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Event Archive for 2015

FSFE Assembly at the Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg, Germany

27 – 30 December 2015

From December 27 to 30, FSFE will host an 'assembly' during the 32nd Chaos Communication Congress to offer a common space to discuss, meet, hack and organise. There will also be several self-organized sessions every day about various specific Free Software projects, GnuPG, certificates, decentralization and federated social networks. You can see the schedule and every other information on the dedicated FSFE page in the CCC-wiki. We also offer all kind of our current promotion material and merchandise. Pass by and join our community.  

Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

18 December 2015

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!  

Local FSFE Group Meeting Franken/Franconia in Bamberg, Germany

12 December 2015

On Saturday, December 12, 2015, starting at 7:00 pm, the local FSFE group in Franconia will have its next meeting at the local Hackerspace in Bamberg. All friends of Free Software are invited to come! Am Samstag, 12. Dezember 2015 ab 19:00 Uhr hat die lokale Gruppe der FSFE in Franken im Hackerspace Bamberg ihr nächstes Treffen. Alle Freunde Freier Software sind herzlich eingeladen! 

Taking the lead: Setting standards for the future

03 December 2015

Jonas Öberg, FSFE's executive director, will give the keynote at FOSSCon Korea, talking about how massive collaboration between individuals and business have shaped the free software environment in recent years, and how this explosion of activity, properly nurished and given the right scaffolding, is an opportunity to shape the standards for free software in the future. FOSSCon Korea is organised by the Korean National IT Industry Promotion Agency.  

[event cancelled] FSFE at Le Capitole du Libre in Toulouse, France

21 – 22 November 2015

/ Update: The event has been cancelled due to the Paris shootings. / FSFE will be pleased to join the Toulouse event “Le Capitole du Libre” for the first time. With a booth, FSFE activists are looking forward to meeting other associations and individuals. FSFE's French Coordinator and Legal Team member Hugo Roy will give two talks, one is an introduction to free software licenses, the other is a talk about the Skype case, reverse engineering and decompilation law in France and Europe.  

FSFE booth at the 17th „Linuxday“ in Dornbirn, Austria

21 November 2015

The FSFE will be present with a booth organised by the Vienna Fellowship group at the 17th "Linuxday" in Dornbirn in the border region of Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland on November 21, 2015. In three parallel tracks, there will be talks on Free Software for Novices, Experts and Managers.  

FSFE at the Copycamp in Warsaw, Poland

04 November 2015

CopyCamp is an international conference aiming to understand the social Impacts of copyright and is located in Warsaw, Poland. Matija Šuklje, coordinator of the FSFE legal team, is giving a talk about the "Implications of the EU Copyright Reform on Free Software". If not talking you can meet him as well as FSFE community coordinator Erik Albers at the FSFE booth.  

Talk about universal computing at Codemotion, Berlin, Germany

03 November 2015

On Tuesday 3 November at 14:00 FSFE's President Matthias Kirschner will give a talk about “An endangered species: the computer as a universal machine”. The event takes place at Kultur Brauerei, Schönhauser Allee 36, 10435 Berlin – Prenzlauer Berg. Tickets start at 50€.  

Round tables: “Free Software, Open Source and Software Patent Non-Aggression, European Context”, October 2015 in Berlin, Germany and Warsaw, Poland

21 – 22 October 2015

Successful collaboration, Free Software license compliance and innovation management go hand-in-hand for large and small innovators. FSFE and Open Invention Network, with the participation of the Legal Network and the Asian Legal Network, are inviting to round table events with presentations and panel discussion of industry and community speakers, titled "Free Software, Open Source and Software Patent Non-Aggression, European Context".

The events will be held in Berlin on October 21 and Warsaw on October 22. Attendance is limited – please confirm your attendance until October 14 to Nicola Feltrin

Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

16 October 2015

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!  

Labortage 2015 in Bochum, Germany

16 – 18 October 2015

On Friday 16 October 2015 at 18:00 Fellow Michael Stehmann will give a lecture about "Free Software Licences" at the Labortagen 2015 in Bochums Hackerspace.  

Birthday party in Berlin: 30 years Free Software Foundation

03 October 2015

On 3 October 2015 Free Software Foundation Europe invites you for the 30th birthday party of the Free Software Foundation. While the main event will take place in Boston/USA, there will be several satellite birthday parties around the world to celebrate 30 years of empowering people to control technology, and one of them will be in Berlin.

The Free Software Foundation was founded in 1985 and since then promotes computer users' rights to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer programs. It also helps to spread awareness of the ethical and political issues of freedom in the use of software.

The birthday party in Berlin, organised by FSFE, will take place from 15:00 to 18:00 on 3 October 2015 at: Endocode AG, Brueckenstraße 5A, 10179 Berlin.

To make sure that FSFE's donor Endocode can provide enough birthday cake and coffee, please register before 15 September 2015 for the event by sending us an e-mail with the subject "FSF30".

