Events

Event Archive for 2014

FSFE Assembly at the Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg, Germany

27 to 30 December 2014

From December 27 to 30, FSFE will be present with a so-called “assembly” at the 31st Chaos Communication Congress. It will be a place to get to know FSFE and our mission as well as a place for every Fellow and friend of Free Software to meet, greet, connect or hack. There will be talks and workshops every day around 2pm, for example about GnuPG encryption with the Fellowship smart card / Android security and privacy with Free Software. Finally we bring a Free Software Free Scultpure - Artwork by Kai Mertens. Pass by and join our community.

Ежемесячное собрание сообщества ЕФСПО в Вене

19 December 2014

В этом месяце сообщество ЕФСПО в Вене проведет собрание в центре Metalab по адресу район Внутренний город, улица Ратхаусштрассе, дом 6. Начало в 18:00, обсуждение повестки дня в 19:00. Как обычно, мы приглашаем всех, кто заинтересован в деятельности ЕФСПО или просто поддерживает свободное программное обеспечение. С нетерпением ждем встречи!

Fellowship Meeting, Berlin, Deutschland

11 December 2014

Am Donnerstag, 11.Dezember, ist das nächste Berliner Fellowshipmeeting, wie immer in der e-lok (nähe Ostkreuz). Diesmal wird es kein Programm geben und auch keine Weihnachtsfeier. Stattdessen wollen wir die Tage nutzen noch einmal wie gewohnt zusammen zu kommen und über Freie Software zu philosophieren. In der e-lok gibt es gutes Essen und Getränke zu angenehmen Preisen, gute Stimmung ist kostenlos. Beginn ab 19.30.

Fellowshiptreffen Developer III in Bonn, Deutschland

08 December 2014

Im dritten Teil der Developer-Reihe geht es an die moderne Art der Paketverwaltung, zu der uns Johannes die Grundlagen erklären wird. Das Treffen findet statt im Netzladen, Breite Straße 74 und ist offen für alle, die Interesse an Freier Software haben. Beginn 19 Uhr. Komm' vorbei, wir freuen uns auf Deinen Besuch!

Fellowship Meeting Rhine/Main, Germany

03 December 2014

On Wednesday, 3 December, the Fellowship group Rhein/Main will meet in the Café Albatros in Frankfurt. We will meet there around 19:00 h.

Expert discussion "Sustainable software" with Erik Albers, Berlin, Deutschland

28 November 2014

The German Federal Environmental Agency and the Öko-Institut present an expert discussion about "Sustainable software" on November 28, 2014. "Sustainable software" means software that helps to establish a sustainable IT-evolution by its own development, by its use and its shutting-down. Erik Albers will give a introductory speech about sustainability in and by Free Software. The event begins at 10am in the Öko-Institut, Schicklerstraße 5-7, 10179 Berlin. Registration required under veranstaltung-ps@oeko.de.

Fellowshiptreffen im Düsseldorf, Germany

26 November 2014

Das nächste reguläre Fellowshiptreffen in Düsseldorf findet am 26.11.2014 ab 19:30 Uhr im Chaosdorf, Hüttenstr. 25, 40215 Düsseldorf, statt. Es steht das Thema Gesundheitskarte auf der Agenda. Der Bonner Neurologe und Freund Freier Software Walther Koehler wird mit uns seine kritischen Gedanken hierzu diskutieren. Gäste sind wie immer herzlich willkommen.

Ежемесячное собрание сообщества ЕФСПО в Вене

21 November 2014

В этом месяце сообщество ЕФСПО в Вене проведет собрание в центре Metalab по адресу район Внутренний город, улица Ратхаусштрассе, дом 6. Начало в 18:00, обсуждение повестки дня в 19:00. Как обычно, мы приглашаем всех, кто заинтересован в деятельности ЕФСПО или просто поддерживает свободное программное обеспечение. С нетерпением ждем встречи!

Vortrag zur Bedeutung Freier Software und offenen Standards in Steinfurt, Deutschland

19 November 2014

Bernhard Reiter, GA-Mitglied der FSFE, hält am Mittwoch 19.11. in der Fachhochschule Münster, Campus Steinfurt, einen Vortrag mit dem Titel: "Freie Software und offene Standards sind gut für Dich (und den Rest der Welt)". Im Mittelpunkt steht die individuelle Bedeutung für von Software, die wir für jeden Zweck Verwenden, Studieren, Verbesseren und mit anderen Teilen können. Denn nur so können wir die Software kontrollieren und nicht umgekehrt. Aber auch die Gesamtwirtschaftliche Bedeutung Freier Software und Offener Standards. Abschätzungen für die EU gehen davon aus, das Unternehmen mehr als 1/3 ihrer Forschungs- und Entwicklungkosten durch den Einsatz Freier Software sparen können. Der Vortrag ist öffentlich, eine Anmeldung ist nicht erforderlich.

