Events

Event Archive for 2010

Fellowshipbijeenkomst: Democratie heeft Vrije Software nodig

15 December 2010

Op woensdag 15 december 2010 zal Matthias Kirschner bij de Fellowshipbijeenkomst in Hamburg een lezing houden met als onderwerp "Democratie heeft Vrije Software nodig". Daarbij gaat het om de vraag of we ons uit gemak centraal laten controleren, of dat we Vrije Software gebruiken, om systemen te maken waarin de macht bij ons allen ligt. We verwelkomen jou van 19:30 in de ruimtes van Attraktor e.V., Mexikoring 21, Hamburg City Nord!

    Fellowship-Treffen in Leipzig

    13 December 2010

    Die FSFE-Fellowship-Gruppe Leipzig lädt ein ins Kulissenzimmer des sublab zu seiner „Montagsrunde: Freie Software“ zum kennenlernen, diskutieren, socializen und lekker Vorträge hören. Am 13.12.2010 um 20:00 Uhr geht es allgemein um Freie Software. Ein Vortrag führt in das Thema ein, die anschließende Diskussion bietet viel Raum für eigene Fragen und Gedanken. Mehr Infos zur Anfahrt und Themen finden Sie auf dem Wiki oder auf der Seite der Leipziger Fellowship-Gruppe. Alle Interessierten sind herzlich willkommen, die den Themenbereich „Freie Software – Freie Gesellschaft“ spannend finden. Wir freuen uns darauf, Sie dort zu sehen!

    Monthly Fellowship meeting in Berlin, Germany

    09 December 2010

    This month again, the Berlin Fellowship meeting will be in the Newthinking Store, in the Tucholskystr. 48, 10117 Berlin. We'll be there from 19:30. Ali Gündüz will make a presentation there on "Free Software GSM". The talk will be aimed at those without any prior knowledge of GSM protocols. "You have gotten used to the idea of Android and Meego? Let's see what you'll think about the possibility of Free Software handling what your cell phone is primarily made for" announces Ali Gündüz. As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

    Free Software in public administrations at OSEPA conference, Badajoz, Spain

    02 December 2010

    At a conference in Badajoz, in the Spanish region of Extremadura, public administrations from across Europe are exchanging experiences and plans regarding Free Software. FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff has been invited to share recent developments in European policy concerning Free Software and Open Standards.

    WIPO CDIP/6

    22 to 26 November 2010

    At WIPO's committee on development and "intellectual property", WIPO's member states will debate how rules for copyright, patents and trademarks can help to promote social and economic development. FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff and intern Maelle Costa will participate to give FSFE's input to the discussion. Topics on the agenda include collaborative projects and patents.

      Conference: Tension between patents and the ICT standardisation process

      22 November 2010

      Technology standards are a powerful tool to promote or stifle software innovation. For Free Software, it is critical that even patented technologies which are included in standards can be implemented without restrictions. At a conference in Brussels organised by the European Commission, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will participate in a panel on Free Software and standardisation.

        Fellowship meeting in Zurich, Switzerland

        18 November 2010

        A Fellowship meeting takes place on 18 November 2010 in Zurich. We meet at 18:30 in the "Pausenraum" of the "Spielwerkstatt Murmel", Kanonengasse 16, first floor (Zeughaus 5, old barracks in Zurich's city center, upstairs, down the corridor until the end). As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

        Fellowship Jabber meeting about FSFE’s education activities

        17 November 2010

        FSFE's edu-team will organize a jabber meeting on Wednesday 17th of November to prioritize the activities to come and discuss the recent developpment in the field of Free Software in education. From 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., you are warmly invited to participate in the fellowship-jabber meeting to join the discussion on the future of the education activity. What is your opinion on Free Software and education? Got any ideas? You can easily find details on how to join the chat on the wiki.

        Το FSFE στο OpenRheinRuhr 2010, Oberhausen, Γερμανία

        13 to 14 November 2010

        Η γνώση είναι δύναμη - από τον Μεσαίωνα μέχρι σήμερα. Όποιος ελέγχει τις δομές μέσα από τις οποίες μοιραζόμαστε τη γνώση, έχει τον έλεγχο των επικοινωνιών μας. Για αυτό η διάλεξη του Matthias Kirschner έχει τίτλο «Ελευθερία, Εξουσία, Λογισμικό». Αρχίζει στις 12:20 και είναι όλοι ευπρόσδεκτοι. Το OpenRheinruhr γίνεται στο Μουσείο Βιομηχανίας της Ρηνανίας, στο Oberhausen. Η είσοδος κοστίζει 3€ για μια ημέρα και 5€ για δύο ημέρες.

