Events

Event Archive for 2009

Office warming party, Berlin, Germany

12 December 2009

Since September KDE and FSFE have a joint office in Berlin. On December 12th we will celebrate that at Linienstr. 141, 10115 Berlin with a nice year-end party starting at 6pm. If you plan to come please sent a note before December 7th to Matthias so that there is enough to drink. You can help us by bringing some Christmas cookies, too.

    Fellowship Meeting, Berlin, Germany

    10 December 2009

    The Fellowship Group Berlin will meet on December 10th at 19:30. As usual, the location is the NewThinkingStore, Tucholskystraße 48.
    Hugo Roy will give a presentation about "EIFv2: Tracking the loss of interoperability." Other topics will be: brainstorming for DFD (Document Freedom Day), 26C3: Here Be Dragons, Fellowship Election 2010, Cooking for Freedom.
    Guests are welcome to join in and chat about issues around Free Software.

      European OpenSource and Free Software Law Event, Brussels, Belgium

      09 December 2009

      With the growing interest attached to Free Software law issues, the second edition of the EOLE will take place in Brussels, in the prestigious confines of the European Parliament. Among other specialists, Adriaan de Groot, FTF Coordinator, will hold a conference entitled "Use the Source -- but what is it?" The event is accessible on registration only.

        Mach dich Frei! - Leipzig

        06 December 2009

        Am 6.12. findet das Gründungstreffen der Leipziger Fellowship-Gruppe der FSFE statt. Zeit und Ort: Sonntag (6.12.), 16:00 Uhr im sublab (Karl-Heine-Straße 93, Westwerk) (http://sublab.org) Nach einer kurzen Vorstellung der Free Software Foundation Europe e.V. und einem Einblick in die aktuellen Themen wollen wir v.a. gemeinsam über Freie Software in Politik und Gesellschaft nachdenken und diskutieren. Wie kann Freie Software ins Gespräch gebracht werden? Welche konkreten Aktionen bieten sich an? In welcher Form können die Fellowship-Treffen stattfinden? Für Mate ist gesorgt - bis Sonntag!

          Free Software World Conference, Cáceres, Spain

          01 to 03 December 2009

          FSFE President Karsten Gerloff will give a speech about “Welcome to the mainstream: Free Software in Europe” on December 2nd. The Free Software World Conference is jointly organised by the Spanish regional governments of Extremadura and Andalusia. The event is public.

            IDABC EIS Info Day, Brussels, Belgium

            01 December 2009

            The European Commission's project on interoperability for eGovernment services is organising and information day on the European Interoperability Strategy. FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will participate in the discussions to make sure that the voice of Free Software and Open Standards is heard.

              Fellowship meeting in Dusseldorf

              25 November 2009

              The monthly Fellowship meeting in Dusseldorf will take place on 25 November in the Restaurant “Friedrichskrone”, Talstraße/Kirchfeldstraße.

              Topics: review of the past activities in 2009, and first plannings for 2010.

                Brandenburger Linux Info Tage

                21 November 2009

                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.

                  WIPO meeting on implementation of Development Agenda, Geneva, Switzerland

                  16 to 20 November 2009

                  Thanks the consistent support by FSFE and other organisations, the WIPO Development Agenda is finally on the way to implementation. FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will participate in the meeting of the Committee on November 16th to 20th to make sure that Free Software and Open Standards take their place in this process. FSFE is a registered observer to WIPO. The event is not open to the public.

                    Fellowship Jabber meeting about FSFE's education activities

                    18 November 2009

                    After some time of inactivity the edu-team went back to work. Therefore you are warmly invited to participate in the Fellowship jabber meeting to join the discussion on the future of the education activities.

                    GNU Hackers Meeting, Göteborg, Sweden

                    11 to 15 November 2009

                    FSFE is sponsoring the international meeting for GNU hackers and contributors, in which Karsten Gerloff, FSFE President, and Adriaan de Groot, FTF Coordinator, will participate. The event takes place at the IT University, Patricia Building, Vin Cerf Room, Forskningsgången 6, Gothenburg from Wednesday 11 to Friday 13 November 2009 and at FSCONS from Saturday 14 to Sunday 15. On registration only. More information on GNU.org

                      FSCONS 2009, Göteborg, Sweden

                      13 to 15 November 2009

                      This year's FSCONS (Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit) takes place on November 13-15 and is co-organised by Fellows of FSFE. More than simply a conference, FSCONS is a meeting place for social change, focussing on the future of Free Software and how to build a Free Society on its principles. Please visit the FSCONS Wiki if you have ideas for the event or wish to get involved in any way.