Free Your U:Book Workshop in University of Applied Sciences Hagenberg

14 November 2014

Members of the Fellowship Group Linz organize a Linux Workshop for beginners in Hagenberg, Austria. We will install beginner friendly GNU/Linux distributions as well as quick introductions to the most important programs to use GNU/Linux as your daily operating system. Our guides focus on and have been tested with hardware sold during the u:book promotion. For more information on that see www.ubook.at (German). Bringing your own hardware is a requirement. Find more information on the website or get in touch at contact@free-your-ubook.at

Berlin Fellowship Meeting with a talk "No Free Software without Free Hardware"

13 November 2014

On Thursday, November 13, there will be the next Berlin Fellowship meeting, as usual in the e-lok (near Ostkreuz). This time, Hagen will give a talk about the interconnection between freedom of software and hardware: "No Free Software without Free Hardware". As usual, the Fellowship meeting is a good possibility to meet other Fellows as well as other Free Software enthusiasts. You can get good food and best drinks at e-lok for a reasonable price and good mood for no cost. Official start is at 19:30.

Free Thursday Meeting in Helsinki, Finland

13 November 2014

Free Thursday is a regular event for people in the Helsinki area interested in free software / open source software. We meet on the second Thursday each month, at 18:00, this time in Pub One Pint, Ruoholahti.

"Free Software for Science" with Georg Greve in Konstanz, Germany

12 November 2014

On 12th of November, Georg C. F. Greve, FSFE's founding president and CEO of Kolab Systems AG will give a talk about Free Software and its advantages in research and teaching in the University of Konstanz, room V 1001. The talk starts at 18:30 and addresses students, teachers, and IT authorities likewise. Admission is free, but please consider pre-registering on the event website.

Fellowship Meeting in Netzladen, Breite Straße 74

10 November 2014

Workshop: Bauen von Debian-Paketen Mit Unterstützung von Guido und anderen erfahrenen Paketbauern wollen wir Pakete für Debian erstellen. Welches Paket vermisst du ganz dringend in Debian? Bring es mit! Für die praktische Arbeit ist ein Laptop erforderlich!

FSFE booth at FIfFKon2014 in Berlin, Germany

07 to 08 November 2014

On November, 7 and 8, there will be a booth the FIfFKon2014, organised by the "Forum InformatikerInnen für Frieden und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung" in the Technische Universität Berlin. The topics are around the role of Germany and Germany's secret services in the latest past - from Echelon to Prism until Eikonal. FSFE will be present with a booth to inform the public about the importance of Free Software - not just for security issues.

Free Your U:Book Workshop in Johannes Kepler University

07 November 2014

Members of the Fellowship Group Linz organize a Linux Workshop for beginners in Linz, Austria. We will install beginner friendly GNU/Linux distributions as well as quick introductions to the most important programs to use GNU/Linux as your daily operating system. Our guides focus on and have been tested with hardware sold during the u:book promotion. For more information on that see www.ubook.at (German). Bringing your own hardware is a requirement. Find more information on the website or get in touch at contact@free-your-ubook.at

Fellowship Meeting Rhine/Main, Germany

05 November 2014

On Wednesday, 5 November, the Fellowship group Rhein/Main will meet in the Chaos Computer Club in Mannheim. We will meet there around 19:00 h.

Fellowshiptreffen in Düsseldorf mit Landtagsabgeordnetem Matthi Bolte

29 October 2014

Das nächste reguläre Fellowshiptreffen in Düsseldorf findet am 29.10.2014 ab 19:30 Uhr im Chaosdorf, Hüttenstr. 25, 40215 Düsseldorf. Als Gast wird Landtagsabgeordneter Matthi Bolte erwartet, der über das Thema OpenNRW sprechen wird. Der offizielle Teil beginnt Um 20:00 Uhr, wer später kommt verpasst also was.

FSFE booth at T-Dose 2014 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands

25 to 26 October 2014

On October 25 and 26, there will be a booth at T-Dose, organised by the T-Dose Foundation in the Fontys University of Applied Science in Eindhoven. T-DOSE is a free and yearly event held in The Netherlands to promote use and development of Open Source Software. During this event Open Source projects, developers and visitors can exchange ideas and knowledge. FSFE will be present with a booth to inform the public about the importance of Free Software.

Ежемесячное собрание сообщества ЕФСПО в Вене

17 October 2014

В этом месяце сообщество ЕФСПО в Вене проведет собрание в центре Metalab по адресу район Внутренний город, улица Ратхаусштрассе, дом 6. Начало в 18:00, обсуждение повестки дня в 19:00. Как обычно, мы приглашаем всех, кто заинтересован в деятельности ЕФСПО или просто поддерживает свободное программное обеспечение. С нетерпением ждем встречи!

Monthly Fellowship Meeting in Hamburg, Germany

15 October 2014

The FSFE Fellowship Group Hamburg meets in the bar Roxie, Rentzelstraße 6, 20146 Hamburg. Our meetings start at 20:00 (CET). Everyone, who is interested in the FSFE or free Software in general is invited to come to our meeting. We are pleased to meet you there.

Fellowshiptreffen in Bonn, Deutschland, Thema: Unittests für Einsteiger

13 October 2014

Das nächste Bonner Fellowshiptreffen findet statt am Montga, 13. Oktober, 19 Uhr im Netzladen, Breite Straße 74, 53111 Bonn. Johannes Hubertz wird eine Einweisung in Unittests geben. Teilnehmer werden gebeten Geräte mitzubringen, auf denen Python installiert ist.

Extraordinary Fellowshipmeeting in Duesseldorf

12 October 2014

Many friends of Free Software will come to the LinuxCon Europe in Duesseldorf. Because of that, an extraordinary fellowship meeting and brunch will take place in Schwesterherz in Bilk (Bilker Allee 66, 40219 Düsseldorf). It will start at 11:00 CEST. Everybody is invited to join. If you like to join, it would be nice if you contact rk@office.fsfeurope.org or anwalt@rechtsanwalt-stehmann.de so we have an overview how many people will come.

Berlin Fellowship Meeting with a talk about different licenses, used for Free Software

09 October 2014

On Thursday, October 9, there will be the next Berlin Fellowship meeting, as usual in the e-lok (near Ostkreuz). This time, Tomás will give a talk about different licenses used for Free Software: What kind of licenses exist, in what points do they differ from each other? As usual, the Fellowship meeting is a good possibility to meet other Fellows as well as other Free Software enthusiasts. You can get good food and best drinks at e-lok for a reasonable price and good mood for no cost. Official start is at 19:30.

5th Fellowship Meeting Frankonia

02 October 2014

The Frankonian Fellows will meet at 19:00 at "Roter Ochs", Kirchplatz 3, 91301 Forchheim

Fellowship Meeting Rhine/Main, Germany

01 October 2014

On Wednesday, 1 October, the Fellowship group Rhein/Main will meet in the Café Albatros in Frankfurt. We will meet there around 19:00 h.

Fellowship meeting Linz

26 September 2014

The next meeting of the Fellowship Group Linz will be held on September 26, 2014. We start the official agenda no later than 19:00 and end it no later than 20:00. Afterwards, participants are welcome to stay and socialize. If you want something to be added to the agenda, please follow the link to our wiki-page.

Fellowshiptreffen in Duesseldorf

24 September 2014

Das nächste reguläre Fellowshiptreffen in Düsseldorf findet im Chaosdorf, Hüttenstr. 25, 40215 Düsseldorf statt, offizieller Beginn um 20:00 Uhr. "Omnis enim res, quae dando non deficit, dum habetur et non datur, nondum habetur, quomodo habenda est." (deutsch: "Denn jede Sache, die durch Mitteilung an andere nicht verliert, besitzt man nicht, wie man soll, solange man sie nur selber besitzt, ohne sie wieder an andere weiterzugeben.") ist ein Motto der FSFE aus ihrer frühen Zeit. Diese Erkenntnis ist jedoch etwa 1600 Jahre alt. Ralf Peter Reimann, Diplom-Informatiker und Pastor, wird uns in seinem Vortrag Sinn und Inhalt dieses Satzes erläutern und auch seinen Urheber vorstellen. Gäste sind wie immer herzlich willkommen.

Michael Stehmann: Cryptography only with Free Software, Cologne, Germany

20 September 2014

On Software Freedom Day, Michael Stehmann explains the basics of modern cryptography and why cryptography needs Free Software. The talk is for newbies, you do not need more mathematical knowledge than in school.