          FSFE at SFScon, Bolzano, Italy

          12 November 2010

          At this year's South Tyrol Free Software Conference, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will speak about Free Software and business innovation. Henrik Sandklef of FSFE's Swedish team will give an overview of the situation regarding Free Software in Sweden.

          Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required.

          FSFE as honour's guest of the Berlin Debating Union

          11 November 2010

          FSFE has been invited by the Berlin Debating Union to make a speech at its first Knowledge Sharing Evening of the year. Matthias Kirschner's speech will begin at 7p.m., and then the public will have time to ask questions. on 8.15p.m., a debate around the topic of Free Software will start. Therefore, the Berlin Fellowship meeting of November 11th will exceptionnally take place in the Humboldt University's main building, in the Orbis Humboldtianus, above the Audimax (entrance Dorotheenstr 17). The Knowledge Sharing Evening will attract students from all the universities of Berlin, we hope to see you there too !

          Fellowship Treffen in Leipzig

          08 November 2010

          Die FSFE fellowship Gruppe Leipzig lädt ins Kulissenzimmer des sublab ein zum kennenlernen, diskutieren, 'socializen' und lekker Vorträge hören. Ab 8.11.2010 (20:00 Uhr) heißt es jeden 2. Montag im Monat: Bühne frei für Freie Software. Die "Montagsrunde: Freie Software" ist eine offene Veranstaltung rund um sozio-kulturelle Fragen Freier Software. Alle Interessierten sind herzlich willkommen, die den Themenbereich "Freie Software - Freie Gesellschaft" spannend finden. Mehr Infos finden Sie auf dem Wiki oder auf der Seite der Leipziger Fellowship Gruppe.

          Free Society Conference: Divide and Reconquer

          06 to 07 November 2010

          FSFE is co-organising the Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit (FSCONS). 'Divide and Reconquer: Regaining Control Of Our Communications' will be FSFE's own track, including five talks exploring freedom and control in everyday online communication.

            5th edition of T-DOSE

            06 to 07 November 2010

            The Fontys University of Applied Science in Eindhoven hosts the 5th edition of T-DOSE on November 6-7 2010. FSFE will present a booth with information and materials about Free Software. The precise schedule of the event is available online. We are looking forward to see you there !

            7th Brandenburger Linux-Information day

            06 November 2010

            The University of Potsdam hosts the 7th Brandenburger Linux Information day (BLIT). FSFE will present a booth with information and materials about Free Software in higher education, and in the workplace. Additionally, the FSFE will have a debating workshop open to the public where people will have the possibility to reflect and debate about the stakes of Free Software and Open Standards. Entry to this event is free of charge. Bring your questions about Free Software with you!

            Fellowship Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany

            03 November 2010

            Wednesday, 3 November, the next Fellowship meeting in the Rhein/Main area will take place in the Hotel Sandelmühle, Frankfurt/Main. We will meet there around 20:00 h.

            Digital Agenda Stakeholder Day

            25 October 2010

            The European Commission's Diretorate General Information Society is organising a day of workshops to develop "Big Ideas" for the Commission's Digital Agenda. FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will participate to explore possibilities for a free cloud.

              TEDxRheinNeckar

              23 October 2010

              Georg Greve, FSFE's Founder, will speak at the TEDxRheinNeckar event in the university of Mannheim, Germany. Georg's talk will deal with the "Meaning of Free Software for society". If you are interested in attending the TEDxRhienNeckar, just take some time to register (registration fee to be paid).

              WIPO: Standing Committee on the Law of Patents

              11 to 15 October 2010

              At the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Geneva, the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents meets for its 15th session. Topics to be discussed include the patentability of software and the relation between patents and standards. FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff is participating in the meeting in order to help create rules, laws and practices that are favourable to Free Software.

                Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

                15 October 2010

                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!

                Monthly Fellowship meeting in Berlin, Germany

                14 October 2010

                This month again, the Berlin Fellowship meeting will be in the Newthinking Store, in the Tucholskystr. 48, 10117 Berlin. We'll be there from 19:30. Torsten Grote will do a presentation on "Centralised Internet Services and Problems of Power". This talk will illustrate the trend towards centralised services and explain the reasons for this trend. It will conclude with some solutions and strategies that can help users to remain in control of their computing and their data. Other topics for this meeting are the ongoing PDF readers campaign, and the two events to come : FSCONS and BLIT, both on the 6th of November.

