and members of the SELF project will participate in and give speeches at the 7th Jornadas Regionales de Software Libre in Córdoba, Argentina, as part of the work to promote the SELF project in the region.

                                                                Fellowship meeting in Vienna

                                                                20 July 2007

                                                                The fourteenth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 20 July 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!

                                                                  Lunch briefing at Digicomp Zurich

                                                                  11 July 2007

                                                                  Shane Coughlan, Freedom Task Force coordinator at FSFE, will present a lunch briefing at the Digicomp Academy Zurich, Switzerland focused on Free Software in business and licensing issues.

                                                                    Swedish Fellowship meeting in Göteborg

                                                                    04 July 2007

                                                                    On Tuesday the 4th of July at 17.00, the FSFE is organising a summer Fellowship meeting at its offices in Göteborg. The FSFE will inform about its activities and provide an opportunity for Fellows to meet each other.

                                                                      Benelux Fellowship meeting in Brussels

                                                                      28 to 30 June 2007

                                                                      On Thursday June 28th at 21h00, there will be the first Benelux meeting of the Fellowship. The aim will be to get to know each other and to discuss what each person would like to get active on in the coming year. There will also be a social session on the night of Saturday June 30th. Details about venues will be on the Fellowship site as the information becomes available.

                                                                        FTF training course in Zurich

                                                                        25 to 26 June 2007

                                                                        Shane Coughlan, Freedom Task Force coordinator at FSFE, will deliver a two day course entitled 'Free Software licenses and other questions' at the Digicomp Academy Zurich, Switzerland. The course is intended for project managers, developers and technicians who wish to become more knowledgeable regarding code distribution options.

                                                                          Conference for Public Administration in Milan

                                                                          21 to 22 June 2007

                                                                          Free Software Foundation Europe in collaboration with the European Training Centre for Social Affairs and Public Health (EIPA-CEFASS) is organising an International Conference: "FLOSS: A Valuable Opportunity for Public Administrations".
                                                                          The Conference is designed for Civil servants, Senior Civil Servants (Directors & Unit Heads), lawyers and politicians in EU Member States and countries surrounding the EU who are involved in the procurement of IT solutions and in strategic decisions about innovation and eGovernment, and who provide legal advice on copyright and patents.
                                                                          The conference will be held in Milan on 21-22 June 2007. Please find the full program and the registration form online at:

                                                                            Fellowship meeting in Vienna

                                                                            22 June 2007

                                                                            The thirteenth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 22 June 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!

                                                                              Free Software founding fathers at La Sapienza University

                                                                              07 June 2007

                                                                              Prof. Arturo Di Corinto will moderate two speeches on the ethics and practice of free, open source software, by Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software movement, and Bruce Perens, founder of the Open Source Initiative. The event, in collaboration with Free Software Foundation Europe, the italian Associazione per il Software Libero, Linux User Group La Sapienza, Wikimedia Italia, will be an opportunity to listen to the leading actors of the evolution of free/libre software.
                                                                              The event will be held Thursday June 7th from 9.30am until 1.30pm at the Aula Magna della Caserma Sani, located in Via Principe Amedeo, 184. It is reachable walking from Termini Rail Station or by the Piazza Vittorio Emanuele metro station.
                                                                              Admission is free for the whole event. Audio/Video streaming will be also available.

                                                                                Colloquium on Free Software and science

                                                                                07 June 2007

                                                                                On Thursday June 7, 2007 at 3:30 pm in the V G Kulkarni Auditorium at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) in Mumbai, India, Georg Greve gives a talk about Free Software and science.
                                                                                Free Software and science share common roots, and benefit society in several similar ways. In his talk, Mr Greve will explain the concept of Free Software and how it relates to maintaining our scientific basis as a society. As a practical example of this collaboration, the talk will give a brief introduction of the Science, Education and Learning in Freedom project, in which the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research plays a crucial role. The talk will close with an overview of how all of this relates to the global political trends of knowledge monopolisation, and the Access to Knowledge initiative.