FSFE website Hackathon and Software Freedom Day, Berlin Germany

20 September 2014

FSFE's Berlin group participates at BeLUG's Software Freedom Day event. Matthias Kirschner, Torsten Grote, and Nermin Canik from Istanbul will be there to talk with you about Free Software. Furthermore the FSFE website pool needs some overhaul, bug squishing, style cleaning and so on. Therefore we use SFD to meet for a FSFE website Hackathon on Saturday, 20 September 2014 from 2pm until open end at BeLUG, Lehrter Straße 53, Berlin. For everyone not in Berlin the meeting will take place on IRC. Join us in #fsfe on chat.freenode.net.
The hackathon will take place in parellel to the Software Freedom Day party of the Berlin Linux User Group (BeLUG). Come celebrate SFD with us while helping us maintain our pool of campaign sites.

Ежемесячное собрание сообщества ЕФСПО в Вене

19 September 2014

В этом месяце сообщество ЕФСПО в Вене проведет собрание в центре Metalab по адресу район Внутренний город, улица Ратхаусштрассе, дом 6. Начало в 18:00, обсуждение повестки дня в 19:00. Как обычно, мы приглашаем всех, кто заинтересован в деятельности ЕФСПО или просто поддерживает свободное программное обеспечение. С нетерпением ждем встречи!

Fellowship meeting Munich

12 September 2014

The local Fellowship group Munich meets again to discuss various things like Corso Leopold, FSA14 and more. Every friend of Free Software is invited to come.

Fellowship meeting Zurich

11 September 2014

On September 11th, the local Fellowship group Zurich meets for the next time. The location still has to be found an announced, the topic will be "WeAgree", a Free Software Pact for next years Swiss elections.

FSFE at the Internet Ungovernance Forum

04 to 05 September 2014

On September 4th and 5th, parallel to the IGF2014, there will be held the Internet Ungovernance Forum (IUF) in Istanbul. FSFE officially supports IUF as a bottom-up conference, that likes to "reclaim the Internet as a fundamental infrastructure of our societies". FSFE will help to spread knowledge about the use and importance of Free Software and Open Standards for a Free Society. If you like to meet us, come to our booth.

Fellowship Meeting Rhine/Main, Germany

03 September 2014

On Wednesday, 3 September, the Fellowship group Rhein/Main will meet in the Weinhaus Stegmann in Aschaffenburg. We will meet there around 19:00 h.

FSFE Talk, Booth, and kids program at FrOSCon, St. Augustin, Germany

23 to 24 August 2014

As every year, FSFE will attend FrOSCon with a booth. Our education team will participate in the Froglabs program for kids, and on Saturday 11:15 our vice president, Matthias Kirschner, will give a talk about "An endangered species: the computer as a universal machine" (in German). The event takes place at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Science, Grantham-Allee 20, 53757 Sankt Augustin. Normal tickets are 5€ for both days, and can be bought onsite or soon in our presale (there is also the option for business tickets to support the event).

Monthly Fellowship Meeting in Linz, Austria

20 August 2014

The FSFE Fellowship Group Linz meets in the Hackspace DevLoL, Hofgasse 19, 4020 Linz. Our meetings start at 18:30 (CEST) and the Agenda will start at 19:00 (CEST). Everyone, who is interessted in the FSFE or free Software in general is invited to come to our meeting. We are pleased to meet you there.

Fellowship Meeting Rhine/Main, Germany

06 August 2014

Wednesday, 6 August, the next Fellowship meeting in the Rhein/Main area will take place in the Café Albatros in Frankfurt. We will meet there around 19:00 h.

FSFE Booth at Euskal Encounter, Bilbao, Spain

24 to 27 July 2014

Euskal Encounter is a huge lan party at the BEC in Bilbao. FSFE will have a booth there, informing about Free Software and offering merchandisie.

    Ежемесячное собрание сообщества ЕФСПО в Вене

    18 July 2014

    В этом месяце сообщество ЕФСПО в Вене проведет собрание в центре Metalab по адресу район Внутренний город, улица Ратхаусштрассе, дом 6. Начало в 18:00, обсуждение повестки дня в 19:00. Как обычно, мы приглашаем всех, кто заинтересован в деятельности ЕФСПО или просто поддерживает свободное программное обеспечение. С нетерпением ждем встречи!

    Monthly Fellowship Meeting in Linz, Austria

    18 July 2014

    The FSFE Fellowship Group Linz meets in the Hackspace DevLoL, Hofgasse 19, 4020 Linz. Our meetings start at 18:30 (CEST) and the Agenda will start at 19:00 (CEST). Everyone, who is interested in the FSFE or Free Software in general is invited to come to our meeting. We are pleased to meet you there.

