Since 2001 the FSFE has been enhancing users' rights by abolishing barriers for software freedom. For 20 years we have been helping individuals and organisations to understand how Free Software contributes to freedom, transparency, and self-determination.

For the next two decades we need your help. We want everyone to be able to control their technology. Free Software and its freedoms to use, study, share, and improve are the key to that goal.

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Future events

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. 

Author reading: Ada & Zangemann

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.  

Past events

Introduction to Software Law and FOSS Licenses (online)

10 January 2022

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

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

28 December 2021

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

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

16 December 2021

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

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

15 December 2021

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

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

13 December 2021

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

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

13 December 2021

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

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

10 December 2021

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

FSFE Women monthly meeting (online) (online)

23 November 2021

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

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

17 November 2021

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

FSFE with sustainability track and talks at SFSCon, Italy

12 – 13 November 2021

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

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

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

08 November 2021

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

FSFE Legal Education Day (LED) (online)

06 November 2021

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

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

October Meeting of the Berlin Fellowship Group (online)

28 October 2021

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

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

20 October 2021

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

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

11 October 2021

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

ANSOL's 20 years anniversary (online)

09 October 2021

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

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

23 September 2021

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

Simplify code licensing for package maintainers with REUSE (online)

19 September 2021

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

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

"Public Money? Public Code!" (online)

17 – 18 September 2021

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

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

15 September 2021

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

Localgroup meeting of the FSFE Community Bonn in Bonn, Germany

13 September 2021

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

FSFE booth at the "Veganmania" in Vienna, Austria

27 – 29 August 2021

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

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

22 August 2021

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

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

18 August 2021

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

FSFE Women monthly meeting (online)

22 July 2021

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

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

21 July 2021

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

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

28 June 2021

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

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

23 June 2021

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

FSFE Women monthly meeting (online)

23 June 2021

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

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

23 June 2021

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

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

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

19 June 2021

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

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

18 June 2021

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

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

16 June 2021

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

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

04 June 2021

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

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

106. Netzpolitischer Abend (online)

01 June 2021

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

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

27 May 2021

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

Bildungstreffen der Berliner Fellowship-Gruppe (online)

27 May 2021

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

Why Free Software and how to procure? (online)

26 May 2021

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

MERGE-it (online)

22 May 2021

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

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

19 May 2021

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

European approaches towards a Sustainable Digitalization (online)

06 May 2021

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

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

24 April 2021

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

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

21 April 2021

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

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

15 April 2021

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

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

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

25 March 2021

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

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

21 March 2021

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

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

21 March 2021

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

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

17 March 2021

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

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

13 – 14 March 2021

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

»Public Money? Public Code!« (online)

13 – 14 March 2021

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

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

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

17 February 2021

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

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

17 February 2021

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

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

14 February 2021

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

Fellowship-Treffen Berlin (online)

14 February 2021

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

FSFE with booth, talks and dev room at FOSDEM

06 – 07 February 2021

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

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

FSFE Netherlands online get-together (online)

20 January 2021

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

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