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Future events

2024 Youth Hacking 4 Freedom Opening Event (online)

07 December 2023

2024 Youth Hacking 4 Freedom kicks off on 7 December, at 19:30 CET, with an online event explaining the competition in detail.
This kick-off event is a great opportunity for anyone who might have doubts about taking part to get their questions answered and to understand how this competition works and why anyone, regardless of their coding skills, is more than welcome to take part.

Register here to attend the event and participate in this edition: https://survey.fsfe.org/index.php/658534 

FSFE Women (online)

27 December 2023

This is a group for women who are interested in Free Software. We get together online once a month to chat, give talks about topics we care about and discuss recent developments.
The group is women-centric and open to all women, inter, trans and non-binary people. 

Past events

FSFE Greece meetup (online)

29 November 2023

The FSFE Greece country team will meet again to discuss what's new in the land of Free Software. We'll talk about the "Youth Hacking 4 Freedom" competition, the "Router Freedom" status in Greece, an ongoing translation of "Ada & Zangemann" book and many more. We are meeting at 19:00. Everybody interested in Free Software is welcome! 

Ada & Zangemann reading in Nürnberg in Nürnberg, Germany

26 November 2023

Join us on at the KNF 2023 ( Nürnberg, Germany) for a reading of the book 'Ada & Zangemann - A Tale of Software, Skateboards, and Raspberry Ice Cream'. The reading, in German, will take place at 15:30h.

Matthias Kirschner, the author of the book, will read this illustrated children’s book, that tells the story of the famous inventor Zangemann and the girl Ada, a curious tinkerer. Ada begins to experiment with hardware and software, and in the process realizes how crucial it is for her and others to control technology.

 

FSFE Netherlands get-together (online)

22 November 2023

FSFE Netherlands meets every month online to discuss relevant news, practical problemen and opportunities for software freedom and actions to improve the situation. Current topics are elections, banking apps and IT in educational sector.

We meet from 20:00 CET until about 22:00 CET. The meeting will be in English if not all participants speak Dutch. More details of can be found on the wiki page of this event. Minutes of previous meetings are also available on the wiki. 

FSFE Women (online)

21 November 2023

This is a group for women who are interested in Free Software. We get together online once a month to chat, give talks about topics we care about and discuss recent developments.
The group is women-centric and open to all women, inter, trans and non-binary people. 

Upcycling Android support at Repaircafé Oosterbeek, Netherlands in Oosterbeek, Netherlands

18 November 2023

Dutch FSFE supporters will be present at the Repaircafé in Oosterbeek to help replace the operating system of your phone with a Free Software operating system. This activity supports the "Upcyling Android" initiative.

The Repaircafé Oosterbeek will be held on the 18th of November in Vegetarisch Zorgcentrum Felixoord at Ommershoflaan 35, Oosterbeek from 13:00 to 16:00.

Workshop at NGI Forum - Simplifying licensing and copyright information for the Next Generation Internet in Brussels, Belgium

15 – 16 November 2023

The NGI Forum is the flagship event of the European Commission’s Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative. Tobias Diekershoff and Lucas Lasota will represent the FSFE with a workshop on REUSE. The event will happen in Brussels.

Free Software is at the heart of the Next Generation Internet initiative. However, the multiple competing licensing requirements for communicating the chosen license of a software project and its copyright holders increase the compliance burden on project maintainers. REUSE aims to remediate this situation, providing NGI projects with a set of easy-to-implement best practices for declaring copyright and licensing in an unambiguous, human- and machine-readable way. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of Free Software licensing and how to implement REUSE in your software project.

The event is free but places are limited. Online streaming and participation will be also provided. English will the working language. 

SFSCON '23 - The future of Free Software in Italy (Side Event) in Bolzano, Italy

11 November 2023

Free Software associations and enthusiasts will share what is happening in the fs scene from their point of view, their activities and what they have in store for 2030.

The presentations will be held in Italian, you are welcome to hold your talk online if you can’t attend the physical event.

REGISTRATION NEEDED AT: https://pretix.eu/noi-digital/sfscon23/3973989/ 

SFSCON '23 - Free Software and Open Science in Bolzano, Italy

11 November 2023

The Open Science movement aims to increase the transparency, reproducibility and inclusiveness of academic research. One of its central goals is therefore to make research outputs broadly available, e.g., manuscripts (Open Access) or research data (Open Data). While software/code created in the course of scientific research is a key artifact of scientific research that is clear distinct from the latter two, it has until recently not received the same attention as manuscripts or data, although it follows its own set of paradigms.

In this talk, FSFE volunteer Christian Busse, will present an overview on how the core concepts of Free Software and the FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reuseable) Principles intersect, what this means for managing code as research output and recent initiatives on the European level that will provide support for these issues.
 

SFSCON '23 - Sharing the power of appreciation: Celebrating ‘I Love Free Software Day’ in Bolzano, Italy

10 November 2023

The “I Love Free Software Day” (https://ilovefs.org) provides a platform for individuals and organisations to express gratitude towards Free Software contributors.
In this talk Bonnie Mehring highlights the significance of the “I Love Free Software Day” as a platform for expressing support, love, and gratitude towards the developers and contributors who make Free Software possible. And we will discuss ideas and strategies for making the upcoming “I Love Free Software Day” even more remarkable. 

SFSCON '23 - Free Software and AI in Europe in Bolzano, Italy

10 November 2023

The European Union’s AI Act is the first comprehensive set of regulations for the artificial intelligence. Also Free Software plays a role in this regulation. I will shed light on the upcoming rules and evaluate what this means for Free Software, AI but also other upcoming regulations.

In this talk, Alexander Sander will present the latest developments in EU legislation and activities on AI and what role Free Software plays in this. 

SFSCON '23 - Why Do We Need A Next Generation Internet? in Bolzano, Italy

10 November 2023

What can be done to improve the Internet as a platform for future generations? What initiatives are currently in place to build key technological blocks of an Internet that supports human-centric values, such as privacy, security, and inclusion, while reflecting the values and norms all citizens should enjoy in Europe?

In this talk, Gabriel Ku Wei Bin will explore why the current state of the internet must be re-imagined and re-engineered in order to support healthy societies, the existing European Commission initiative to work towards doing so, and the role of Free Software in accomplishing these goals.
 

SFSCON '23 - Interoperable Europe Act: A real game changer? in Bolzano, Italy

10 November 2023

Interoperability is a core element of the ongoing digitalisation of Europe. With the Interoperable Europe Act, the EU is aiming to create a dedicated legal framework for interoperability and to enhance cross-border digital public services across the European Union.