    “RMLL/LSM” in Montpellier, France

    05 to 11 July 2014

    FSFE Fellows will run a booth at the RMLL/LSM event in Montpellier. Information, merchandise, and a friendly chat will be available. The event will take place at "Esplanade Charles de Gaulle", July 5 and 6th , and at "University of Montpellier II", from July 7th till 11th.

      09 July 2014

      On July 9th, FSFE’s president, Karsten Gerloff will be visiting the Slovenian community. The Slovenian Fellowship meeting, which Karsten and Matija will participate in, will take place on July 9th, starting at 17:00 in Cyberpipe, Gosposvetska 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana.

      Talk "Freedom on Android devices" in RMLL/LSM, Montpellier, France

      07 July 2014

      On July 7th at 11:40 during the RMLL/LSM 2014, Erik Albers will give a speech about freedom on android devices, take back control over your data, and synchronizing them using free software. The talk is held in English, and will be held in Amphi 31 at University of Montpellier II.

      Ежемесячное собрание сообщества ЕФСПО в Вене

      20 June 2014

      В этом месяце сообщество ЕФСПО в Вене проведет собрание в центре Metalab по адресу район Внутренний город, улица Ратхаусштрассе, дом 6. Начало в 18:00, обсуждение повестки дня в 19:00. Как обычно, мы приглашаем всех, кто заинтересован в деятельности ЕФСПО или просто поддерживает свободное программное обеспечение. С нетерпением ждем встречи!

      Social Event at German speaking team meeting, Essen, Germany

      14 June 2014

      On Saturday 14 June at 18:00 there will be a social event in the Linuxhotel in Essen. During the weekend the German speaking teams of FSFE will have an internal coordination meeting. On Saturday we invite all Fellows and Free Software activists to meet us at the Linuxhotel, discuss Free Software issues with us, and hopefully enjoy the good weather with a BBQ. Please let us know if you plan to come and if you can also bring some snacks, so we can keep that in mind when we buy food.

      Berlin Fellowship Meeting with the topic "The potential of Free Software in public administration" in Berlin, Germany

      12 June 2014

      On Thursday, April 10, there will be the next Berlin Fellowship meeting, as usual in the e-lok (near Ostkreuz). This time, Andreas Pittrich will tell us about "The potential of Free Software in public administration". Andreas will report his insights and experience he made inside the Free Software comission in the Bezirksamt Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. We are looking forward to hear the outcome and the steps taken towards political influence. As usual, the Fellowship meeting is a good possibility to meet other Fellows as well as other Free Software enthusiasts. You can get good food and best drinks at e-lok for a reasonable price and good mood for no cost. Official start is at 19:30.

      European Christian Internet Conference, Bossey, Switzerland

      03 June 2014

      At the European Christian Internet Conference, FSFE's president Karsten Gerloff will deliver a keynote on "Free Software: the idea, the values, and where it's going."

      MutterWare 4, Paris, France

      19 May 2014

      MutterWare are like tupperware meetings for mutt users (mutters), sharing tips and hacks on mutt, the UNIX email client that lives in your terminal.
      The 4th Paris MutterWare will take place at Enovance. Everybody is welcome to learn how to use it. More information on the wiki.

      Ежемесячное собрание сообщества ЕФСПО в Вене

      16 May 2014

      В этом месяце сообщество ЕФСПО в Вене проведет собрание в центре Metalab по адресу район Внутренний город, улица Ратхаусштрассе, дом 6. Начало в 18:00, обсуждение повестки дня в 19:00. Как обычно, мы приглашаем всех, кто заинтересован в деятельности ЕФСПО или просто поддерживает свободное программное обеспечение. С нетерпением ждем встречи!

      “LinuxTag” in Berlin, Germany

      08 to 10 May 2014

      FSFE Fellows will run a booth at the LinuxTag event in Berlin. Information, merchandise, and a friendly chat will be available. The event will take place at "STATION Berlin".

      Talk "An endangered species: computer as a universal machine" at Linuxtag in Berlin, Germany

      08 May 2014

      On 8 May at 20:30 during the Linuxtag, Matthias Kirschner will give a speech about computers as general purpose machines and the dangers of limiting the rights of their owners. The talk, in German, will be held at Stage 11 from 20:30 to 21:00. Attendence after 18:00 is free of charge.

      Fellowship Meeting Rhein/Main, Germany

      07 May 2014

      Wednesday, 7 May, the next Fellowship meeting in the Rhein/Main area will take place in Wiesbaden. We will meet there around 19:00 h.

