Events

Event Archive for 2008

19 December 2008

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.

    Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

    19 December 2008

    This month, the Vienna Fellowship meeting will be in the Metalab, located in the Rathausstraße 6 in the 1st district of Vienna. We'll be there from 18:00, with agenda related discussions starting at 19:00. As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

      Fellowship Christmas get-together in Gothenburg, Sweden

      18 December 2008

      It is time for a new tradition! A Christmas get-together for Fellows and others in Gothenburg, with technical help for all those interested in Free Culture and Free Software. FFKP (Union for Free Culture and Software) and FSFE (Free Software Foundation Europe) invite you to a get-together with glögg (spiced wine), coffee, cookies and cakes. There will also be a presentation of the FFKP and some of the avtivities planned for 2009. Jeremiah Foster will be there as well offering help for GNU/Linux and other Free Software to anyone who needs it.

        Fellowship Meeting in Berlin

        11 December 2008

        The local Fellowship group will meet on the 11th of december. The location is as always the NewThinkingStore at Tucholskystraße. Since Christmas is almost there, we will do some handicraft to improve our booth material and the flyer for our projects.
        Our are welcome to join us for a cup of tea and some cookies.

          Fellowship meeting and holiday get-together in Zurich, Switzerland

          11 December 2008

          FSFE will be holding its regular Zurich Fellowship group meeting next Thursday, 11th December at 18:00 CET. We'll also be celebrating the upcoming holiday season with Glühwein (mulled wine) and other goodies! We hope to see you there. If you plan to attend please email the organiser, Graeme West at west@fsfeurope.org.

            Zurich Fellowship meeting

            21 November 2008

            There will be a Fellowship meeting at the FSFE Zurich office from 18:00 until 19:00 on Friday the 21st of November. Some free (as in beer) beer will be provided and all Fellows nearby are invited to attend. It will be a good chance to get to know each other in person, to discuss ways of spreading the word about Free Software in Switzerland, and to generally have a good time. This meeting will be hosted by Graeme West, FSFE's intern at the Zurich office. If you plan to come to the meeting please let Graeme know by sending an email to west@fsfeurope.org.

              Fellowship meeting, Cologne, Germany

              18 November 2008

              On Tuesday, 18th november at 19.00 h again all fellows and people who want to support FSFE or simply want to inform about Free Software will gather at the Fellowship Meeting in Hallmackenreuther, Brüsseler Platz, Cologne.

                Fellowship meeting, Bolzano, Italy

                15 November 2008

                On Saturday, 15th November at 14:00 h there will be a Fellowship meeting at the TIS Innovation Park of Bolzano. The meeting is open to Fellows and all persons interested in FSFE's work in Italy and the projects of the Fellowship. The meeting has two parts. First Patrick Ohnewein, coordinator of the Italian FSFE group, will talk about the activities of the FSFE and the Fellowship in Italy. In the second part the Fellows will be invited to make proposals for and discuss about future initiatives to promote and help Free Software.

                  Fellowship meeting in Berlin

                  13 November 2008

                  The monthly Fellowship meeting is going to take place on the 13th of November. We will meet at 7:30pm at the NewThinking store in Berlin-Mitte (Tucholskystraße 48). Topics include: BLIT review, FSCONS report, "How can we collaborate with the different organizations around Free Software and Education?" and presentation 2009. We like to welcome you on the 13th.

                  NLUUG Autumn Conference and CELF Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Ede, Netherlands

                  06 to 07 November 2008

                  The FSFE will be attending the NLUUG Autumn Conference on Thursday 6th November. This year's theme is 'mobility'. Feel free to come to our booth and ask about Free Software! Shane Coughlan, Freedom Task Force coordinator at FSFE, will also deliver talk entitled 'The strategic implementation of free software in business' at the CELF Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2008 at the same location on the following day, Friday 7th November. The successful implementation of Free Software requires an understanding of the best policy and processes applicable to its context. Shane will discuss how FSFE's legal project and its European Legal Network have engaged with this issue by producing generic market knowledge for supply and purchasing contracts, work flow documents and deployment methodology. The location for both conferences is Hotel en Congrescentrum De Reehorst, Ede, Netherlands.

                    BLIT 2008, Potsdam, Germany

                    01 November 2008

                    FSFE will be present with a booth at this years Brandenburger Linux Info Tag (BLIT). The Fellowship Group Berlin will man a booth to inform visitors about various aspects of Free Software. Also T-shirts and books about Free Software will be sold. The event starts at 10 am and takes place at the University Campus Griebnitzsee in Potsdam. Admission is free as in free beer.