                                                                                LinuxTag 2007, Berlin, Germany

                                                                                30 May to 02 June 2007

                                                                                FSFE will be present with a booth at LinuxTag 2007, which takes place at Berlin's Expo Center under the Funkturm. FSFE will inform visitors about various aspects of Free Software, like the Freedom Task Force, software patents, the SELF project, GPLv3, or the Fellowship of FSFE. Also it is planned to sell T-Shirts from FSFE and books about Free Software. Please take the opportunity to get informed about Free Software and FSFE.

                                                                                  Linuxwochen, Vienna, Austria

                                                                                  31 May 2007

                                                                                  The biggest event in this year's Austrian Linuxwochen series takes place from 31 May to 2 June 2007 in the Urania building in Vienna. The FSFE is there during the whole event with a booth to inform people about its work and about Free Software in general.
                                                                                  On 31 May at 17:00 Reinhard Müller holds a speech titled "Free Software for a free society".
                                                                                  Admission is free for the whole event.

                                                                                    eLiberatica Conference in Braşov

                                                                                    18 to 19 May 2007

                                                                                    The eLiberatica Conference is the most important romanian event concerning Free Software. It will be held on the 18th and the 19th of May, in Braşov, Romania, and is organized by ROSI, a romanian assocition advocating Free Software, and by Agora Media, a romanian media group. eLiberatica's purpose is to unify pomotion of Free Software throughout Romania, and encouraging its adoption by business through grassroots organization. The conference therefore addresses programmers, university students, and business people. Georg Greve will deliver a talk on Open Standards and Free Competition.

                                                                                      Linuxwochen, Graz, Austria

                                                                                      19 May 2007

                                                                                      On Saturday 19 May 2007 at 9:30, Reinhard Müller holds the keynote for the Linuxwochen event at the University of Applied Sciences "Johanneum" in Graz.
                                                                                      At 11:00 he gives another speech titled "Free Software for a free society" there.
                                                                                      As a part of the same event, the twelfth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place at 15:00. As usual, all people interested in FSFE or Free Software are invited to this meeting.
                                                                                      The FSFE also has a booth at the event where it informs about its work and about Free Software in general.
                                                                                      Admission is free for the whole event.

                                                                                        17 May 2007

                                                                                        On thursday the 17th of may, the FSFE and Digifri, Sweden, invites you to attend a lecture by Richard Stallman on Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks. The lecture will take place at Linköping University, room C4 at 17.00.

                                                                                          Free Software and Beyond

                                                                                          16 May 2007

                                                                                          On Wednesday the 16th of may, the FSFE and Göteborg University, Sweden, invites you to attend a lecture by Richard Stallman on Free Software and Beyond: Human Rights in the Use of Software and Other Published Works. Stallman will speak about the history and philosophy of the Free Software Movement, address how the ideas of Free Software do or don't extend to other kinds of published works and explain what the Pirate Party must change in its program to avoid unintended negative consequences in the software field.

                                                                                            First Italian Conference on Free Software

                                                                                            11 to 13 May 2007

                                                                                            FSFE will be present at the first Italian Conference on Free Software, a conference intended to examine the state of the art in Free Software. The conference wants to be the point of meeting of all the subjects that involved in the diffusion and in the use of the Free Software in Italy and all over the world, or undertaken, public corporate body, university, developers, researchers and impassioned, to know it and to start collaborations and projects. The conference will be a point of intersection for all of the subjects around Free Software both in Italy and world-wide. It will provide a forum for public bodies, universities, developers and researchers to network, collaborate and initiate projects.
                                                                                            This will be the first conference focusing on Free Software in science and is being organised by Hacklab Cosenza in collaboration of FSFE, University of Calabria.

                                                                                              Linuxwochen, Eisenstadt, Austria

                                                                                              12 May 2007

                                                                                              On Saturday 12 May 2007 at 13:45, Karin Kosina gives a speech titled "Free Software for free people" as a part of the Linuxwochen event at the University of Applied Sciences in Eisenstadt. Admission is free.