Join us on 3 October, celebrating 30 years of working for software freedom! 

Fellowship meeting in Düsseldorf, Germany

30 September 2015

Next regular Fellowship meeting in Düsseldorf will take take place on 30th September, at 19:30 in Chaosdorf (Hüttenstr. 25, 40215 Düsseldorf). Wolf-Dieter Zimmermann, the frequent participant of our meetings, will speak about promoting Free Software in Mülheim/Ruhr. The "official" part will start at 20:00. Guests are always welcome!  

FSFE at the Kieler Open Source und Linuxtage in Kiel, Germany

18 – 19 September 2015

On September 18 / 19 are the "Kieler Open Source und Linuxtage", the annual Free Software conference in Kiel, Germany. Dominic Hopf will give a presentation about FSFE's "Free Your Android" campaign and the FSFE will be present with a booth. A good opportunity to meet fellows and the FSFE community. We are looking forward to meet you and answer your questions.  

Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

18 September 2015

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!  

FrOSCon 10 in St. Augustin, Germany

22 – 23 August 2015

FrOSCon is a Free Software conference, organised by the computer science department of the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, supported by the "Linux/Unix User Group Sankt Augustin" (LUUSA) and FrOSCon e.V. Visitors will be offered an exciting program with talks and workshops for visitors of all ages. The FSFE will be present with a booth and is looking forward to meet interested visitors. 

Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

21 August 2015

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!  

DebConf15 in Heidelberg, Germany

15 – 22 August 2015

DebConf is the annual Debian developers meeting, an event filled with discussions, workshops and coding parties – all of them highly technical in nature. DebConf15, the 16th Debian Conference, will be held from the 15th to the 22nd of August 2015 at Heidelberg International youth hostel in Heidelberg, Germany. FSFE will be there with a booth at the weekend of 15th to 16th August. 

Chaos Communication Camp, Germany

13 – 17 August 2015

On August 13 - 17 there will be the Chaos Communication Camp, close to Zehdenick, Germany, organised by the Chaos Computer Club. The camp presents itself as "an international, five-day open-air event for hackers and associated life-forms". FSFE will be present with an own village throughout the days to welcome every interested person, friend and sustaining members. The village will offer promotion material, merchandise and contact with people from the FSFE. You can use the village as a meeting point, to hangout or to have a chat about current activities as well as your own ideas. You will find power supply and ethernet connectivity as well. You can also use our village for a self-organised session, please contact eal@fsfe.org to plan any activity. 

Keynote about universal computing at GUADEC, Gothenburg, Sweden

07 August 2015

On Friday 7 August at 13:45 FSFE's Vice President Matthias Kirschner will give a keynote at GUADEC titled “An endangered species: the computer as a universal machine”. GUADEC 2015 takes place in Gothenburg from the 7 to 12 August, the first three days in the Folkets Hus the others at the IT University.  

Fellowship Meeting Franconia in Bamberg, Germany

25 July 2015

On Saturday, July 25 at 7:00 pm, the local FSFE group in Franconia will meet again. The Fellowship meeting will take place in Bamberg's Hackerspace "Backspace" which is conveniently located near the train station and the downtown area, Spiegelgraben 41. All friends of Free Software are welcome to join us! .  

Keynote about universal computing at Akademy, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain

25 July 2015

On Saturday 25 July at 10:15 FSFE's Vice President Matthias Kirschner will give the community keynote at KDE's Akademy titled “An endangered species: the computer as a universal machine”. Akademy 2015 takes place in A Coruña, Galicia, Spain from the 25 to 31 July. The organisers also did an interview with Matthias about his background, motivation, how he joined Free Software, and some of his hobbies.  

Euskal Encounter in Barrakaldo, Spain

23 – 26 July 2015

Euskal Encounter is a huge LAN-Party at Bilbao Exhibition Center at Barrakaldo/Bizkaia. More than 4000 gamers are filling a huge exhibition hall. Besides, there are some talks and an exhibition area. FSFE will attend with a booth, together with friends from safecreative.org and others. 

Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

17 July 2015

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 Vienna, Austria

19 June 2015

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!  

Local FSFE meeting in Helsinki, Finland

11 June 2015

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, in some bar. There is no formal program, and no sponsorship. You're welcome! The next event will be on Thursday, June 11th, 2015 at 18:00, in Steam Hellsinki.  

Local FSFE meeting in Berlin, Germany

11 June 2015

On Thursday, June 11 , there is the next local FSFE meeting Berlin, as usual in the e-lok (near Ostkreuz). This time we come together to think about FSFE's possibilites to encourage or support movements that work to establish Free Software inside our educational system. No presentation this time - just discussing. 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.  

Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

15 May 2015

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 Booth at Open Tech Summit in Berlin, Germany

14 May 2015

On 14 May there will be the OpenTech Summit, a one-day conference about Free Software, free knowledge and open hardware in the Kalkscheune in Berlin. On this occasion the FSFE will be present with a booth to discuss Free Software with you. Beside that, our sustaining member Ricardo Wurmus will give a talk about “Functional package management with GNU Guix”.  

