24 June 2016:
The European Commission is
for public input with regard to its plans to renew the European
Interoperability Framework (EIF). The EIF aims to promote enhanced
interoperability in the EU public sector. The document, originally intended
as a set of non-binding guidelines for the EU public administration, is
going through its third revision since its initial adoption in 2004. The
FSFE has prepared its comments
for the draft of the revised guidelines.
02 May 2016:
… Mirko Boehm! The election period for this year's Fellowship
GA seat has ended on April 29, 2016. There was just one candidate running for the Fellowship GA seat this time. The more we are happy that still 18,9% of our Fellows took their chance to support Mirko Boehm in running for the seat.
28 April 2016:
In 2016, the FSFE is celebrating 15 years of existence. What started as a small group of volunteers has grown into a European wide movement with actively supporting members in more than 20 countries. We dedicate this birthday to our community, to those who made us grow strong in the past 15 years - with the first ever FSFE summit on September 2 – 4, taking place in the Berlin Congress Center, Germany. If you like to be part of it, save the date and take part in the call for participation.
28 April 2016:
On 19 April, the European Commission published a communication on "ICT
Standardisation Priorities for the Digital Single Market" (hereinafter 'the
Communication'). The Digital
Single Market (DSM) strategy intends to digitise industries with several
legislative and political initiatives, and the Communication is a part of it
covering standardisation. In general, the Free Software Foundation Europe
(FSFE) welcomes the Communication's plausible approach for integrating Free
Software and Open Standards into standardisation
but expresses its concerns about the lack of understanding of necessary
prerequisites to pursue that direction.
11 April 2016:
23 organisations including the Free Software Foundation
Europe (FSFE) joined up in
proposing measures to EU institutions and EU member states to avoid
negative implications on users' rights and Free Software imposed by the EU
Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU.