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Current events

FSFE booth and talk "For an inclusive and ethical artificial intelligence" in Lyon, France

26 November 2022

Artificial intelligence has many applications in various fields such as finance, health, justice or law enforcement and thus can have a significant impact on our lives. Therefore, it must be fair and without discrimination. Vincent Lequertier gives a talk 'For an inclusive and ethical artificial intelligence'. This presentation will give tools to understand the notion of inclusiveness and ethics of artificial intelligence, through Free Software software and technology.

The presentation is part of the event Campus du Libre (Free Software campus), and the FSFE will be there with a booth. Campus du Libre will take place on Saturday 26 November 2022 from 9:30 am to 6 pm on the Doua campus, in the Hedy Lamarr building (formerly Claude Chappe). The participation is free of cost, and you do not need to register. 

Future events

FSFE Basel local group meeting in Basel, Switzerland

05 December 2022

The FSFE local group Basel just formed in Autumn 2022 and is in close contact with the local group Zurich. Both groups aim to raise awareness for Free Software in Switzerland. The group meets on the first Monday of every month.

Basel group currently discusses ways to communicate the start of the group, connecting with local news and organisations related to Free Software in the region. Join to help! The meeting is at 18.00 in Unternehmen Mitte, and takes place in German. 

FSFE Hamburg local group meeting in Hamburg, Germany

08 December 2022

The FSFE Hamburg local group is open for any Free Software enthusiasts and has regular monthly meetings. The meetings take place at 19:00 in German. The place of the next meeting is TBC, but you can find the places we usually meet in the group's wiki page. Join our mailing list, where you will be informed about the place we meet and about the topics that will be discussed.  

FSFE Zurich local group meeting in Zurich, Switzerland

08 December 2022

The FSFE Zurich group has created the 'Lernen wie die Profis' campaign, which encourages schools to use Free Software. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month.

One of the group's plans now is to send letters and flyers about Free Software in Education. Join the next meeting to help! It is in German and takes place at Bitwäscherei, Neue Hard 12, 3rd floor between 18.00 - 21:00. 

FSFE Berlin local group meeting in Berlin, Germany

08 December 2022

The FSFE Berlin local group meets in-person on the second Thursday of each month to discuss topics related to Free Software. Everyone who is interested in software freedom in welcome to join. Bring good vibes! Stay tuned by subscribing to the mailing list or follow the group's social media account. If you have any questions, you can ask the coordinators.

The meeting is in German, at 19:00, parallel to the Linux Works LUG meeting. We meet at E-LOK in Laskerstraße 4-6, not far from Ostkreuz station.  

FSFE Women group meeting (online)

20 December 2022

FSFE Women is a group for women* who are interested in Free Software. We get together about once a month online to meet, give talks about topics we find interesting in the area of Free Software and discuss recent developments. 

FSFE local group Berlin edu meeting (online)

22 December 2022

The FSFE Berlin local group meets online on the fourth Thursday of every month to discuss Free Software in education. Stay tuned by subscribing to the mailing list or follow the group's social media account. If you have any questions, you can ask the coordinators. The meeting is in German and takes place in a BBB room, at 19.30 CET. 

FSFE Hamburg local group meeting in Hamburg, Germany

09 January 2023

The FSFE Hamburg local group is open for any Free Software enthusiasts and has regular monthly meetings. The meetings take place at 19:00 in German. The place of the next meeting is TBC, but you can find the places we usually meet in the group's wiki page. Join our mailing list, where you will be informed about the place we meet and about the topics that will be discussed. 

FSFE Zurich local group meeting in Zurich, Switzerland

12 January 2023

The FSFE Zurich group has created the 'Lernen wie die Profis' campaign, which encourages schools to use Free Software. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month.

One of the group's plans now is to send letters and flyers about Free Software in Education. Join the next meeting to help! It is in German and takes place at Bitwäscherei, Neue Hard 12, 3rd floor between 18.00 - 21:00. 

FSFE Women group meeting (online)

20 January 2023

FSFE Women is a group for women* who are interested in Free Software. We get together about once a month online to meet, give talks about topics we find interesting in the area of Free Software and discuss recent developments. 

FSFE local group Berlin edu meeting (online)

26 January 2023

The FSFE Berlin local group meets online on the fourth Thursday of every month to discuss Free Software in education. Stay tuned by subscribing to the mailing list or follow the group's social media account. If you have any questions, you can ask the coordinators. The meeting is in German and takes place in a BBB room, at 19.30 CET. 

FSFE Hamburg local group meeting in Hamburg, Germany

14 February 2023

The FSFE Hamburg local group is open for any Free Software enthusiasts and has regular monthly meetings. The meetings take place at 19:00 in German. The place of the next meeting is TBC, but you can find the places we usually meet in the group's wiki page. Join our mailing list, where you will be informed about the place we meet and about the topics that will be discussed. 

FSFE Hamburg local group meeting in Hamburg, Germany

08 March 2023

The FSFE Hamburg local group is open for any Free Software enthusiasts and has regular monthly meetings. The meetings take place at 19:00 in German. The place of the next meeting is TBC, but you can find the places we usually meet in the group's wiki page. Join our mailing list, where you will be informed about the place we meet and about the topics that will be discussed. 

FSFE Hamburg local group meeting in Hamburg, Germany

13 April 2023

The FSFE Hamburg local group is open for any Free Software enthusiasts and has regular monthly meetings. The meetings take place at 19:00 in German. The place of the next meeting is TBC, but you can find the places we usually meet in the group's wiki page. Join our mailing list, where you will be informed about the place we meet and about the topics that will be discussed. 

Past events

FSFE local group Berlin edu meeting (online)

24 November 2022

The FSFE Berlin local group meets online on the fourth Thursday of every month to discuss Free Software in education. Stay tuned by subscribing to the mailing list or follow the group's social media account. If you have any questions, you can ask the coordinators. The meeting is in German and takes place in a BBB room, at 19.30 CET. 

Upcycling Android Workshop in Frankfurt, Germany

24 November 2022

Keep using your phone - with updates through Free Software! Every year, 1.5 billion smartphones are manufactured worldwide - and just as many are thrown away after a short period of use when the updates expire. Together with the FSFE, the Chaos Computer Club Frankfurt invites you to an Upcycling Android workshop. It takes place at 6 pm, at the Hackquarter of the CCC-FFM, Häuser Gasse 2, 60487 Frankfurt am Main.

After a short talk, we will show you how to update a smartphone with Free Software. There will be test devices to try out the whole thing yourself without any danger. During the event FFP-2 masks are mandatory. Questions? Email: weeman@frankfurt.ccc.de or doczkal@fsfe.org. Or drop by the public matrix room #public:ccc-ffm.de  

FSFE Aarhus local group meeting in Aarhus, Denmark

24 November 2022

The next Local Group meeting in FSFE Aarhus is coming up. If you are interested in Free Software, come over and join us! We will discuss the foundational document for the FSFE activities in Denmark, Campaigns and Activities, Happenings and events (ideas are welcome), and the Report from the FSFE GA in Arnhem. Also we have received a lot of printed material regarding the Public Money Public Code campaign - we'll discuss how best to use it. The meeting takes place at Silkeborgvej 260, 8230 Åbyhøj at 17:00 hours. The location is kindly sponsored by Magenta ApS, https://magenta.dk. 

Upcycling Android workshop at the Umweltbundesamt in Dessau, Germany

21 November 2022

With Upcycling Android, the Free Software Foundation Europe shows how phones can benefit from an extended lifespan by flashing them with a Free Software operating systems. There will be a short presentation on the relationship between hardware and software lifespans, followed by a joint flashing session of sample phones. In the meantime there is room for questions and answers about flashing phones and also an introduction into a world full of Free Software by the means of F-Droid and microG.

The workshop takes place on 21.11.22 from 16:00 - 20:00 hours in the Ausstellungsraum of the Umweltbundesamt in Dessau, Wörlitzer Platz 1, 06844 Dessau-Roßlau. If you want to flash a phone yourself, please bring your own laptop. Places are limited, please register at upcycling@fsfe.org 

FSFE Women group meeting (online)

20 November 2022

FSFE Women is a group for women* who are interested in Free Software. We get together about once a month online to meet, give talks about topics we find interesting in the area of Free Software and discuss recent developments. 

GHCon2022 - REUSE talk and compliance award in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain

17 – 18 November 2022

The GNU Health Conference (GHCon) is an annual conference that brings together enthusiasts and developers of the Libre Health & Hospital Information System.

On Thursday 17 November at 17:00, Lina Ceballos - REUSE's coordinator will join this year's edition of GHCon which will take place in person in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. Lina will give a talk in English about REUSE and show the participants how indicating licensing and copyright information can be easier. Right after, Lina will give the GNUHealth project the well-deserved REUSE compliance award for its Hospital Management component. GHCon2022 is free of charge, but registration is required: https://my.gnusolidario.org/ghcon2022-registration/ 

FSFE Netherlands get-together (online)

16 November 2022

On the 16st of November, the FSFE Netherlands will have another online localgroup meeting. Current hot topics are the Router Freedom in Belgium and an initiative to promote Free Software in Education. The meeting will be from 20:00 until 22:00 CET on the conference server. It is usually quite 'gezellig' and so most stay until 23:00, but you can leave whenever you see fit. The meeting is open for everybody, and we'll switch to English if not everybody understands Dutch. More information can be found on the wiki: https://wiki.fsfe.org/Events/Netherlands/2022-11-16 At the meetings we abide by the FSFE Code of Conduct. The URL of the meeting is https://conf.fsfe.org/b/netherlands 

Upcycling Android workshop at the SFSCon in Bolzano, Italy

12 November 2022

Many Android users are suffering from not receiving any updates to their default operating system any more. But there is not need yet to toss your device away! The problem can be solved by installing a Free Software operating system called “custom ROM” on your device. We gather to talk about the issues arising from software obsolescence in the Android world and help each other in flashing devices. You can bring your own but we will also bring some devices to tinker around so you can gather experience with flashing your phone. We focus on installing CalyxOS but we are open for your input.

There will be a short introduction talk on the relationship between hardware and software lifespans, followed by a flashing session of a sample phones. At the end and during the workshop we will answer questions about flashing and there will be the possibility to explore sample phones. The workshop takes place in the context of the SFSCon, on Saturday 12.11.22 from 09:00 - 12:00 hours in the NOI Techpark in Bolzano, Italy. 

FSFE at the SFSCon online and in Bolzano, Italy

11 November 2022

The South Tyrol Free Software Conference, SFScon, is one of Europe’s most established annual conferences on Free Software. The FSFE will organise the Legal Education Day there, and will additionally give three talks and an author reading:

10:30 Author reading (in German) of Ada & Zangemann - Matthias Kirschner
10:45 Device Neutrality: Safeguarding Open Internet with Free Software - Lucas Lasota
16:00 Overview of the Italian Free Software community - Marta Andreoli

We will also have an information booth during the entire conference. SFScon takes place at NOI Techpark A. Volta-Str., 13/A 39100 Bolzano, Bozen, Italy but you can also join online. The conference is in English. Please make sure you get a ticket, at no cost, to attend.  

Legal Education Day online and in Bolzano, Italy

11 November 2022

We all love the digital freedoms that Free Software grants to users and developers, but these freedoms rely on legal instruments and the legal system to be able to enforce them. This is why the FSFE offers a Legal Education Track in SFScon. We will explain basic legal concepts and their practical application into your projects.

14.00 Quiz Time
14.20 Free Software and Human Rights - Gabriel Ku Wei Bin
14.40 What is Copyright - Niharika Singhal
15.00 What is a license - Lucas Lasota
15.20 What are some common Free Software Licenses - Lucas Lasota
15.40 What is license compatibility - Gabriel Ku Wei Bin
16.00 What is a trademark - Gabriel Ku Wei Bin
16.20 Q&A
16.40 REUSE introduction - Lina Ceballos
17.00 REUSE Workshop - Linus Sehn

SFScon takes place at NOI Techpark A. Volta-Str., 13/A 39100 Bolzano, Bozen, Italy but you can also join online. The conference is in English. Please make sure you get a ticket, at no cost, to attend.  