                As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

                FSFE Websprint

                09 to 10 October 2010

                Over the week-end, the FSFE web team will meet to work on FSFE's website. A new design for the FSFE will be implemented, and a slew of new improvements will be applied. For this unique gathering, we need Developers (HTML, CSS, XSLT, Perl), good English speakers/writers and translators (of all languages). For more details on the activities that will be undertaken, please consult the schedule

                The Web sprint will take place in FSFE's Berlin Office, in the Linienstr. 141, 10115 Berlin. Contributors get free snacks and refreshments. If you want to spend some time with the web team but not distract their work, join us for dinner - departing from Linienstr. at 19.00 on Friday and Saturday, and 18.00 on Sunday.

                  Fellowship Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany

                  06 October 2010

                  Wednesday, 6 October, the next Fellowship meeting in the Rhein/Main area will take place in the kp-21, Bachmannstraße 2-4, 60488 Frankfurt/Main. We will meet there around 20:00 h.

                  IRILL Days, Paris, France

                  04 October 2010

                  At the IRILL conference on Free Software research taking place in Paris, France, both FSFE's current President Karsten Gerloff and founding President Georg Greve will speak during the opening session. Karsten's talk is titled "Enlightening! Free Software research in context". Georg will discuss "Free Software and the playing field". Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required.

                  Westminster eForum Seminar in London, U.K.

                  23 September 2010

                  At the Westminster eForum Seminar on September 23, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will deliver a keynote address on "Free Software in business and in government." More information can be found here.

                  FrOSCamp, Zurich, Switzerland

                  17 to 18 September 2010

                  On 17 and 18 September 2010, the first FrOSCamp will take place on the premises of the ETH Zurich in the CHN building of the Zentrum campus, Universitätsstrasse 16, Zurich. Reinhard Müller will hold a speech titled "Free yourself - how to save the world in five easy steps" (in German), and FSFE will present its work and the Fellowship at an information booth. Admission to the event is free of charge, and no registration is required.

                  Software Freedom Day 2010

                  18 September 2010

                  Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a worldwide celebration of Free Software. Take this opportunity to share with your community the advantages of Free Software in business, education, the public sector and at home. Visit the SFD website for more details of events in your area, ideas for activities, and to register your participation.

                  To celebrate Software Freedom Day, Karsten Gerloff will give a talk at a celebration in the Royal Library of The Hague, Netherlands. The event will take place on the 18th of September, for more information you can have a look at the agenda.

                  If you want to know more about FSFE's involvment in the SFD 2010, please consult our information page.

                    Internet Governance Forum 2010 in Vilnius, Lithuania

                    16 September 2010

                    Karsten Gerloff, FSFE's President, will speak at a workshop of this year's Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Vilnius, Lithuania. The subject is "Data in the Cloud: Where do Open Standards fit in?". The workshop will take place on Thursday, September the 16th, from 14:15 to 16:15. FSFE has been involved in the IGF since its first edition in 2006, and is part of the Dynamic Coalition on Open Standards.

                      Berlin Linux User Group's Vortragsabend

                      15 September 2010

                      The Berlin Linux User Group – BeLUG – meets on the 15th of September, 2010, at 18:00 for a presentations evening. Torsten Grote (FSFE) will speak about Cloud Computing & Software as a Service (SaaS). The presentations, meetings and workshops are free of charge. The meeting is open to all GNU/Linux enthousiastics. We meet at the IN-Berlin, Lehrter Str. 53, 10557 Berlin-Mitte More Information is to be found here.

                      TEDxEutropolis in Heerlen, Netherlands

                      10 September 2010

                      Karsten Gerloff, FSFE's President, will speak at the TEDxEutropolis event in Heerlen, Netherlands, organized by the TEDx program of the TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design). The Eutropolis intends to gather the brightest ideas to forge an economic and cultural centre out of border regions of Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Karsten's talk will start at 11:35. If you are interested in attending the TEDxEutropolis, just take some time to register (registration fee to be paid).

                      Braderie of Lille, France

                      04 to 05 September 2010

                      The Braderie of Lille is a popular event every year in the streets of Lille (north of France). FSFE will have a booth there to introduce the general audience to Free Software. Don't hesitate to join us!

