Events

Event Archive for 2011

Web Friday @ FSFE

09 December 2011

Want to do something for Free Software? Know some HTML and CSS? Then you can help us make FSFE's website better!

Join us for our regular Web Friday today from 15:00 UTC+1. We'll meet on Jabber (conference@jabber.fsfe.org, channel: fellowship) and on IRC (#fsfe on freenode). From 15:00 to 15:30, FSFE's webmasters will explain how the build system for FSFE's website works, and get you all set up.

Afterwards, it's "pick a bug and squash it"! Drop in, enjoy great company, and meet people who are as passionate about Free Software as you are.

Whether today or at any other time, you're always welcome to contribute to the web team's work. Read here to find out how stuff works. We're looking forward to seeing you around!

    “Sustainable IT through Open Standards”, Zurich, Switzerland

    07 December 2011

    On 7 December 2011 at 19:00 Reinhard Müller gives a talk about “Sustainable IT through Open Standards”. The presentation takes place in the ETH Zurich, Building HG (Rämistrasse 101), Room F33.5, and is hosted by [project 21], a student organisation concerned with sustainability. The speech is in German. Admission is free.

    FSFE at WIPO SCCR/23

    21 November to 02 December 2011

    At the 23rd session of WIPO's Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights, FSFE will work with national delegates from around the world to improve conditions for the sharing of knowledge. Negotiations will center on a possible "Broadcasting Treaty", a plan to introduce a new kind of copyright which companies can acquire merely by distributing a movie, image, text or program. Please check the info about this meeting on Copyright and Related Rights.

    Fellowship meeting in Manchester

    24 November 2011

    Fellowship meeting at 19.00 in MadLab. Discussion will take place about plans for a community decentralised software hosting project, making use of a local community centre for hosting. All Fellows and non-Fellows are cordially invited to attend.

    Fellowship meeting in Leipzig

    22 November 2011

    The next Fellowship meeting takes place in Leipzig, 22 November. The meeting starts at 19:30 in sublab , Karl-Heine-Str. 93. Matthias Kirschner, Germany and Fellowship Coordinator will talk about FSFE's work concerning runing and future campaigns.

    Monatliches Fellowship-Treffen in Wien, Österreich

    18 November 2011

    Dieses Mal findet das Wiener Fellowship-Treffen im Seminarraum 188/2 (HD0407) der TU Wien, Favoritenstraße 9-11, 1040 Wien, statt. Wir treffen uns ab 18:00 Uhr - die Agenda starten wir um 19:00 Uhr. Wie immer richtet sich die Einladung an alle, die sich für die FSFE oder für Freie Software interessieren. Wir freuen uns auf eine große Teilnehmerzahl!

    Fellowship Meeting in Hamburg, Germany

    16 November 2011

    In November the Hamburg FSFE Fellows meet at the Roxie, Rentzelstraße 6. We will welcome Matthias Kirschner as a special guest to that Meeting, he will talk about current and planned FSFE activities.

    As usual, you will find more detailed information on the wiki page.

    For regular meetings, we recommend you to have a look at the wiki page and maybe also to subscribe to the mailing list.

    FSCONS, Gothenburg, Sweden

    11 to 13 November 2011

    FSFE will organise the "Free Software and Politics" track. Want to know more about Free Software on the UN level, in the European Union, and at the local level? Or learn more about FSFE's activities in the education sector or FSFE's campaigns in general? Than this is the track for you. Registration is still possible on fscons.org, Fellows obtain a 10 Euro discount on the Registration fee.

    Fellowship meeting at FSCONS, Gothenburg, Sweden

    11 November 2011


    During the Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit, we will have a Fellowship meeting. Help us with your ideas, get some stuff done and give us feedback.

    FSFE at talk by Richard Stallman in Aberystwyth, UK

    31 October 2011

    At 16.10 Richard Stallman will speak about "The Danger of Software Patents". FSFE will have a booth at the event with information and merchandise.