                        Fellowship Meeting in Berlin

                        12 November 2009

                        The local Fellowship group will meet on november 12th. The location is as always the NewThinkingStore at Tucholskystraße 48.

                        Topics will be: Fellowship @ BLIT, brainstorming for DFD (Document Freedom Day), activities with the “OpenSource Networks Berlin”.

                        Guests are welcome to join in and chat about issues around Free Software.

                          OpenRheinRuhr, Bottrop, Germany

                          07 to 08 November 2009

                          OpenRheinRuhr 2009 in Bottrop is the largest exhibition concerning Free Software in Germany's Ruhr Area. Some of our German Fellows help to organize this convention or present Free Software projects they are working on. Hence FSFE will not miss the opportunity to contribute to this event with a booth. On November 7 and 8 we bring the idea of Free Software and its related topics to the public again. This time we intent to cross the border from IT into the Arts by providing a discussion lounge to broach the issues of "Software as a cultural technique" and "Coding as an art". In addition to the booth a social event for Fellows will be held on 2009-11-07. Further information about the booth and how to volunteer can be found in the wiki. Coordination is handled via the booth mailing list.

                            LinuxWorld, Utrecht, Netherlands

                            04 to 05 November 2009

                            Karsten Gerloff and Adriaan de Groot will both speak on topics around Free Software: procurement, the FSFE itself, and licensing and governance for your projects.

                              Monthly Fellowship Meeting in Bonn, Germany

                              04 November 2009

                              The Fellowship meeting will take place at 20:00 at the Brotfabrik Beueler. As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

                                Latinoware, Foz do Iguacu, Brasil

                                24 October 2009

                                Adriaan de Groot, FTF coordinator, will speak about "What the FTF can do for your Free Software Project."

                                  Business Lunch at /ch/open is cancelled

                                  16 October 2009

                                  Unfortunatly the talk has been canceled. However, the Fellowship meeting afterwards with Karsten Gerloff will take place as planned.

                                  Where: Les Halles, Pfingstweidstr. 6, Zurich
                                  When: 8pm

                                    Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

                                    16 October 2009

                                    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!

                                      FTF talk at CELF ELC in Grenoble

                                      16 October 2009

                                      Unlike proprietary software, the Free Software requirements are not about remuneration, but about maintaining the Freedom of users of the software to use, study, modify and distribute. That places some interesting requirements on manufacturers of devices that use this software.

                                      Adriaan de Groot talks about Software Licensing and compliance at this years Embedded Linux Conference in Grenoble, France.

                                        Rencontre technique "L'interopérabilité - des techniques actuelles aux stratégies futures d'une égalité européenne"

                                        13 October 2009

                                        Dans le cadre des ateliers techniqes du groupe technique UBIT de Vienne et du Group d'experts Open Source, Karsten Gerloff animera une conférence sur «l'interopérabilité et la concurrence en Europe : les perspectives de Logiciels plus Libres.»
                                        Début: 14h30 au Floridsdorfer Hauptstrasse 1, Florido Lounge, Vienne

                                          FSFE briefs working group on digital democracy, Berlin, Germany

                                          10 October 2009

                                          On October 10 Torsten Grote is invited to an event from the working group on digital democracy from the Linkspartei. The working group deals with policy of the information age. At the beginning of the event Torsten Grote will give a speech about Free Software and afterwards participate in the discussion. The event takes place in the Kopenhagener Str. 9, 10437 Berlin from 10 am to 6 pm. Everybody interested is invited. The attendance is free of charge.

                                            Fellowshipvergadering, Berlijn, Duitsland

                                            08 October 2009

                                            De Fellowshipgroep van Berlijn organiseert op 8 oktober een bijeenkomst. We komen om 19.30 uur samen in de NewthinkingStore in de Tucholskystraße 48. We bespreken de bondverkiezingen van 2009 en de invloed er van op Vrije Software. We bespreken ook 26C3 en de Fellowshipontmoeting via Jabber. Ook niet-leden zijn van harte welkom.