                      The booth is located Place du Vieux Marché aux Chevaux and will be animated by fellows from France, and also FSFE's President, Karsten Gerloff and Rainer Kersten. If you plan to come and see us, let us know!

                      Fellowship Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany

                      01 September 2010

                      Wednesday, 1 September, the next Fellowship meeting in the Rhein/Main area will take place in Frankfurt: We are going to meet in the kp-21, Bachmannstraße 2-4, 60488 Frankfurt/Main. We will meet there around 20:00h. Further details can be found in the wiki.

                      FSFE and KDE Grillparty

                      27 August 2010

                      The KDE e.V. and FSFE office in Berlin invites you to their office BBQ and KDE 4.5 release party from 17.30 on Friday 27 August in the Linienstr. 141. The office is in the backyard.

                      We will take care of the drinks, the bread, salad and the grill. Please bring yourself and your prefered food!

                      If you plan to attend, let us know before 20 August.

                      Monthly Fellowship meeting in Berlin, Germany

                      12 August 2010

                      This month again, the Berlin Fellowship meeting will be in the Newthinking Store, in the Tucholskystr. 48 10117 Berlin. We'll be there from 19:30. 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 Forchheim, Germany

                      06 August 2010

                      On Friday, 6 August 2010, at 19:00, a Fellowship meeting will take place in the restaurant “Roter Ochs” in Forchheim. Everybody interested in an exciting discussion in restaurant with a good network connection is invited. Please tell us at dus@office.fsfeurope.org if you are planning to attend.

                      GNU Hackers Meeting at the Hague, Netherlands

                      24 to 27 July 2010

                      In connection with the GUADEC 2010 conference, GNU contributors are invited to attend the European GNU Hackers Meeting at the Hague in Netherlands. The special focus of the meeting will be “building decentralized GNU applications” with an emphasis on privacy and security. Attendees are requested to register.

                      Talk on "Freedom in the Cloud"

                      24 July 2010

                      At FISL 11 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, FSFE's President will talk about how to carry the ideas of software freedom into the world of cloud computing and software as a service. The talk starts at 18:00 local time.

                        Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

                        16 July 2010

                        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!

                        Karsten Gerloff talks at Bilbao, Spain

                        15 July 2010

                        At 12:00 Karsten Gerloff, President of FSFE, will talk about Haciendo mas - El Software Libre en la empresa at Parque teconogico Zamudio, Edificio ESI, Room no 204, Zamudio. No entrance fee, guests are welcome.

                          Networking meeting at Bilbao, Spain

                          15 July 2010

                          At 16:00 misc. Fellows and representatives of organisations from northen Spain and FSFE's president Karsten Gerloff will meet at Universidad de Deusto, Campus Bilbao, Faculdad de Ingeneria, 2o pisto, 211bis, Sala de Videoconferencias. Whoever is interested, should feel invited to join.

                            Fellowship meeting at Bilbao, Spain

                            15 July 2010

                            Please join us for the first Fellowship meeting in Bilbao with FSFE's president Karsten Gerloff. At 21:00 we'll meet at Bar “Bilbao”, Plaza Barria, Bilbao. Guests are very welcome, Fellow or not. If you're coming, please send a quick email to rk@office.fsfeurope.org.

                            Fellowship Meeting at San Sebastian, Spain

                            13 July 2010

                            At 20:00 the first Fellowship meeting at Donostia/San Sebastian will take place at the Restaurant “Kaska Zuri”, Paseo de Salamanca, Donostia/San Sebastian. FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will meet with Fellows and other Free Software supporters from the region. Everyone is welcome. The restaurant is located 2 min from the central bus station at the Boulevard. If you're coming, please send a quick email to rk@office.fsfeurope.org.

                              Libre Software Meeting (aka RMLL), Bordeaux, France

                              06 to 11 July 2010

                              The 2010 Libre Software Meeting is a non commercial conference with talks, workshops and round tables about Free Software and its uses. The LSM provides a place for exchange and meeting between Free Software developers, users and stakeholders. This year, it will be at Bordeaux 1 University.

                              Update: The FSFE will present its activities at a booth. We are still looking for helpers at that booth. Whoever is interested to join should contact rk@office.fsfeurope.org.

                              Fellowship meeting in Zurich, Switzerland

                              08 July 2010

                              A Fellowship meeting takes place on 8 July 2010 in Zurich. We meet at 18:30 in the "Pausenraum" of the "Spielwerkstatt Murmel", Kanonengasse 16, first floor (Zeughaus 5, old barracks in Zurich's city center, upstairs, down the corridor until the end). 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 Graz, Austria

                              01 July 2010

                              This time, the Graz Fellowship meeting will be in Realraum, located in the Jakoministraße 16, 8010 Graz. We'll be there from 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 Aachen

                              30 June 2010

                              On Wednesday, June 30 2010, the first Aachen Fellowship meeting will take place at the "Labyrinth", Pontstr. 156, 52062 Aachen. FSFE's president Karsten Gerloff will also attend. At this evening, no worldcup match is scheduled. Guests are welcome!

                              Fellowship meeting, FSFE's general assembly social event, Bolzano, Italy

                              19 June 2010

                              Every time the members of FSFE's general assemblyhave their annual meeting, we have a get-together with the local community on Saturday evening. We would like to meet you, have a lot of Free Software discussions with you, and talk with you about your perception of the Free Software situation in Italy and what we can do. When: Saturday June 19 2010, 18:00. Where: Hotel Bemelmans Post, Ritten/Renon, Bolzano, Italy. Information to get there.

                              Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

                              18 June 2010

                              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!

                              “LinuxTag” in Berlin, Germany

                              09 to 12 June 2010

                              “LinuxTag” is one of the largest exhibitions on Free Software in Europe. This year, Matthias Kirschner will talk about “The 8 misunderstandings of Free Software” and Torsten Grote with Karsten Gerloff, President of FSFE, will talk about Cloud Computing. The event will take place at the Berlin fairgrounds, Messedamm 22, 14055 Berlin, Entrance: Hall 7. Visitors must book a ticket (more information).

                              Fellowship meeting in Tampere, Finland

                              10 June 2010

                              Topic: OpenStreetMap - the Wikipedia of maps
                              When: Thursday 10.06.2010 18:00
                              Where: Demola, Väinö Linnan aukio 15 (3rd floor) Tampere
                              GIS-expert Jukka Rahkonen tells about the OpenStreetMap-project and how you can contribute to it with your own GPS-device and how you can use OSM-data to make your own maps and GIS-services that comply with the OGC-standards.
                              Admission to the event is free. No registration is required, but if you plan to attend, please drop us a line at finland at fsfeurope.org.

                              Fellowship meeting in Göteborg, Sweden

                              03 June 2010

                              The next in our series of regular Fellowship Meetings in Göteborg takes place on Thursday, June 3. The location is Gnutiken in Övre Husargatan 27. Everyone is welcome to attend.

                              ACTA and its impact on Free Software, Jabber Fellowship Meeting

                              02 June 2010

                              Due to organisational issues, this meeting is delayed to Wednesday June 23rd. Our apologies for the inconvenience. Julia Klein, the newly elected Fellowship representative, organises a jabber meeting together with Torsten Grote, German Coordinator Matthias Kirschner and French Coordinator Hugo Roy to answer fellows' questions about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). Everybody who would like to ask her/his questions about ACTA or FSFE's position on this issue is invited to our next Jabber Meeting, online at our fellowship chat room on Wednesday, 2nd June at 20:00 CEST.

                                Fellowship meeting in Siegen

                                02 June 2010

                                On 2 June at 20:00 there will be a Fellowship meeting in the restaurant "Schwarzes Schaf", Erzstraße 46, 57076 Siegen. Christian Holz, FSFE's Executive Director, will be there, too. Guests are welcome.

                                "Linuxwochen" in Eisenstadt, Austria

                                28 to 29 May 2010

                                Numerous talks for beginners and experts will take place at the University of Applied Science Eisenstadt, with a focus on Free Software in education. FSFE will be present with a information booth, and Peter Bubestinger holds a speech titled "Freedom of education in the digital age? Free Software!"

                                OpenYourWorld.com: Technology update from the European Union

                                27 May 2010

                                FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will give "A policy update from the European Union" regarding Free Software and Open Standards during a webinar organised by Red Hat, titled "Open Your World". The webinar will be streamed from 14:45 CET (13:45 UTC), and Karsten will speak from 15:45 CET. He will share the virtual stage with OFE's Graham Taylor.

