As in previous years, the FSFE will be present with an assembly during the Chaos Communication Congress from December 27 to 30 in Leipzig, Germany. The FSFE assembly will be part of the cluster "about:freedom" and running its own track. In this track the we have Susanne speaking about her self-made "smartphone" (video), Katharina Nocun about data collecting Amazon (video) and Erik Albers about the best of Fdroid (video).
Event Archive for 2018
Bits&Bäume is a conference to bring together actors of different sustainability and digital right movements. Erik Albers will talk about software as a digital resource, Christian Nähle about Free Software in municipalities und Bernhard Reiter about paying for freedom. The FSFE will also be present with a booth both days and is looking forward to discuss with you sustainable aspects of Free Software.
From November 15 to 17, part of the FSFE team will be present at the SFScon in Bolzano, Italy. The FSFE's president Matthias Kirschner will give a talk and our EU public policy programme manager Alexander Sander will host a policy workshop. Also, we will run a booth, where we will present the findings of the REUSE software study - carried out by the University of Bolzano. If you are around, do pass by: we look forward to meeting you.
The FSFE Supporters in Hamburg, Germany meet up again on Wednesday, November 14th, at Roxie, Rentzelstr. 6, 20146 Hamburg. More details in German can be found at our wiki page: https://wiki.fsfe.org/LocalGroups/Hamburg
In the third consecutive year, the FSFE will run a booth at OSHWDem, a faire about Free Software and free hardware. OSHWDem is well known in A Coruña with plenty of visitors from the city and also outside, counting with the presence of lot of Free Software and hardware advocates. We look forward to many interesting talks and hopefully also find people to start a local FSFE group and/or a local language translation group.
The FSFE Local Group Milano will celebrate the Italian Linux Day event in Milan together with local associations about Free Software and open source culture. The topic of Linux Day this year is the world wide web and FSFE we will be present with two talks. Stefano Costa will talk about "Libera il tuo router!" (Free your router) and Lorenzo Losa from Wikimedia Italia about "Discussion and implications about new EU copyright directive". The event will be located at University Bicocca Milano, Building U7 with free entry and no registration needed. For more info and questions about logistics, please refer to the event website.
Linux Day Italy will be organized by FSFE Sicilia Local Group, in cooperation with the GNU/Linux User Group Free Circle, https://linuxday.thefreecircle.org. As special guest we welcome the participation of Giuseppe Bonocore, member of local group FSFE Milano. The talk will start with an introduction of Free Software Foundation Europe, going on the state of the art of Free Software for "Microservices, devops and silverbullet". There will be a booth of FSFE, so pass by and get to know us!
FSFE's president Matthias Kirschner will give a talk at the Kernel Recipes conference about the importance of Free Software for our society and it's role in protecting democracy. It will also be followed by a charity auction in favor of the FSFE. This year the conference will take place on 26-28 September in Mozilla building in Paris. Entrance to the conference is free of charge but with prior registration required. In the evening social events will be held to have some more discussions with attendees and speakers.
The Dutch Linux user group (NLLGG) is celebrating Software Freedom Day 2018 with a series of talks and the FSFE will be there with a booth. Location: Kranenburg Praktijkonderwijs, Tamboersdijk 9, 3582 TZ, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Time: 10.00-16.00.
Max Mehl, FSFE Program Manager, and Albert Dengg, FSFE System Administrator, will participate in BalCCon. Albert will give a Free Your Android workshop while Max will give a talk about "Public Code with Free Software". BalCCon is one of the largest events on Free Software, hacker culture and technology in the region. We are looking forward to explore new communities and meeting up with you.
FrOSCon is a Free Software conference, organised by the computer science department of the University Bonn-Rhein-Sieg and other local initiatives. Visitors will be offered an exciting program with talks and workshops for visitors of all ages. As usual, the FSFE will be present with a booth. We are looking forward to have a chat with you about Free Software, technology, and politics.
The Libre Software Meeting (LSM) is maybe the biggest community-driven Free Software meeting in France and in 2018 also serves as host of the FSFE community meeting. It takes place in Strasbourg and the FSFE will organise its own track on the first days of LSM, from 7 to 9 of July. A detailed agenda and more information to come soon.
On June 13 and 14 there is the first FOSS Backstage event happening in Berlin, Germany. FOSS Backstage intends to become a platform to discuss and learn about all non-technical aspects of open source development. The FSFE will be present with a booth set up by local FSFE supporters and we are looking forward for people to pass by, ask about Free Software and get to know us in person.
FSFE's president Matthias Kirschner will give a talk at the TU Darmstadt about the role of software in the 21st century society and who exercises control. The talk will start at 20:00hrs (entry starts at 19:30hrs). No entrance fee. There will be a discussion about the topic that will also cover the "Public Money, Public Code" campaign.
Keynote and panel by Max Mehl about "Public Money? Public Code!" at OW2Con in Paris, France in Paris, France
Max Mehl will give a keynote talk and attend a panel at OW2Con about modernisation of public digital infrastructure with Free Software, following the direction of our Public Money? Public Code! campaign. The conference takes place on 7 and 8 June. Entrance is free of charge but with prior registration required.
From June 6 to 7 there is the Open Expo in Madrid. Erik Albers will speak about Public Money? Public Code! and why the campaign matters for Spain. The FSFE will also be present with a booth set up by local FSFE supporters and we are looking forward for people to pass by, ask about Free Software and get to know us in person.