      Talk "An endangered species: computer as a universal machine" at 2nd Cyber Security Day 2014 Dortmund, Germany

      07 May 2014

      On 7 May 10:00 Matthias Kirschner 10:25 Matthias Kirschner will give a speech at the 2nd Cyber Security Day in Dortmund. The event is organised by the Alliance for Cyber Security, which was initiated by the German Federal Office for Information Security.

      Keynote "Why we talk about Free Software" at first Free Software conference, Albania

      03 to 04 May 2014

      On May, 3rd, Erik Albers will give a keynote about "Why we talk about Free Software" at OSCAL, the first Free Software conference in Tirana, Albania. Entrance is for no cost but seats are limited and the registration is closed. The conference is organised by OpenLabs, Tirana.

      Monthly Fellowship Meeting in Linz, Austria

      25 April 2014

      The FSFE Fellowship Group Linz meets in the Hackspace DevLoL, Hofgasse 19, 4020 Linz. Our meetings start at 18:30 (CEST) and the Agenda will start at 19:00 (CEST). Everyone, who is interessted in the FSFE or free Software in general is invited to come to our meeting. We are pleased to meet you there.

      Ежемесячное собрание сообщества ЕФСПО в Вене

      18 April 2014

      В этом месяце сообщество ЕФСПО в Вене проведет собрание в центре Metalab по адресу район Внутренний город, улица Ратхаусштрассе, дом 6. Начало в 18:00, обсуждение повестки дня в 19:00. Как обычно, мы приглашаем всех, кто заинтересован в деятельности ЕФСПО или просто поддерживает свободное программное обеспечение. С нетерпением ждем встречи!

      Berlin Fellowship Meeting with the topic "Security in and by Free Software" in Berlin, Germany

      10 April 2014

      On Thursday, April 10, there will be the next Berlin Fellowship meeting, as usual in the e-lok (near Ostkreuz). This time, Michael aka "Majestyx" will tell us about security by using Free Sofware as well as in the use of Free Software. Before his talk there is a monthly review of FSFE's activities, after the talk we come together for a drink. As usual, the Fellowship meeting is a good possibility to meet other Fellows as well as other Free Software enthusiasts. You can get good food and best drinks at e-lok for a reasonable price and good mood for no cost. Official start is at 19:30.

      Istanbul, Turkey: Saving democracy: Turning technology into a force for freedom

      29 March 2014

      At the Turkish Free Software and GNU/Linux Days 2014, FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff will discuss how we can take back control over our lives in a world where governments and companies are using technology to watch every step we take.

      Karsten's talk starts at 11:00 in Room 1.

        Monthly Fellowship Meeting in Linz, Austria

        28 March 2014

        The FSFE Fellowship Group Linz meets in the Hackspace DevLoL, Hofgasse 19, 4020 Linz. Our meetings start at 18:30 (CET) and the Agenda will start at 19:00 (MEZ). Everyone, who is interessted in the FSFE or free Software in general is invited to come to our meeting. We are pleased to meet you there.

        DFD @ EP: Open Standards in the Field of Encryption

        26 March 2014

        Free speech is a human right, and a cornerstone of any democratic society. To enable communication, it is important that documents can be opened and read by the people who are meant to receive them. In today's world, it is equally important that we have the ability to ensure that documents are read only by the people meant to receive them, to prevent a scenario where both censorship and self-censorship degrade the ability of citizens to speak freely to each other, develop new ideas, and drive the progress of our society.

        For the fourth time, FSFE and the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament will celebrate Document Freedom Day together. The event, which includes a presentation of the DebianParl project, will run from 13:30 to 16:00. Attendance is free of charge. Pre-registration is required in order to enter the Parliament.

        FSFE at the 13th "Augsburger Linux-Infotag"

        22 March 2014

        FSFE is present with an information and merchandise booth at the 13th "Linux-Infotag Augsburg". The event takes place on 23 March 2014 from 9:30 to 17:30 in the IT faculty of the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany. Admission is free.

        Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

        21 March 2014

        For a change, the Vienna Fellowship meeting this month will be at the venue called "Tunnel", located in the Florianigasse 9 in the 8th discrict 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!

        Free and open source Software, Brussels, Belgium

        21 March 2014

        Together with Stefano Zacchiroli (Debian) and Simon Phipps (Open Source Initiative, MariaDB Foundation), FSFE's Vice President Matthias Kirschner will discuss the challenges of Free Software. The panel discussion is from 17:00 until 18:00. The conference is organised by the European Pirates and MEP Amelia Andersdotter and takes place in the European Parliament and is free of charge.

          FSFE with a booth at Chemnitzer Linux-Tage, Germany

          15 to 16 March 2014

          On March 15th and 16th, there will be a FSFE booth during the Chemnitzer Linux-Tage, an event dedicated to everything about GNU/Linux and Free Software. Just pass by the booth to get to know people from the FSFE as well as other Fellows. The booth will also come with brand new merchandise and promotion material.

          Talk "An endangered species: computer as a universal machine" in Chemnitz, Germany

          16 March 2014

          On March 16th at 10:00 during the Chemnitzer Linux-Tage, Matthias Kirschner will give a speech at the Technical University Chemnitz about computers as general purpose machines and the dangers of limiting the rights of their owners. The talk, in German, will be held in the central lecture buildung, room V1 at Reichenhainer Straße 90, Chemnitz.

          Berlin Fellowship Meeting with the topic "Earning money with Free Software - (how) is that possible?" in Berlin, Germany

          13 March 2014

          On Thursday, February 13, there will be the next Berlin Fellowshipmeeting, as usual in the e-lok (near Ostkreuz). This time, Paul and Richard will tell us about diverse possibilities of earning money with Free Sofware. Richard can give us theoretical background and Paul will share his own experience as a Free Software web developer. As usual, the Fellowship meeting is a good possibility to meet other Fellows as well as other Free Software enthusiasts. You can get good food and best drinks at e-lok for a reasonable price and good mood for no cost. Official start is at 19:30.

          Protecting your innovations, CeBIT, Hanover, Germany

          12 March 2014

          Some people argue that you have to protect innovations. FSFE's Vice President Matthias Kirschner attends a panel discussion organised by the European Patent Office which discusses several ways how to approach this aim. The topics range between copyright methods, software patents, and their implications for Free Software. The event takes place in hall 8 from 16:30 until 17:15 and is in English.

          How open is "Open Source", CeBIT, Hanover, Germany

          11 March 2014

          In a panel discussion together with representatives from Red Hat GmbH, DTAG, synetics GmbH and HMW Consulting Ltd., FSFE's Vice President Matthias will discuss several edge cases of Free Software. The main question to answer during the discussion will be whether Free Software differentiates from proprietary software in every case. The event takes place at CeBIT from 14:30 until 16:00 in hall 6, block H01 and will be in German.

          First meet-up of the new Fellowshipgroup in Zürich, Switzerland

          06 March 2014

          On Thursday, March 6th, at 6pm there will be a first meet-up of the Zürich Fellowshipgroup since renewing. Invited are all supporters of Free Software as well as other interested persons. As this is the first meet-up, we will mainly discuss about self organisation and further activities. The meeting will be in Stampfenbachstrasse 69, E-Stock, ID-Lounge (ETH Zürich). Who will not be able to make it in time, is of course invited to join later.

          Monthly Fellowship Meeting in Linz, Austria

          28 February 2014

          The FSFE Fellowship Group Linz meets in the Hackspace DevLoL, Hofgasse 19, 4020 Linz. Our meetings start at 18:30 (CET) and the Agenda will start at 19:00 (MEZ). Everyone, who is interessted in the FSFE or free Software in general is invited to come to our meeting. We are pleased to meet you there.

          Panel discussion at 3D-printing conference in Vienna, Austria

          27 February 2014

          Futurezone technology news is hosting the the first 3D-printing-conference in Austria. They invited Peter Bubestinger to represent the FSFE at a panel discussion about "legal grayzones" regarding this upcoming rechnology. The event is called print3Dfuture and takes place at the Odeon Theatre.

          OSM workshop on Open Data Day by local Fellowship group Bari, Italy

          22 February 2014

          On February 22, 2014 the FSFE Bari Fellowship Group will participate to the Bari local Open Data Day event organized under the International Open Data Hackathon umbrella.

          The Open Data Day is a gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption open data policies by the world's local, regional and national governments. The Bari Fellows will talk about OpenStreetMap and lead a OSM mapping mini-party in the area of the meeting.

          Ежемесячное собрание сообщества ЕФСПО в Вене

          21 February 2014

          В этом месяце сообщество ЕФСПО в Вене проведет собрание в центре Metalab по адресу район Внутренний город, улица Ратхаусштрассе, дом 6. Начало в 18:00, обсуждение повестки дня в 19:00. Как обычно, мы приглашаем всех, кто заинтересован в деятельности ЕФСПО или просто поддерживает свободное программное обеспечение. С нетерпением ждем встречи!