                                                                                                LibreMeeting 2007, Spain

                                                                                                10 to 11 May 2007

                                                                                                Georg Greve and Ciaran O'Riordan will speak at the Libremeeting 2007 --the 1st International Free Knowledge Meeting of Madrid--. Georg will present the FSFE while Ciaran's speech will be about the GPLv3. The event is organized by our associated organization the Free Knowledge Foundation.

                                                                                                  An overview of Free Software licensing and the Freedom Task Force

                                                                                                  07 May 2007

                                                                                                  On Monday 7 May 2007 at 19:30, Shane M. Coughlan gives an introduction to Free Software Licensing and the Freedom Task Force in the Restaurant "Philipp" in Düsseldorf, Fürstenwall 120. The event was organised by the local Fellowship group. Admission is free.

                                                                                                    Second Annual Access to Knowledge Conference

                                                                                                    27 to 29 April 2007

                                                                                                    On April 27th-29th 2007, the weekend of World "Intellectual Property Day", the Yale Information Society Project will hold its Second Annual Access to Knowledge (A2K) Conference. This A2K conference program focuses on mobilizing Industry, Civil Society, Governments and Technologists, around human rights, human development and the public interest in the domain of innovation and information policy, as well as understanding the theoretical underpinnings of access to knowledge issues. Georg Greve will be present, advocating Free Software, and will act as a moderator in the Mobilizing Technologists Panel.

                                                                                                      Fellowship meeting in Vienna

                                                                                                      27 April 2007

                                                                                                      The eleventh Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 27 April 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!

                                                                                                        Introduction to Free Software for ETH Zurich students

                                                                                                        27 April 2007

                                                                                                        Shane Coughlan, FSFE Freedom Task Force coordinator, will deliver a speech entitled 'Introduction to Free Software' at ETH Zurich during the "Linux-Day V" event for students. Shane will be speaking at 13:15 on the 27th of April at ETH Zentrum HG E33.1.

                                                                                                          Evening of freedom in digital society

                                                                                                          04 April 2007

                                                                                                          On April 4th, 18:00 pm, Georg Greve and Jonas Oberg will give three public talks. Georg will present the FSFE, and Free Software issues in e-government, and Jonas will talk about the SELF project. This event will take place in Belgrade, it will also be an opportunity for the Free Software community in Serbia to meet, with people also coming from Macedonia and Croatia.

                                                                                                            GPLv3: Improving a Great Licence

                                                                                                            01 April 2007

                                                                                                            On Sunday April 1st, at 17h00, in Brussels, Richard Stallman will present the current status of the global project to update Free Software's keystone licence: the GNU GPL. This talk will be Stallman's first since the release of discussion draft 3 - the draft crafted to block patent deals such as that of Novell+Microsoft. This draft has also been simplified, and the DRM (Digital Restrictions Management) and tivoisation clauses have also been altered significantly.

                                                                                                              The Fellowship card and its practical use

                                                                                                              28 March 2007

                                                                                                              The Fellowship group in Düsseldorf has invited GnuPG's principal author Werner Koch to speak about the Fellowship crypto card and its practical use. The event starts on 28 March 2007 at 19:00 in the "Gaststätte Phillip" in Düsseldorf. Admittance is free, although donations for the FSFE are of course welcome.

                                                                                                                First Franconian Fellowship meeting

                                                                                                                24 March 2007

                                                                                                                The first Franconian Fellowship meeting takes place on 24 March 2007 in Forchheim. We meet at 16:00 in the restaurant "Roter Ochs". Jutta Horstmann speaks about Content Management Systems, Rainer Kersten from FSFE's office will give some info about FSFE, and the following discussion will certainly be interesting :-).

                                                                                                                  Fellowship meeting in Bonn

                                                                                                                  20 March 2007

                                                                                                                  This will be the second meeting of fellows in the region of Bonn and Cologne. It will take place on 2007-03-20 at 19 o'clock (open end) in the restaurant/bar Aktuell Nachrichtentreff.
                                                                                                                  Everyone living in the region, please subscribe to the new Rheinland mailinglist where discussion about topics will take place as well as other things interesting for fellows in the "Rheinland" region.
                                                                                                                  If you want to come, please drop me a line so I can adjust the reservation.