In this talk, Lina Ceballos will give an overview of the state of play of this proposed regulation in the ongoing EU legislative process, some of its flaws, and the important role that Free Software and its community can play in it.
 

SFSCON '23 - Let’s monitor implementation of Free Software Policies!

10 November 2023

For six years, the Free Software Foundation Europe has been calling with a broad alliance for publicly funded software to be published as Free Software.

In the talk, Linus Sehn and Johannes Näder, will look at some examples of lack of implementation of Free Software policies. They will discuss how we, as civil society, can identify such shortcomings and how to deal with them. They will present our initiative TEDective – a free-software solution that makes European public procurement data explorable for non-experts, aiming to provide you with a powerful tool to keep an eye on real progress towards “Public Money? Public Code!” across Europe. 

SFSCON '23 - The ZOOOM Framework: Legal aspects of FOSS and beyond in Bolzano, Italy (part of the ZOOOM project track)

10 November 2023

License compliance efforts for software projects involve not only legal-oriented actions, but also governance elements such as organizational processes and community management. The larger the community or the organization working collectively, the more complex a compliance program for software projects may become. Free Software licenses being direct licensing models are easier to comply with in comparison to proprietary licenses.

This talk, by Lucas Lasota and Niharika Singhal, will give an overview of the Free Software licensing compliance practices, including initiatives such as REUSE for streamlining copyright and license information for software projects.
 

SFSCON '23 - Ada & Zangemann book reading in English in Bolzano, Italy

10 November 2023

The first day of SFSCON will close with the reading of the book 'Ada & Zangemann: a Tale of Software, Skateboards, and Raspberry Ice Cream' by Matthias Kirchsner.

The famous inventor Zangemann lives in a huge villa high above the city, constantly building and programming cool gadgets that everyone can’t wait to buy. But one day on a walk through town, something happens that changes the way he sees his own inventions—young people are using them in fun ways, and that make him furious.
 

SFSCON '23 - 'Ada & Zangemann' school reading in Italian (Side Event) in Bolzano, Italy

10 November 2023

School children are invited to participate in this reading, in Italian, of the book 'Ada & Zangemann: A Tale of Software, Skateboards, and Raspberry Ice Cream', taking place during the first day of SFSCON 2023.

This illustrated children’s book tells the story of the famous inventor Zangemann and the girl Ada, a curious tinkerer. Ada begins to experiment with hardware and software, and in the process realizes how crucial it is for her and others to control technology.

Ada & Zangemann will inspire children’s interest in tinkering and encourage shaping technology. 

SFSCON '23 - Windows and Office “tax” refund in Bolzano, Italy

10 November 2023

Some manufacturers try to force to use the preinstalled software on the PC you acquire, sometimes also claiming that alternative software will not work properly.

On 2018 FSFE volunteer Luca Bonissi purchased a Lenovo Tablet/PC that came with Microsoft Windows pre-installed. He requested the refund to Lenovo, but Lenovo denied to refund him. A court case was initiated, and Lenovo was condemned to pay a punitive damages of 20,000 euros for its abusive behaviour. 

FSFE Legal Education Workshop at NGI0 Webinars (online)

02 November 2023

Lina Ceballos and Gabriel Ku Wei Bin from the FSFE will talk about legal topics relating to Free Software. They will explain basic legal concepts such as licenses, copyright law, and other legal topics important for developers and the Free Software community in general.

The 40-minute talk will be followed by a 20-minute demonstration of how to make licensing your free software projects easier with FSFE's REUSE initiative. Copyright and licensing are difficult, especially when reusing software from different projects that are released under various different licenses. REUSE provides a set of recommendations to make declaring licenses easier. After the talk and the demonstration, there will be time for questions and answers. 

Linux Day 2023 - Artificial Intelligence today between risks and benefits in Palermo, Italy

28 October 2023

Linux Day 2023 - "Artificial Intelligence today between risks and benefits"

For the national Linux Day 2023, the Free Circle association organised a conference entitled "Artificial Intelligence today between risks and benefits"

In an increasingly connected and digitised world, artificial intelligence and open source philosophy are driving technological and social transformation.

At this year's Linux Day, we will explore the practical applications of AI based on open source projects that are helping to define the future of this technology and examine the crucial issues of security, privacy and social implications of AI.

This year's event is again sponsored by:

Municipality of Palermo
University of Palermo
Order of Engineers of Palermo

The conference will be held on 28 October in Palermo at the Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa - Sala De Seta. 

25th Anniversary Dédalo in Valencia, Spanien

26 – 27 October 2023

Alexander Sander, FSFE Senior Policy Consultant will participate in the 25th anniversary of Dédalo giving a talk about Free Software's influence on culture and heritage.

Dédalo is an free and open source knowledge management system used for the register, cataloging and diffusion of intangible, tangible Cultural Heritage and Memory. 

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

25 October 2023

FSFE Netherlands meets every month online to discuss relevant news, practical problemen and opportunities for software freedom and actions to improve the situation. Current topics are elections, banking apps and IT in educational sector.

We meet from 20:00 CEST until about 22:00 CEST. The meeting will be in English if not all participants speak Dutch. More details of can be found on the wiki page of this event. Minutes of previous meetings are also available on the wiki. 

Relevance of the EU Cyber Resilience Act (EU-CRA) for Open Source (online)

19 October 2023

CRA and liability - what rules apply to Free Software - Alexander Sander (FSFE)
In the context of the Cyber Ressliance Act, the EU is currently discussing the introduction of liability rules for software, including Free Software. But what are the effects of these rules and what are the consequences for Free Software? The EU Commission has proposed an exemption to exclude Free Software "outside a commercial activity". However, the wording leads to some problems and is therefore currently being improved by the Parliament and the Council. The talk will summarise the current state of the debate and show what consequences can be expected. 

FSFE Women (online)

18 October 2023

This is a group for women who are interested in Free Software. We get together online once a month to chat, give talks about topics we care about and discuss recent developments.
The group is women-centric and open to all women, inter, trans and non-binary people.

This week we're having an open conversation. Bring your topics! 

Fellowship-Meeting of the FSFE Berlin in Berlin, Deutschland

12 October 2023

For the coming meeting, we have invited Joseph from KDE, who will give a talk about the KDE Eco project.

Software has a direct influence on energy and resource consumption. Since 2022, KDE has the goal of providing software which does this in a way that reduces software's environmental impact for us and future generations. In this talk he will present the work KDE Eco is doing to achieve that goal.