    LinuxCon Europe, Prague, Czech Republic

    26 October 2011

    At LinuxCon Europe, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will talk about current issues in Free Software policy. The talk will take place at 10:45 in the Taurus room.

      ContactCon 2011, London

      20 October 2011

      Contact will seek to explore and realize the greater promise of social media to promote new forms of culture, commerce, collective action, and creativity. Technologists, artists, activists, businesspeople, funders, and other stakeholders have been invited to discuss the networked future, and come together to hatch new ideas, connect with new collaborators, and forge an ongoing community for innovating social media and beyond.

      OpenCores introduction and demonstration, London

      17 October 2011

      Jeremy Bennett will give a presentation on the Free Software and open hardware OpenCores architecture at the BCS Central London Offices, with a talk entitled "Open Source Software Meets Open Source Hardware: OpenCores and the OpenRISC 1000 architecture".

      Berlin Fellowship meeting

      13 October 2011

      On Thursday, October 13th, at 19:30, the Berlin fellows will meet at the Berlin FSFE office (Linienstrasse 141) for a discussion on various Free Software topics. Come and join us!

      FLOSS UK Unconference 2011

      08 October 2011

      FSFE will have a booth at the annual conference of FLOSS UK (formerly UKUUG), the UK's oldest Open Systems User Group, will take place at Manchester Conference Centre.

      10 misunderstandings about Free Software (or are they lies?), Berlin, Germany

      06 October 2011

      Matthias Kirschner will give a talk on common misunderstandings about Free Software, for instance 'You cannot earn money with Free Software', 'You cannot have copyright with Free Software', 'Free Software is only useful for programmers', 'If you change Free Software you have to give your changes to the community', 'The GNU GPL only works in the US'. This event will take place as part of Informatik 2011, organized by the Technische Universität Berlin, in in the TU main building Room H 0112, Straße des 17. Juni, EG, from 10 to 11 a.m.

      EuropeanaTech conference in Vienna

      04 October 2011

      At the EuropeanaTech in Vienna, a conference about exploring the technical challenges of making digital cultural and scientific information easily accessible for the public, Peter Bubestinger will give a talk titled: "Free Software and Open Formats: virtual immortality and independence for digital archives".

      The conference will take place at the National Library in Vienna.

      Fellowship meeting in Manchester, UK

      29 September 2011

      Fellowship meeting at 19.00 in MadLab. Gerry Gavigan, chairman of the Open Source Consorium, will travel from London to open the meeting with a talk. All Fellows and non-Fellows are cordially invited to attend.

      Conference on open innovation in Warsaw, Poland

      27 September 2011

      At the launch conference for a database project on open innovation IT research projects, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff, FSFE's President, will speak on „Free Software and its role in building an innovative economy”. The event will take place at Pl. Politechniki 1, 00-661, Warsaw, Poland.

      FSFE talk on Freedom Boxes, Manchester

      20 September 2011

      At 19.00 UK Coordinator Sam Tuke will speak about Freedom Boxes at an event organised by Manchester Free Software Society.

      Software Freedom Day 2011

      17 September 2011

      Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a worldwide celebration of Free Software. Its goal is educational, teaching people why Free Software is the best choice when it comes to using Software. Organised and coordinated by the Software Freedom International, SFD invites everyone to participate and take action on a local level.

      Software Freedom Day in Manchester

      17 September 2011

      Software Freedom Day will be celebrated by FSFE Fellows in Manchester at MadLab Hackerspace together with other local Free Software groups. Expect booths and workshops in the afternoon.

      Software Freedom Day in Hamburg, Germany

      17 September 2011

      The Software Freedom Day on 17th of September will also be celebrated in Hamburg in Germany. There will be a program with some talks and several free software projects as exhibitors as well as examinations of the Linux Professional Institute. Everyone is welcome to visit us, no matter if you're beginner or already have some free software knowledge.