FSFE Zurich local group meeting in Zurich, Switzerland

10 November 2022

The FSFE Zurich group has created the 'Lernen wie die Profis' campaign, which encourages schools to use Free Software. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month.

One of the group's plans now is to send letters and flyers about Free Software in Education. Join the next meeting to help! It is in German and takes place at Bitwäscherei, Neue Hard 12, 3rd floor between 18.00 - 21:00. 

FSFE Hamburg local group meeting in Hamburg, Germany

09 November 2022

The FSFE Hamburg local group is open for any Free Software enthusiasts and has regular monthly meetings. The meetings take place at 19:00 in German. The place of the next meeting is TBC, but you can find the places we usually meet in the group's wiki page. Join our mailing list, where you will be informed about the place we meet and about the topics that will be discussed.  

FSFE Basel local group meeting in Basel, Switzerland

07 November 2022

The FSFE local group Basel just formed in Autumn 2022 and is in close contact with the local group Zurich. Both groups aim to raise awareness for Free Software in Switzerland. The group meets on the first Monday of every month.

Basel group currently discusses ways to communicate the start of the group, connecting with local news and organisations related to Free Software in the region. Join to help! The meeting is at 18.00 in Unternehmen Mitte, and takes place in German. 

Upcycling Android workshop in Hamburg, Germany

02 November 2022

With Upcycling Android, the Free Software Foundation Europe shows how phones can benefit from an extended lifespan by flashing them with a Free Software operating systems. There will be a short presentation on the relationship between hardware and software lifespans, followed by a joint flashing session of sample phones. In the meantime there is room for questions and answers about flashing phones and also an introduction into a world full of Free Software by the means of F-Droid and microG.

The workshop takes place on 2.11.22 from 16:00 - 20:00 hours in the CSTI of the HAW, Steindamm 94, 20099 Hamburg. If you want to flash a phone yourself, please bring your own laptop. Places are limited, please register at upcycling@fsfe.org 

FSFE General Assembly in Arnhem, Netherlands

28 October 2022

The members of the FSFE e.V. (see here for a full list) is the organisation's highest organ and take decisions about (primarily) budgets and the election of the President, Vice President and Financial Officer (see our constitution). Decisions of special importance to the organisation can sometimes be taken by the members as well. The group meets once a year in a different place in Europe where there are members for a strategic weekend in which the long term strategy for Free Software is discussed, and where the formal annual assembly is held. The minutes of the general assembly meetings are public.  

Upcycling Android Workshop at FifFKon in Berlin, Germany

22 October 2022

Every year, 1.5 billion smartphones are manufactured worldwide and thrown away after often a too short lifespan. If we continue to use our current phone instead of buying a new one, we help to avoid the increase of electronic waste. And if only every third person would use their phone 1 year longer we could save the raw materials for the production of 100's of millions of phones per year.

This workshop brings together tech enthusiasts and sustainability enthusiasts to learn how to make phones last longer by flashing them with Free Software operating systems. There will be a short introduction talk on the relationship between hardware and software lifespans, followed by a flashing session of a sample phone. At the end and during the workshop we will answer questions about flashing and there will be the possibility to explore sample phones. The workshop takes place in the context of the FifFKon, on Saturday 22.10.22 from 15:00 - 16:00 hours in the Archenhold-Sternenwarte in Berlin.
 

FSFE in Linux Day in Milan, Italy

22 October 2022

The main Italian event dedicated to GNU/Linux, Free Software, open culture and sharing is back. At Linux Day Milano you will be able to find many talks, presentations, workshops inherent to many interesting topics for Linux enthusiasts, Free Software, and much more! The FSFE participates with three talks:

11:45 Free Software and related associations in Italy - Marta Andreoli
13:45 Public Money? Public Code! - Natale Vinto
14:45 Router Freedom in Italy and EU - Stefano Costa

The event takes place in Milan Bicocca University, Building U6. Participation is free, you do not need to register. 

FSFE Women group meeting (online)

20 October 2022

FSFE Women is a group for women* who are interested in Free Software. We get together about once a month online to meet, give talks about topics we find interesting in the area of Free Software and discuss recent developments.

This time we will discuss calendar systems on websites, upcoming Free Software conferences, and the development of a member intro game. 

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

19 October 2022

On the 19th of October, the FSFE Netherlands will have another online local group meeting. The meeting will be from 20:00 until 22:00 CEST on the conference server. It is usually quite 'gezellig' and so most stay until 23:00, but you can leave whenever you see fit. The meeting is open for everybody, and we'll switch to English if not everybody understands Dutch. More information can be found on the wiki. At the meetings we abide by the FSFE Code of Conduct. The URL of the meeting is https://conf.fsfe.org/b/netherlands 

FSFE Berlin local group meeting in Berlin, Germany

13 October 2022

The FSFE Berlin local group meets in-person on the second Thursday of each month to discuss topics related to Free Software. Everyone who is interested in software freedom in welcome to join. Bring good vibes! The meeting is in German, at 19:00, parallel to the Linux Works LUG meeting. We meet at E-LOK in Laskerstraße 4-6, not far from Ostkreuz station. This month Ana Galan, new Senior Project Manager Communications of the FSFE, joins to meet the volunteers. 

'Artificial Intelligence and Free Software in the European Union' talk in Lisbon, Portugal

12 October 2022

The European Union has set itself the goal of adopting digital policies that are aligned with people’s rights, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not any exception. Free Software plays an important role in the development and further success of such technologies. Hence, Alexander wants to point out to specific demands that must be considered to be aligned with Europe’s ambition of building and deploying technologies that empower people while strengthening Europe’s economy.

A well thought-out development and use of AI focusing on the benefits of Free Software will foster innovation, boost the economy, enhance control, strengthen trust, and it will make Europe fit for the digital age. In this talk, Alexander Sander will shed light at the latest developments in AI in the EU and the role Free Software plays in this. The talk is part of the Open Source Lisbon conference. 

FSFE Hamburg local group meeting in Hamburg, Germany

11 October 2022

The FSFE Hamburg local group is open for any Free Software enthusiasts and has regular monthly meetings. The meetings take place at 19:00 in German. The place of the next meeting is TBC, but you can find the places we usually meet in the group's wiki page. Join our mailing list, where you will be informed about the place we meet and about the topics that will be discussed.  

FSFE Berlin local group meeting in Berlin, Germany

11 October 2022

The FSFE Berlin local group meets in-person on the second Thursday of each month to discuss topics related to Free Software. Everyone who is interested in software freedom in welcome to join. Bring good vibes! Stay tuned by subscribing to the mailing list or follow the group's social media account. If you have any questions, you can ask the coordinators.

The meeting is in German, at 19:00, parallel to the Linux Works LUG meeting. We meet at E-LOK in Laskerstraße 4-6, not far from Ostkreuz station.  

NEW FSFE Basel local group meeting in Basel, Switzerland

03 October 2022

Volunteers decided to start a new local group in Basel to advance the use of Free Software in Switzerland. The group plans to be meeting on the first Monday of every month.

The first meeting takes place on 3 October at 18.00 at Kaffeehaus Unternehmen Mitte, Gerbergasse 30, 4001 Basel. For more information join the Zurich mailing list, which serves the Basel group too. Ideally, present yourself in the mailing list or the Matrix group. 

May REUSE be with you! in Barcelona, Spain

01 October 2022

REUSE does not "reinvent the wheel". On the contrary, it integrates seamlessly into development processes and other best practices when indicating Free Software licences. In addition, there are tools and documentation to help you get started. During this talk Lina will take a closer look at these tools and documentation, with the bonus of seeing a live demonstration of how to make a project compliant with the REUSE specifications.

Akademy will take place in a hybrid format. Lina will hold this talk in English and in person in Barcelona. Akademy is free to attend however you need to register to reserve your space: https://akademy.kde.org/2022/register 

FSFE co-organises Bits & Bäume in Berlin, Germany

30 September – 02 October 2022

The FSFE is co-organising the Bits & Bäume ("Bits and Trees") conference together with 11 other civil society organisations. The Bits & Bäume is a conference about digital sustainability. Besides organising, we provide content with three talks, one workshop, and a booth. Lucas Lasota speaks about "Device Neutrality: a sustainable way to safeguard control over digital devices", Erik Albers about "4 Demands towards a sustainable European ecodesign", we have a workshop on Upcycling Android and Matthias Kirschner gives a book reading of Ada & Zangemann.

The FSFE local group Berlin supports our acitivities with an information booth at the BuB conference. So drop by to discuss software freedom and sustainability! The standard ticket costs 29 EUR and the tickets are limited. The conference starts on Friday 30 September at 18:00, ends on Sunday 2 October at 18:00, and takes place at TU Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 136, 10623 Berlin. The conference is both in English and German.  

REUSE: Displaying copyright and licence information easily! at Akademy-es in Barcelona, Spain

30 September 2022

Developing, using, and re-using Free Software is fun, but dealing with licensing and copyright information is not. REUSE changes that. With three simple steps, it makes adding and reading licensing and copyright information easy for both humans and machines. In this presentation, Lina Ceballos will guide us through the principles of REUSE and show us how to make licensing clear and simple.

Akademy-es which will take place in a hybrid format, you can check the talk online as well. Lina will hold the talk in Spanish and in person in Barcelona. It will take place on Friday 30th September from 15:30 to 16:15. You can register your participation out of cost here: https://www.kde-espana.org/akademy-es2022/registro.php 

Author reading of Ada & Zangemann in Berlin, Germany

29 September 2022

Have you heard of the new book Ada & Zangemann: A tale of software, skateboards, and raspberry ice cream? The book is a modern tale that conveys the joy of tinkering and calls for self-determined use of software: for children from 6 years of age. A charming story for all ages.

The State Secretary of Baden-Württemberg, Rudi Hoogvliet, will introduce the book. The Ukrainian artist Katrina Holovets will read the book in Ukrainian. The author and President of the FSFE, Matthias Kirschner, will then answer questions from the audience, and then it is time for fingerfood and drinks. The event takes place at 15:30 CET at the Landesvertretung Baden-Württemberg, Tiergartenstraße 15, 10785 Berlin. Please register to attend. 

Author reading of Ada & Zangemann in Berlin, Germany

24 September 2022

Have you heard of the new book Ada & Zangemann: A tale of software, skateboards, and raspberry ice cream? The book is a modern tale that conveys the joy of tinkering and calls for self-determined use of software: for children from 6 years of age. A charming story for all ages.

Meet the author of the book and President of the FSFE, Matthias Kirschner, at the author reading. The reading will be in German and Ukrainian. The event takes place at 14:00 CET at Bezirkszentralbibliothek Pablo Neruda Frankfurter Allee 14A 10247. You do not need to register. Entrance is free. 

FSFE local group Berlin edu meeting (online)

22 September 2022

The FSFE Berlin local group meets online on the fourth Thursday of every month to discuss Free Software in education. Stay tuned by subscribing to the mailing list or follow the group's social media account. If you have any questions, you can ask the coordinators. The meeting is in German and takes place in a BBB room, at 19.30 CET. 

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

21 September 2022

On the 21st of September, the FSFE Netherlands will have another online localgroup meeting. The meeting will be from 20:00 until 22:00 CEST on the conference server. It is usually quite 'gezellig' and so most stay until 23:00, but you can leave whenever you see fit. The meeting is open for everybody, and we'll switch to English if not everybody understands Dutch. More information can be found on the wiki. At the meetings we abide by the FSFE Code of Conduct. The URL of the meeting is https://conf.fsfe.org/b/netherlands 

FSFE booth and Upcycling Android session at NLLGG in Utrecht, Netherlands

17 September 2022

Every time we keep using our current phone instead of buying a new one we help avoid the production of new phones and the increase of e-waste. "Upcyling Android" is an initiative to overcome software obsolescence and to extend the lifespan of our hardware with the help of Free Software. Upcycling our devices this way is an important step to rethink our short-term, linear consumption of electronic devices in favor of a circular economy.

On Saturday 21st of May 2022 we will host a FSFE-booth from 11:00 until 16:00 hour at the NLLGG meeting in Utrecht. As part of FSFE's 'Android Upgrade' campaign there will be a session at 12:00. In it Nico Rikken will show you the possibilities of installing a custom ROM with free software on your smartphone. After a talk that gives an overview there will be time to exchange experiences and see what steps are needed to make your Android device more free. The location is Gerrit Rietveld College, Eykmanlaan 1200, 3571 KH Utrecht. We look forward to have a chat with you about Free Software! 

Software Freedom Day in Berlin, Deutschland

17 September 2022

On 17 September, Software Freedom Day 2022 will take place to celebrate the great idea behind Free Software. The FSFE local group Berlin invites you in the rooms of BeLUG. This time we have again put together a programme with interesting talks for you:

'A critical introduction to Free Software' by egnun
'FLOSS video production with a focus on video tutorials' by hoergen
'Dokuwiki - a lightweight and extremely versatile wiki software' by c47
'A sustainable approach to software as a resource' by Tobias

The event takes place from 12:00 to 16:00 at Lehrter Straße 53, 10557 Berlin-Mitte. Entrance is free, you do not need to register.  

FSFE Berlin local group meeting in Berlin, Germany

15 September 2022

The FSFE Berlin local group meets in-person on the second Thursday of each month to discuss topics related to Free Software. Everyone who is interested in software freedom in welcome to join. Bring good vibes! Stay tuned by subscribing to the mailing list or follow the group's social media account. If you have any questions, you can ask the coordinators.

The meeting is in German, at 19:00, parallel to the Linux Works LUG meeting. We meet at E-LOK in Laskerstraße 4-6, not far from Ostkreuz station.  

FSFE Hamburg local group meeting in Hamburg, Germany

12 September 2022

The FSFE Hamburg local group is open for any Free Software enthusiasts and has regular monthly meetings. The meetings take place at 19:00 in German. The place of the next meeting is TBC, but you can find the places we usually meet in the group's wiki page. Join our mailing list, where you will be informed about the place we meet and about the topics that will be discussed.  

'Modernising Public Infrastructure with Free Software' presentation in Caltanissetta, Italy

09 September 2022

We want legislation requiring that publicly financed software developed for the public sector be made publicly available under a Free and Open Source Software licence. If it is public money, it should be public code as well.

Francesco Bonnano, Software developer and FSFE volunteer from the local group Sicily; and Professor Michele Calà will present the 'Public Money? Public Code' campaign at 10:00 in Aula Magna (Auditorium) of I.I.S.S. Luigi Russo - 48/d Leone XIII Street. The presentation is in Italian, everyone can participate at no cost, and no registration is needed. 

FSFE information stall on Veganmania Donauinsel in Vienna, Austria

26 – 28 August 2022

Every year there are Veganmania summer festivals in Vienna. It is already a tradition that the local FSFE team takes part with an information stall. It usually is very well visited and reaches many people who aren't yet aware of free software and the ethical considerations that come with it. The Veganmania has been proven to be the best event by far in Vienna to inform many new people about software ethics because it is visited by people already used to think outside the box.

The event takes place from 26th to 28th at "Leuchtturmwiese" on the "Donauinsel" in Vienna. Thousands of people usually come there to enjoy good food, sustainable products, interesting information stalls ... and of course the summer. There is no entry fee and people are invited to come at any time from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon. Please drop by in case you want to talk about free software with us! If you want to read about earlier information stalls on this annual event, check out: https://blogs.fsfe.org/franz.gratzer/ 

FSFE local group Berlin edu meeting (online)

25 August 2022

The FSFE Berlin local group meets online on the fourth Thursday of every month to discuss Free Software in education. Stay tuned by subscribing to the mailing list or follow the group's social media account. If you have any questions, you can ask the coordinators. The meeting is in German and takes place in a BBB room, at 19.30 CET. 

FSFE in FrOSCon in St. Augustin, Germany

20 – 21 August 2022

The FSFE will be present in the Free and Open Source Software Conference with a booth and a talk. Lina Ceballos, FSFE Project Manager, will present 'REUSE: Making copyright and licensing compliance easier'. The REUSE talk is on Saturday at 16:30. You do not need to buy a ticket, nor to register. Just drop by! 

FSFE Women group meeting in St. Augustin, Germany

20 August 2022

FSFE Women is a group for women* who are interested in Free Software. We get together about once a month online to meet, give talks about topics we find interesting in the area of Free Software and discuss recent developments.

We are planning to have our next in-person meeting at FrOSCon! Time and place TBC, join our mailing list for more information. Save the date if there is a chance you can be around in the Cologne/Bonn/Düsseldorf area that weekend.  

FSFE booth in Open Door Days of the Environmental Ministry in Berlin, Germany

20 – 21 August 2022

The German Ministry of Environment opens its doors to citizens this weekend, organising talks, music shows, and workshops. Also it gives space to many organisations, and the FSFE will be present with an information booth. Free Software does not only help the users, but also the environment.

On Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00 you will find us at spot 26 in Potsdamer Platz. You can experiment in flashing phones and learn why Free Software is the most sustainable option. See you there! 

FSFE Aarhus local group meeting in Aarhus, Denmark

18 August 2022

The FSFE Aarhus local group has recently restarted its activities with the aim to raise public awareness in Denmark about Free Software. It aims to meet once a month. The group will meet at Magenta ApS, Silkeborgvej 260, 8230 Åbyhøj at 17:00. The meeting takes place in Danish and it is open to anyone who is interested.  

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

17 August 2022

On the 17th of August, the FSFE Netherlands will have another online localgroup meeting. The meeting will be from 20:00 until 22:00 CEST on the conference server. It is usually quite 'gezellig' and so most stay until 23:00, but you can leave whenever you see fit. The meeting is open for everybody, and we'll switch to English if not everybody understands Dutch. More information can be found on the wiki. At the meetings we abide by the FSFE Code of Conduct. The URL of the meeting is https://conf.fsfe.org/b/netherlands 

FSFE Hamburg local group meeting in Hamburg, Germany

11 August 2022

The FSFE Hamburg local group will meet on Thursday 11 August at 19:00 for its regular monthly meeting. Fellow FSFE supporters and anyone who is interested is welcome. The meeting takes place in German and participation is at no cost. The place of meeting is still to be announced, but you can find the places we usually meet in the group's wiki page. We would also encourage you to join our mailing list, where you will be informed about the place we meet and about the topics that will be discussed. 

Translators team meeting (online)

08 August 2022

The FSFE's Translators team is mainly responsible for translating information about Free Software on the FSFE's webpage into other languages. The FSFE's Translators team has been helping to make information about Free Software available to everyone by translating them to more languages and thereby reducing language barriers.

At our second meeting we are happy to welcome new team members, learn about the webpreview tool and FSFE's git-instance and also play some fun games together. The meeting will take place on the 8th of August and begin at 7 o'clock till 9 o'clock (CEST). The link to the meeting will be shared on the translators mailing list (https://lists.fsfe.org/mailman/listinfo/translators). Everybody who is interested in translating is welcome! 

FSFE local group Berlin edu meeting (online)

28 July 2022

The FSFE Berlin local group meets online on the fourth Thursday of every month to discuss Free Software in education. Stay tuned by subscribing to the mailing list or follow the group's social media account. If you have any questions, you can ask the coordinators. The meeting is in German and takes place in a BBB room, at 19.30 CET. 

FSFE Netherlands get-together (online)

20 July 2022

The monthly meeting of FSFE Netherlands. The meeting will be from 20:00 until 22:00 CEST on the conference server. It is usually quite 'gezellig' and so most stay until 23:00, but you can leave whenever you see fit. The meeting is open for everybody, and we'll switch to English if not everybody understands Dutch. More information can be found on the wiki. At the meetings we abide by the FSFE Code of Conduct. To join the meeting please send an email to country coordinator Nico Rikken (nico[dot]rikken[at]fsfe[dot]org), he will send you the meeting link and access code. 

FSFE Women group meeting (online)

20 July 2022

FSFE Women is a group for women* who are interested in Free Software. We get together about once a month online to meet, give talks about topics we find interesting in the area of Free Software and discuss recent developments.

Our upcoming online meeting takes place at 7.30pm CEST in our BBB room. This is going to be a casual evening again, so please bring your topics related to free software, news you like to share or ideas who to invite for guests for upcoming meetings. There is also the idea to create gimmicks with our logo, e.g. stickers but not only. 

FSFE Berlin local group meeting in Berlin, Germany

14 July 2022

The FSFE Berlin local group meets in-person every second Thursday of each month to discuss topics related to Free Software. Everyone who is interested in software freedom in welcome to join. Bring good vibes! The meeting is in German, at 19:00, parallel to the Linux Works LUG meeting. We meet at E-LOK in Laskerstraße 4-6, not far from Ostkreuz station.  

FSFE Hamburg local group meeting in Hamburg, Germany

13 July 2022

The FSFE Hamburg local group will meet on Wednesday 13 July at 19:00 for its regular monthly meeting. Fellow FSFE supporters and anyone who is interested is welcome. The meeting takes place in German and participation is at no cost. The place of meeting is still to be announced, but you can find the places we usually meet in the group's wiki page. We would also encourage you to join our mailing list, where you will be informed about the place we meet and about the topics that will be discussed. 

"Modernising Public Infrastructure with Free Software" talk in Erfurt, Germany

04 July 2022

On Monday 4 July, Matthias Kirschner, president of the FSFE, will give a talk at the 2nd eGovernment Congress Thüringen, which takes place in Erfurt, Germany. Matthias will talk from 10:15 to 11:15 CEST about the FSFE's Public Money? Public Code! framework, the importance of technical knowledge within the public administration, and the technical distribution of power. The event takes place at the Kongressbereich im Steigerwaldstadion (Arena), Mozartallee 3, 99096 Erfurt. Registration is required and the tickets costs 65€ plus taxes; admission for employees of the public service in Thüringen is free of charge. 

REUSE talk in Madrid, Spain

30 June 2022

On Thursday 30th of June, Lina Ceballos, FSFE Project Manager will participate in OpenExpoEurope2022 which will take place in person in Madrid, Spain. Lina will talk about REUSE which makes adding and reading licensing and copyright information easy for both humans and machines with three simple steps. REUSE does not "reinvent the wheel". On the contrary, it integrates seamlessly into development processes and other best practices when indicating Free Software licences. 

FSFE Netherlands get-together (online)

29 June 2022

The monthly meeting of FSFE Netherlands. The meeting will be from 20:00 until 22:00 CET on the conference server. It is usually quite 'gezellig' and so most stay until 23:00, but you can leave whenever you see fit. The meeting is open for everybody, and we'll switch to English if not everybody understands Dutch. More information can be found on the wiki. At the meetings we abide by the FSFE Code of Conduct. To join the meeting please send an email to country coordinator Nico Rikken (nico[dot]rikken[at]fsfe[dot]org), he will send you the meeting link and access code. 

Public Money? Public Code! workshop in Vigo, Spain

25 June 2022

The Public Money? Public Code! campaign has been supported by over 29.000 people and nearly 200 NGOs. Already five public entities, the Swedish JobTech Development, the German “Samtgemeinde Elbmarsch”, the Spanish parliament from Asturias “Junta General del Principado de Asturias”, the Spanish city of Benigànim, and the Spanish city of Barcelona have signed our open letter. We would like to have more administrative units supporting our cause. But to achieve this we need your help. In this workshop that will take place on Saturday 25th of June at 12:30 CEST at esLibre 2022 in Vigo - Spain, Lina Ceballos and Alexander Sander will explain how we convince local administrations or other institutions, decision-makers, and parties to use more Free Software in the future. The event is in Spanish, free of cost, but you need to register. Everyone who is interested is welcome to join. 