          Berlin Fellowship Meeting with the topic "web tracking" in Berlin, Germany

          13 February 2014

          On Thursday, February 13, there will be the next Berlin Fellowshipmeeting, as usual in the e-lok (near Ostkreuz). This time, Felix will inspire us with insights from his research about current web tracking technologies and how to best avoid them. As usual, the Fellowship meeting is a good possibility to meet other Fellows as well as other Free Software enthusiasts. You can get good food and best drinks at e-lok for a reasonable price and good mood for no cost. Official start is at 19:30.

          MutterWare 3, Paris, France

          10 February 2014

          MutterWare are like tupperware meetings for mutt users (mutters), sharing tips and hacks on mutt, the UNIX email client that lives in your terminal.
          The 3rd Paris MutterWare will take place at Numa. Everybody is welcome to learn how to use it. More information on the wiki.

          I love Free Software Festival in Manchester, United Kingdom

          03 to 08 February 2014

          The local group of FSFE Manchester is running a week-long "I love Free Software" Festival, beginning from February 3rd until February 8. While the whole festival is about Free Software, each evening focusses on a specific topic: Bitcoin, Wordpress, Cryptoparty and Free Your Android. The events take place in the Madlab, Manchester. Participation is free of charge and it is a great possibility to meet friends and other likeminded people.

          Fellowship Meeting Rhein/Main, Germany

          05 February 2014

          Wednesday, 5 February, the next Fellowship meeting in the Rhein/Main area will take place in Darmstadt. We will meet there around 19:00 h.

          FOSDEM 2014

          01 to 02 February 2014

          This year, FOSDEM will be held on the 1st and 2nd of February 2014 in Brussels. FSFE will at least participate with a booth and there will be many fellows, coordinators and staffers.
          As like every year, we're looking forward to many meetings and discussions and also to a very good time for all.

          Fellowshiptreffen in Düsseldorf, Germany

          29 January 2014

          Das erste Fellowshiptreffen in Düsseldorf 2014 findet am 29.Januar ab 19:30 statt - wie üblich im Chaosdorf, Hüttenstr. 25, 40215 Düsseldorf. Auf diesem Treffen wollen wir das vergangene Jahr Revue passieren lassen und unsere Aktivitäten im Jahre 2014 planen. Gäste sind wie immer herzlich willkommen.

          Newly established Fellowship meeting in Cologne

          27 January 2014

          On January 27 will be the first Cologne Fellowship meeting since the newly arranged coordination. Meeting point will be the C4 (Chaos Computer Club Köln), meeting time will be 7pm. Drinks, Projector and Internet will be available. The C4 is happy about donations as a thank you for using their location. Topics will be planning and strategy of further Fellowship meetings, lobby activities in Cologne, computer courses and networking with other active and likeminded groups in Cologne, for example associations of the Cryptoparty movement, AK-Vorrat of Freifunker.

          24 January 2014

          The European Commission (EC) has opened up copyright policy across the European Union for public comment. While the consultation attempts to cover all areas of user's and creators' experiences, some questions are specifically relevant for Free Software advocates.

          At this meeting, we will have a look at the questions we find interesting, discuss them together and submit answers in our own name. We will meet at 19:00, FSFE Berlin office.

          Monthly Fellowship Meeting in Linz, Austria

          24 January 2014

          The FSFE Fellowship Group Linz meets in the Hackspace DevLoL, Hofgasse 19, 4020 Linz. Our meetings start at 18:30 (CET) and the Agenda will start at 19:00 (MEZ). Everyone, who is interessted in the FSFE or free Software in general is invited to come to our meeting. We are pleased to meet you there.

          Ежемесячное собрание сообщества ЕФСПО в Вене

          17 January 2014

          В этом месяце сообщество ЕФСПО в Вене проведет собрание в центре Metalab по адресу район Внутренний город, улица Ратхаусштрассе, дом 6. Начало в 18:00, обсуждение повестки дня в 19:00. Как обычно, мы приглашаем всех, кто заинтересован в деятельности ЕФСПО или просто поддерживает свободное программное обеспечение. С нетерпением ждем встречи!

          Berlin Fellowship Meeting with the topic "Alternatives to Google search" in Berlin, Germany

          09 January 2014

          On January 9, there will be the next Berlin Fellowshipmeeting, as usual in the e-lok (near Ostkreuz). Luca will report about the Mobilize!-conference "Whatever happened to pivacy?" that happened in December and was organized by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung. Next, Kai would like to discuss our main topic for this meeting: "Alternatives to Google search". Finally, we would like to plan an event for the Document Freedom Day, End of March, to run a joint activity. As usual, the Fellowship meeting is a good possibility to meet other Fellows as well as other Free Software enthusiasts. You can get good food and best drinks at e-lok for a reasonable price and good mood for no cost. Official start is at 19:30.