Joseph P. De Veaugh-Geiss is the community manager of the KDE Eco project. The goal of KDE Eco is to strengthen sustainability as part of the development and adoption of Free Software.

The event will start at 7 p.m. at "offline", Lichtenrader Str. 49, 12049 Berlin. 

Ada & Zangemann reading in Berlin to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day in Berlin, Germany

10 October 2023

On Ada Lovelace Day, Matthias Kirschner will read the book 'Ada & Zangemann - A tale of software, skateboards, and raspberry ice cream' to the third and fourth graders of the Kant-Grundschule in Berlin.

Device Neutrality: Digital Sovereingty over Devices in Aveiro, Portugal

28 September – 01 October 2023

Although digital devices are ubiquitous today, the number of devices on which users cannot run Free Software is exponentially increasing. The consequence is an increased loss of control over users' technology. Device Neutrality aims to enable end-users to bypass gatekeepers to have a non-discriminatory use of Free Software on their devices.

Lucas Lasota, FSFE's Programme Manager Legal, will speak at "Encontro Nacional de Estudantes de Informatica" in Aveiro, Portugal, about Device Neutrality. The talk takes place on 30.09. The language is Portuguese. The event is free but requires registration. 

Free Software Licensing Requirements and AI in Basel, Switzerland

26 September 2023

Lucas Lasota, FSFE Programme Manager, will give a talk on Free Software Licensing Requirements and AI at the Law Faculty of the Basel University. The event will be held in English and restricted to participants of the faculty.

The world after Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. A new generation of the Internet? in Cologne, Germany

22 September 2023

Join our symposium in Cologne on September 22 to discuss the role of decentralised social media platforms in our society!

Event dates and registration
Date: 22.09.2023
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: FORUM Volkshochschule im Museum am Neumarkt, Cäcilienstraße 29-33, 50667 Cologne, Germany
Registration: The event is fully booked.

The Free Software Foundation Europe, the Centre for Civic Education of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Adult Education Centre Cologne are organising this free event. It is aimed at multipliers in political education, teachers, representatives of public institutions and educational establishments, as well as all interested parties.  

FSFE Community Meetup in Cologne in Cologne, Deutschland

22 September 2023

There will be a public Meetup of the Free Software Foundnation Europe in Köln on 22/09/2023 starting at 19:30. We will meet at the Italian restaurant ECCO (Severins-Viertel, Kartäuserwall 7-11).

Are you from Cologne and the surrounding area? Are you interested in Free Software and the work of FSFE? Or have you been involved as a volunteer or supporter for a long time and want to talk about FSFE's current initiatives like "Public Money? Public Code!" and Device Neutrality? This evening is a good opportunity to do so in a relaxed atmosphere. If you register under the following link, you will make our planning easier. Participation is free of charge.

https://share.fsfe.org/apps/forms/s/xn5pNw2WLncxYgRtzg8YB2mC 

FSFE Women (online)

20 September 2023

This is a group for women who are interested in Free Software. We get together online once a month to chat, give talks about topics we care about and discuss recent developments.
The group is women-centric and open to all women, inter, trans and non-binary people.

We'll have a talk by Bernhard E. Reiter about email, GPG, S/MIME and related topics. 

The Next Generation Internet and Free Software in Aveiro, Portugal

16 – 17 September 2023

What will the Internet of the future look like? The Next Generation Internet Initiative (NGI) envisions an Internet that is accessible and diverse, and respects the fundamental value of privacy. Here at the FSFE, we believe that Free Software is key to accomplish this vision, so that all people, regardless of their background, are able to use the Internet as an effective tool to achieve their full potential. This talk will go over the NGI initiative and will present the funding opportunities for Free Software projects engaged in changing the landscape of the Internet of the future.

Lucas Lasota, FSFE's Programme Manager Legal, will speak at Festa do Software Livre in Aveiro, Portugal, about NGI. The talk takes place on 16.09. The language is Portuguese. The event is free and requires no registration.
 

Router Freedom: The hardware component of Net Neutrality in Aveiro, Portugal

16 – 17 September 2023

Net neutrality refers to non-discrimination of internet communication. ISPs should treat all internet communications equally, offering users and online content providers consistent rates irrespective of content, website, platform, application, type of equipment, source address, destination address, or method of communication. But what happens when they discriminate the type of routers and modems consumers use for internet connection? This talk explains why Router Freedom is key for achieving Net Neutrality, presenting the main finding of a recent survey the FSFE has conducted in the EU.

Lucas Lasota, FSFE's Programme Manager Legal, will speak at "Festa do Software Livre" in Aveiro, Portugal, about Router Freedom. The talk takes place on 16.09. The language is Portuguese. The event is free and requires no registration.

 

Ada comes to Italy! in Nembro (BG), Italy

16 September 2023

Join the first reading of Ada & Zangemann in Italian! Celebrate with us on September 16th Software Freedom Day listening to the story of Ada while eating homemade ice cream.

The FSFE is celebrating Software Freedom Day with the Italian Free Software community, together with the Bergamo Linux User Group. On September 16th, we will be celebrating this occasion with the first Italian reading of the book ‘Ada & Zangemann – A Tale of Software, Skateboards, and raspberry ice cream’. A reading for everyone, young and old! Moreover, there will be a workshop afterward for the little ones and free homemade ice cream, courtesy of an FSFE volunteer.

When: 16.09.2023
Time: 14:45 - 18:00
Location: Biblioteca Centro Cultura Tullio Carrara
Piazza Italia, 24027 Nembro, Italy

Programme
14:45 – 16:15 Reading of the book
From 16:15 onwards: Workshop for kids & creative ice cream contest

Software Freedom Day in Berlin, Germany

16 September 2023

The local group of the FSFE, Haecksen Berlin and the Linux user group Linux Works are organizing a celebration for the Software Freedom Day in Berlin (Germany) at the Kieztreff Undine on Saturday, September 16th. The program will begin at 15h and includes talks about Free Software and workshops about the Fediverse and digital self-defense on Android phones.

You can find the Kieztreff Undine in the Hagenstraße 57 directly at the underground station Lichtenberg. The entry is barrier free.

The event will be in German, but organizers and speaker can communicate in English as well. 

NGI: Building the internet of the future with Free Software in Novi Sad, Serbia

08 – 10 September 2023

What will the Internet of the future look like? At the FSFE, we believe that Free Software is key for a human-centric Internet that respects people's fundamental rights. The NGI initiative provides financial support for software projects developing key technologies for the future of the Internet. In this talk you will learn about this project and how to get funding!