"What role did Free Software play during the corona crisis?" talk in Vigo, Spanien

24 June 2022

Alexander Sander, FSFE Policy Consultant will give a talk on "What role did Free Software play during the corona crisis?" The Corona crisis has made it clear to us which developments in digitisation we have missed in recent years. At the same time, there are also positive examples. Free software has become more and more of a topic and more and more administrations have understood the advantages it brings.

Alexander will take a look at the developments of the past years and give an outlook on how we can better face future crises through the use of Free Software and what role governments, public bodies and administrations and the principle of “Public Money? Public Code!” play in this. The talk takes place at 16:00 - 16:25. It is in Spanish, everyone can attend, the event is free of cost, but you need to register. 

REUSE talk in Vigo, Spain

24 June 2022

Developing, using, and re-using Free Software is fun, but dealing with licensing and copyright information is not. REUSE changes that. With three simple steps, it makes adding and reading licensing and copyright information easy for both humans and machines. On Friday 24th of June at 16:30 CEST, Lina Ceballos, FSFE Project Manager, will guide us through the REUSE principles and present how to make licensing clear and simple with her presentation at esLibre2022 in Vigo, Spain. The event is in Spanish, free of cost, but you need to register. Everyone who is interested is welcome to join. 

Ada & Zangemann author reading in Offenburg, Germany

24 June 2022

On Germany's federal digital, the city of Offenburg invites pupils to a reading of "Ada & Zangemann: A tale of software, skateboards, and raspberry ice cream?". The reading takes place in the largest cinema space in the city of Offenburg and will be introduced by the Chief Mayor Marco Steffens. The book is a modern tale that conveys the joy of tinkering and calls for self-determined use of software: for children from 6 years of age. The reading takes place at 8:30 CEST for registered school classes at FORUM Offenburg, Hauptstrasse 111, 77652 Offenburg. 

'What Free Software and Free Seeds have in common' talk in Berlin, Germany

23 June 2022

At first glance, software and seeds seem to have little in common. The former has only been part of the reality of our lives for a few decades, while seeds could almost be considered an anthropological constant and are inextricably linked to human history. This lecture is dedicated to the latest cultural phenomena of Free Software and Free Seeds and highlights commonalities between the two spheres.

The event takes place on Thursday 23 June 7:00PM at the Environmental Education Center Nirgendwo. The lecture will be given by 'tunda' in German. Everyone is welcome to attend, participation is at no cost, no registration is needed. 

FSFE local group Berlin edu meeting (online)

23 June 2022

The FSFE Berlin local group meets online on the fourth Thursday of every month to discuss Free Software in education. Stay tuned by subscribing to the mailing list or follow the group's social media account. If you have any questions, you can ask the coordinators. The meeting is in German and takes place in a BBB room, at 19.30 CET. 

Talk on how Free Software supports our Fundamental Rights in Gothenburg, Sweden

22 June 2022

Gabriel Ku Wei Bin, FSFE Senior Legal Project Manager, will give a talk on “Free Software and our Fundamental Rights” in Gothenburg, Sweden. Gabriel will speak on how Free Software works as an important framework that supports our human rights in a digital world. The talk will be held at Linnégatan 21 on Wed 22 June at 18:00. It is hosted by Digidem Lab (https://digidemlab.org/), an organization that offers services and develops platforms to improve participatory democracy. It will be given in English and is open to everyone to attend. The event is free of charge, with no registration required. 

'Free Software saves lives - of hardware' talk in Berlin, Germany

22 June 2022

Erik Albers, our program manager for digital sustainability, will give a keynote on the topic "Free software saves lives - of hardware" at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. The lecture takes place as part of the IT Day, at 14:00, in German. The event is public and free of charge, no registration is needed. 

FSFE Women meeting: introduction to content management systems (online)

20 June 2022

This month the CMS Garden joins the FSFE Women group meeting. The CMS Garden e. V. is a friendly association of the communities of 11 FOSS content management systems. Together they appear at fairs and conferences to join forces instead of competing with each other. Our guests include Meike Jung (founding member and board member, conceptualist and Drupal architect at CoWAIN), Petra Hasenau (Typo3 activist, managing director and co-shareholder of Cybercraft GmbH) and Kati Faude (back office employee for association organization and administration).

The meetings takes place at 19.30 CEST, it is free of cost, everyone who identifies as female can join. 

Open Source Conference Albania 2022 in Tirana, Albania

18 – 19 June 2022

Lucas Lasota, FSFE Legal Project Manager will give a talk about Device Neutrality at OSCAL 2022, an annual conference in Albania organized to promote software freedom, Free Software, free culture and open knowledge. The talk will contextualize the concept of Device Neutrality and why Free Software is essential for regaining control over devices. The event will happen in Tirana and the language is English. The attendance is free but registration with paid tickets to support the event is encouraged. 

FSFE Hamburg local group meeting in Hamburg, Germany

14 June 2022

The FSFE Hamburg local group will meet on Tuesday 14 June at 19:00 for its regular monthly meeting. Fellow FSFE supporters and anyone who is interested is welcome. The meeting takes place in German and participation is at no cost. The place of meeting is still to be announced, but you can find the places we usually meet in the group's wiki page. We would also encourage you to join our mailing list, where you will be informed about the place we meet and about the topics that will be discussed. 

FSFE Aarhus local group is relaunched in Aarhus, Denmark

09 June 2022

The FSFE Local Group Aarhus is back after a long time. Our first meeting will be at Magenta ApS, Silkeborgvej 260, 8230 Åbyhøj at 17:00. The meeting takes place in Danish, participation is free, no registration is needed. Everyone interested in software freedom is welcome to join! 

Ada & Zangemann author reading in Berlin, Germany

09 June 2022

Are you interested in the new book Ada & Zangemann: A tale of software, skateboards, and raspberry ice cream? The book is a modern tale that conveys the joy of tinkering and calls for self-determined use of software: for children from 6 years of age. A charming story for all ages.

Join the reading of the book at 13:00-14:00 CET at Arena Berlin Eichenstraße 4. Meet the author of the book and President of the FSFE, Matthias Kirschner. The reading will be in German. The event is part of re:publica 22; to attend you need a ticket, costing 125€ (reduced), 235€ (standard), or 735€ (business).  

“REUSE: Making copyright and licensing compliance easier for everyone” talk in Berlin, Germany

09 June 2022

Lucas Lasota, FSFE Legal Project Manager will give a talk on REUSE at the Weizenbaum Conference in Berlin. The conference will bring together scholars, artists, activists, and human rights advocates to debate the diverse facets of the term "digital sovereignty". The talk will explain how REUSE helps everyone with copyright and Free Software license compliance. It is part of the panel 'Socio-technical developments and practices of empowerment' which takes place at 15:30-18:00. The event is in English and German. Admission to the conference is free, but you need to register beforehand. The conference will take place at “Alte Münze” (Molkenmarkt 2, 10179 Berlin).  

'Device Neutrality: Leveraging the Benefits of Free Software in Hardware' talk (online)

09 June 2022

Lucas Lasota, FSFE Legal Project Manager will give a talk on Device Neutrality at the OW2 event. The talk will explain the concept of Device Neutrality as a fair and non-discriminatory use of Free Software in devices. and why Free Software is fundamental for reaching this goal. The talk takes place at 09:30 in English. The OW2 event is open but registration is required.  

FSFE Zurich local group meeting in Zurich, Switzerland

09 June 2022

Anyone interested in Free Software and wanting to stand up for the ideals of Free Software can join. The FSFE Zurich local group meets on the second Thursday of each month. The next meeting takes place at Bitwäscherei, Neue Hard 12, second floor, from 18:00 to 21:00. The meeting is in German. The group will discuss the Public Communication initiative. You do not need to register, and the participation is at no cost.  

FSFE Berlin group meets in Berlin, Germany

09 June 2022

The FSFE local group Berlin is having its regular monthly meeting. Anyone interested in software freedom is welcome. The meeting is in German, the participation is at no cost. 17:00-19:00 at E-LOK in Laskerstraße 4-6, not far from Ostkreuz station, 10245 Berlin. Bring good vibes with you. 

FSFE Berlin group meets in Berlin, Germany

09 June 2022

The FSFE local group Berlin is having its regular monthly meeting. Anyone interested in software freedom is welcome. The meeting is in German, the participation is at no cost. 17:00-19:00 at E-LOK in Laskerstraße 4-6, not far from Ostkreuz station, 10245 Berlin. Bring good vibes with you. 

'Artificial Intelligence and Free Software in the European Union' talk (online)

08 – 09 June 2022

The EU is on its way to adopting legislation on artificial intelligence. Transparency plays a major role in this. But how exactly should this transparency be designed and what role does Free Software play? Alexander Sander will give an insight into the current state of the debate and what chances there are that provisions for Free Software will be included in the legislation. The talk takes place at 11:55 and it is part of the OW2 2022 conference. It is in English, there is no need to register, and it is free of charge.
 

'Public Money? Public Code' presentation in Bologna, Italy

08 June 2022

FSFE volunteers from Italian local groups will present the international campaign 'Public Money? Public Code!' in Bologna. They will demonstrate examples and good practices currently in place, and possible solutions for a modernisation of the public infrastructure with Free Software. The event will also present and distribute the Italian translation of the 'Denaro pubblico? Codice pubblico!' brochure, which was just published.

The event takes place at 8 June 2022 18.30 in Sala fondazione 2000, piazza dell'Unità 4, Bologna. Political representatives from Bologna will also participate. Everyone is welcome to attend, the event is in Italian, at no cost, and no registration required. 

'Public Money? Public Code' presentation in Trento, Italy

07 June 2022

FSFE volunteers from Italian local groups will present the international campaign 'Public Money? Public Code!' in Trento. They will demonstrate examples and good practices currently in place, and possible solutions for a modernisation of the public infrastructure with Free Software. The event will also present and distribute the Italian translation of the 'Denaro pubblico? Codice pubblico!' brochure, which was just published.

The event takes place at 7 June 2022 18.00 in the Faculty of Sociology, room 7. Researchers from the University of Trento will also participate. Everyone is welcome to attend, the event is in Italian, at no cost, but you need to register.  

Upcycling Android workshop in Cologne, Germany

03 June 2022

Together with contributors from PostmarketOS, we are offering another Upcycling Android workshop on 03 June at Alte Feuerwehrwache in Cologne, Germany. The workshop is about bringing tech enthusiasts and sustainability enthusiasts together and exchanging views on technology and sustainability while flashing phones with Free Software operating systems. We want to provide a place for all questions you have and we will bring different phones for trying out different systems and for trying out how to flash them. You can also bring your own phones, but in that case, we would ask you to clarify with us in advance whether we can support those devices. In addition to the actual phone flashing, there will be a short keynote speech on longevity and sustainability on Android and other devices.

As a unique feature for this workshop, we have two rooms available. One room will focus on installing systems on phones to make them more sustainable. In the other room, the focus is on exchanging ideas about the development of the GNU/Linux mobile operating system PostmarketOS and about learning how to get involved.

The workshop takes place from 16:00 - 20:00 at Alte Feuerwache Köln, Melchiorstraße 3, 50670 Köln. Everyone is welcome to join, participation is free, but please register via email to floriansnow@fsfe.org because space is limited.  

Ada & Zangemann author reading in Cologne, Germany

02 June 2022

Are you interested in the new book Ada & Zangemann: A tale of software, skateboards, and raspberry ice cream? The book is a modern tale that conveys the joy of tinkering and calls for self-determined use of software: for children from 6 years of age. A charming story for all ages.

Join the reading of the book at 16:00-17:30 CET at the public library in Stadtbibliothek Köln Josef-Haubrich-Hof 1 50676 Köln - Altstadt/Süd. Meet the author of the book and President of the FSFE, Matthias Kirschner, and the illustrator Sandra Brandstätter. The reading will be in German. You can join the event at no cost, but registration required (linked on the page below under "zum Buchungssystem").  

FSFE local group Berlin edu meeting (online)

26 May 2022

The FSFE Berlin local group meets online on the fourth Thursday of every month to discuss Free Software in education. Stay tuned by subscribing to the mailing list or follow the group's social media account. If you have any questions, you can ask the coordinators. The meeting is in German and takes place in a BBB room, at 19.30 CET. 

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

25 May 2022

The monthly meeting of FSFE Netherlands. The meeting will be from 20:00 until 22:00 CET on the conference server. It is usually quite 'gezellig' and so most stay until 23:00, but you can leave whenever you see fit. The meeting is open for everybody, and we'll switch to English if not everybody understands Dutch. More information can be found on the wiki. At the meetings we abide by the FSFE Code of Conduct. To join the meeting please send an email to country coordinator Nico Rikken (nico[dot]rikken[at]fsfe[dot]org), he will send you the meeting link and access code. 

FSFE-booth at NLLGG in Utrecht, Netherlands

21 May 2022

On Saturday 21st of May 2022 we will host a FSFE-booth from 11:00 until 16:00 hour at the NLLGG meeting in Utrecht. The location is Tamboersdijk 9, 3582 TZ Utrecht. We look forward to have a chat with you about Free Software! The event is free of cost, no registration is needed. The people at the booth speak both Dutch and English. 

FSFE Women monthly meeting (online)

20 May 2022

The meeting will take place on Friday May 20th, 7.30pm CET. The FSFE Women meets once in a month to discuss topics related to Free Software, IT and about any aspects of being a woman* in tech. Please be aware that this group is women-centric and transgender and non-binary friendly. If you identify as a man, we kindly ask you to reach out to the coordinators of the FSFE Women to let them know you would like to join. For more information about the FSFE Women have a look at our team site. The group is open for all women* who are interested in Free Software. Registration is not required. The meeting is in English. 

1. KIDD-Fachkonferenz in Berlin, Deutschland

19 May 2022

Artificial intelligence not only requires a functioning algorithm, but must also be morally and ethically thought through.

Alexander Sander, FSFE Policy Consultant and member of the KIDD Advisory Board, will discuss "Challenges and perspectives of ethical and diversity-sensitive AI in the European context" at the panel in the morning. The event is in German, free of cost, but you have to register.  

Berlin group restarts in-person meetings

12 May 2022

The FSFE local group Berlin is having its regular monthly meeting. Anyone interested in software freedom is welcome. The meeting is in German, the participation is at no cost. 7:00 pm at E-LOK, Laskerstraße 6-8, 10245 Berlin. Bring good vibes with you. 

FSFE Zurich local group meeting in Zurich, Switzerland

12 May 2022

Anyone interested in Free Software and wanting to stand up for the ideals of Free Software can join. The FSFE Zurich local group meets on the second Thursday of each month. The next meeting takes place at Recreatzz, Neue Hard 12, second floor, from 18:00 to 21:00. The meeting is in German. The group will discuss the Public Communication initiative. You do not need to register, and the participation is at no cost.  

FSFE Hamburg local group meeting in Hamburg, Germany

09 May 2022

The FSFE Hamburg local group will meet on Monday 9 May at 19:00 for its regular monthly meeting. Fellow FSFE supporters and anyone who is interested is welcome. The meeting takes place in German and participation is at no cost. The place of meeting is still to be announced, but you can find the places we usually meet in the group's wiki page. We would also encourage you to join our mailing list, where you will be informed about the place we meet and about the topics that will be discussed. 

The future of Router Freedom in Austria (online)

04 May 2022

On Wednesday 04 May 2022, 09:30 - 11:00 CEST, the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and the Alliance of Telecommunication Terminal Equipment Manufacturers (VTKE) are organising an online session about the future of Router Freedom in Austria. In this session, you will have the opportunity to learn more about why Router Freedom is fundamental not only for consumer rights but also for a functional and competitive router and modem market. The event will be moderated by Barbara Steinbrenner, a tech journalist in Austria, and is open for all to attend free of charge. Registration is encouraged, but not necessary. The event language will be German. 

FSFE Berlin local group meeting about Education (online)

28 April 2022

On Thursday 19:30 we will have our Edu-Meeting again and you are invited to discuss "Free Software and Education" with us, share experiences and work on liberating knowledge and education in Berlin and beyond. The meeting is in German, anyone can participate at no cost. The meeting is online. Bring food, drinks, and good vibes with you. 

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

20 April 2022

The monthly meeting of FSFE Netherlands. The meeting will be from 20:00 until 22:00 CET on the conference server. It is usually quite 'gezellig' and so most stay until 23:00, but you can leave whenever you see fit. The meeting is open for everybody, and we'll switch to English if not everybody understands Dutch. More information can be found on the wiki. At the meetings we abide by the FSFE Code of Conduct. To join the meeting please send an email to country coordinator Nico Rikken (nico[dot]rikken[at]fsfe[dot]org), he will send you the meeting link and access code. 

FSFE Women monthly meeting (online)

20 April 2022

The meeting will take place on April 20th, 7.30pm CET. The FSFE Women meets once in a month to discuss topics related to Free Software, IT and about any aspects of being a woman* in tech. Please be aware that this group is women-centric and transgender and non-binary friendly. If you identify as a man, we kindly ask you to reach out to the coordinators of the FSFE Women to let them know you would like to join. For more information about the FSFE Women have a look at our team site. The group is open for all women* who are interested in Free Software. Registration is not required. The meeting is in English. 

FSFE Zurich local group meeting in Zurich, Switzerland

14 April 2022

Anyone interested in Free Software and wanting to stand up for the ideals of Free Software can join. The FSFE Zurich local group meets on the second Thursday of each month. The next meeting takes place at Recreatzz, Neue Hard 12, second floor, from 18:00 to 21:00. The meeting is in German. The group will discuss ways to reach out to new people, the upcoming Open Education Day, and the needed tasks. You do not need to register, and the participation is at no cost.  

FSFE Hamburg local group meeting in Hamburg, Germany

14 April 2022

The FSFE Hamburg local group will meet on Thursday 14 April at 19:00 for its regular monthly meeting. Fellow FSFE supporters and anyone who is interested is welcome. The meeting takes place in German and participation is at no cost. The place of meeting is still to be announced, but you can find the places we usually meet in the group's wiki page. We would also encourage you to join our mailing list, where you will be informed about the place we meet and about the topics that will be discussed. 

"Just one year longer" A talk on politics and software surrounding phones (online)

30 March 2022

30 March at 14:00 CET, Erik Albers, FSFE Program Manager Digital Sustainability, will speak on the topic "Only one year longer... - on politics and software surrounding phones" at the Digital Social Summit: Digitization has become an essential part of our society, but how can dependencies be avoided and what role does software design play in the sustainability of hardware and infrastructures? Using our favorite gadget, the telephone, as an example, Erik Albers presents technologically sustainable design principles, relevant political legislative processes as well as actors and initiatives - and how we as civil society can get involved. The talk is in English, the stream is free, registration required.  

FSFE Berlin local group meeting about Education (online)

24 March 2022

On Thursday 19:30 we will have our Edu-Meeting again and you are invited to discuss "Free Software and Education" with us, share experiences and work on liberating knowledge and education in Berlin and beyond. The meeting is in German, anyone can participate at no cost. The meeting is online. Bring food, drinks, and good vibes with you. 

FSFE Women monthly meeting (online)

20 March 2022

The meeting will take place on March 20th, 7.30pm CET. The FSFE Women meets once in a month to discuss topics related to Free Software, IT and about any aspects of being a woman* in tech. Please be aware that this group is women-centric and transgender and non-binary friendly. If you identify as a man, we kindly ask you to reach out to the coordinators of the FSFE Women to let them know you would like to join. For more information about the FSFE Women have a look at our team site. The group is open for all women* who are interested in Free Software. Registration is not required. The meeting is in English. 

Upcycling Android workshop in Berlin

19 March 2022

Together with the local FSFE group Berlin we are organizing our first Upcycling Android workshop on March 19th, 2022 in Berlin. This workshop is primarily about bringing tech enthusiasts and sustainability enthusiasts together and exchanging views on technology and sustainability while flashing phones with Free Software operating systems. We want to give a place for all questions you have and bring different phones to test different settings. We will bring devices with us on which you can try flashing phones or you can bring your own phones. In the case of the latter, we would ask you to clarify with us in advance whether the devices you have brought with you can be supported.

In addition to the actual phone flashing, there will also be a short keynote speech on longevity and sustainability on Android and other devices. The event is in English and German. We are on site for 6 hours and look forward to a large number of people coming. The venue is the Holodeck of Netzpolitik.org at Schönhauser Allee 6/7, from 11:00 to 17:00. Everyone is welcome to join, participation is free, no registration is needed. 

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

16 March 2022

On the 16th of March, the FSFE Netherlands will have another online localgroup meeting. The meeting will be from 20:00 until 22:00 CET on the conference server. It is usually quite 'gezellig' and so most stay until 23:00, but you can leave whenever you see fit. The meeting is open for everybody, and we'll switch to English if not everybody understands Dutch. More information can be found on the wiki. At the meetings we abide by the FSFE Code of Conduct. To join the meeting please send an email to country coordinator Nico Rikken (nico[dot]rikken[at]fsfe[dot]org), he will send you the meeting link and access code. 

Sustainable software for phones that last (online)

15 March 2022

Fairphone invites a panel of experts to explore the underlying forces that drive the continuing decline in the longevity of phones and other electronics. Erik Albers, FSFE's programme manager digital sustainability, joins the panel and gives insights on the sustainability of Free Software and how the universal right to install Free Software operating systems on any device will help us to live a more sustainable digital society. The live webinar takes place on 15 March 2022 from 14:00 - 15:00 CET and it is in English. Attendance is free but you need to register.  

Author reading: Ada & Zangemann (online)

12 March 2022

Are you interested in the new book Ada & Zangemann: A tale of software, skateboards, and raspberry ice cream? The book is a modern fairy tale that conveys the joy of tinkering and calls for self-determined use of software: for children from 6 years of age. A charming story for all ages.

Join the reading of the book on Saturday, 12 March 2022, at 17:00 CET. Meet the author of the book and President of the FSFE, Matthias Kirschner, and ask any questions you might have. The event is part of the Chemnitzer Linux-Tage. The reading will be in German and will take place online. You can join the event at no cost. No registration is needed. 

FSFE Zurich local group meeting in Zurich, Switzerland

10 March 2022

Anyone interested in Free Software and wanting to stand up for the ideals of Free Software can join. The FSFE Zurich local group meets on the second Thursday of each month. The next meeting takes place at Recreatzz, Neue Hard 12, second floor, from 18:00 to 21:00. The meeting is in German. The group will discuss ways to reach out to new people, the upcoming Open Education Day, and the needed tasks. You do not need to register, and the participation is at no cost. 

Author reading: Ada & Zangemann (online)

25 February 2022

Are you interested in the new book Ada & Zangemann: A tale of software, skateboards, and raspberry ice cream? The book is a modern fairy tale that conveys the joy of tinkering and calls for self-determined use of software: for children from 6 years of age. A charming story for all ages.

Join the reading of the book on Friday, 25 February 2022, at 21:00 (CET). Meet the author of the book and President of the FSFE, Matthias Kirschner, and ask any questions you might have. The reading will be in German and will take place online. The event is part of the yearly Winter Congress, an event organised by the Digital Society. To join the Winter Congress please register for a Ticket. The price of a non-member, regular Ticket is 30 CHF.  