Keynote "FFmpeg's FFV1 lossless video codec: A Free Software success story" at OSCAL in Tirana, Albania

09 – 10 May 2015

From May 9 to 10 there will be the second edition of the Open Source Conference Albania (OSCAL). Peter Bubestinger, FSFE's coordinator Austria, gives a keynote about "FFmpeg's FFV1 lossless video codec: A Free Software success story" and insights about video editing using Free Software. FSFE will be present with an information booth.  

FSFE with a booth at Linuxwochen in Vienna, Austria

07 – 09 May 2015

With more than 100 lectures and workshops the Linuxwochen Vienna in the FH Technicum is one of the biggest community-organized events in Vienna. The event offers a great variation of topics, including open source and hardware, 3D printing, system administration, software development and privacy & security. FSFE will be present with a booth and is looking forward to interesting discussions and informations about Free Software. The event takes place from the 7th to the 9th of May at the FH Technikum Wien. The admission is free. 

"Linuxtage" in Graz, Austria

25 April 2015

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.
FSFE will be present with a information booth.  

Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

17 April 2015

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!  

Local FSFE meeting with a talk about video streaming with Free Software in Berlin, Germany

09 April 2015

On Thursday, April 9, there is the next local FSFE meeting Berlin, as usual in the e-lok (near Ostkreuz). This time, Gregor will talk about video streaming only using Free Software, about the potential of WebRTC and the built-in solution by Firefox (hello). Our meetings are 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.  

Chemnitzer Linuxtage in Chemnitz, Germany

21 – 22 March 2015

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. Guido Arnold will do a talk about "Freie Software in der Bildung – ein Blick auf Europa" (Free Software in Education - a View on Europe) 

Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

20 March 2015

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 on Free Software and compliance

20 March 2015

On March 20, FSFE's president Karsten Gerloff will discuss Free Software and compliance at a seminar in Tokyo, Japan. As Free Software permeates ever more areas of commercial activity, it is important for companies to understand what they need to do in order to fulfil their obligations under Free Software licenses, and to develop best practices to manage the use of Free Software in their products.  

Panel discussion about software patents and Free Software, Hannover, Germany

16 March 2015

On 16 March 2015, Matthias Kirschner will participate in a panel discussion about patents, standards and Free Software organised by the European Patent Office. The discussion takes place at Cebit in hall 8 from 16:00 to 16:45. The other people on the panel are Grant Philpott (Principal Director, EPO), Brian Hinman (Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Philips), Gabriele Mohsler (VP Patent Development IPR and Licensing, Ericsson), and Koen Lievens (Director in ICT, EPO).  

Fellowship Elections 2015

27 February – 13 March 2015

Fellows of the FSFE will have a vote for the seventh elections for FSFE's Fellowship representative. Every Fellow who is allowed to vote should have received an email from “FSFE Fellowship (CIVS poll supervisor)” with the subject “Poll: Fellowship elections 2015”. Please find all necessary information for you to vote inside this email. The winner of the election will be publicly announced on March 16 on FSFE's web page. This year, you can vote for three outstanding candidates (in reverse alphabetical order): Felix Stegerman, Max Mehl and Nicolas Dietrich.  

Panel discussion about diversity and competition in the digital economy, Berlin, Germany

23 February 2015

On Monday 23 February, Matthias Kirschner will participate in a panel discussion about the necessary general framework to foster diversity and competition in the digital economy. The panel discussion is part of an event organised by the Green party about market power, competition, and diversity in the digital economy (Marktmacht, Wettbewerb und Vielfalt in der digitalen Wirtschaft). It takes place in the German Parliament, Reichstagsgebäude, Room RTG 3 N 039, Platz der Republik 1, 11011 Berlin from 16:00 - 20:00.  

Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

20 February 2015

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!  

FOSDEM 2015, Brussels, Belgium

31 January – 01 February 2015

This year, FOSDEM will be held on the 31st of January and 1st of February 2015 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 im Januar 2015 - Planungstreffen in Chaosdorf, Hüttenstr. 25, 40215 Düsseldorf

28 January 2015

Das nächste und erste diesjährige reguläre Fellowshiptreffen in Düsseldorf findet am 28.01.2015 ab 19:30 Uhr im Chaosdorf, Hüttenstr. 25, 40215 Düsseldorf,statt. Es ist das traditionelle Rückblicks- und Planungstreffen. Auf der Basis der im der Vergangenheit gewonnenen und nochmals reflektierten Erfahrungen planen wir unsere Aktivitäten im bereits begonnenen Jahr. Alle sind auch eingeladen, zu bedenken, ob sie, beispielsweise durch eine Vortrag, etwas zur Gestaltung unserer Aktivitäten im Jahre 2015 etwas beitragen können. 

Monthly Fellowship meeting in Vienna, Austria

16 January 2015

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!