Lucas Lasota, FSFE's Programme Manager Legal, will speak at Balkan Computer Congress - BalCCon2k23 in Novi Sad, Serbia, about NGI. The language is English. The event requires registration and ticket. More at: https://2k23.balccon.org/index.php?title=Tickets 

Device Neutrality or how to safeguard Free Software in devices in Novi Sad, Serbia

08 – 10 September 2023

While our devices are increasingly becoming proprietary, we need to find ways to safeguard ways to Free Software, otherwise our digital autonomy can be highly compromised. This talk introduces "Device Neutrality" as a principle to ensure that users equal access and non-discriminatory use of Free Software in of their devices. The audience will learn about real-life examples, as the struggle for Router Freedom and the latest regulatory initiatives for internet devices in the EU.

Lucas Lasota, FSFE's Programme Manager Legal, will speak at alkan Computer Congress - BalCCon2k23 in Novi Sad, Serbia, about Device Neutrality. The language is English. The event requires registration and ticket. More at: https://2k23.balccon.org/index.php?title=Tickets 

Talk about the Fediverse at the Verkehrswende Camp in Berlin, Germany

01 September 2023

Bits und Bäume Berlin have organized the Digital Village at the Verkehrswende Camp in Berlin. Tobias Diekershoff from the FSFE will have an introduction talk about the Fediverse there at 16:30h. The presentation is aimed at interested people with no prior knowledge of the Fediverse.

  • Where: Verkehrswende Camp, Invalidenpark, Berlin Mitte
  • When: 1.9..2023, 16:30h

The presentation will be in German, but afterwards questions can be asked in English as well.

Local group meeting in Berlin, Germany (online)

24 August 2023

The local group of FSFE in Berlin meets for its edu meeting on every fourth Thursday of the month. All those interested in Free Software are welcome. The meeting takes place from 7:30pm online at BBB server of the FSFE. Bring a good mood.  

FSFE Women* (online)

22 August 2023

This is a group for women* who are interested in Free Software. We get together online once a month to chat, give talks about topics we care about and discuss recent developments.
The group is women-centric and open to all women, inter, trans and non-binary people. 

Chaos Communication Camp 2023

15 – 19 August 2023

After four years of waiting and many online conferences – probably too many –, the Chaos Communication Camp is finally back! Come and camp with us in the 'Bits & Bäume' village from 15th to 19th August 2023. The Free Software Foundation Europe is part of this year's 'Bits & Bäume' village.

Together with many different groups, the FSFE is organising the 'Bits & Bäume' village. This is a space for all CCCamp participants to come together, talk about Free Software and sustainability, connect with others, or simply visit the FSFE booth. The 'Bits & Bäume' village is not just a meeting place but also a space for input sessions and listening to new ideas, as it is involved in organising one of the five central stages.  

FSFE local group Berlin meeting, Germany

10 August 2023

The FSFE local group Berlin is having its regular monthly meeting on the second Thursday of August. Anyone interested in software freedom is welcome at the Kieztreff Undine in Hagenstraße 57 not far from S+U-Lichtenberg station. The meeting is starting at 18:30h and mostly in German but English can be spoken as well. Bring good vibes with you.  

FrOSCon 2023 - Book Reading: Ada und Zangemann in Sankt Augustin, Deutschland

06 August 2023

Join us on at the FrOSCon 2023 ( Sankt Augustin, Germany) for a reading of the book 'Ada & Zangemann - A Tale of Software, Skateboards, and Raspberry Ice Cream'. The reading, in German, will take place at 10:00h. in HS7

Isabel Drost-Fromm, member of the Apache Software Foundation, co-founder and board member of the InnerSource Commons Foundation, will do the reading.  

FSFE in FrOSCon in Sankt Augustin, Germany in Sankt Augustin, Deutschland

05 – 06 August 2023

The FSFE will be present in the Free and Open Source Software Conference with a booth and a talk. Johannes Näder, FSFE Project Manager, will give a talk on "Free Software for German administrations? The 'Sovereign Workplace' conundrum" ("Freie Software für Deutschlands Verwaltungen? Rätsel um den 'Souveränen Arbeitsplatz'"). This talk and most of the conference will be held in German. You do not need to buy a ticket, nor to register. Just drop by!  

An evening about Free Software with the Berlin supporter group of the FSFE in Berlin, Germany

27 July 2023

Software influences all areas of our lives. It is important that this technology helps us rather than limits us. Free software gives everyone the right to use, understand, distribute and improve programmes for any purpose. These freedoms strengthen other fundamental rights such as freedom of speech, freedom of the press and the right to privacy.

At the Free Software Evening at Kieztreff Undine (Hagenstr. 57, 10365 Berlin (barrier-free access) directly at S/U station Lichtenberg), the Berlin group of the Free Software Foundation Europe wants to introduce itself and the work of FSFE, meet new people and network over a nice evening.

Topics for the evening on Free Software

  • What is Free Software and why is it important for a self-determined use of technology?
  • What is the FSFE?
  • Who is the Berlin group

Key data for the presentation

  • When: 27.7.2023, 18 Uhr
  • Where: Kieztreff Undine, Hagenstraße 57 Berlin (S/U Bhf Lichtenberg)

FSFE Women* (online)

20 July 2023

This is a group for women* who are interested in Free Software. We get together online once a month to chat, give talks about topics we care about and discuss recent developments.
The group is women-centric and open to all women, inter, trans and non-binary people. 

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

22 June 2023

FSFE Netherlands meets every month online to discuss relevant news, practical problems and opportunities for software freedom and actions to improve the situation.

We meet from 20:00 CEST until about 22:00 CEST. The meeting will be in English if not all participants speak Dutch. More details of can be found on the wiki page of this event. Minutes of previous meetings are also available on the wiki. 

Local group meeting in Berlin, Germany (online)

22 June 2023

The local group of FSFE in Berlin meets for its edu meeting on every fourth Thursday of the month. All those interested in Free Software are welcome. The meeting takes place from 7:30pm online at BBB server of the FSFE. Bring a good mood.

In addition to catching up on high school graduation, senior studies and adult education courses, there are numerous offers for adults to further their education. But what role does Free Software play in this? After we touched on adult education at the last meeting, this time we want to take a closer look at how Free Software can be accommodated there.  

FSFE Women* Group Meeting (online)

20 June 2023

FSFE Women is a group for women* who are interested in Free Software. We get together about once in a month online to meet, give talks about topics we find interesting in the area of Free Software and discuss recent developments. The group is women-centric and open to all women, inter, trans and non-binary people.