      Detailed information in german language can be found at http://sfd-hamburg.de/.

      SFD Party in Vienna

      17 September 2011

      On Saturday, the 17th of September 2011, Software Freedom Day Events are celebrated all around the world, therefore the Vienna Fellowship is inviting you to a Software Freedom Party. The evening will be opened by a talk about legal aspects in Free Software, held by FSFE's new legal coordinator Matija Šuklje. Following this opening everybody is invited to have a nice evening at the Metalab with us.

      Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

      16 September 2011

      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!

      FSFE in Scottish Parliament for Digital Participation meeting

      14 September 2011

      Two FSFE representatives will be present at the cross party discussion in Edinburgh, discussing Free Software and Open Standards with a wide range of other public and private organisations.

      GNU GPL compliance workshop, Berlin, Germany

      13 September 2011

      Do you wish to learn how to check devices' compliance with GPL specifics and become a volunteer in this important campaign? Armijn of gpl-violations.org will give a one-day workshop, with an introduction by our lawyers. The event is by invitation only, if you want to participate contact Matthias Kirschner.

      FSFE at the Master on Free Software: September Open Sessions

      09 September 2011

      FSFE will take part at the Master on Free Software: September Open Sessions organized by Igalia. 9-24 September 2011 (Friday afternoon and Saturday morning during three weekends) at Edificio para la Obra Social de Novacaixagalicia, Policarpo Sanz St. number 24-26, Vigo (Spain).

      On the 9th of September, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will give a talk about Software patents.

      As a closure of the Master on Free Software the event will include workshops, talks and round tables with experts from the FLOSS world.

      It is open to the public, no admission fee.Registration is required.

      Berlin Fellowship meeting

      08 September 2011

      On Thursday, September 8th, at 19:30, the Berlin fellows will meet at the Berlin FSFE office (Linienstrasse 141) for a discussion on various Free Software topics. Come and join us!

      Braderie of Lille, France

      03 to 04 September 2011

      The Braderie of Lille is a popular event every year in the streets of Lille (north of France). Read all the information about the event. 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. If you plan to come and see us, let us know!

      FSFE at DIY Feminism Festival, Manchester

      04 September 2011

      From 16.00 FSFE will be holding events, including talks on Free Software philosophy, Free Software and women, and an Open Street Map workshop.

      Fellowship Meeting Düsseldorf

      31 August 2011

      The Düsseldorf Fellows will have their monthly meeting at 19:30 at "Brauhaus Fuchsjagd", Gumbertstr. 181, 40229 Düsseldrf-Eller. Karsten Gerloff, President of FSFE, will visit the meeting to answer questions of the Fellows. Guests are welcome!

      FSFE at talk by Richard Stallman in Birmingham, UK

      25 August 2011

      At 18.00 Richard Stallman will speak about "Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks". FSFE will have a booth at the event.

      Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

      19 August 2011

      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!

      FSFE at OggCamp 2011 Surrey, UK

      14 August 2011

      FSFE will have a booth at OggCamp: a free two-day unconference for anyone who loves anything related to technology, data, culture, community, or Free Software.

      Come and meet some Fellows, and pick up some leaflets and merchandise.

      PDF Readers Sprint in Manchester, UK

      13 August 2011

      Join Free Software advocates on Saturday between 15.00-17.30 at MadLab hackerspace to find and remove UK Government adverts for non-Free PDF Readers. Cake and Pizza provided!

      Berlin Fellowship meeting

      11 August 2011

      On Thursday, August 11th, at 19:30, the Berlin fellows will meet at the Berlin FSFE office (Linienstrasse 141) for a discussion on various Free Software topics. Come and meet up with a new intern!

      FSFE at the Desktop Summit, Berlin, Germany

      08 August 2011

      FSFE will take part at the Desktop Summit, a joint conference organised by the GNOME and KDE communities in Berlin, Germany, 6 - 12 August 2011 at the Humboldt University.

      On the 8th of August, FSFE's president Karsten Gerloff will give a talk on Free desktops for Europe's public sector (10:20-10:50, Rm 3038), FSFE's co-founder Bernhard Reiter will talk about Daily Melee: paid people within Free Software initiatives - How they tick, how to keep them and the art of behaving if you are one (14:00-14:30, Rm 2002).

      Fellowship meeting in Manchester, UK

      28 July 2011

      Fellowship meeting at 19.00 in MadLab. All Fellows and non-Fellows are cordially invited to attend.

      Euskal Encounter Bilbao

      22 to 25 July 2011

      FSFE will have a booth at Euskal Encounter, a lan party with some 4.096 attendees. Additionally, there will be talks and an exhibition erea. Any help is welcome. At Sunday, the 24th there will be a Meeting of Fellows and friends at 17:00 at the FSFE booth. We would like to found a Fellowship Group at Basque Country/Cantabria/Galicia.

      Fellowship Meeting in Hamburg, Germany

      20 July 2011

      The Hamburg FSFE Fellows meet, depending on the weather, either at Cafe Sternchance or at Roxie. Please have a look at the wiki page for more detailed information.

      It is recommended to pay attention on the hints at the wiki page and may also to subscribe to the mailing list.

      FSFE at the RMLL, Strasbourg, France

      09 to 14 July 2011

      FSFE will take part in many ways at the RMLL, one of the biggest Free Software events in France, from July 9th to 14th. While of course present with its famous information booth both during the week-end ("journées grand public") and during the week, FSFE also proposes some talks this year.

      President Karsten Gerloff will give a talk on Centralised Internet Services and Problems of Power (13.07., 15:20), France Coordinator Hugo Roy will talk about the battle fought by Free Software for HTML5 online videos, UK coordinator Sam Tuke will speak about the FreedomBox concept and practical applications. Several other speakers have also been invited to talk about topics around the decentralisation of the Internet.

      Whether at the booth, at the conferences or for a drink on evenings, we look forward to seeing you there!

      Berlin Fellowship meeting in the C-base

      14 July 2011

      On Thursday, July the 14th, at 19:30, the Berlin fellows will meet at the C-Base (Rungestrasse 20) for a discussion round on various topics. Come and debate with us!

      Free Software intergroup at the European Parliament

      07 July 2011

      On Thursday July 7, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will speak about Free Software to Members of the European Parliament. The presentation together with a representative of APRIL will take place at the first meeting of the Parliament's Intergroup on Free Software and new media in Strasbourg.

      PDFReaders talk at the FISL 2012

      01 July 2011

      Matthias Kirschner, FSFE coordinator for activities in Germany, will present the successful PDFReaders campaign started last Autumn. The concept – removing advertisings for non-free software from public sector organisations' websites – will be explained in detail, as well as the keys to succeed in a similar action.

      The talk will take place in "room 41-A fisl 1" on the 1st of July, at 16:00 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

        Open Knowledge Conference (OKCon)

        29 to 30 June 2011

        FSFE will have a booth at this year's OKCon in Berlin, on the 29th and 30th of June. Many international speakers such as Richard Stallman will be present and give talks on open knowledge, open data and Free Software.

        Fellowship meeting in Manchester, UK

        30 June 2011

        Fellowship meeting at 19.00 in MadLab. All Fellows and non-Fellows are cordially invited to attend.

        Fellowship Meeting in Hamburg

        16 June 2011

        With June of this year, the Hamburg Fellows start a new kind of Meeting, where the day in the month and the location may change from month to month. Thus it is important to pay attention on the hints at the Wiki-Page and may also to subscribe to the mailing list.

        The next Meeting of the Hamburg Fellows will take place in the bar Big Easy at Osterstraße 173 in Hamburg-Eimsbüttel.