                      Fellowship meeting in Weingarten, Germany

                      28 October 2008

                      Fellow Christof Raber will host a Fellowship meeting at Weltehof, Welte 1, 88250 Weingarten on Tuesday the 28th of October at 19:00. All Fellows and Free Software supporters nearby are invited to attend. It will be a good chance to get to know each other in person, discuss all Free Software and FSFE related topics and to generally have a good time.

                        FSCONS 2008, Gothenburg, Sweden

                        24 to 26 October 2008

                        For 2008, FSCONS is a collaboration of FSFE, Creative Commons, and Wikimedia Sweden. There will be three tracks (Free Culture, Free Software, Free Content), each lead by one of the main organisers. Topics will range from modern kernel design over citizen journalism all the way across to licensing in the 21st century.

                          FSFE at SYSTEMS, Munich, Germany

                          21 to 24 October 2008

                          From 21. October to 24. October the SYSTEMS will take place in Munich, Germany. SYSTEMS is a professional business-to-business exhibition for the ICT market and addresses business and technical decision-makers in commercial enterprises and the public sector.
                          For the first time FSFE will be present with a booth.

                            Fellowship meeting in Munich, Germany

                            22 October 2008

                            On Wednesday the 22th of October at 19:00 OpenOffice.org and FSFE will host together the OpenOffice.org regulars' table and the first Fellowship meeting in Munich, Germany. It will take place at the Augustinerkeller, Arnulfstraße, Munich (www.augustinerkeller.de)
                            All Fellows and Free Software supporters nearby are invited to attend. It will be a good chance to get to know each other in person, discuss all Free Software and FSFE related topics and to generally have a good time.

                              Dinner in Geneva on the 19th October

                              19 October 2008

                              Benjamin Morant and Ciaran O'Riordan invite you to a FSFE meeting in Geneva on the Sunday 19th October on the evening. The plan is to meet each other in the restaurant "Les Brasseurs" at 17:00, and eat and drink there. Don't hesitate to let us know if you want to come. Please write a mail to Benjamin on morant@fsfeurope.org

                                17 October 2008

                                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.

                                  Fellowship meeting in Vienna

                                  17 October 2008

                                  On 17 October 2008, a Fellowship meeting takes place in Vienna. We meet around 18:00 in the Library Room at the Metalab, Rathausstraße 6, first district. The discussions will start at 19:00.
                                  Items on the agenda include our pages in the Fellowship wiki, our advocacy project, and some small organisational things. As always, the meeting is ended with a nice chat over a beer.
                                  As usual, this invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!

                                    Booth at "Freedom not Fear", Berlin, Germany

                                    11 October 2008

                                    On Saturday 11. October FSFE's Berlin Fellowship group will have a booth at the "Freedom not Fear" demonstration. The booth will be ready about 13:00 at the Neptunbrunnen, Berlin Alexanderplatz. When the demonstration starts the booth will be reestablished at the Brandenburger Tor.

                                      Zurich Fellowship meeting

                                      10 October 2008

                                      There will be a Fellowship meeting at the FSFE Zurich office from 19:00 until 20:30 on Friday the 10th of October. Some free (as in beer) beer will be provided and all Fellows nearby are invited to attend. It will be a good chance to get to know each other in person, to discuss ways of spreading the word about Free Software in Switzerland, and to generally have a good time. This meeting will be hosted by Benjamin Morant, FSFE's intern at the Zurich Office. If you are coming to the meeting please let Benjamin know by sending an email to morant@fsfeurope.org.

                                        Monthly Berlin Fellowship Meeting

                                        09 October 2008

                                        The Fellowship Group in Berlin will meet on the 10th October at 19:30. We will evaluate past actions like 25 years GNU and Software Freedom Day. For the future we will plan our attendance at the BLIT and talk about the pdfreaders campaign. The Location is as usual the New Thinking Store, Tucholsky Strasse.

                                          August Fellowship meeting in Brussels

                                          09 October 2008

                                          A Belgian Fellowship meeting will take place on Thursday August 7th in Brussels. We will meet at 20:00 in Café Walvis, 209 rue Antoine Dansaert, Brussels. It's an informal meeting, like the last meeting, so we'll mostly chat about whatever Free Software topics the attendees are interested in. We'll also continue the discussion of how to launch quarterly meetings, and Ciaran O'Riordan will give an update on OpenStreetMap. This meeting can be discussed on FSFE's Benelux mailinglist.

                                            Fellowship Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany

                                            08 October 2008

                                            Wednesday, 8 October, the first Fellowship meeting in the Rhein/Main area will take place in Frankfurt: We are going to meet in the "Club Voltaire", Kleine Hochstraße 5 (2 minutes from "Alte Oper"), 60313 Frankfurt/Main We will meet there around 19:00h.