                                  Fellowship meeting in Zurich, Switzerland

                                  20 May 2010

                                  A Fellowship meeting takes place on 20 May 2010 in Zurich. We meet at 18:30 in the "Pausenraum" of the "Spielwerkstatt Murmel", Kanonengasse 16, first floor (Zeughaus 5, old barracks in Zurich's city center, upstairs, down the corridor until the end). As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

                                  Presentation "Free Software in schools - the views of headmasters" in Tampere, Finland

                                  12 May 2010

                                  The Department of Business Information Management and Logistics of the Technical University Tampere and the Agora Center of the University Jyväskylä have done a study about Free Software in Finnish schools. On 12 May 2010 at 18:00 in Demola, Väinö Linnan aukio 15, 3rd floor, Tampere, researcher Kimmo Wideroos will present the results and conclusions, and afterwards there will be an open discussion about the potential and possibilities of Free Software in schools.
                                  Admission to the event is free. No registration is required, but if you plan to attend, please drop us a line at finland at fsfeurope.org.

                                  "Linuxwochen" in Vienna, Austria

                                  06 to 08 May 2010

                                  For three days, the old Vienna town hall hosts this year's "Linuxwochen" event with many interesting talks, information booths and workshops. FSFE will be present with a information booth, and Peter Bubestinger holds a speech titled "Freedom of education in the digital age? Free Software!"

                                  Theodor Heuss Medal, Stuttgart, Germany

                                  07 to 08 May 2010

                                  FSFE is receiving this year's Theodor Heuss Medal. On Friday, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will speak on "Capitalism and Responsibility" during a colloquium organised by the Theodor Heuss Foundation. Gesine Schwan, a former candidate for the President of Germany, will open this event on "The social market economy and globalisation". The award ceremony will take place on Saturday from 10:30 to 12:15. It will be recorded by the German TV channel Phoenix. Both events are by invitation only. We have a small number of invitations left. Please contact the German team if you would like to join us. Friday's event will take place from 14:00 to 18:00 at Literaturhaus Stuttgart. The award ceremony on Saturday will take place at the Alte Reithalle Stuttgart.

                                  Stuttgart Fellowship meeting

                                  06 May 2010

                                  The Stuttgart Fellowship group will meet at Cafe Stella, Hauptstätter Straße 57, 70178 Stuttgart on 06 May 2010 at 8.00. We will celebrate the Theodor Heuss Medal together with Matthias Kirschner (Germany- and Fellowship-Coordinator). Everybody is welcome to celebrate with us.

                                  Fellowship-meeting in Gothenburg

                                  06 May 2010

                                  On 6 May it is once again time for a Fellowship-meeting in Gothenburg. The meeting will be held at Gnutiken in Övre Husargatan 27, and will commence at 6 pm. Everyone are invited.

                                  Fellowship-Meeting in Dusseldorf

                                  28 April 2010

                                  Date and time: 26.05.2010 19:30 CEST
                                  Location: "Friedrichskrone" Talstraße/Kirchfeldstraße in Dusseldorf
                                  Topics: Everything the participants like to
                                  Guests are very welcome.

                                  Free Software day in Krems, Austria

                                  27 April 2010

                                  Starting at 9:00am, 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 in the digital age? Free software!" (in German).

                                  Speech "Free Software / Free Society", Backnang, Germany

                                  25 April 2010

                                  On 25 April 7pm Matthias Kirschner will explain what Free Software is, talk about its importance for society and why politicians should bother about this topic. Organiser of the event is the youth organisation of the Green party. Everybody interested is invited to join the presentation and the discussion afterwards. The speech takes place in the "Kreishaus der Jugendarbeit", Marktstraße 48, 71522 Backnang.

                                  "Linuxtage" in Graz, Austria

                                  24 April 2010

                                  A whole day at the FH Joanneum stuffed with presentations and talks offers the possibility for interested users, system administrators and software developers to extend their knowhow about GNU/Linux and Free Software. FSFE will be present with a information booth, and Peter Bubestinger holds a speech titled "Freedom of education in the digital age? Free Software!"

                                  "Why Free Software?", Berlin, Germany

                                  21 April 2010

                                  On 21 April 6pm Matthias Kirschner will give a talk at the BLUG in Berlin to talk about the importance of Free Software for our society. The speech takes place in the Lehrter Straße 53, 10557 Berlin-Mitte. Everybody interested in Free Software is invited to the speech.

                                  Fellowship meeting in Hamburg, Germany

                                  21 April 2010

                                  The Hamburg Fellowship group meeting will take place at 19:30 at the Roxie, Rentzelstr. 6, 20146 Hamburg (near university). For details see Hamburg Fellowship group.

                                  "Linuxwochen" in Linz, Austria

                                  14 to 17 April 2010

                                  The event at the University of Arts in Linz offers workshops, hacklabs, presentations and performances in the area of digital arts and culture. FSFE is present with a booth where everybody is welcome to talk about Free Software over a nice cup of coffee.

                                  Fellowship meeting in Tampere

                                  14 April 2010

                                  The Finnish team coordinator Otto Kekäläinen holds a presentation (in Finnish) about the Free Software Foundation Europe, which after the evening continues with informal discussion about free software.

                                  The meeting is open to all and there is no compulsory registration. However, we recommend you drop us a line at finland@fsfeurope.org so that we can reserve enough refreshments for everybody.

                                  Location: Demola, 3rd floor, meeting room GAIA (Väinö Linna's square 15, Tampere)
                                  Time: wed 14 April 2010 at 6 pm

                                  Freedom Task Force ELN Workshop, Amsterdam, Netherlands

                                  08 to 09 April 2010

                                  The Freedom Task Force, FSFE's legal and licensing department, will hold the third European Licensing and Legal Workshop on the 8th and 9th of April 2010 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This conference will provide legal experts a forum for discussions on supply chain management, compliance procedures, licence management and other legal issues related to the growth of the European Free Software market. There is limited space available at the event and attendance for non-network members is by invitation only.

                                  Fellowship meeting i Gothenburg

                                  08 April 2010

                                  On 8 April it is once again time for a Fellowship-meeting in Gothenburg. The meeting will be held at Gnutiken in Övre Husargatan 27, and will commence at 6 pm. Everyone are invited.

                                  Fellowship Meeting in Berlin

                                  08 April 2010

                                  The local Fellowship group will meet on april 8th. The location is as always the NewThinkingStore at Tucholskystraße 48. Lena will talk about “Women, Equality and (Free) Software”. Guests are welcome to join in and chat about issues around Free Software.

                                  Document Freedom Day

                                  31 March 2010

                                  On March 31, people and groups around the world will celebrate Document Freedom Day to raise awareness for Open Standards and open document formats. The campaign takes place for the third time under FSFE's stewardship. The campaign website lists ideas for getting active. Come and celebrate document freedom with us!

                                    Fellowship meeting in Graz, Austria

                                    25 March 2010

                                    This time, the Graz Fellowship meeting will be in Realraum, located in the Jakoministraße 16, 8010 Graz. We'll be there from 19:00. As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

                                    ACTA stakeholder consultation meeting, Brussels, BE

                                    22 March 2010

                                    ACTA is an international agreement on copyright and patents which several developed countries are currently negotiating in secret. While no official texts have been published, numerous leaked documents indicate that the treaty would further restrict our freedom to share and re-use knowledge. The European Commission's DG TRADE is holding a stakeholders' consultation meeting to inform Europeans about the state of play of the negotiations. FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will attend the meeting and represent the interests of Free Software.

                                    The event is open to the public, but registration is required. The European Commission promises to make a web stream of the event available.

                                    Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

                                    19 March 2010

                                    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 Zurich, Switzerland

                                    18 March 2010

                                    A Fellowship meeting takes place on 18 March 2010 in Zurich. We meet at 18:30 in the "Pausenraum" of the "Spielwerkstatt Murmel", Kanonengasse 16, first floor (Zeughaus 5, old barracks in Zurich's city center, upstairs, down the corridor until the end). 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 Hamburg, Germany

                                      17 March 2010

                                      The initial Hamburg Fellowship group meeting will take place at 19:30 at the Roxie, Rentzelstr. 6, 20146 Hamburg (near university). For details see Hamburg Fellowship group.

                                      Chemnitzer “LinuxTage”, Chemnitz, Germany

                                      13 to 14 March 2010

                                      FSFE will have a booth at “LinuxTage”, one of the most important event about Free Software in Germany. The event will feature Martin Gollowitzer's OpenPGP smartcard workshop, and talks by Lena Simon on Women and Free Software, FSFE's German Coordinator Matthias Kirschner about 8 misunderstandings of Free Software and FSFE's President, Karsten Gerloff, will speak of Strategic Licensing. As in the last years a ticket for the conference will cost € 5. Reduced fee will be € 3. Tickets are valid on both days and can be bought directly at the entrance to the conference. A reservation is neither necessary nor possible. A ticket pre-sale is also not planned. The event takes place at Hörsaal- und Seminar-Gebäude der Technischen Universität Chemnitz, Reichenhainer Straße 90, 09126 Chemnitz.