                                              Fellowship Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany

                                              07 October 2009

                                              Wednesday, 7 October, the next 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. Further details can be found in the wiki.

                                                Library of Alexandria, Egypt

                                                29 September to 02 October 2009

                                                The Library of Alexandria, Egypt, is holding a three-day workshop to introduce judges, lawyers, and researchers from Egypt and the Arab world to new tools for the dissemination of knowledge. With representatives of Egypt's supreme court in attendance, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will be leading two sessions in the workshop, one on the history and basic concepts of Free Software, and the other on Free Software licensing.

                                                  Software Freedom Day, Leizig, Germany

                                                  18 to 19 September 2009

                                                  From September 18-19 Matthias Kirschner will be in Leipzig to participate at the Software Freedom Day. The celebration starts on Friday at 6 pm in the sublab, Karl-Heine-Straße 93 04229 Leipzig. There will be cake and everything else you need to celebrate Free Software. On Saturday 2 pm Matthias will give a talk about Free Software and the Software Freedom Day at the street festival. This speech will also take place in the Karl-Heine-Straße 93. Afterwards there will be a small FSFE booth, to answer questions around Free Software. Everybody is invited to join.

                                                    Software Freedom Day in Vienna, Austria

                                                    19 September 2009

                                                    The Vienna Fellowship Group invites you to celebrate the Software Freedom Day with us at Metalab. The four freedoms are celebrated with free music (as in freedom) and gratis snacks (which unfortunately are not free). We are looking forward to many visitors!

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

                                                      05 to 06 September 2009

                                                      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, as it did last year, 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

                                                        Uploadparty to enlarge free culture, Essen, Germany

                                                        05 September 2009

                                                        As part of the OpenRuhr initiative the "Uploadparty" takes place on September 5. The goal of the monthly uploadparties is to enlarge free culture in the Ruhr area. At this event everybody can bring his own paper pictures from the area, scan them, and make them available under the Creative Commons By license. Matthias Kirschner is participating at the event which takes place at 6pm in the Unperfekthaus, Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 18, 45127 Essen.

                                                          Fellowship meeting in Zurich

                                                          26 August 2009

                                                          On 26th August the Zurich Fellows are proud to invite you to a Free Software BBQ. Fernanda Weiden, the new Vice-President, will give an overview of the changes discussed at this years General Assembly. As usual one can find the details (location, time) on the wiki page.

                                                            4th Froscon, St.Augustin, Germany

                                                            22 to 23 August 2009

                                                            The Department of Computer Science of the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg is organising a conference all about Free Software in 2009 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 and the Fellowship Wiki.

                                                              Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

                                                              21 August 2009

                                                              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 Meeting in Berlin

                                                                13 August 2009

                                                                The local Fellowship group will meet on august 13th at 7:30p.m. at the NewThinkingStore at Tucholskystraße 48. We will hear a report about the OE-Tag and start planning for the Software Freedom Day. Guests are welcome to join in and chat about issues around Free Software.

                                                                  Fellowship Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany

                                                                  05 August 2009

                                                                  Wednesday, 5 August, the next 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. Further details can be found in the wiki.

                                                                    Fellowship meeting and KDE 4.3 release party in Stuttgart, Germany

                                                                    01 August 2009

                                                                    About a half year ago we had a joint event between KDE and the Fellowship of FSFE to celebrate the release of KDE 4.2. Because of the success of the event and the upcoming release of KDE 4.3 we decided to invite you again to a KDE release party and Fellowship meeting in Stuttgart. We will meet on Saturday, 1. August at 19:00, Restaurant Wartburg Tol(l)eranz, Gutenbergstrasse 87, 70197 Stuttgart. See here (German) for more details.

                                                                      Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

                                                                      17 July 2009

                                                                      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. This time Matthias Kirschner, FSFE's Fellowship coordinator, will be there to answer questions about the Fellowship and FSFE. As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

                                                                        FSFE booth at RMLL Nantes/F

                                                                        07 to 11 July 2009

                                                                        The 10th RMLL, Rencontre Mondial de Logiciel Libre (LSM, Libre Software Meeting) is taking place at Nantes. Rainer Kersten will organise a FSFE booth there.