FSFE Women monthly meeting (online)

20 February 2022

The meeting will take place on Feb 20th, 7.30pm CET. The FSFE Women meets once in a month to discuss topics related to Free Software, IT and about any aspects of being a woman* in tech. Please be aware that this group is women-centric and transgender and non-binary friendly. If you identify as a man, we kindly ask you to reach out to the coordinators of the FSFE Women to let them know you would like to join. For more information about the FSFE Women have a look at our team site. The group is open for all women* who are interested in Free Software. Registration is not required. The meeting is in English. 

Lecture Free Software and Open Data (online)

16 February 2022

Dr. Lucas Lasota, FSFE Legal Project Manager and Researcher at Humboldt University of Berlin, invites Robbie Morrison to give a lecture at the Seminar 'Introduction to Software Law' about the intersection of Free Software and Open Data. Robbie Morrison is a researcher, engineer and software developer. He is specialist in the field of open data and energy systems. The lecture will be held online at 14:45 CET and it is free from registration. The language of the event will be English. 

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

16 February 2022

On the 16th of February, the FSFE Netherlands will have another online localgroup meeting. The meeting will be from 20:00 until 22:00 CET on the conference server. It is usually quite 'gezellig' and so most stay until 23:00, but you can leave whenever you see fit. The meeting is open for everybody, and we'll switch to English if not everybody understands Dutch. More information can be found on the wiki. At the meetings we abide by the FSFE Code of Conduct. To join the meeting please send an email to country coordinator Nico Rikken (nico[dot]rikken[at]fsfe[dot]org), he will send you the meeting link and access code. 

I Love FS Day: Gaming event (online)

14 February 2022

Every 14th of February, people around the world celebrate the “I Love Free Software Day”. On this day we show our love for Free Software and thank all the people contributing to software freedom. This year, we are organising a whole event dedicated to Free Software games. The event takes place online on 14 February 2022 at 18:00-20:00 CET. For the first part of our event, our three expert guests in Free Software games, game engines, and Game Jams will share their experiences, and will immerse us in the world of Free Software games. The talks will also be streamed on stream.fsfe.org. After the talks, we invite you to play Veloren with us.

For technical reasons, we are asking people who want to take part in the whole event via our BigBlueButton instance to register in advance (registration is now closed). Everyone is welcome. Participation is free of cost. The event is in English. Read more information about I Love FS Day here

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

26 January 2022

The next online group meeting of the FSFE Netherlands has been rescheduled to the 26th of January. The meeting will be from 20:00 until 21:00 CET on the conference server. It is usually quite 'gezellig' and so most stay until 22:30, but you can leave whenever you see fit. The meeting is open for everybody, and we'll switch to English if not everybody understands Dutch. More information can be found on the wiki. At the meetings we abide by the FSFE Code of Conduct. To join the meeting please send an email to country coordinator Nico Rikken nico[dot]rikken[at]fsfe[dot]org), he will send you the meeting link and access code. 

FSFE Women monthly meeting (online)

20 January 2022

The meeting will take place on Thursday Jan 20th, 7.30pm CET. The FSFE Women meets once in a month to discuss topics related to Free Software, IT and about any aspects of being a woman* in tech. Please be aware that this group is women-centric and transgender and non-binary friendly. If you identify as a man, we kindly ask you to reach out to the coordinators of the FSFE Women to let them know you would like to join. For more information about the FSFE Women have a look at our team site. The group is open for all women* who are interested in Free Software. Registration is not required. The meeting is in English. 

Introduction to Software Law and FOSS Licenses (online)

10 January 2022

Dr. Lucas Lasota, who will give us some legal insight into the world of free software licences next Monday, 10 January 2022, 18.00 - 19.00 CET. The lecture, as well as the discussion afterwards, will take place in English and online via BigBlueButton.  

rC3 - Public Money? Public Code! During Corona (online)

28 December 2021

Alexander Sander, FSFE's Policy Consultant will talk about the developments of the past year and give an outlook on how we can better face future crises through the use of Free Software and what role governments, public bodies and administrations and the principle of “Public Money? Public Code! play in this. 

Public Money? Public Code! at Trantor Tech Talks (online)

16 December 2021

Lina Ceballos, FSFE's Project Manager, will participate in an online session about Public Money? Public Code! and the current status in Spain and in Europe. This talk will be part of the second season of Trantor Tech Talks, a space to talk about current topics around technology and more. The session will be held in Spanish. There will be a recording later in our FSFE video instances.

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

15 December 2021

On the 15th of December, the FSFE Netherlands will have another online localgroup meeting. The meeting will be from 20:00 until 21:00 CET on the conference server. It is usually quite 'gezellig' and so most stay until 22:30, but you can leave whenever you see fit. The meeting is open for everybody, and we'll switch to English if not everybody understands Dutch. More information can be found on the wiki. At the meetings we abide by the FSFE Code of Conduct. To join the meeting please send an email to country coordinator Nico Rikken (nico[dot]rikken[at]fsfe[dot]org), he will send you the meeting link and access code. 

Local group meeting of the FSFE Community Bonn, in Bonn, Germany

13 December 2021

On Monday, 13th of December, at 7pm (CET), the monthly meeting of the Bonn FSFE Fellowship will take place. The Bonn FSFE Community Meetings ("Fellowship Meetings") are regular meetings which are taking place on every second Monday of the month. The current meeting place is Dotty's at BTHV, Christian-Miesen-Straße 1, 53129 Bonn. The meetings are open for everyone who is interested in Free Software. 

Launch event – "Public Money? Public Code!" Spanish Brochure (online)

13 December 2021

On Monday, 13th of December, the FSFE is organising the launch event of the recently translated Spanish "Public Money? Public Code!" brochure. The event will start at 18:00 o'clock and end at 19:30 o'clock, CET. We have invited numerous experts, like Luis Falcón, founder of GNUHealth, Ricardo Muñoz from Lliurex, Alexis Puente Montiel from Pica Pica HackLab, Ana Albalat Martínez and Francesc Busquets in representation of Linkat, and Aleix Pol Gonzalez, president of KDE for our upcoming launch event. Together with our experts we will explore the already implemented good practices, but also the challenges that lie ahead to modernise the public digital infrastructure with public code in Spain. For more information have a look at our agenda for the event. The event will be held in Spanish. Registration for the event is mandatory (but no costs are involved). After registration we will send you the invite link to the BBB instance.  

Public Money? Public Code! in the midst of Corona - talk at GHCon21 (online)

10 December 2021

Lina Ceballos, FSFE's Project Manager, will participate at GnuHealthCon21. In her online talk, she will take a look at the role that Free Software played in the last crisis and how it could help overcoming future ones, by pointing to the the principle of "Public Money? Public Code!" and the role that governments, public bodies, administrations have in this. This talk will be held in English and it's planned to start at 18:45 CET on Friday 10 December 2021. Registration for the event is needed but there are no costs involved. 

FSFE Women monthly meeting (online)

23 November 2021

The monthly meeting of the FSFE Women is fast approaching. Our next meeting will take place on the 23rd of November at 7:30 pm (CET). The FSFE Women meet once in a month to discuss topics related to Free Software, IT and about any aspects of being a women* in tech. For our upcoming meeting we will continue working on our logo and look at some drafts Marlene has created for us. Please be aware that this group is women-centric and transgender and non-binary friendly. If you identify as a man, we kindly ask you to reach out to the coordinators of the FSFE Women to let them know you would like to join. For more information about the FSFE Women have a look at our team site. The group is open for all women* who are interested in Free Software. 

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

17 November 2021

On the 17th of November, the FSFE Netherlands will have another online localgroup meeting. The meeting will be from 20:00 until 21:00 CET on the conference server. It is usually quite 'gezellig' and so most stay until 22:30, but you can leave whenever you see fit. The meeting is open for everybody, and we'll switch to English if not everybody understands Dutch. More information can be found on the wiki. At the meetings we abide by the FSFE Code of Conduct. To join the meeting please send an email to country coordinator Nico Rikken (nico[dot]rikken[at]fsfe[dot]org), he will send you the meeting link and access code.  

FSFE with sustainability track and talks at SFSCon, Italy

12 – 13 November 2021

The FSFE will be present at SFScon, the South Tyrol Free Software Conference, where we organise a dedicated Sustainability track. Within this track Erik Albers speaks about "4 principles for a sustainable digital society", Joseph P. De Veaugh-Geiss from KDE about "Sustainable Software & Blauer Engel Eco-Certification", Anne Mollen from AlgorithmWatch about "Measuring the Sustainability of AI", Ugo Vallauri from the Restart Project about "The role of software for a universal Right to Repair", and Stefano Zacchiroli about Software Heritage - The Great Library of Source Code.

Other speakers from the FSFE are Max Mehl who speaks about "Reuse - Gold Standard for Free Software licensing", Alexander Sander about "Public Money? Public Code! During Corona", and Lucas Lasota about "Protecting Router Freedom within the EU reform of telecom law" 

Local group meeting of the FSFE Community Bonn, in Bonn, Germany

08 November 2021

On Monday, 8th of November, at 7pm (CET), the monthly meeting of the Bonn FSFE Fellowship will take place. The Bonn FSFE Community Meetings ("Fellowship Meetings") are regular meetings which are taking place on every second Monday of the month. For the last few months Jakob has been working on an Archlinux-based mobile distro and will tell us about it. The current meeting place is Dotty's at BTHV, Christian-Miesen-Straße 1, 53129 Bonn. The meetings are open for everyone who is interested in Free Software. 

FSFE Legal Education Day (LED) (online)

06 November 2021

The FSFE is organizing the first Legal Education Day (LED). It will take place on Saturday 6th of November 2021 from 12:00 to 17:30 CET. This webinar is open for all to attend free of charge.

It aims to spread basic legal education on the legal context of Free Software, so that licensing your project, understanding copyright, and meeting legal obligations in your software project will be less of a daunting task! We will explain basic legal concepts such as license, copyright law, and its practical application into your projects with our REUSE initiative. Trademarks, Patents, and Containers are more advanced parts of our agenda.  

October Meeting of the Berlin Fellowship Group (online)

28 October 2021

On Thursday, 28.10. our edu-meeting will take place. Everybody is invited to join us at 07:30 pm (CEST)in the conference room and discuss "Free Software and Education" with us, share experiences and work to liberate knowledge and education in Berlin and beyond. The topic for the upcoming meeting is "music". The developer of the Free Software Jamulus, David Kastrup, will present the project, which allows to bridge spatial at the speed of light and without the annoying delays as known from other conference platforms. After a demonstration, we are already looking forward to an enjoyable pleasant end of the evening. All Free Software enthusiasts are welcome and no registration is necessary to attend. Please feel free to share the announcement on the known platforms and follow us on Friendica to get the latest information about our events and activities. 

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

20 October 2021

On the 20th of October, the FSFE Netherlands will have another online localgroup meeting. The meeting will be from 20:00 until 21:00 CEST on the conference server. It is usually quite 'gezellig' and most of us stay until 22:30, but you can leave whenever you see fit. The meeting is open for everybody, and we'll switch to English if not everybody understands Dutch. More information can be found in the local group wiki. At the meetings we abide by the FSFE Code of Conduct. To join the meeting please send an e-mail to country coordinator Nico Rikken (nico[dot]rikken[at]fsfe[dot]org), he will send you the invite link and access code. 

Local group meeting of the FSFE Community Bonn, in Bonn, Germany

11 October 2021

On Monday, 11th of October, at 7pm (CEST), the monthly meeting of the Bonn FSFE Fellowship will take place. The Bonn FSFE Community Meetings ("Fellowship Meetings") are regular meetings which are taking place on every second Monday of the month. The current meeting place is Dotty's at BTHV, Christian-Miesen-Straße 1, 53129 Bonn. The meetings are open for everyone who is interested in Free Software. 