                                                                                                                    Fellowship meeting in Vienna

                                                                                                                    16 March 2007

                                                                                                                    The tenth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 16 March 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.
                                                                                                                    A major topic this time is the planning of FSFE's participation in this year's Linuxwochen event series in Austria
                                                                                                                    As usual, this invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!

                                                                                                                      "Trusted Computing" and DRM

                                                                                                                      28 February 2007

                                                                                                                      The Fellowship group in Düsseldorf has invited Marcus Brinkmann to speak about restricted trust in computer systems. The event starts on 28 February 2007 at 20:00 in the "Gaststätte Phillip" in Düsseldorf. Admittance is free, although donations for the FSFE are of course welcome.

                                                                                                                        "FOSDEM", Bruxelles (Belgien)

                                                                                                                        24 to 25 February 2007

                                                                                                                        FSFE vil deltage i FOSDEM 2007, der finder sted fra den 24.-25. februar i Bruxelles, Belgien. FOSDEM er en europæisk fri software-udviklerkonference organiseret af frivillige.
                                                                                                                        FSFE vil være til stede med en stand hvor besøgende kan få oplysninger om aktuelle aktiviteter, fri software selv samt FSFE's Fellowship. Som vanligt bliver der også solgt t-shirts.
                                                                                                                        Begivenheden fremmer spredningen af fri software, giver fri software-udviklere og -fællesskaberne et sted at mødes, skaber kontakt med andre projekter samt fremmer udviklingen af og fordelene ved fri software-løsninger.

                                                                                                                          19 to 23 February 2007

                                                                                                                          Georg Greve, præsident for FSFE, er blevet inviteret til at fungere som observatør under det tredje møde i Provisional Committee on Proposal Related to a WIPO Development Agenda (PCDA); han deltog også i det første og andet møde. Mødet finder sted i Geneve, fra 19. til 23. februar 2007.

                                                                                                                            Fellowship meeting in Vienna

                                                                                                                            19 February 2007

                                                                                                                            The nineth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 19 February (note: this is a Monday, not a Friday as usual) 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!

                                                                                                                              "SkyCon", Limerick (Irland)

                                                                                                                              16 to 18 February 2007

                                                                                                                              FSFE vil være repræsenteret af Ciaran O'Riordan på denne datalogiske konference. Ciaran vil holde et foredrag vedrørende GPLv3, hvor den aktuelle status og det fremtidige arbejde vil blive præsenteret.

                                                                                                                                SELF i Mumbai, Indien

                                                                                                                                26 January to 14 February 2007

                                                                                                                                Under anden del af SELF-projektet, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, vil TIFR organisere det andet bestyrelsesmøde i Mumbai, Indien. Emner der vil blive diskuteret er relateret til SELF Support Programme (SSP), økonomi og budget, ekspertgrupper og andre strategiske planer. Det ugelange møde består af to dage med workshops, tre dage med bestyrelsesmøde, en daglang SELF-konference og en dag til en social begivenhed. George Greve og Jonas Oberg, præsident og vicepræsident for FSFE, vil deltage i Legal Experts Group (juridiske eksperter-gruppen).

                                                                                                                                Freedom Task Force to be represented at the LIFT conference, Geneva (Switzerland)

                                                                                                                                07 to 09 February 2007

                                                                                                                                Shane Coughlan, Freedom Task Force (FTF) coordinator, will attend the LIFT conference in Geneva, Switzerland. LIFT is a conference to explore the challenges and opportunities of technology in society. Shane will participate in the 'Legal issues and perspectives' workshop hosted by the Swiss lawfirm BCCC.

                                                                                                                                  Fellowship meeting in Vienna

                                                                                                                                  19 January 2007

                                                                                                                                  The eigth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 19 January 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!