                                                                        RMLL is the most important Free Software event at France. This year, GNU/Linux User Group Nantes is expecting some 5000 visitors at the University of Nantes.

                                                                        Whoever would like to come and help, is highly welcome. Please contact dus@office.fsfeurope.org for coordination.

                                                                          Fellowship Meeting in Berlin in Juli

                                                                          09 July 2009

                                                                          The local Berlin Fellowship group will meet on 9 July at 7.30 pm at the Newthinking Store located in Tucholskystraße 48.

                                                                          This time there will be a discussion with representatives from political party youth organisations about free software.

                                                                          As always, guests are welcome to join.

                                                                            "LinuxTag" 2009, Berlin, Germany

                                                                            24 to 27 June 2009

                                                                            FSFE will be present with a booth (hall 72B, booth 124) at LinuxTag 2009. It takes place at Berlin's Expo Center. FSFE's booth crew will explain visitors the importance of Free Software for society and economy.

                                                                              General Assembly in Miraflores, Spain

                                                                              20 June 2009

                                                                              FSFE invites everybody to join the Social Event in the evening of 20th June in Miraflores, Spain.
                                                                              You are also invited to participate in the afternoon side event on the future of Free Software in Spain. This is a great opportunity to meet the General Assembly of FSFE, discuss bits and bytes of freedom and enjoy an entertaining evening with friends and Fellows.

                                                                                Spanish Team Meeting in Miraflores, Spain

                                                                                20 June 2009

                                                                                It is time to dive deeper into action! FSFE's Spanish team is proud to invite everybody to a special meeting in the afternoon (16:30 h.) of 20th of June at Residencia La Cristalera near Miraflores de la Sierra, Madrid. In the evening participants will join with the General Assembly of FSFE for a social event.

                                                                                  Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

                                                                                  19 June 2009

                                                                                  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!

                                                                                    First Fellowship meeting in Graz, Austria

                                                                                    18 June 2009

                                                                                    After a long time of planning the Styrian Fellowship group is proud to announce their first Fellowship meeting, which we hope to turn into a regular event. The meeting starts at 19:00 in the Realraum, Jakoministraße 16, Graz. It's a joint meeting with the Realraumgruppe. As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

                                                                                      Fellowship Meeting in Berlin in June

                                                                                      11 June 2009

                                                                                      The local Fellowship group will meet on June 11th at 7.30pm at the NewThinkingStore at Tucholskystraße 48.

                                                                                      Sabine Stengel from cartogis will give a presentation about the free OpenStreetMap project, outlining its progress, motivating people to join. After the presentation, the topics Linuxtag and our campaign regarding the “Bundestagswahl” will be discussed.

                                                                                      As always, guests are welcome to join in.

                                                                                        eLiberatica 2009

                                                                                        22 to 23 May 2009

                                                                                        As one of the biggest events of its kind in Eastern Europe, eLiberatica discusses and demonstrates the advantages of adopting, using and developing Free Software solutions. Georg Greve, president of the FSFE, will talk about the challenges of the traditional standardisation system, the role of patenting and the mechanisms that allow us to cope with legal issues.

                                                                                          Fellowship meeting in Zurich

                                                                                          08 May 2009

                                                                                          On Friday 8. May, the next Fellowship meeting in Zurich will take place. A lot is going on in Zuerich and Switzerland and we will discuss what is on the menu for this year. Further datails you can find in the wiki.

                                                                                            Guest lecture at University of Stuttgart

                                                                                            07 May 2009

                                                                                            On Thursday 7. May, Bernhard Reiter will give a talk at the University of Stuttgart (campus Vaihingen) about "Professional Free Software in Economy and Politics" as part of the lecture "Free/Libre and Open Source Software Engineering". He will talk about Free Software in general, categories of Free Software licenses, software patents, Open Standards and more. The talk will start at 11:30 lecture room V55.01.

                                                                                              Fellowship meeting in Stuttgart

                                                                                              06 May 2009

                                                                                              On Wednesday 6. May, the next Fellowship meeting in Stuttgart will take place. This time Bernhard Reiter, FSFE's coordinator Germany, will attend. We will meet at Unithekle Stuttgart/Vaihingen. The exact time will be published in the wiki. Here you can also find further details.

                                                                                                "Linuxwochen" in Linz, Austria

                                                                                                23 to 25 April 2009

                                                                                                The event at the Kunstuniversität Linz (university of art) offers workshops, hacklabs, presentations and performances in the field of digital art and culture productions. The FSFE will be present with an info table stand, so feel free to come by for a cup of coffee and a nice chat about Free Software!

                                                                                                  "Linuxtage" in Graz, Austria

                                                                                                  25 April 2009

                                                                                                  A whole day stuffed with presentations and talks at the FH Joanneum gives interested desktop-users, administrators, software developers and others, the possibility to enhance their know how about GNU/Linux and Free Software. The FSFE will be present with a stand, and Peter Bubestinger will give a speech titled "Safely into the Future with Free Software".

                                                                                                    TILT 2009 - TI Livres para Todos

                                                                                                    25 April 2009

                                                                                                    For the first time a Free Software event will take place in the region of Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. Georg Greve, president of the FSFE, will take that opportunity to talk about Free Software business basics, its strategies and implications.
                                                                                                    The TILT 2009 aims at presenting specific solutions made in Portugal as well as inspiring young people to get involved.

                                                                                                      23 to 24 April 2009

                                                                                                      The second European Licensing and Legal Workshop organised by the Freedom Task Force of the FSFE will be held at the Hotel Okura on the 23rd and the 24th of April 2009 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This conference will provide a forum for discussions on supply chain management, compliance procedures, licence management, community interaction, and other legal issues related to the growth of the European Free Software market. More information in the press release.

                                                                                                        Linux weeks in Vienna, Austria

                                                                                                        16 to 18 April 2009

                                                                                                        For 3 days, Vienna's city hall will be hosting this year's Linux weeks with lots of interesting talks, stands and workshops. The FSFE will be present with a stand, and Peter Bubestinger will give a speech titled "Safely into the Future with Free Software". The speech is in German and targeted at everybody interested in Free Software.

                                                                                                          Free Software day in Krems, Austria

                                                                                                          15 April 2009

                                                                                                          Starting at 8:45am, the Donau-Universität Krems invites teachers, pupils, parents and everyone interested to inform themselves about the benefits of using Free Software and GNU/Linux in school environments. The FSFE will be present with a stand, and Peter Bubestinger will give a speech titled "Freedom of education through Free Software" (in German).

                                                                                                          FSCONS Fellowship meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden

                                                                                                          15 April 2009

                                                                                                          On 15 April, Fellows and other interested parties are invited to attend an open planning meeting and get-together to discuss FSCONS 2009. The meeting starts at 19:00 in Delirium Café, Kronhusgatan 2B.

                                                                                                          FSCONS, the annual conference on Free Software and Free Culture, will take place in Gothenburg 13-15 November, and is this year co-arranged by the Fellowship.

                                                                                                            Fellowship Meeting in Stuttgart, Germany

                                                                                                            02 April 2009

                                                                                                            Thursday, 2 April the next Fellowship meeting in Stuttgart will take place: We are going to meet in the "Unithekle", Allmandring 17 , 70596 Stuttgart. This time we want to talk about Free Software in education. Further details can be found in the wiki.

                                                                                                              Fellowship Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany

                                                                                                              01 April 2009

                                                                                                              Wednesday, 1 April (no kidding!), the next 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. Further details can be found in the wiki.

                                                                                                                8th Linux-Infotag, Augsburg University, Germany

                                                                                                                28 March 2009

                                                                                                                FSFE is present with an information and merchandise booth at the 8th Linux-Infotag Augsburg. The event takes place on 28 March 2009 from 9:30 to 17:30 in the IT faculty of the Augsburg University. Admission is free.

                                                                                                                Reinhard Müller gives a speech called "5 most popular fallacys about Free Software (or are they lies?)". The speech is in German and targeted at everybody interested in Free Software.

                                                                                                                  Fellowship meeting in Augsburg, Germany

                                                                                                                  28 March 2009

                                                                                                                  After the LinuxInfotag in Augsburg, Fellows from the region meet in the Restaurant Alt-Athen, where the LinuxInfotag's social event also takes place.

                                                                                                                  All Fellows are cordially invited. If you want to join, please meet the FSFE team at LinuxInfotag before 16:00 so we can inform the restaurant early enough.

                                                                                                                    Free Software and Privacy, Stuttgart, Germany

                                                                                                                    28 March 2009

                                                                                                                    From 25. to 28. March the "Frühjahrsfestival zum Datenschutz" will take place at the public library at Stuttgart, Germany. At Saturday 28. March 14:00 Björn Schießle will give a speech about "Free Software and Privacy". The speech ought to deliver a general introduction to Free Software and how it can help to improve privacy.

                                                                                                                      Document Freedom Day

                                                                                                                      25 March 2009

                                                                                                                      Wednesday 25 March is the global day for document liberation. The day will be dedicated to promoting open document standards, with local events all across the globe. Document Freedom Day (DFD) is a grassroot movement promoting and raising awareness for Open Standards, and has over 220 teams across the world.

                                                                                                                        24 March 2009

                                                                                                                        The European Legal Network facilitated by FSFE's Freedom Task Force will hold a special interest group meeting in Frankfurt to discuss linking. This meeting will be hosted at the WilmerHale offices and is invitation only.

                                                                                                                          LinuxDay 2009 in Klagenfurt, Austria

                                                                                                                          18 March 2009

                                                                                                                          This year's Linuxweeks in Austria start at the university in Klagenfurt. There will be plenty of interesting talks and several stands, including the FSFE. Peter Bubestinger will give a speech titled "Safely into the Future with Free Software". The speech is in German and targeted at everybody interested in Free Software.

                                                                                                                            FSFE booth at Chemnitzer Linuxtage

                                                                                                                            14 to 15 March 2009

                                                                                                                            As usual, we will attend at Chemnitz with a booth, which is manned by Isabel Drost, Uwe Zemisch and Rainer Kersten. Beside informations about our work we will offer devotionals.

                                                                                                                              Microsoft OOXML -- what happened those times

                                                                                                                              12 March 2009

                                                                                                                              On 12 March Torsten Werner and Michael Schinagl, who both participated in the standardisation process of the proprietary Microsoft OOXML standard, will talk about their experiences in this process. The Berlin Fellowship group invites all people interested to participate. We start at 19:30 in the Newthinkingstore, Tucholskystr. 48, Berlin. After that we will discuss future activities for this year.

                                                                                                                                CeBIT, Hanover, Germany

                                                                                                                                03 to 08 March 2009

                                                                                                                                The FSFE will be present with an information booth at the CeBIT in Hanover. The event takes place from 3 March 2009 to 8 March 2009. The booth will be located in hall 6/F50.

                                                                                                                                  Speech by Bernhard Reiter at CeBIT, Hanover, Germany

                                                                                                                                  07 March 2009

                                                                                                                                  Bernhard Reiter, Coordinator Germany, will deliver a speech "Free Software, the sustainable alternative" at the CeBIT in Hanover. The speech is scheduled on 7 March 2009 at 14:20hrs in Hall 8 and will be delivered in German.

                                                                                                                                    Speech by Shane Coughlan at CeBIT, Hanover, Germany

                                                                                                                                    05 March 2009

                                                                                                                                    Shane Coughlan, FTF coordinator, will deliver a speech entitled "The strategic implementation of Free Software in business" at the CeBIT in Hanover (Hall 6, Open Source Forum). The speech is scheduled on 5 March 2009 at 16:15hrs and will be delivered in English.

                                                                                                                                      Fellowship Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany

                                                                                                                                      04 March 2009

                                                                                                                                      Wednesday, 4 March, the next 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. Further details can be found in the wiki.

                                                                                                                                        Keynote by FSFE president Georg Greve at CeBIT, Hanover, Germany

                                                                                                                                        03 March 2009

                                                                                                                                        Georg Greve, president of the FSFE will deliver a keynote speech entitled "To dare more freedom" at the CeBIT in Hanover (Hall 6, Open Source Forum). The keynote is scheduled on 3 March 2009 at 11:00hrs and will be delivered in English.

                                                                                                                                          24 February 2009

                                                                                                                                          The European Legal Network facilitated by FSFE's Freedom Task Force will hold a special interest group meeting in London to discuss linking. This meeting will be hosted at the Kemp Little offices and is invitation only.