ANSOL's 20 years anniversary (online)

09 October 2021

On 9 October from 15:00 to 18:00 Lisbon time (UTC +1 hour) our associated organisation ANSOL will celebrate its 20th anniversary. At 16:30 local time, FSFE's president Matthias Kirschner, will give a short talk about the FSFE's work during the last 20 years and highlight joint activities with ANSOL. The online event is open to all Free Software supporters who would like to celebrate together with ANSOL.  

FSFE20 get together with FSFE's president by Berlin group, Berlin, Germany

23 September 2021

On 23 September at 19:00 (CEST), the local FSFE Berlin group hosts a get together to celebrate 20 years FSFE together with the FSFE's president Matthias Kirschner. The meeting takes place on the premises of the youth club E-Lok in Laskerhöfen, Laskerstraße 6-8, 10245 Berlin at the corner to Markgrafendamm (location is accessible). Invited is everyone who wants to celebrate 20 years of the FSFE. We will meet in the outdoor space there, so bring some warm clothes. To access the building you need to wear a mask. Baverages to toast and food to feed hungry Free Software hackers will be available. 

Simplify code licensing for package maintainers with REUSE (online)

19 September 2021

At this presentation, FSFE's Max Mehl will introduce REUSE and its benefits for Free Software developers and users, especially for package maintainers at operating system distributions. Thanks to this initiative and its best practices, copyright and licensing has become much easier for everyone involved. The talk, held in English, will start at 09:30 CEST.

The presentation is part of EuroBSDCon. Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required to access the video platform (BBB). 

"Public Money? Public Code!" (online)

17 – 18 September 2021

On Saturday, 18th September at 14:00 pm (CEST), Bonnie Mehring, FSFE's junior project manager, will present "Public Money? Public Code!: A campaign framework to promote software freedom" at the Kieler Open Source and Linux Days. The campaign framework of "Public Money? Public Code!" enables people all over Europe to promote software freedom in their local public administration. More than 200 organisations, and more than 31,000 individuals demand that publicly financed software should be made publicly available under Free Software licenses. Together we contacted politicians, decision makers, and civil servants on all levels -- from the European Union and national governments, to city mayors and the heads of public libraries about this demand. This did not just lead to important discussions about software freedom with decision makers, but also already to specific policy changes. Already, we have administrations from Spain, Sweden and Germany supporting "Public Money? Public Code!". In the talk, Bonnie Mehring will explain how the campaign framework can be used to push for the adoption of Free Software friendly policies in your area; be it your public administration, your library, your university, your city, your region, or your country. The event is free of charge and everybody is welcome to join. 

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

15 September 2021

On the 15th of September, the FSFE Netherlands will have another online localgroup meeting. The meeting will be from 20:00 until 21:00 CEST on the conference server. It is usually quite 'gezellig' and so most stay until 22:30, but you can leave whenever you see fit. The meeting is open for everybody, and we'll switch to English if not everybody understands Dutch. More information can be found on our localgroup wiki-page. At the meetings we abide by the FSFE Code of Conduct. To join the meeting please send an email to country coordinator Nico Rikken (nico[dot]rikken[at]fsfe[dot]org), he will send you the meeting link and access code. 

Localgroup meeting of the FSFE Community Bonn in Bonn, Germany

13 September 2021

On Monday 13 September, at 7pm (CEST), the monthly meeting of the Bonn FSFE Fellowship will take place. The Bonn FSFE Community Meetings ("Fellowship Meetings") take place at 7pm on the second Monday of each month. The current meeting place is Dotty's at BTHV, Christian-Miesen-Straße 1, 53129 Bonn. The meetings are open to all who are interested in Free Software. This time Johannes will report about GNURadio. 

FSFE booth at the "Veganmania" in Vienna, Austria

27 – 29 August 2021

From Friday, the 27th of August, till Sunday, the 29th of August 2021, the annual Veganmania summer festival will be taking place again. The festival features many stalls with delicious street food and information stalls from NGOs. The Viennese FSFE volunteers team has long been taking part in the festivals and will also be happy to welcome you all back to this year's Veganmania. The Veganmania festival is visited by thousands of visitors with very diverse backgrounds and it welcomes everyone who is interested in a sustainable future. Entrance is free and there is no registration required, but in order to take part you will be asked for a recent negative Corona test or to be already fully vaccinated. 

Germany between Palim! Palim! and Zoom: Public Money? Public Code! in times of Corona, FrOSCon (online)

22 August 2021

On Sunday, 22 August at 10:00 a.m. (CEST), Alexander Sander, FSFE's Policy Consultant, will talk about the latest developments in the digitalisation of administrations and venture an outlook for the time after the federal elections. More and more administrations are following the principle "Public Money? Public Code!" and rely on Free Software. Last year, however, it became clear that there is still a long way to go. The lecture will examine what role the principle of Public Money? Public Code! principle played during the last year and what challenges we will face in the coming years. 

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

18 August 2021

On the 18st of August, the FSFE Netherlands will have another online localgroup meeting. The meeting will be from 20:00 until 21:00 CEST on the conference server. It is usually quite 'gezellig' and so most stay until 22:30, but you can leave whenever you see fit. The meeting is open for everybody, and we'll switch to English if not everybody understands Dutch. More information can be found on our localgroup wiki-page. At the meetings we abide by the FSFE Code of Conduct. To join the meeting please send an email to country coordinator Nico Rikken (nico[dot]rikken[at]fsfe[dot]org), he will send you the meeting link and access code. 

FSFE Women monthly meeting (online)

22 July 2021

On July 22nd at 8:00 pm (CEST) the montly meeting of the FSFE women group will take place. The FSFE women group is open for all women* who are interested in Free Software and technology. The meetings are casual and provide an open space to discusse recent development in the area of Free Software as well as to focus on one specific topic. For the meeting on the 22nd Lina Ceballos and Bonnie Mehring will present FSFE's Public Money? Public Code! campaign and what the plans are with respect to the upcoming election campaign of the federal parlament in Germany. The meeting will take place online. 

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online) (online)

21 July 2021

On the 21st of June, the FSFE Netherlands will have another online localgroup meeting. The meeting will be from 20:00 until 21:00 CEST on the conference server. It is usually quite 'gezellig' and so most stay until 22:30, but you can leave whenever you see fit. The meeting is open for everybody, and we'll switch to English if not everybody understands Dutch. At the meetings we abide by the FSFE Code of Conduct. To join the meeting please send an email to country coordinator Nico Rikken (nico[dot]rikken[at]fsfe[dot]org), he will send you the meeting link and access code.

How do we shape and grow a green tech sector? (online)

28 June 2021

The European Parliament's group Greens/EFA organise a series of roundtable discussions, to discuss questions at the heart of building a green and digital society. In the first round table "How can we shape and grow a green tech sector?" Erik Albers, our Programme Manager on Software Sustainability, will talk about the role software design plays in the environmental impact of digital technologies from hardware lifetime to architecture to energy consumption. 

Round Table on Cybersecurity, Human Rights and Digital Sovereignty (online)

23 June 2021

On 23 June, 14:15 CEST, Lucas Lasota, FSFE Deputy Legal Coordinator and an Research Associate at Humboldt University of Berlin, will moderate a discussion on cybersecurity, human rights, and digital sovereignty together with Katerina Yordanova and Elisabetta Biasin from the KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law. Entrance is free but access is limited. The panel will be held in English. For enrollment, please send an email to sekretariat.zech(at)rewi.hu-berlin.de 

FSFE Women monthly meeting (online)

23 June 2021

On June 23rd at 7 pm (CEST) the montly meeting of the FSFE women group will take place. The FSFE women group is open for all women* who are interested in Free Software and technology. The meetings are casual and provide an open space to discusse recent development in the area of Free Software as well as to focus on one specific topic. For the meeting on the 23rd Irmhild Rogalla will talk about "Video conferencing platform for all. Aspects of accessiblity of video conferencing tools". The meeting will take place online.

Make licensing easier for everyone with REUSE at OW2con (online)

23 June 2021

At this presentation, FSFE's Max Mehl will introduce REUSE and its benefits for Free Software developers and users. Thanks to this initiative and its best practices, copyright and licensing has become much easier for everyone involved. The talk, held in English, will start at 15:45 CEST.

The presentation is part of OW2con, the annual conference of one of our associated organisations. Attendance is free of charge, but registration is recommended. Questions can be asked via the conference chat system. 

20 Years FSFE: The long way for software freedom (online)

19 June 2021

Matthias Kirschner, FSFE's President, presents "20 Years FSFE: The long way for software freedom" at the openSUSE Conference on Saturday 19th June, at 13:00 am (CEST). Since 2001 the FSFE has been working to empower users to control technology through activities as "Public Money? Public Code!", Router Freedom, Radio Equipment Directive, simple help with licensing, and Free Your Android. The talk will give a short overview of the work of the FSFE, with some examples from the areas of: public awareness, policy work and legal work on Free Software (Open Source). On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Free Software Foundation Europe, this talks helps you better understand the FSFE's work as an independent organisation and how to get involved. To attend the event registration is needed, but it is free of charge. 

"Public Money? Public Code!": A campaign framework to promote software freedom (online)

18 June 2021

On Friday, 18th June at 14:00 pm (CEST), Bonnie Mehring, FSFE's junior project manager, will present "Public Money? Public Code!: A campaign framework to promote software freedom" at the openSUSE Conference. The campaign framework of "Public Money? Public Code!" enables people all over Europe to promote software freedom in their local public administration. More than 200 organisations, and more than 29,000 individuals demand that publicly financed software should be made publicly available under Free Software licenses. Together we contacted politicians, decision makers, and civil servants on all levels -- from the European Union and national governments, to city mayors and the heads of public libraries about this demand. This did not just lead to important discussions about software freedom with decision makers, but also already to specific policy changes. Already, we have administrations from Spain, Sweden and Germany supporting "Public Money? Public Code!". In the talk, Bonnie Mehring will explain how the campaign framework can be used to push for the adoption of Free Software friendly policies in your area; be it your public administration, your library, your university, your city, your region, or your country. Registration for the event is needed, but it is free of charge. 

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

16 June 2021

On the 16th of June, the FSFE Netherlands will have another online localgroup meeting. The meeting will be from 20:00 until 21:00 CEST on the conference server. It is usually quite 'gezellig' and so most stay until 22:30, but you can leave whenever you see fit. The meeting is open for everybody, and we'll switch to English if not everybody understands Dutch. At the meetings we abide by the FSFE Code of Conduct. To join the meeting please send an email to country coordinator Nico Rikken (nico[dot]rikken[at]fsfe[dot]org), he will send you the meeting link and access code.

Free Software, Router Freedom and Digital Rights at Impropedia Show (online)

04 June 2021

FSFE's Deputy Legal Coordinator, Lucas Lasota, will participate at the Impropedia show to talk about Free Software, Router Freedom, and Digital Rights. The event will be hosted by KuZe Potsdam and will be broadcasted by the KuZe's channel in YouTube. The language is English.

The talk will start 20:00 CEST. No registration in required. 

106. Netzpolitischer Abend (online)

01 June 2021

FSFE's Alexander Sander will give a presentation on the Public Money? Public Code! campaign and explain why there are now no excuses to implement the concept politically. The talk will be held in German and will take place on June 1 at 8pm. 

Digital Soverenity: How do we become independant with Free Software (online)

27 May 2021

On the 27 May the Green party Hamburg will organise a panel discussion about digital soverenity and how to become independant with Free Software. Matthias Kirschner will participate for the FSFE discussing what digital soverenity means, and what Hamburg can can do, and how Hamburg can support Free Software contributors and companies offering Free Software. No registration nor attendence fee is necessary to participate. The panel discussion will be in German. It will be recorded with Jitsi and live-streamed on YouTube. We will try to publish a recording on PeerTube afterwards as well. 