IT-tinkering is only possible with Free Software, that's why FSFE is going to be present with an information and merchandise booth on the Maker Fair Berlin from 25.05.2018 till 27.05.2018. On Friday 25 May, Maker Fair is open for school classes and their teachers, free of charge. Maker Fair is a come-together of makers and visitors interested in various DIY-ideas. At FSFE’s booth, visitors can inform themselves about Raspberry Pi as a computer for standard applications especially suitable for education, about how to ‘free’ Android-Smartphones and about email-encryption.
While technology and innovation can be key factors of progress, they can have undesired implications such as increase of inequality, exposure of personal privacy, consumerism etc. The digital revolution needs new paradigms towards sustainability and Erik Albers will join a panel of experts in betahaus Berlin, to explain how Free Software is key for this. Opening is at 19:00 and the panel starts at 20:00. No entrance fee but it is recommended to order tickets in advance.
The FSFE will be present with a booth at the Open Tech Summit (OTS). The OTS is a conference about technological developments and Free Software. FSFE's booth will in CO.UP in Adalbertstraße 8 in Berlin-Kreuzberg.
Corso Leopold is a bi-annual Street Festival on Munich's Leopoldstraße. Because we believe Free Software to be an essential part of a Free and Open Society, FSFE Group Munich will be present at Corso Leopold with a booth, bringing our Message to the public. We are happy to see Munich's FLOSS community growing, and we feel honored to be part of a group of like-minded organizations (together with digitalcourage e.V, Forum InformatikerInnen für Frieden und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung and Wikipedia), all present in the same vicinity at the Corso Leopold. Pass by our booth, we're looking forward to meet new people as well as old friends, to thought-provoking discussions as well as nice conversations.
In April 2018, 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 18:30, 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!
3rd meeting of FSFE's local group in Madrid, Spain
It will be in La Ingobernable, in the hacklab, room 3.01. We'll meet new people, inform about FSFE, debate and plan new activities.
"Merge-it" is an italian conference that links all communities about digital freedom, around many aspects such as Free Software and Open Source. FSFE will be present with a session about Public Money Public Code campaign and the state of its implementation in Italy and EU. No entrance fee and no registration. Pass by for a chat and get to know the people behind the FSFE.
Chemnitzer Linux-Tage is one of Germany's biggest Free Software conference and takes place on 10 and 11 March in the central building of the University in Chemnitz, Reichenhainer Straße 90. FSFE is present with an information booth, and on Sunday, 11 March, at 10:00, Room V2, Björn Schießle, FSFE's Germany coordinator, speaks about software freedom in the cloud. Admission to the whole event is free.
Erik Albers and Polina Malaja run a session "Public money - public infrastructure - public code" at the Internet Freedom Festival in Valencia. In addition, they will present FSFE with a info booth. Join the session and pass by for a chat and get to know the people behind the FSFE.
Erik Albers, employee of the FSFE is in Madrid for the T3chfest and likes to visit the new group in Madrid, give insights about the FSFE, local organisation and running campaigns. Le podemos preguntar lo que nos interesa sobre la FSFE y su implicación local. We meet at 19:00 in "la Ingobernable" (ingobernable.net) C/ Gobernador, 39 around the corner of Paseo del Prado, sala 3.8. There will be promotion material and we like to get to know each other, debate and think about future meetings.
T3chfest is a two-day conference about different technologies and FSFE will be present with a booth to promote Free Software and our association. No entrance fee. Pass by for a chat and get to know the people behind the FSFE.
Local meeting of FSFE Milan, Italy in Milan, Italy
Meeting of FSFE Local Group Milano to restart activities in the zone and the country with FSFE Italy members. Daniel Pocock, FSFE Fellowship Representative, will be also present to help the local group with its activities. We meet at 20:00 at "Ostello Bello Grande" Via Roberto Lepetit, 33. There will be promotion material and we like to get to know each other, debate and think about future meetings.
We start a local group of FSFE in Madrid with our very first meeting on Thursday 22nd of February at 19:00 in "la Ingobernable" (ingobernable.net) C/ Gobernador, 39 around the corner of Paseo del Prado, sala 3.8. There will be promotion material and we like to get to know each other, debate and think about future meetings.
FSFE Community Meetings ("Fellowship meetings") take place in Bonn at 19.00 of every 2nd Monday of a month (except February thanks to carnival!) We meet at BonnLAB. For details please have a look at https://wiki.fsfe.org/LocalGroups/Bonn
ILOVEFS18 13.02.2018, 14.02.2018 18:00h - 20:30h For the third consecutive year we celebrate ILOVEFS, the day of love and affection for Free Software. Datalab joins us with an activity that is part of the Data Journalism Workshop 2018 with a talk on the history of GNU/Linux distros and working tables on different technologies.
FOSDEM, Europe's largest Free Software conference, takes place on
February 3 and 4 at Campus Solbosch of Free University Brussels (ULB).
Admission is free.
As usual, FSFE is present with a booth and presents latest news from its work, a wide range of information material, stickers, and postcards, and of course the latest FSFE fashion.
The FSFE is partnering with our supporters in Gothenburg to host foss-north, a free software conference covering both software and hardware from the technical perspective. Hosted in Gothenburg between Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm with an international airport, it provides a meeting place for the Nordic foss communities.
The FSFE Netherlands team is meeting in Utrecht to look back at past events from T-Dose 2017 and to look forward to 2018, including FOSDEM as well as everything else. We meet in Kranenburg Praktijkonderwijs, Tamboersdijk 9, 3582 TZ, Utrecht from 10:30-11.00 as part of day of NLLGG Dutch Linux user group meeting.