The meeting is in English. We start at 8:00 pm CEST and usually stay together for ~ 2 hours. 

EU Policy topics the whole Free Software community should know about talk in Málaga, Spain in Málaga, Spain

10 June 2023

Lina Ceballos is be speaking at Opensouthcode 2023. She will give a brief overview of past and ongoing EU policy issues, with a special focus on the Interoperable Europe Act, the need for a "Free Software first" approach, and the crucial role that other stakeholders, especially civil society, must play in this.

>Opensouthcode is a free event dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of open technologies: free software/hardware and open source, held in Malaga since 2016. Opensouthcode 2023 will take place on 9 and 10 June in La Térmica.
 

EU: Proposed liability rules will harm Free Software talk in Málaga, Spain in Málaga, Spain

09 June 2023

The EU is currently debating the introduction of liability rules for software, including Free Software. The main debate happens around the Cyber Resilience Act. Alexander Sander will present the current state of this debate and show activities that everyone can do to safeguard Free Software in this debate.

Opensouthcode is a free event dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of open technologies: free software/hardware and open source, held in Malaga since 2016. Opensouthcode 2023 will take place on 9 and 10 June in La Térmica. 

FSFE local group Berlin meeting, Germany

08 June 2023

The FSFE local group Berlin is having its regular monthly meeting on the second Thursday of February. Anyone interested in software freedom is welcome at the E-LOK in Laskerstraße 4-6 not far from Ostkreuz station. The meeting is starting at 19h and mostly in German but English can be spoken as well. Entrance to the E-LOK is over the yard and is barrier free. Bring good vibes with you.  

Legal and Management Challenges for Open Innovation in the Digital Society in Trieste, Italy

08 – 10 June 2023

Gabriel Ku Wei Bin and Lucas Lasota, both FSFE's project managers in legal area will present two talks at the Management International Conference in Trieste, Italy regarding the Next Generation Internet initiative and Device Neutrality. The talks will highlight the work FSFE has done in shaping the internet of the future and how its device-oriented activities are crucial for regulation of large internet corporations. Both talks are sponsored by the European Union's "Next Generation Internet" and "ZOOOM" initiatives.

The talks will be in English. The event requires registration. 

FSFE Local Group Meeting in Aarhus in Aarhus, Denmark

25 May 2023

FSFE Aarhus is a local group working to further the use and awareness of Free Software in Denmark.

This month's meeting will be hosted by Magenta ApS, Silkeborgvej 260, Aarhus (Denmark). Everybody is welcome.

We will discuss:

* Possible participation in events, like Kulturmødet Mors in August
* Upcoming opportunities for giving talks
* Translations
* Input from participants

See the minutes from last time for details (in Danish): https://apps.modspil.dk/hedgedoc/011ZQEH8TAaBlhw921sPEg#

 

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

24 May 2023

On the 24th of May, the period online meeting of FSFE Netherlands will be held, in wich recent developments and activities will be discussed. The meeting will be from 20:00 until about 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: https://wiki.fsfe.org/Events/Netherlands/2023-05-24 At the meetings we abide by the FSFE Code of Conduct. The URL of the meeting is https://conf.fsfe.org/b/netherlands 

Keynote on the EU Policy topics the whole Free Software community should know about in Zagreb, Croatia

12 May 2023

Lina Ceballos, FSFE Policy Project Manager will participate as a keynoter at DORS/CLUC in Zagreb. She will do a brief overview of previous and ongoing EU policy topics, giving a special focus on the Interoperable Europe Act, the need for a "Free Software first" approach, and the crucial role that other stakeholders especially civil society must play in it. The keynote will take place on May 12 at 15:15. Tickets are already available.
 

Presentation of AlekSIS at the FSFE local group meeting in Berlin, Germany

11 May 2023

The local group of FSFE in Berlin meets for its regular meeting on every second Thursday of the month. All those interested in Free Software are welcome. The meeting takes place from 7pm at the E-LOK youth club at Laskerstraße 4-6, not far from Ostkrez station. Access to E-LOK is barrier-free and via the right entrance to the courtyard. Bring a good mood.

This time we are happy to welcome a guest. Hangzhi from AlekSIS® will present the Free School Information and Organisation System. The presentation will be in German language.  

FSFE in Italy, talk at MERGE-it 2023 in Verona, Italy

11 – 12 May 2023

Marta Andreoli, FSFE Deputy Coordinator Italy will participate in MERGE-it 2023, in Verona, Italy. She will do a brief overview of FSFE activities with a focus on the Italian community. The talk will take place on May 12 at 11:30.
 

foss-north 2023 in Gothenburg, Sweden

23 – 25 April 2023

The FSFE is organising a track covering political and legal aspects of Free Software at foss-north; the conference in Gothenburg that brings together Nordic Free Software communities. It will take place on April 24 and 25 followed by the community day that will take place on April 23. Lina Ceballos, Policy Project Manager at the FSFE, will present our position on the Interoperable Europe Act in a keynote on April 24, 1pm in the Palmstedt Room.

The Community Day is taking place on Sunday, April 23. Do you want to know how to get creative with Free Software or want to join us for a chat during a social dinner? Join us and please register your attendance! 

FSFE Netherlands country team get-together (online)

19 April 2023

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. The URL of the meeting is https://conf.fsfe.org/b/netherlands  

Technology and Human Rights in Madrid, Spain

17 April 2023

Pablo González, FSFE Madrid coordinator, will talk in a panel discussion about technolgy and Human Rights, organised by the International Amnesty Spain local group Moratalaz, Madrid. The discussion takes place at 19:00 in the Cultural Center El Torito in Moratalaz, and will be in Spanish.

 

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. 

FSFE local group Berlin meeting, Germany

13 April 2023

The FSFE local group Berlin is having its regular monthly meeting on the second Thursday of April. Anyone interested in software freedom is welcome at the E-LOK in Laskerstraße 4-6 not far from Ostkreuz station. The meeting is starting at 19h and mostly in German but English can be spoken as well. Entrance to the E-LOK is over the yard and is barrier free. Bring good vibes with you.

For this meetings discussion, we want to concentrate on the proposed liability rules by the EU the effects on Free Software. 

Meeting of the local Group in Berlin, Germany

23 March 2023

The local group of the FSFE in Berlin is meeting for the Educational evening. This time we will meet at the youth club E-LOK (Laskerstraße 6-8 near Ostkreuz station). The topic we want to discuss is artificial intelligence in education.