                                              29 September 2008

                                              The European Legal Network facilitated by FSFE's Freedom Task Force will hold a special interest group meeting in Brussels to discuss software patents and other legal issues. This meeting will be hosted at the Wilmer Hale law offices and is invitation only.

                                                GNU's 25th Birthday in Berlin, Germany

                                                27 September 2008

                                                The GNU-project is turning 25 on the 27th of September. Therefore we will pop the corks at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. We will meet at 3pm. There will be champaign and some music to celebrate. See you on saturday.

                                                  Free Software in business and the public sector training course

                                                  26 September 2008

                                                  Shane Coughlan, Freedom Task Force coordinator at FSFE, will deliver a training course on Free Software in business and the public sector at Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur, Switzerland.

                                                    'The strategic implementation of Free Software in business' speech at OpenExpo

                                                    25 September 2008

                                                    Shane Coughlan, FTF coordinator, will deliver a speech entitled 'The strategic implementation of Free Software in business' at the OpenExpo conference in Winterthur, Switzerland, on the 25th of September.

                                                      Keynote speech at Dutch Software Freedom Day event

                                                      20 September 2008

                                                      Shane Coughlan, Freedom Task Force coordinator at FSFE, will deliver a keynote speech at the Dutch Software Freedom Day event at Liefland College, Utrecht. The event will run from 10:00 until 17:00 and is organised by NLLGG, NLUUG and SoftwareFreedomDay.eu.

                                                        Software Freedom Concert, Vienna, Austria

                                                        20 September 2008

                                                        Starting at 8pm, Vienna's Fellows celebrate the annual "Software Freedom Day" in a Pub called Pint Pub in Vienna. Highlight of the event will be the performances of the bands: "Club Valat" and "Klaus (from Fadin' to Whiteout)". Of course this event is also for non-computerfreaks.

                                                          Reach the people - Software Freedom Day, Berlin, Germany

                                                          20 September 2008

                                                          On Saturday 20. September starting at 14:00 FFII and FSFE's Fellowship group from Berlin will have barbecue and an information booth. At the booth we will explain what Free Software is and why it is important for society. This event should give beginners a chance to get in contact with Free Software, GNU/Linux and the involved groups. Please bring your own dishes and drinks to the Mauerpark in the opposite of Gleimstr. 60.

                                                            Official launch of GPLv3 in The Netherlands

                                                            19 September 2008

                                                            Shane Coughlan, Freedom Task Force coordinator at FSFE, will host a three hour workshop entitled 'Licensing questions and Legal issues in the light of GPLv3' for the launch of the GPLv3 at the Univesity of Tilburg, The Netherlands on the 19th of September. This event is sponsored by NLnet.

                                                              17 September 2008

                                                              Shane Coughlan, Freedom Task Force coordinator at FSFE, will deliver a speech entitled 'Free Software licenses and other questions' at OSiM World at Berlin on the 17th of September. This talk will examine question of ownership, the goal of owning creative work, benefits to consumers and the community and the relationship between ownership and Free Software licences.

                                                                Zurich Fellowship meeting

                                                                12 September 2008

                                                                There will be a Fellowship meeting at the FSFE Zurich office from 19:00 until 20:30 on Friday the 12th of September. Some free (as in beer) beer will be provided and all Fellows nearby are invited to attend. It will be a good chance to get to know each other in person, to discuss ways of spreading the word about Free Software in Switzerland, and to generally have a good time. This meeting will be hosted by Benjamin Morant, FSFE's intern at the Zurich Office. If you are coming to the meeting please let Benjamin know by sending an email to morant@fsfeurope.org.

                                                                  Richard Stallman in Brescia (Italy)

                                                                  12 September 2008

                                                                  On 12 September at 16.00, Richard Stallman will give a speech on "Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks" at the "Libera Accademia di Belle Arti", in via D. Vender 66, Brescia (Italy).

                                                                    Berlin Fellowship Meeting

                                                                    11 September 2008

                                                                    The Fellowship Group in Berlin will meet on the 11th of September at 19:30. The Location is as usual the New Thinking Store, Tucholsky Strasse. The following topics will be addressed: Software Freedom Day, GNU's 25th birthday.

                                                                      Richard Stallman in Genova (Italy)

                                                                      11 September 2008

                                                                      On 11 September at 16.00, Richard Stallman will give a speech on "Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks" at Dipartimento di Informatica e Scienze dell'Informazione - Università di Genova (via Dodecanneso 35, 5th floor).

                                                                        08 September 2008

                                                                        The European Legal Network facilitated by FSFE's Freedom Task Force will hold a special interest group meeting in London to discuss business processes and supply chain management. This meeting will be hosted at the Canonical offices and is invitation only.

                                                                          Fellowship's stand at the Braderie de Lille, Lille (France)

                                                                          06 to 07 September 2008

                                                                          The so-called "Braderie de Lille" (Lille's flea market) is a big outside-event which has taken place every year since the 12th century during the first week-end of september. chtinux, a Linux User Group which is installed around there, has proposed to the Fellowship to take part in the Braderie. The FSFE, and especially the Fellowship's stand, will get much visibility, since millions of people of numerous nations take a walk on Lille's streets. Come to discover this beautiful city and to eat some Braderie's culinary specialities like clams ! And above all, come in order to support the Fellowship ! Fellowship's stand will be situated on Place du Vieux Marché aux chevaux. If you want more information about this event please send an email to Benjamin: morant@fsfeurope.org

                                                                            Explaining Free Software on the 'NESSI Open Source Working Group' panel

                                                                            07 September 2008

                                                                            Shane Coughlan, FTF coordinator, will explain Free Software and the reasons behind Free Software licences at the OSS 2008 conference in Milan. He will sit on the 'NESSI Open Source Working Group' panel to discuss the European NESSI project.

                                                                              Shane Coughlan in Vienna - The Professionalisation of Free Software

                                                                              05 September 2008

                                                                              The Vienna Fellowship Group invites to a speech of Shane Martin Coughlan about "The Professionalisation of Free Software. Where we are going next." (in Englisch). The event which is organised in the context of a q/talk special takes place in Room D / quartier21, QDK / Electric Avenue, MQ Wien on 5 September 2008, starting at 20:00. Entrance is from 19:00. The speech will be finished around 21:15, after that there will be opportunity to ask questions. Admission is free.

                                                                                Fellowship meeting in Duesseldorf

                                                                                30 August 2008

                                                                                At 18:30 on 30 August 2008, Duesseldorf Fellowship will meet in Gasttaette "Suedstern", Bilker Allee 66, 40219 Duesseldorf (5 min vom S-Bahnhof Bilk). Shane M. Coughlan, the coordinator of the FTF, will give a talk entitled "Professionalisation of Free Software projects" and there will be plenty of time for other discussions.

                                                                                  Dutch Fellowship meeting, Nijmegen

                                                                                  28 August 2008

                                                                                  A Fellowship meeting will be held in Nijmegen on Thursday August 28th. Everyone interested in Free Software is welcome and invited to meet inside Café Jos, Daalseweg 309, at 20h00. Discussion of this meeting can take place on the public fsfe-bnl mailing list.

                                                                                    3rd Froscon, St.Augustin, Germany

                                                                                    23 to 24 August 2008

                                                                                    The Department of Computer Science of the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg is organising a conference all about Free Software in 2008 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.

                                                                                      First Fellowship meeting in Stuttgart

                                                                                      22 August 2008

                                                                                      There will be a Fellowship meeting at the Unithekle, Allmandring 17, 70596 Stuttgart on Friday the 22th of August at 19:00. This is the first Fellowship meeting in Stuttgart and all Fellows and Free Software supporters nearby are invited to attend. It will be a good chance to get to know each other in person, discuss the possibility of future Fellowship meetings in Stuttgart and to generally have a good time. More information.

                                                                                        Irish Fellowship meeting, Dublin

                                                                                        19 August 2008

                                                                                        A Fellowship meeting will be held in Dublin on Tuesday August 19th. Everyone interested in Free Software is welcome and invited to meet inside The White Horse at 20h00. This will also be the monthly meeting of Irish Free Software Organisation. Expected topics include Software Freedom Day, software patents, maybe OOXML or OpenMoko, and the usual talk of recent events. Discussion of this meeting can take place on the fsfe-ie mailing list.

                                                                                          Zurich Fellowship meeting

                                                                                          15 August 2008

                                                                                          There will be a Fellowship meeting at the FSFE Zurich office from 18:00 until 19:30 on Friday the 15th of August. Some free (as in beer) beer will be provided and all Fellows nearby are invited to attend. It will be a good chance to get to know each other in person, to discuss ways of spreading the word about Free Software in Switzerland, and to generally have a good time. This meeting will be hosted by Shane Coughlan, the coordinator of FSFE's legal activities. However, he promises not to talk about licences unless someone asks. If you are coming to the meeting please let Shane know by sending an email to coughlan@fsfeurope.org.

                                                                                            Fellowship meeting in Vienna

                                                                                            15 August 2008

                                                                                            On 15 August 2008, a Fellowship meeting takes place in Vienna. We meet around 18:00 in the Library Room at the Metalab, Rathausstraße 6, first district. The discussions will start at 19:00.
                                                                                            Items on the agenda include preparations for Shane Coughlan's visit to Vienna, the Software Freedom Concert on Software Freedom Day, and the "Linuxwochenende" event in Vienna in September. As always, the meeting is ended with a nice chat over a beer.
                                                                                            As usual, this invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!

                                                                                              'Driving innovation with Open Desktop Technologies' panel at Akademy 2008

                                                                                              12 August 2008

                                                                                              Shane Coughlan, FTF Coordinator at FSFE, will participate in the 'Driving innovation with Open Desktop Technologies' at Akademy 2008 on Tuesday, 12 August 2008. Shane will also be available around the conference during the rest of the 12th and 13th along with Armijn Hemel from GPL-violations.org. They will be glad to answer any questions people may have regarding licence compliance best practice and issue resolution.

                                                                                                August Fellowship meeting in Brussels

                                                                                                07 August 2008

                                                                                                A Belgian Fellowship meeting will take place on Thursday August 7th in Brussels. We will meet at 20:00 in Café Walvis, 209 rue Antoine Dansaert, Brussels. It's an informal meeting, like the last meeting, so we'll mostly chat about whatever Free Software topics the attendees are interested in. We'll also continue the discussion of how to launch quarterly meetings, and Ciaran O'Riordan will give an update on OpenStreetMap. This meeting can be discussed on FSFE's Benelux mailinglist.

                                                                                                  Zurich Fellowship meeting

                                                                                                  18 July 2008

                                                                                                  There will be a Fellowship meeting at the FSFE Zurich office from 18:00 until 19:30 on Friday the 18th of July. Some free (as in beer) beer will be provided and all Fellows nearby are invited to attend. It will be a good chance to get to know each other in person, to discuss ways of spreading the word about Free Software in Switzerland, and to generally have a good time. This meeting will be hosted by Shane Coughlan, the coordinator of FSFE's legal activities. However, he promises not to talk about licences unless someone asks. If you are coming to the meeting please let Shane know by sending an email to coughlan@fsfeurope.org.

                                                                                                    Fellowship meeting in Vienna

                                                                                                    18 July 2008

                                                                                                    On 18 July 2008, a Fellowship meeting takes place in Vienna. We meet around 18:00 in the bar "Käuzchen", Gardegasse 8 (Note: changed location!). The discussions will start at 19:00.
                                                                                                    Items on the agenda include planning of Shane Coughlan's visit to Vienna, planning for the Software Freedom Concert on Software Freedom Day, and discussion about possible reactions on the WIENUX decision. As always, the meeting is ended with a nice chat over a beer.
                                                                                                    As usual, this invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!

                                                                                                      Fellowship lunch in Barcelona

                                                                                                      17 July 2008

                                                                                                      A lunch for Fellows of FSFE and Free Software friends in Barcelona from 14:00 until 16:00 with FSFE's Georg Greve, Jonas Öberg and Shane Coughlan. The meeting will be for informal and friendly discussions about FSFE, the Fellowship, the work of the Freedom Task Force, and everything else that you want to contribute to the discussion. If you plan to come to the meeting, please send email to contact@fsfe.org.

                                                                                                        'Licences that support freedom' speech at FKFT

                                                                                                        16 July 2008

                                                                                                        Shane will talk about the types of licence that provide and protect freedoms of use, study, sharing and improvement in both technology and educational text. He will review the main challenges that platforms like SELF may encounter from the legal point of view and what kind of mechanisms help support reliable legal infrastructure. He will also discuss the work of FSFE's Freedom Task Force in providing education and support services relating to legal support for Free Software in Europe.

                                                                                                        'How SELF helped building structures for freedom' speech at FKFT

                                                                                                        16 July 2008

                                                                                                        SELF has contributed on various levels to freedom in software and education. The work of the SELF Legal Experts Group (LEG) has helped to evolve a better understanding of Open Standards and provided a reference line for free educational materials. The coordinator of the SELF LEG, FSFE president Georg Greve, will provide an insight on how SELF has helped advance the state of the art, and how the work done in the SELF consortium will provide lasting benefit to the Free Software community.

                                                                                                          Fellowship barbecue with the FFII in Berlin

                                                                                                          10 July 2008

                                                                                                          The local Fellowship group in Berlin will have a joined barbecue with the FFII on the 10th of July. The meeting will start at 7:30pm in FFII office, which is located at the Malmöer Straße 6 close to Bornholmer Straße. Don't forget to bring you favourite barbecue stuff. If the weather permits, we will go to the Mauerpark at around 9pm. We love to welcome you there.