Bildungstreffen der Berliner Fellowship-Gruppe (online)

27 May 2021

On Thursday, May 27th at 19:30 (CEST), the Berlin Fellowship group will meet again for their regular the Edu meeting. Everyone is invited to discuss "Free Software and Education", share experiences and work on liberating knowledge and education in Berlin and beyond. As a speaker we invited Miriam from "Die Lernwerkstatt". In her short presentation Miriam will introduce the organization "Die Lernwerkstatt" and discuss digital learning with us. Miriam will focus on how digital learning can be designed and which platforms or techniques we could use for it. The meetings of the Berlin Fellowship group take place online. Everyone is welcome and no registration is necessary. 

Why Free Software and how to procure? (online)

26 May 2021

More and more public administrations are using Free Software (also known as Open Source). The benefits are obvious: digital sovereignty, tax savings, fostering innovation and much more. In this talk by FSFE's Alexander Sander you will learn why and how pubic administrations should use Free Software and how public administrations, economy and society can benefit from the use of Free Software. Current procurement models and an outlook for the coming years will be discussed. 

MERGE-it (online)

22 May 2021

MERGE-it is the online Italian conference that brings together different Italian organizations who take care of culture and digital freedom. It is a platform to get to know each other and to talk about their work on Free Software. The event will take place on the 22.05.2021 from 10:00 to 18:00, it's completely free and people do not need to register. The event start in the morning, from 10:00 to 13:00 (CEST), with an overview of the Italian Free Software communitie will be given by introducing the different organisations who take part in the event. In the afternoon, from 14:30 to 18:00 (CEST), there will be two sessions of three slots each with round tables, during which the communities will discuss different topics related to Free Software. Patrick Ohnewein, FSFE's Financial Officer and Deputy Coordinator for Italy, will participate together with Libreitalia and Developers Italia, in a round table about "Open Source in Public Administration" from 16:30 to 18:00 (CEST). The round table is open for the public and questions can be asked through the chat. Details of the conference will be available on the webpage on the day of the confernce. The whole event will be in Italian. 

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

19 May 2021

On the 19th of May, the FSFE Netherlands will have another localgroup meeting. Like last few times it will be held online, so that despite missing our regular physical meeting we keep in touch. The meeting will be from 20:00 until 21:00 CEST on the conference server. It is usually quite 'gezellig' and so most stay until 22:30, but you can leave whenever you see fit. The meeting is open for everybody, and we'll switch to English if not everybody understands Dutch. At the meetings we abide by the FSFE Code of Conduct. To join the meeting please send an email to country coordinator Nico Rikken (nico[dot]rikken[at]fsfe[dot]org), he will send you the meeting link and access code.

European approaches towards a Sustainable Digitalization (online)

06 May 2021

In a Workshop we will address several question on how to engage civil society to work on EU level. How can civil society increase pressure on the EU and its member states to make digitalization more sustainable? How can an integrated agenda for sustainable digitalization carried by European civil society organizations look like? What could be joint activities? FSFE's Alexander Sander will talk about advocating on EU level.  

Open Education Day talk, Learning like the Pros (online)

24 April 2021

With a wide range of papers, workshops and short presentations, the Open Education Day-conference shares knowledge and experience on open source technologies, open content, media education and IT skills in the Swiss Curriculum 21. Ralf Hersel, Coordinator of the local FSFE Zurich group will give a presentation on Learning like the Pros in the Lightning Talk session at 15:05. Learning like the Pros informs about Digital Sovereignty, explains professional approaches and offers concrete suggestions. Free registration is required for Open Education Day. The registration deadline is Thursday, April 15, 2021. 

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online) in Online, Netherlands

21 April 2021

On April 21st, the FSFE Netherlands will have another localgroup meeting. Like the last few times it will be held online, so that despite of missing our regular physical meeting we keep in touch. The meeting will be from 20:00 to 21:00 CEST on the conference server. It is usually quite 'gezellig' and so most stay until 22:30, but you can leave whenever you see fit. The meeting is open for everybody, and we'll switch to English if not everybody understands Dutch. To join the meeting please send an email to country coordinator Nico Rikken (nico[dot]rikken[at]fsfe[dot]org), he will send you the meeting link and access code.

"Digital Sovereignty in Europe - Free Software as the Key" - Lecture and discussion (online)

15 April 2021

For some years now, the term 'digital sovereignty' has been on everyone's lips and has become very elastic. In this discussion, Max Mehl, FSFE's programme manager, looks back at the origins: software, and how states and their citizens can use it in a self-determined way - because there is still a lot wrong with it. Max Mehl provides an overview of the most important contexts and discusses pragmatic possibilities based on existing examples to put public digital infrastructure on a modern footing.

The lecture will take place at 19:30 (CEST) at the invitation of Europe Direct Dortmund and can be attended online. No registration is required. 

Regular bi-weekly edu meeting fsfe group Berlin (online)

25 March 2021

On the 25th of March, at 19:30 (CET), the local FSFE Berlin group hosts one of their regular meetings. This time it is themed around "Free Software in the educational sector" (edu) meeting. Together they discuss the state of Free Software in the educational sector. The meeting is open for everybody and needs no registration. It will be held online

LibrePlanet talk: Public Money? Public Code! A campaign framework to promote software freedom (online)

21 March 2021

Matthias Kirschner will be delivering a talk, "Public Money? Public Code! A campaign framework to promote software freedom," on Sunday, 21 March 2021, from 16:05 CET to 16:50 CET, at the all-online LibrePlanet 2021 conference. LibrePlanet is a conference about software freedom, happening 20 to 21 March 2021. The event is hosted by our sister organisation, the Free Software Foundation (FSF), and brings together software developers, law and policy experts, activists, students, and computer users to learn skills, celebrate Free Software accomplishments, and face upcoming challenges. Newcomers are always welcome, and LibrePlanet 2021 will feature programming for all ages and experience levels. Registration is required.  

REUSE: Simple steps to declare your copyright and licenses (online)

21 March 2021

Max Mehl, Programme Manager, will be giving a presentation about REUSE in "REUSE: Simple steps to declare your copyright and licenses" on Sunday, 21 March 2021, from 16:10 CET to 16:55 CET, at the LibrePlanet 2021 conference. In this presentation Max Mehl will talk about how Free Software licensing can be made easier with the REUSE initiative. Through software licensing developers are setting the conditions for the use and reuse of their code. In three easy steps, you can make sure that all files are labelled clearly. No matter how complex you project is, REUSE keeps you covered. With the additional documents and tools, you can increase the time you spend coding. Join the session to learn about the principles and see a live demo of how we make a project REUSE compliant. Registration for the LibrePlanet 2021 conference is required. 

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

17 March 2021

On the 17th of March, Dutch election day, the FSFE Netherlands will have another localgroup meeting. Like last few times it will be held online, so that despite missing our regular physical meeting we keep in touch. The meeting will be from 20:00 until 21:00 CET on the conference server. It is usually quite 'gezellig' and so most stay until 22:30, but you can leave whenever you see fit. The meeting is open for everybody, and we'll switch to English if not everybody understands Dutch. To join the meeting please send an email to country coordinator Nico Rikken (nico[dot]rikken[at]fsfe[dot]org), he will send you the meeting link and access code.

20 years FSFE - The long road to software freedom (online)

13 – 14 March 2021

On Saturday, 13 March, at 12:00 pm (CET), Matthias Kirschner, President of FSFE, will speak at this year's Chemnitzer Linux Days about the work of the Free Software Foundation Europe. "Public Money? Public Code", router freedom, Radio Equipment Directive, easier help with licensing or "Free Your Android". These are some of the activities FSFE has been doing since 2001 in order to enable people to use technology in a self-determined way. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Free Software Foundation Europe, Kirschner gives an insight into the way the FSFE works, using concrete examples from the areas of public relations, policy work and legal actions, and presents possibilities for cooperation. It is no registration required. 

»Public Money? Public Code!« (online)

13 – 14 March 2021

On Sunday, 14 March, at 2:00 pm (CET) Bonnie Mehring will holde a talk at this years Chemnitzer Linux Days about the longstanding campaign "Public Money? Public Code!". She will explain how the campaign framework can be used to push for the adoption of Free Software friendly policies on a local level.

With "Public Money? Public Code" more than 200 organisations, and more than 29,000 individuals demand that publicly financed software should be made publicly available under Free Software licenses. Together we contacted politicians, decision makers, and civil servants on all levels -- from the European Union and national governments, to city mayors and the heads of public libraries about this demand. This did not just lead to important discussions about software freedom with decision makers, but also already to specific policy changes. Already, we have administrations from Spain, Sweden and Germany supporting “Public Money? Public Code!”. It is no registration required. 

"Free Software development: Freestyle, Duty or Burden for the Administration?" (online)

17 February 2021

On 17 February 10:30 to 12:00 CET, Matthias Kirschner will participate in a panel discussion about opportunities, hurdles with and incentives for Free Software in the public administration. The panel is part of the event "digital state online", focusing on topics like digital administration, digital society and digital sovereignty. Patron of the event is the German Federal Chancellor's Office. 

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

17 February 2021

On the 17th of Februari the FSFE Netherlands will have another localgroup meeting. Like last few times it will be held online, so that despite missing our regular physical meeting we keep in touch. The meeting will be from 20:00 until 21:00 CET on the conference server. It is usually quite 'gezellig' and so most stay until 22:30, but you can leave whenever you see fit. The meeting is open for everybody, and we'll switch to English if not everybody understands Dutch. To join the meeting please send an email to country coordinator Nico Rikken (nico[dot]rikken[at]fsfe[dot]org), he will send you the meeting link and access code.

Wikipedia Weekly Network - LIVE Wikidata editing #31 #ilovefs (online)

14 February 2021

Wikidata users Ainali and Abbe98 are doing some live editing on Wikidata (in English), and discuss their thought process of what they are doing and why they do it. In this episode, since it is I Love Free Software Day​, they will both look at Free Software already described in Wikidata and also how you can add more to Wikidata. You need no prior knowledge of Wikidata to follow along in this episode. Sunday, February 14, 19.00 UTC.
 

Fellowship-Treffen Berlin (online)

14 February 2021

On Sunday, February 14, 2021, the annual "I Love Free Software" day (possibly also known as "Ick lieb' dir, Freie Software" day ;-) will take place! This international day is celebrated every year to thank all the hardworking people who sacrifice their time for us so that we can use cool Free Software. This time we would like to give you the opportunity to present a piece of Free Software that you find useful, beautiful, quirky, special or otherwise interesting. You can find all the details on the event page. We will meet online, on Sunday the 14.02.2021 at 15:00. 

FSFE with booth, talks and dev room at FOSDEM

06 – 07 February 2021

The FSFE will be present at FOSDEM, the biggest annual Free Software happening in Europe. While FOSDEM normally takes place in Brussels, this year it will happen online. Max Mehl gives a talk about the "Best practices for declaring copyright and licenses" and Lucas Lasota will speak about "Net Neutrality and Free Software: The Case of Router Freedom in Europe". The FSFE will also be present with a digital booth that you can visit to talk with people.

Apart from the digital booth, for the first time the FSFE will co-organise the Legal and Policy Issues Devroom at FOSDEM. We will also continue with our traditional pre-FOSDEM meeting the day before FOSDEM. This is our community get-together which will be kicked-off with a keynote by Cory Doctorow. 

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

20 January 2021

On the 20th of January the FSFE Netherlands will have another localgroup meeting. Like last few times it will be held online, so that despite missing our regular physical meeting we keep in touch. The meeting will be from 20:00 until 21:00 CET on the conference server. It is usually quite 'gezellig' and so most stay until 22:30, but you can leave whenever you see fit. The meeting is open for everybody, and we'll switch to English if not everybody understands Dutch. To join the meeting please send an email to country coordinator Nico Rikken (nico[dot]rikken[at]fsfe[dot]org), he will send you the meeting link and access code.

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