The meeting will start at 19h. Access to the E-LOK is via the right-hand entrance to the courtyard and is barrier-free.  

Author reading of Ada & Zangemann in Boston, USA

18 March 2023

A modern software fairy tale for young and old tells the story of the famous inventor Zangemann and the girl Ada, a curious tinkerer. It's “Ada & Zangemann – A fairy tale about software, skateboards and raspberry ice cream” by Matthias Kirschner. An author reading takes place in LibrePlanet 2023 conference, in-person. The session is at 10:55 - 11:40 EDT (14:55 UTC). The in-person event will be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center located at 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA, 02210. Please register to support the event. 

FSFE Aarhus Local Group Meeting in Denmark

16 March 2023

Our monthly Local Group meeting - continuing our work, campaigns, etc. Everybody is welcome.

17:00 hours, at Silkeborgvej 260, Aarhus. Magenta ApS (www.magenta.dk) will be hosting the event.

FSFE Netherlands country team get-together (online)

15 March 2023

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. The URL of the meeting is https://conf.fsfe.org/b/netherlands  

Author reading of Ada & Zangemann in Traunstein, Germany

14 March 2023

A modern software fairy tale for young and old tells the story of the famous inventor Zangemann and the girl Ada, a curious tinkerer. It's “Ada & Zangemann – A fairy tale about software, skateboards and raspberry ice cream” by Matthias Kirschner. An author reading of the story in German takes place in Kulturforum Klosterkirche Traunstein, Ludwigstr. 10, 83278 Traunstein. Participation is free, you do not have to register. Time TBA. 

Chemnitz Linux Days in Chemnitz, Deutschland

11 – 12 March 2023

This year's Chemnitzer Linux-Tage will take place on 11 and 12 March 2023 in the city of Chemnitz (Reichenhainer Straße 90, 09126 Chemnitz).
The Free Software Foundation Europe will be present with a booth. On Saturday, there will be a reading in German from the book "Ada and Zangemann" at 3 pm.  

Sustainable by design - for a climate-neutral digital future in Berlin, Deutschland

10 March 2023

The Digital Conference of the BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN parliamentary group on "Sustainable by design - for a climate-neutral digital future" will take place on 10 March 2023 from 9:00 to 17:30 in the German Bundestag (Paul-Löbe-Haus, Foyer, Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 1, 10557 Berlin). The central programme will be broadcast via livestream. Attendance is free, but registration at the above URL is required. The conference language will be German.

On behalf of FSFE, Johannes Näder (Policy Project Manager) will participate in Workshop 3 at 11:45: "Free and Open Software as a central component of diverse, sustainable digital ecosystems". Also on the panel: Misbah Khan MdB, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Bundestagsfraktion / Dr. Konstantin von Notz MdB, Deputy Chairman, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Bundestagsfraktion // Peter Ganten, Chairman, Open Source Business Alliance (OSBA) // Dr. Eva Kern, Researcher, Department of Sustainability Communication, Leuphana University Lüneburg. 

FSFE Zurich local group meeting Zurich, Switzerland

09 March 2023

Are you interested in Free Software and do you want to support its ideals? Then join our group, we meet on the second Thursday of each month. Note: If you are attending this meeting for the first time, please introduce yourself on the mailing list or via Matrix shortly before your first visit.

18.00-21.00. Bitwäscherei, Neue Hard 12, Zürich.  

FSFE local group Berlin meeting, Germany

09 March 2023

The FSFE local group Berlin is having its regular monthly meeting on the second Thursday of February. Anyone interested in software freedom is welcome at the E-LOK in Laskerstraße 4-6 not far from Ostkreuz station. The meeting is starting at 19h and mostly in German but English can be spoken as well. Entrance to the E-LOK is over the yard and is barrier free. Bring good vibes with you.  

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 Berlin local group presentation about The Fediverse, Germany

04 March 2023

The FSFE Berlin local group has organized a presentation about The Fediverse as an alternative to existing social media platforms. It will take place in the Cafe Wostok (Weitlingstraße 97, next to Lichtenberg station in Berlin). Tobias from the local group is part of the Friendica development community and will give an introductory lecure, no prior knowledge about the Fediverse is expected. Afterwards there will be time to ask questions and make some first steps into the Fediverse.

  • Where: Cafe Wostok, Weitlingstraße 97, Berlin Lichtenberg
  • When: 4. March 2023, 18:00h - 19:00h

The presentation will be in German, but questions can be asked in English as well.  

Talk on Free Software and Permaculture in Mors, Denmark

23 February 2023

On February 23d at midday, four volunteers from the FSFE Local Group in Aarhus will give a talk about Free Software and permaculture.

The talk will be at Højskolen Mors, a non-vocational school for young people in the island of Mors, Northern Jutland, and we have been invited by the school's permaculture course. We will talk about sustainability, freedom, independence from tech giants, fairness and upcycling, with reference to the Upcycling Android Campaign. 

Meeting of the local Group in Berlin, Germany

23 February 2023

The local group of the FSFE in Berlin is meeting for the Educational evening. This time not online but in the youth club E-LOK (Laskerstraße 6-8 near Ostkreuz station). This time we are happy that Susanne will present her talk from the Chemnitzer Linux Days about IPv6. The talk is in German and has the title Eine kleine Einführung in IPv6 mit Linux (A short introduction to IPv6 on Linux).

The meeting will start at 19h. Access to the E-LOK is via the right-hand entrance to the courtyard and is barrier-free.  

FSFE Women group meeting (online)

20 February 2023

FSFE Women is a group for women* who are interested in Free Software. We get together about once in a month online to meet, give talks about topics we find interesting in the area of Free Software and discuss recent developments. The group is women-centric and open to all women, inter, trans and non-binary people.

The meeting is in English. We start at 8:00 pm CET and usually stay together for ~ 2 hours. Here you can find the time in other timezones. You are welcome to join in our BBB-Room where we always meet.  

I ♥ Free Software Day 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. 