                                                                                                            Fellowship meeting in Brussels

                                                                                                            10 July 2008

                                                                                                            A Belgian Fellowship meeting will take place on 10 July in Brussels. We meet at 19:00 in café Walvis, 209 rue Antoine Dansaert, Brussels. It's a chance to inform others about your activities in the Free Software community and there will be talk of gNewSence and GPLv3.
                                                                                                            The meeting is open to Fellows and non-Fellows interested in Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!

                                                                                                              'The Community and Meeting Obligations' for BT

                                                                                                              02 July 2008

                                                                                                              Shane Coughlan, Freedom Task Force coordinator at FSFE, will deliver a speech entitled 'The Community and Meeting Obligations' for BT at 14:30 on the 2nd of July at Adastral Park in Ipswitch, UK. He will also be present for presentations and workshop sessions to be delivered with other parties on the same day.

                                                                                                                Irish Fellowship meeting, Dublin

                                                                                                                24 June 2008

                                                                                                                A local Fellowship meeting will be held in Dublin on June 24th. Everyone interested in Free Software is welcome and invited to meet inside The White Horse at 20h00. This will also be the monthly meeting of Irish Free Software Organisation. Expected topics include OOXML, software patents, gNewSense, and the Fellowship. Discussion can take place on the fsfe-ie mailing list.

                                                                                                                  Examining the importance of Free Software licenses at IOTC 2008, Ireland

                                                                                                                  18 to 20 June 2008

                                                                                                                  Shane Coughlan will represent FSFE's FTF at IOTC 2008 in Dublin, Ireland. He will deliver a speech to open the conference on Wednesday the 18th of June discussing Free Software in business. Other speakers include Graham Taylor from Open Forum Europe, Adam Jollans from IBM and Stephen McGibbon from Microsoft. Interesting discussions and debates are assured.

                                                                                                                    Fellowship meeting in Vienna

                                                                                                                    20 June 2008

                                                                                                                    The twenty-third Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 20 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!

                                                                                                                      Fellowship meeting in Berlin

                                                                                                                      12 June 2008

                                                                                                                      The Fellowship Group Berlin is meeting on the 12th of June in the NewThinking Store. The meeting will start at 7:30pm in the store, which is located at Tucholskystr. 48, close to Oranienburger Straße. We love to welcome you there.

                                                                                                                        Social event in Zürich - meet the FSFE!

                                                                                                                        07 June 2008

                                                                                                                        This year's General Assembly of FSFE takes place in Zurich, and as usual, there will be a social event where the members of the General Assembly meet Fellows and other local Free Software supporters.
                                                                                                                        Around 18:20 the crowd will leave from the FSFE office at Sumatrastrasse 25 and walk through the old town in direction to Bellview.
                                                                                                                        At 19:00 we will catch a ferry from Zurich Burkiplatz.
                                                                                                                        At 19:47 the ferry will arrive in Erlenbach where -- due to the weather conditions -- we will continue the evening with a nice dinner at the Restaurant Malabar Garden in Kuesnacht where we expect to be until at least 23:00.

                                                                                                                          LinuxTag 2008, Berlin, Germany

                                                                                                                          28 to 31 May 2008

                                                                                                                          As in the last years FSFE will be present with a booth (hall 7.2b, booth 122) at LinuxTag 2008. It 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, our work in the United Nations, or the Fellowship of FSFE. Also it is planned to sell T-shirts from FSFE and books about Free Software.

                                                                                                                            eLiberatica second edition

                                                                                                                            30 to 31 May 2008

                                                                                                                            The second eLiberatica takes place on 30 and 31 May 2008 in the World Trade Center Bucharest, Romania.
                                                                                                                            Following the huge public success the first edition of eLiberatica gained in 2007, the second edition will continue in the same tradition: to gather community and business leaders around the world to talk about the hottest Open and Free Technologies topics.
                                                                                                                            eLiberatica has its unique spirit and identity; you will learn and discover new things, meet international IT personalities, business people, high-tech professionals, you will make new friends, new partners, celebrate and truly enjoy a live event.
                                                                                                                            eLiberatica 2008 is intended to focus on:
                                                                                                                            • Business adoption - how to make/save money and gain profit using Open and Free Technologies
                                                                                                                            • Government, administration and public schools - the importance of Open and Free Technologies; Professional growth participating in the Free Software community
                                                                                                                            • Break the code - tips and tricks, things you will not find in IT books.

                                                                                                                              Speech "Free Software - Technique, Politics, Economy", Berlin, Germany

                                                                                                                              31 May 2008

                                                                                                                              On Saturday 31th May 14-15 pm, Matthias Kirschner will give a speech at Linuxtag in Berlin. The talk is about the importance of the four freedoms to use, study, share and improve software and their influence in politics and economy. Target audience are beginners, or people who want to get some ideas how to explain this topic to beginners. The speech takes place at the BusinessForum (EG) and will be held in German.

                                                                                                                                'Strategic implementation of Free Software in business' speech at eLiberatica

                                                                                                                                30 May 2008

                                                                                                                                Shane Coughlan, FTF coordinator, will deliver a speech entitled 'Strategic implementation of Free Software in business' at the eLiberatica conference in Romania on the 30th of May.

                                                                                                                                  Linuxwochen, Vienna, Austria

                                                                                                                                  15 to 17 May 2008

                                                                                                                                  From 15 to 17 May, an event of the Linuxwochen Austria will take place in the building of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, Rudolf-Sallinger-Platz 1, 3rd district, Vienna.
                                                                                                                                  A group of Fellows will be present with a booth where they inform about FSFE, the Fellowship, and Free Software in general.
                                                                                                                                  Admission is free for the whole event.

                                                                                                                                    Fellowship meeting in Vienna

                                                                                                                                    17 May 2008

                                                                                                                                    The twenty-second Austrian Fellowship meeting is integrated in the Linuxwochen event in Vienna. Fellows and other interested people can meet at the FSFE booth during the whole event to discuss, and at the end of the last day of the event, we will join the Linuxwochen After-Show-Party.

                                                                                                                                      Linuxwochen, Graz, Austria

                                                                                                                                      19 April 2008

                                                                                                                                      On Saturday 19 April 2008 at 12:00, Reinhard Müller gives a speech about open standards and free document formats at Linuxwochen event at the University of Applied Sciences "Johanneum" in Graz.
                                                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                                                        Fellowship meeting in Graz

                                                                                                                                        19 April 2008

                                                                                                                                        The twenty-first Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place at the Linuxtag in Graz. Fellows and other interested people can meet at the FSFE booth during the whole event to discuss, and after the end of the event we will surely find some location where we can have some beer together :-)

                                                                                                                                          Linuxwochen, Krems, Austria

                                                                                                                                          15 April 2008

                                                                                                                                          On Tuesday 15 April 2008 at 16:15, Reinhard Müller gives a speech about open standards and free document formats at a Linuxwochen event at the Danube University Krems.
                                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                                            11 April 2008

                                                                                                                                            FSFE's Freedom Task Force will host the first European Licensing and Legal Workshop for Free Software on Friday the 11th of April in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The venue for this meeting is the InterContinental Amstel Hotel. The event is targeted towards large projects and medium to large enterprises wishing to discuss their existing licence compliance processes. Parties attending are expected to contribute to issues ranging from process development through to optimising purchasing contract language for the benefit of the European Free Software community. This workshop has limited space available and therefore attendance is by invitation only. Projects and companies interested in attending this event should contact the FTF at ftf at fsfeurope.org.

                                                                                                                                              Strategic implementation of Free Software

                                                                                                                                              02 April 2008

                                                                                                                                              On the 2nd of April FSFE and its Freedom Task Force (FTF) will give a course on the Strategic implementation of Free Software in Business in collaboration with the Internet Academy. The course will take place in Stockholm, Sweden. Those wishing to come should register their interest beforehand through the FTF contact form.

                                                                                                                                                First Fellowship meeting in Augsburg

                                                                                                                                                29 March 2008

                                                                                                                                                Friday, 29 March, the first Fellowship meeting in Augsburg will take place.
                                                                                                                                                We are going to meet in the "Thing" bar, Vorderer Lech 45, 86150 Augsburg, right after the GNU/Linux infoday Augsburg. We expect to be there around 18:30.
                                                                                                                                                Anybody who does not know Augsburg very well or is at the GNU/Linux infoday anyway can just come to the FSFE booth at the end of the event, we can then go to the meeting together.

                                                                                                                                                  'Introduction to Free Software licensing' training course in Zurich, Switzerland

                                                                                                                                                  21 March 2008

                                                                                                                                                  Shane Coughlan, FTF coordinator, will deliver a training course to introduce people to Free Software licensing concepts on Friday the 21st of March. The course will be delivered between 13:00-16:00 at the FSFE Zurich office. There is no cost to attend this course, but due to limited space all those wishing to come should register their interest beforehand through the FTF contact form.

                                                                                                                                                    Fellowship meeting in Vienna

                                                                                                                                                    14 March 2008

                                                                                                                                                    The twentieth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 14 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.
                                                                                                                                                    The main topic of the meeting will be the preparation of the Document Freedom Day.
                                                                                                                                                    As usual, this invitation addresses to all people interested in FSFE or Free Software. We are looking forward to many attendants!

                                                                                                                                                      Speech on Free Software licensing and the GPLv3 at OSiM USA

                                                                                                                                                      12 March 2008

                                                                                                                                                      Shane Coughlan, FTF coordinator, will deliver a speech entitled 'Analysing Whether GPLv3 Has Improved Free Software Licensing' at OSiM USA on Tuesday the 12th of March in San Francisco. The speech will cover topics ranging from the creation of GPLv3 and its place in licensing through to examining the place of GPLv3 in tomorrow's market.

                                                                                                                                                        'Free Software in the public sector' training course in Zurich, Switzerland

                                                                                                                                                        07 March 2008

                                                                                                                                                        Shane Coughlan, FTF coordinator, will deliver a training course examining how Free Software can be used in the public sector on Friday the 7th of March. The course will be delivered between 13:00-16:00 at the FSFE Zurich office. There is no cost to attend this course, but due to limited space all those wishing to come should register their interest beforehand through the FTF contact form.

                                                                                                                                                          Keynote at Chemnitzer Linux-Tagen, Chemnitz (Germany)

                                                                                                                                                          01 to 02 March 2008

                                                                                                                                                          Shane Coughlan, the coordinator of FSFE's Freedom Task Force, will deliver the keynote speech at Chemnitzer Linux-Tagen at 13:00 on the 1st of March. The title of the keynote is 'Free Software in the ICT mainstream' on issues ranging from licensing through to Free Software on the desktop.

                                                                                                                                                            "Standards and the Future of the Internet" Conference, Geneva (Switzerland)

                                                                                                                                                            26 February 2008

                                                                                                                                                            Shane Coughlan, the coordinator of FSFE's Freedom Task Force, will host a breakout session discussing licensing issues at the "Standards and the Future of the Internet" conference in Geneva, Switzerland, on the 26th of February. The conference will be held at the International Conference Centre and confirmed speakers include Vint Cerf, Carlo Piana, Thomas Vinje and Jeremy Allison.

                                                                                                                                                              "FOSDEM", Brussels (Belgium)

                                                                                                                                                              23 to 24 February 2008

                                                                                                                                                              FSFE attends FOSDEM, a European Free Software developer conference organized by volunteers wich takes place from 23rd - 24th of February in Brussels (Belgium).
                                                                                                                                                              The event promotes the widespread use of Free Software, to provide Free Software developers and communities a place to meet, to get in touch with other projects, and to promote the development and the benefits of Free Software solutions.
                                                                                                                                                              The FSFE will attend the event with a booth where visitors will be informed about recent activities, Free Software itself and the Fellowship of the FSFE. As usual, the FSFE's famous T-Shirts will be sold as well.

                                                                                                                                                                'Free Software in business' training course in Zurich, Switzerland

                                                                                                                                                                21 February 2008

                                                                                                                                                                Shane Coughlan, FTF coordinator, will deliver a training course examining how Free Software can be used in business environments on Thursday the 21st of February. The course will be delivered between 13:00-16:00 at the FSFE Zurich office. There is no cost to attend this course, but due to limited space all those wishing to come should register their interest beforehand through the FTF contact form.

                                                                                                                                                                  Richard Stallman Speech about Free Software Philosophy and History in Berlin, Germany

                                                                                                                                                                  18 February 2008

                                                                                                                                                                  On Monday 18. February at 19:00 Richard M. Stallman, founder of the GNU project and the FSF, will give a speech at the mediacentre - Atrium, Johannisstrasse 20, in 10117 Berlin-Mitte. He will talk about the history and philosophy of Free Software. The Berlin Fellowship group will have a small booth there and inform visitors about the local groupd and FSFE's work in Germany and Europe. Admission starts at 18:30. The organisers suggest a donation of ~5 EUR to cover the costs.

                                                                                                                                                                    Fellowship meeting in Vienna

                                                                                                                                                                    15 February 2008

                                                                                                                                                                    The nineteenth Austrian Fellowship meeting takes place on 15 February 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!

                                                                                                                                                                      Science, Education and Learning in Freedom, Sofia (Bulgaria)

                                                                                                                                                                      10 February 2008

                                                                                                                                                                      The SELF project, of which FSFE is a member, together with Internet Society Bulgaria, the French Cultural Institute and Linux for Bulgarians, are organising an international conference on Science, Education and Learning in Freedom on the 10th of February at the French Cultural Institute in Sofia, 2 Dyakon Ignatij Str., Sofia, Bulgaria.

                                                                                                                                                                      Facilitating innovation at municipalities through ICT, Sofia (Bulgaria)

                                                                                                                                                                      07 February 2008

                                                                                                                                                                      Jonas Öberg, vice president of the FSFE, will give a talk entitled "How to do procurement of Free Software: the Swedish Example" during an event in Sofia, Bulgaria, on municipalities use of ICT. The event takes place at the Sheraton hotel on the 7th of february.