                                                                                                                                            Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

                                                                                                                                            20 February 2009

                                                                                                                                            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 Meeting in Berlin, Germany

                                                                                                                                              12 February 2009

                                                                                                                                              The local Fellowship Group will meet on 12 February, 19:30 at NewThinkingStore, Tucholskystraße 48. Jürgen Neumann from Freifunk-Berlin and Fabienne Serriere will give a talk about "Open Hardware" in English. Main questions are what Open Hardware is and why we need it. Afterwards there will be room for questions and a discussion. People interested in this topic and other guest are as always welcome to join us.

                                                                                                                                                FOSDEM i Bruxelles, Belgien

                                                                                                                                                07 to 08 February 2009

                                                                                                                                                FSFE deltager i FOSDEM, en europæisk konference for fri software-udviklere organiseret af frivillige, som finder sted den 7.-8. februar i Bruxelles (Belgien).

                                                                                                                                                Begivenheden fremmer den vidt udbredte anvendelse af fri software, og giver fri software-udviklere og -fællesskaber et sted at mødes, giver mulighed for at komme i kontakt med andre projekter, samt fremmer udviklingen af, og fordelene ved, fri software-løsninger.

                                                                                                                                                FSFE vil være til stede under begivenheden med en stand, hvor besøgende informeres om nylige aktiviteter (særligt om Freedom Task Force), fri software selv og FSFE's Fellowship. Som sædvanlig sælges også FSFE's reklameartikler.

                                                                                                                                                  Fellowship Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany

                                                                                                                                                  04 February 2009

                                                                                                                                                  Wednesday, 4 February, the next 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. Further details can be found in the wiki.

                                                                                                                                                    Fellowship meeting and KDE 4.2 release party in Stuttgart, Germany

                                                                                                                                                    30 January 2009

                                                                                                                                                    As a joint event between KDE and the FSFE Fellowship we will have a Fellowship meeting and a KDE 4.2 release party at Friday 30th January in Stuttgart. Together with KDE we will celebrate the release, meet, talk and have fun. Of course we will have a presentation of KDE 4.2 and a introduction of FSFE and the Fellowship. Everyone interested in Free Software is invited. For more information please see here.

                                                                                                                                                      KDE 4.2 release party in Zurich, Switzerland

                                                                                                                                                      28 January 2009

                                                                                                                                                      There will be an event to mark the release of KDE 4.2 in Zurich, Switzerland, on Wednesday 28th January. The event will be held at the Auditorium Maximum at the ETH Zurich, and starts at 17:30. The event is free to attend, and will feature an introduction by FSFE's President, Georg Greve, and a talk by Aaron Seigo of the KDE project. Food and drinks will be served afterwards. For more information please see the KDE 4.2 Release Party page on the KDE wiki.

                                                                                                                                                        KDE 4.2 Release Party, Berlin, Germany

                                                                                                                                                        28 January 2009

                                                                                                                                                        The Berlin Fellowship group invites everybody to the KDE 4.2 release party on January 28th. This is a good occasion to celebrate Free Software on the Desktop. The party will be hosted by KDAB in its Berlin Office starting 20:00 at Adalbertstr. 7/8 (U Kottbusser Tor). If you want to join, please send an e-mail to the organisers, so it can be planned accordingly. The Fellowship group Berlin is looking forward to see you there.

                                                                                                                                                          KDE 4.2 release party in Vienna, Austria

                                                                                                                                                          27 January 2009

                                                                                                                                                          the Vienna Fellowship group invites everyone to join to celebrate the release of KDE version 4.2! This evening event is hosted by the Metalab and thus guarantees a great atmosphere with lots of interesting people to meet. Including, of course: Vienna Fellows.

                                                                                                                                                            Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

                                                                                                                                                            16 January 2009

                                                                                                                                                            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 Meeting in Berlin, Germany

                                                                                                                                                              08 January 2009

                                                                                                                                                              The local Fellowship Group will meet on 8 January at 19:30 to welcome the New Year. The location is as always the NewThinkingStore at Tucholskystraße 48. Mario Behling will talk about LXDE, the LXDE community as well as the Free Software community in Asia, esp. Bejing, Taiwan, Shenzhen and Singapur. Guests are welcome to join in and chat about issues around Free Software.

                                                                                                                                                                Fellowship Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany

                                                                                                                                                                07 January 2009

                                                                                                                                                                Wednesday, 7 January, the next 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.