Η Θεσσαλονίκη αγαπάει τα ελεύθερα λογισμικά in Θεσσαλονίκη, Greece

14 February 2023

Αγαπάμε ελεύθερο λογισμικό και αγαπάμε την ιδιωτικότητά μας. Το ΕΙΕΛ παρουσιάζει την ημέρα αγάπης ελεύθερου λογισμικού, δίνουμε μικρές ομιλίες για θέματα ιδιωτικότητας και λέμε ευχαριστώ στα αγαπημένα μας προγράμματα. Μαζί μας το ΕΕΛΛΑΚ και το GreekLUG. Συναντιόμαστε μετά από καιρό. Βρισκόμαστε στις 18:30 στον χώρο πάνω από το Ύψιλον, Εδέσσης 5, 546 25. Οι θέσεις είναι περιορισμένες, παρακαλούμε εγγραφείτε

I ♥ Free Software Day in Chaos Computer Club in Frankfurt a.M., Germany

14 February 2023

On the public evening, February 14th at the Chaos Computer Club in Frankfurt a.M., we want to celebrate the "I Love Free Software Day" 🥳. Everyone who is interested in Free Software is invited to drop by. The doors will be open from 19:00.

In addition to a small programme with some 📢 Lightning Talks (5 mins. each) and a 🍕 Pizza Party, the evening can be used to chat about Free Software. If you would like to contribute a Lightning Talk, email mweimann@fsfe.org.  

I ♥ Free Software Day in Zurich, Switzerland

14 February 2023

The local group Zurich invites other hacker groups for drinks and food after work to celebrate I Love Free Software Day. At 18:00 they take a group picture! The meeting is at 🇨🇭📍Bitwäscherei, restaurant on the ground floor, Zurich at ⏰ 17:00 

I ♥ Free Software Day in Berlin, Germany

14 February 2023

14 February is "I Love Free Software Day"! A good opportunity to celebrate together again after three long pandemic years! The Berlin #ILoveFS party will take place on 2023/02/14 from 19:30 at the C-Base (Rungestr. 20, 10179 Berlin). You can expect snacks and drinks, live music by DJ Tasmo, and lightning talks about your favourite Free Software projects. Before that, you'll have the opportunity to make your Android smartphone future-proof with a Free Software image in our Upcycling Android Workshop (start: 16:30). Please let us know if you're planning to come. Come along, show your love for Free Software and let's celebrate!  

I ♥ Free Software Day in Madrid, Spain

14 February 2023

Madrid loves Free Software! Join us on February 14 to to celebrate together and see each other after these pandemic years! Ask friends and other Free Software enthusiasts to join us and get some fun! There will be snacks and merchandising material. The event takes place at MakeSpace Madrid (calle de la Arquitectura 18) from 18:30h.  

I ♥ Free Software Day in Italy (online)

14 February 2023

A group call that welcomes all Italian-speaking members interested in Free Software is coming up. We will celebrate our love for Free software and discuss the future of Free Software in Italy. See you at 17:30 in our 👉 virtual room. Agenda:

17:30 - 18:00 I love Free Software Day – let's all thank our Favorite Free software project
18.00 - 18:15 outcome of the FSFE - Italian community meeting at SFScon this november
18:15 - 19:00 Workshop: setting the milestones for the future
 

I ♥ Free Software Day in Lisbon, Portugal

14 February 2023

MiniDebConfs are local meetings organized by Debian project members to achieve similar objectives to those of the DebConf, but on a regional context. In this first MiniDebConf in Portugal, we'll not only be focused on Debian, but in the Free Software communities in general. As this year's "I Love Free Software Day" coincides within the dates of the MiniDebConf, we'll have a moment dedicated to show our love to Free Software on the 14th.

Marcos Marado is a member of ANSOL, the Portuguese sister organization to FSFE, and in this 30 minutes presentation he plans to tell you a little bit of what is ANSOL, how has it been celebrating this date each year, and how can you, too, show your appreciation for Free Software on this day. The event takes place at Tecnico Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, Alameda Campus, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1049-001 Lisboa. The room is VA2 - on the 1st floor. The event takes place from 14:00 to 15:00 in English.  

I ♥ Free Software Day in Staffordshire, UK

14 February 2023

FSFE Potteries started in 2020 when the world was a bit upside down. This is our first chance to do something big! We'll have pizza, soft drinks, and a room full of PC's running Trisquel GNU/Linux if you fancy giving some Free Software a try. We can also play Free Software games! Bring along your friends, family, or significant other; particularly since the date of the event might prove interesting! Even if they've never heard of Free Software before, it'll be a good way to introduce them to the topic.

Everyone is welcome, even if you just come for fun. Tell us about any Free Software that you are thankful for, especially if it ever got you out of a jam.
⏰ 6:30pm arrival, 7pm main activities
📍 Innovation Centre 1 building, Keele University, ST5 5NB, Staffordshire, United Kingdom. 

I ♥ Free Software Day in Villach, Austria

14 February 2023

Ahoy you freedom-loving people! 🙂 On "I ♥ Free Software Day" we meet in the E.R.D.E.* at Willroiderstraße 9 (9500 Villach) for a free morning - a small installation party by F-Droid and Co. There will be coffee, cake and sandwiches, that's it have a great chat about free themes and install free software! So we look forward to welcoming you on this great day! 🙂 

FSFE local group Berlin meeting

09 February 2023

The FSFE local group Berlin is having its regular monthly meeting on the second Thursday of February. Anyone interested in software freedom is welcome at the E-LOK in Laskerstraße 4-6 not far from Ostkreuz station. The meeting is starting at 19h and mostly in German but English can be spoken as well. Entrance to the E-LOK is over the yard and is barrier free. Bring good vibes with you.  

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 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. 

Upcycling Android workshop in Cologne, Germany

20 January 2023

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. We will bring sample phones where Free Software operating systems can be tried out and also be flashed by the participants themselves. 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 20.01.2023 from 16:00 - 20:00 hours in the Clubraum of the Alte Feuerwache Köln, Melchiorstraße 3, 50670 Cologne. If you want to flash a phone yourself, please bring your own laptop. Furthermore, if you want to flash your own phone, make a backup of the data that is valuable to you beforehand. Places are limited, please register by participating at the following event https://mobilize.berlin/events/e82582c1-149b-4fab-9995-655f5b81c16d 

FSFE Netherlands country team get-together (online)

19 January 2023

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. The URL of the meeting is https://conf.fsfe.org/b/netherlands  

Upcycling Android Train-the-Trainers workshop (online)

19 January 2023

With Upcycling Android, the Free Software Foundation Europe shows how Android devices can benefit from an extended lifespan by flashing them with a Free Software operating systems. This workshop is about sharing our knowledge and experience with people who are interested in organizing workshops on flashing Free Software operating systems themselves. Among other things, we will talk about the background of the campaign, what to consider when organizing a workshop and how we can help in promoting and implementing a workshop. Afterwards, there will be a talk on F-Droid by its lead maintainer Hans-Christoph Steiner and a talk on microG by its main developer Marvin Wißfeld.