                                      Собрание членов Содружества в Берлине

                                      11 March 2010

                                      Собрание берлинской группы членов Содружества состоится 11 марта в 19:30 по адресу: Tucholskystraße 48. На собрание придет президент ЕФСПО Карстен Герлофф, чтобы рассказать о своей работе и ответить на вопросы. Также на повестке дня обсуждение организации Дня свободы документов. Мы всегда рады новым посетителям.

                                        CeBIT “Open Source Forum”, Hannover, Germany

                                        03 to 06 March 2010

                                        At this year's CeBIT, FSFE is represented with two speakers, bringing new insights and taking a look ahead at what the future holds. On Wednesday at 13:00, FSFE's Germany coordinator Matthias Kirschner will present "8 Misunderstandings about Free Software - or are they lies?" On Thursday at 14:00, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will speak about "Opening up the market for Free Software: The battle for Interoperability". Both talks will take place in Hall 2. Registration for the event is possible.

                                        Fellowship meeting in Göteborg, Sweden

                                        03 March 2010

                                        Starting Wednesday, March 3, the Gothenburg FSFE team is reviving its Fellowship group with monthly meetings. The meetings will take place in Gnutiken at 18:00, and are open to everyone.

                                          "Free Software: 10 myths and the truth" (in German), Eupen, Belgium

                                          02 March 2010

                                          FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will speak about "Free Software: 10 Myths and the Truth" at the Eupen Center for Further Education (ZAWM). The talk will be in German. Afterwards, there will be lots of space for questions and discussion. The event is public, please register with schneider AT zawm.be.

                                          Election for Fellowship GA seat

                                          01 to 28 February 2010

                                          During February Fellows can elect a second representative for FSFE's General Assembly. The Fellow who will be elected will serve a two year term.

                                            Fellowship meeting in Graz, Austria

                                            25 February 2010

                                            This time, the Graz Fellowship meeting will be in Realraum, located in the Jakoministraße 16, 8010 Graz. We'll be there from 19:00. As usual, this invitation is for everyone interested in the FSFE or Free Software. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

                                            Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

                                            19 February 2010

                                            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!

                                            Stuttgart Fellowship meeting

                                            11 February 2010

                                            The Stuttgart Fellowship group will meet at Sophies Brauhaus on 11 February 2010 at 8.00 pm in Marienstraße 28. Thomas Jensch will talk about FSFEs Edu-Team. Another topic will be the re-start of a regular Fellowship meeting in Stuttgart.

                                            Berlin Fellowship meeting

                                            11 February 2010

                                            The Berlin Fellowship group will meet at the NewthinkingStore at 7.30 pm in Tucholskystraße 48. Ali Gündüz will talk about complete free GNU/Linux Distributions. Another topic will be the FOSDEM 2010 and the DFD organisation. Guests are always welcome.

                                            FOSDEM, Brussels, Belgium

                                            06 to 07 February 2010

                                            FSFE will have a booth at FOSDEM, the ultimate European event organized by the community, for the community. The goal of this meeting is to provide Free Software developers a place to meet. No registration necessary. The event takes place at ULB Campus Solbosh, 50 Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1050 Bruxelles.

                                            Stuttgart Open Fair, Germany

                                            30 January 2010

                                            Björn Schießle from the German team will give a speech at the Stuttgart Open Fair. His talk "Free Software - More than just a Development strategy" will be part of a workshop. The workshop will take place at Saturday, 30. January, 11-13 o'clock. Location: Forum3, Gymnasiumstr. 21, Stuttgart, Germany.

                                            Standards and patents at WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland

                                            25 to 29 January 2010

                                            For Free Software, a lot depends on the way in which standardisation organisations deal with patented technologies. The WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Patents is the highest level forum dealing with this question. For FSFE, Karsten Gerloff and Hugo Roy will participate in the meeting to advance the interests of Free Software.

                                            Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

                                            15 January 2010

                                            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!

                                            Berlin Fellowship meeting

                                            14 January 2010

                                            The Berlin Fellowship group will meet at the NewthinkingStore on 14 January 2010 at 7.30 pm in Tucholskystraße 48. Alina Mierlus will talk about the upcoming Document Freedom Day and how Fellows can help out. Another topic will be the "Chemitzer Linux Tage" 2010. Guests are always welcome.