        Detailed information can be found on the fellowship wiki (german only): http://wiki.fsfe.org/groups/Hamburg

        SmartGov Live Conference

        14 to 15 June 2011

        The UK’s leading event for government ICT will be held in London at ExCeL

        Freedom Party in Ljubljana, Slovenia

        11 June 2011

        Come and celebrate your freedom in Ljubljana! During FSFE's annual strategy retreat in Slovenia's capital, Free Software fans will party with the members of FSFE's General Assembly and our executive at Cyberpipe [OpenStreetMap]. Starting at 21:00, we will enjoy a lively exchange of ideas over drinks and beats.

        Please drop us a line to president-assist@fsfeurope.org to let us know you're coming. See you there!

        Berlin fellowship meeting - talk on Unhosted

        09 June 2011

        For this month's fellowship meeting, Michiel de Jong, who also recently gave us an interview, will talk about his project: "Unhosted: How free software can compete with today's hosted software" (in English). Unhosted is a highly significant Free Software project for the future of personal data as well as online applications!

        Please be welcome to come and listen to his talk, as well as to take part in the following discussion. Meeting is next Thursday, June the 9th, at 7:30 p.m., at the c-base.

        FSFE-Stand bei dem Kirchentag in Dresden

        02 to 04 June 2011

        Zusammen mit LUKi präsentiert sich die FSFE auf dem Markt der Möglichkeiten während des Evangelischen Kirchentages. Wir sind am Stand M3 G04 zu finden und freuen uns auf interessante Gespräche. Eine herzliche Einladung an alle, die sich schon immer über Freie Software informieren wollen oder die konkrete Fragen zum Einsatz von Freier Software (nicht nur) im kirchlichen Umfeld haben. Hoffentlich können wir viele von den Vorteilen Freier Software überzeugen!

        Free Software in the public administration - Workshop

        28 May 2011

        At the 5th European meeting of Green local councillors in Berlin, Germany, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will hold a workshop on Free Software in the public sector. Together with a practicioner from a city that bases its administration on Free Software, Green local councillors from across Europe will discuss how they can make use of Free Software in their own towns.

        Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

        27 May 2011

        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 Manchester, UK

        26 May 2011

        Fellowship meeting at 19.00 in MadLab. All Fellows and non-Fellows are cordially invited to attend.

        Robots workshop in the Berlin office

        22 May 2011

        On Sunday, May the 22nd, FSFE offers a robots workshop in its Berlin office, Linienstraße 141, 10115 Berlin.

        Flashed with Free Software, these robots can be programmed very easily to explore the room, follow a black line on the ground, avoid obstacles… The aim being that the participants can then offer such a nice workshop in schools.

        See also the freedroidz website maintained by people at tarent, who initiated and co-organises the event.

        "Brain Jumble": Free Software, business and public administration

        19 to 21 May 2011

        From Thursday, May 19th, to Saturday, May 21st, in Settala (Milan, Italy) there will be the "Brain Jumble", an event for wider distribution of Free Software in businesses and public administrations. Diego Zanga, a member of the FSFE Italian group, will attend the event in the mornings of May 19th and 20th with a talk for businesses "Benefits for small and medium-sized businesses using Free Software" and a talk for public administrations "Free Software in public administrations". The event will be held in Giuseppe Verdi 8/c, Settala (MI), from 9:00 to 15:30.

        OpenTech 2011

        21 May 2011

        OpenTech 2011 is an informal, low cost, one-day conference on slightly different approaches to technology, transport and democracy

        World Information Society Day

        17 May 2011

        The World Information Society Day is a worldwide event dedicated to societal changes brought about by the Internet and new technologies. Take this opportunity to share with your community the advantages of Free Software and the empowering tools that it can offer citizens. Send in your planned and proposed activities to celebrate this day.

          Berlin "Fellowship meeting" @LinuxTag

          12 May 2011

          FSFE will have a stand at the LinuxTag in Berlin. Of course, everyone is invited to meet us at the booth and have a chat. Furthermore, on Thursday evening, May the 12th, we invite everyone to join us around 7 p.m. to go eat or drink something all together. This will be our Fellowship meeting for May.