The workshop will take place on 19.01.2023 from 6-8pm (CET) online in a BBB room: https://conf.fsfe.org/b/upa. The presentations will be in English. After a talk there will be time for questions and answers. 

FSFE Zurich local group meeting in Zurich, Switzerland

19 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.

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. 

Author reading of Ada & Zangemann in Bremen, Germany

17 January 2023

A modern software fairy tale for young and old tells the story of the famous inventor Zangemann and the girl Ada, a curious tinkerer. It's “Ada & Zangemann – A fairy tale about software, skateboards and raspberry ice cream” by Matthias Kirschner. Will you participate in Univation summit at the Metropol Theater in Bremen? Then, following dinner, you can attend the reading of the book. An onsite ticket costs EUR 59.00 plus 19% VAT. 

FSFE Aarhus local group meeting in Aarhus, Denmark

12 January 2023

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). 

Τεκμηρίωση και μετάφραση - Συνάντηση ελληνικής ομάδας ΕΙΕΛ (διαδικτυακά)

12 January 2023

Πρώτη συνάντηση της χρονιάς για την ελληνική ομάδα του ΕΙΕΛ. Το θέμα μας αποφασίστηκε στην προηγούμενη συνάντηση: Τεκμηρίωση στα Ελληνικά και ελληνικές μεταφράσεις ελεύθερου λογισμικού. Θα συζητήσουμε τις δυσκολίες που αντιμετωπίζουμε με σκοπό να βρούμε συνεργασίες και λύσεις σε κοινά προβλήματα. Μετά από ένα διάλειμμα συζητάμε ενημερώσεις του ΕΙΕΛ. Οργανώνουμε τη μέρα αγάπης για το ελεύθερο λογισμικό στις 14 Φεβρουαρίου στη Θεσσαλονίκη. Η συνάντηση είναι στα Ελληνικά αλλά μπορούμε να κάνουμε διερμηνεία αν καμία ή κανείς θέλει να μιλήσει στα Αγγλικά. Βρισκόμαστε 19.00 τοπική ώρα. Αν ενδιαφέρεσαι για το ελεύθερο λογισμικό, απλώς έλα.  

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 Basel local group meeting in Switzerland

09 January 2023

Our group meets monthly on the first Monday. We are interested in the ideals of software freedom and you are welcome to join our discussions. Please let us know you are coming, in the chat or mailing list. We are meeting at Gerbergasse 30, 18:00 hr. 

FSFE Bonn local group meeting in Germany

09 January 2023

We are a group of friends of Free Software who meet once a month in Bonn to discuss about Free Software. The meetings take place every second monday of the month. This time the FSFE local group Bonn meets online on 9 January.

We are discussing how to make large amounts of data (JSONs) searchable in a browser and how to integrate Free Software Text-To-Speech into a blog. The question of coding without a 'real' computer reveals a short look at Android IDEs for mobile app development. Are Kilux and Chemnitzer Linux Tage might be good opportunities to meet besides FrOScon? Free music instruments are also of interest to us, this time featuring an opentheremin. Next event is on February 13, either online or in-person. 

FSFE local group Berlin edu meeting (online)

23 December 2022

The FSFE Berlin local group meets onlinei usually on the fourth Thursday of every month to discuss Free Software in education. In December the meeting will take place at Friday the 23rd. 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 country team get-together (online)

21 December 2022

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. The URL of the meeting is https://conf.fsfe.org/b/netherlands . On December meeting, Fani Partsafyllidou and Ana Galan from the FSFE staff will join and share news. 

Πρώτη συνάντηση ελληνικής ομάδας του ΕΙΕΛ (FSFE) (διαδικτυακά)

15 December 2022

Η ελληνική ομάδα του ΕΙΕΛ θα βρεθεί μετά από πολύ καιρό σε μια εισαγωγική συνάντηση. Έχουμε αφιέρωμα στο Μάστοντον: θα συζητήσουμε τις διαθέσιμες ελληνικές εκδοχές, θα αλληλοπροτείνουμε περιεχόμενο στα Ελληνικά, και θα δώσουμε συμβουλές χρήσης. Ο Νίκος Ρούσος, προγραμματιστής στο libreops θα μας μιλήσει για το Libretooth. Η Φανή Παρτσαφυλλίδου από το προσωπικό του ΕΙΕΛ θα μας ενημερώσει με νέα για το ελεύθερο λογισμικό στην Ευρώπη. Θα συζητήσουμε το ενδεχόμενο να οργανώσουμε εκδήλωση αγάπης για το ελεύθερο λογισμικό στις 14 Φεβρουαρίου στη Θεσσαλονίκη. Θα βρεθούμε στις 7 το απόγευμα. Αν ενδιαφέρεσαι, μην διστάσεις να έρθεις! 

Upcycling Android workshop in Berlin, Germany

10 December 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. We will bring sample phones where Free Software operating systems can be tried out and also be flashed by the participants themselves. 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 10.12.22 from 11:30 - 15:30 hours in the WerkRaum of the Pablo Neruda library in Berlin, Frankfurter Allee 14A, 10247 Berlin. If you want to flash a phone yourself, please bring your own laptop. Furthermore, if you want to flash your own phone, make a backup of the data that is valuable to you beforehand. 

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 December online meeting with talk (online)

08 December 2022

FSFE Women is a group for women* who are interested in Free Software. We get together about once in a month online to meet, give talks about topics we find interesting in the area of Free Software and discuss recent developments. The group is women-centric and open to all women, inter, trans and non-binary people.

This time the meeting will start with Fani Partsafyllidou, Project Manager at FSFE, presenting the Upcycling Android initiative. Then we will discuss decentralized and independent alternative events of 37c3 and in which way we can participate / celebrate the event. The meeting is in English. We start at 7:30 pm (Europe/Berlin) and usually stay together for ~ 2 hours. For other timezones look here: https://notime.zone/NI89qTIWLUw7h. You are welcome to join in our BBB-Room https://conf.fsfe.org/b/women 

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. 

Open standards and industrial use for Free Software workshop in Brussels, Belgium

02 December 2022

Company policies towards open source embrace the use of and contribution to software that is crucial for its products. Raising awareness of Open Source possibilities has been identified as an effective policy for increasing economic growth. Open Source assets facilitate making an efficient use of resources and increase industrial competitiveness. Alexander Sander, FSFE Senior Policy Consultant, is one of the speakers of the workshop. 

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. 

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 

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 Berlin local group meeting in Berlin, Germany

10 November 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

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.  

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.  

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