          Fellowship Meeting in Augsburg

          30 April 2011

          On Saturday 30.04.11 (NOT 23.04. as first announced) at 19:00 the first Fellowship meeting in Augsburg will take place, and you're very welcome to the event! The meeting will be held in the Café Bistro Bismarck, Bismarckstr. 7, 86159 Augsburg. There is no fixed program but many ideas and topics to discuss! We simply want to get together and chat about Free Software.

          FSFE at Ignite, Amsterdam, NL

          28 April 2011

          At Ignite Amsterdam 8, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will present the ideas of Free Software and explain why Freedom matters in the digital society. The Ignite event will take place at Mediamatic Bank, Vijzelstraat 68, 1017 HL Amsterdam . Doors open at 20:00.

          Tickets cost 7€ (students 50% discount, 65+ free entrance).

          Fellowship Meeting in Hamburg

          20 April 2011

          On 20. April the Hamburg Fellows will meet again. The meeting will take place in Roxie on the Rentzelstraße 6. Guests are very welcome.

          Detailed information can be found on the fellowship wiki (german only): http://wiki.fsfe.org/groups/Hamburg

          Fellowship meeting in FSFE's Berlin Office

          14 April 2011

          On Thursday, April the 14th, at 7:30 p.m., the Berlin fellows will meet at FSFE's Berlin office (Linienstraße 141) for a discussion round on various topics. Come and debate with us!

          Free Software Workshop in Würzburg

          09 April 2011

          At this year's "Landesjugendkongress", organised by the youth wing of the German Green Party, Björn Schießle will hold a workshop about Free Software. The workshop will take place in Würzburg, Germany.

          "Linuxtage" in Graz, Austria

          09 April 2011

          At the annual all-day event in Graz, lots of presentation talks and information booths offer visitors the possibility to catch up on information about GNU/Linux, Free Software and related projects. The event location is the FH Joanneum and the event is an absolute 'must see' for everyone interested in those topics.
          FSFE will be present with a information booth, and Peter Bubestinger holds a speech titled "Free Software and art(ists): Here be dragons!"

          Fellowship meeting in Manchester, UK

          07 April 2011

          Manchester's first local Fellowship meeting takes place this Thursday at 19.00, and the first Thursday of each following month! All Fellows and non-Fellows are cordially invited to attend MadLab, who have generously agreed to host us. This initial meeting will be used to plan topics and activities for future meetings.

          Conference about Free Software organised by the SPD in Berlin

          07 April 2011

          A public conference and panel discussion about Free Software will be hosted by Germany's SPD party. The meeting takes place (in German) at the Bundesparteizentrale, Wilhelmstraße 141 / Ecke Stresemannstraße, at 7 p.m.

          Bernhard Reiter, an experienced & long-standing FSFE member will deliver a speech, the theme of the event is "Cost-effectiveness improvement through Free Software implementation". Nicolas Jean will attend with further information materials.

          Earn Money With Free Software

          31 March 2011

          "You are a software company or start-up in this field and wish to have an overview of your possibilities to earn woney with Free Software?". This question is the starting point of the "Earn Money With Free Software" conference, organised by the Technologiestiftung Berlin. They want to bring many people with different backgrounds to offer a large panel of answers. FSFE Co-founder Georg Greve and FSFE current President Karsten Gerloff, among others, will hold talks there starting at 6 p.m. For more information and registration, please see this page.

            FSFE's 10th Birthday, Berlin, Germany

            31 March 2011

            FSFE is getting 10 years this month. A good age to celebrate with you. In Berlin we start on Thursday evening at 21:00 in the C-Base, Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin (S+U Jannowitzbrücke). All Free Software supporters are invited to join the party. Please send a short e-mail to Matthias Kirschner, so we know how many people to expect.

            Document Freedom Day 2011

            30 March 2011

            Document Freedom Day (DFD) is a global day for document liberation. It is a day of grassroots effort to educate the public about the importance of Open Document Formats and Open Standards in general.

            Document Freedom Day party in Munich

            30 March 2011

            In Munich on March 30? Come and celebrate Document Freedom Day with us at Café Netzwerk, Luisenstr. 11, 80333 München (U-Bahn: Königsplatz). Starting at 18:30, there will music, short talks from FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff, Florian Effenberger of the Document Foundation, and others, and a good time for all!

            If you're coming, please drop us a mail at dfd2011-munich@fsfe.org. Registration isn't required, but we'd like to have a rough idea of how many people will attend. Further information is available here.

            Manchester DFD: Preserving culture & knowledge with Open Standards

            30 March 2011

            Talk by Sam Tuke for Document Freedom Day will be held in the Friends Meeting House in the center of Manchester at 19.00.

            Fellowship meeting in Augsburg, Germany

            26 March 2011

            After the "Linux-Infotag" in Augsburg, Fellows from the region meet in the restaurant Alt-Athen, where the Linux-Infotag's social event also takes place. All Fellows are cordially invited. If you want to join, please add yourself to the list of attendees at the wiki page for the social event.

            10th "Linux-Infotag", Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

            26 March 2011

            FSFE is present with an information and merchandise booth at the 10th "Linux-Infotag Augsburg". Further Björn Schießle will give a talk about the prospective challenges for Free Software. The event takes place on 26 March 2011 from 9:30 to 17:30 in the IT faculty of the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences. Admission is free.

            FSF founder Richard Stallman touring UK

            01 to 08 March 2011

            Free Software's biggest celebrity will be speaking at six venues on a brief UK tour. Registration is open and required. Dates:

            Talk at the CeBIT

            03 March 2011

            FSFE President Karsten Gerloff will give a talk at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany. He will speak about "Freedom, Software and Power" on March the 3rd, at 15:30. His talk will take place in Hall 2, booth F40.

            FSFE at UK Pirate Party Conference 2011

            26 February 2011

            FSFE will present a booth with information and merchandise. Sam Tuke will present a talk and be available for questions.

            FSFE at Open Document Plugfest

            24 to 25 February 2011

            Members of FSFE's British Team will attend the UK's first ODF Plugfest in Maidenhead, near London. The goal of the event is to improve interoperability between ODF implementations, and discuss new and proposed features of the ODF specification.

            Monthly Fellowship meeting in Berlin, Germany

            10 February 2011

            The Berlin Fellowship group will meet in the Berlin office of FSFE, in the Linienstr. 141, 10115 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!

            FSFE at FOSDEM 2011

            05 to 06 February 2011

            On February 5 and 6, FSFE will be present at FOSDEM in ULB Campus Solbosch, Brussels, Belgium. Like every year, we're looking forward to many great meetings and discussions, and a very good time for all. FSFE will share its booth with the GNU project. Karsten Gerloff will speak about "Power, Freedom, Software", while FSFE Fellowship Coordinator Matthias Kirschner will discuss the PDFreaders campaign.

            Free Software policy in Europe - University of Trento

            26 January 2011

            At a seminar (it) held in the Faculty of Sociology of the University of Trento, Italy, FSFE's president Karsten Gerloff will discuss policy issues relating to Free Software and Open Standards in Europe and around the world. His talk will take place Room 9, from 4pm. to 6pm. The event is open to the public.

            Fellowship meeting in Zurich, Switzerland

            20 January 2011

            A Fellowship meeting takes place on 18 November 2010 in Zurich. We meet at 18:30 in the ID-Lounge, Stampfenbachstrasse 69. 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

              13 January 2011

              This month, the Berlin Fellowship group will meet in the Berlin office of FSFE, in the Linienstr. 141, 10115 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!