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Three conclusions to draw from Google denying Huawei access to software

20 May 2019

Google denies the Chinese IT giant Huawei access to Google's proprietary components of the Android mobile operating system which threatens IT security. This highlights the importance Free Software has for technology users, public bodies, and businesses. The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) presents three essential lessons from this case.

FSFE Newsletter - May 2019

16 May 2019

This newsletter edition gives special attention to the upcoming EU Elections. We are telling the story of the Spanish Pica Pica Hacklab who successfully used our "Public Money? Public Code!" campaign to influence the Parliament of Asturias. Pica Pica's story takes us to the upcoming EU Elections that will bring in new MEPs into the European Parliament and so we provide advice and tips on how you can get active in promoting Free Software to them. As always, you will also read about the events the FSFE is going to be part of this month, as well as a retrospective of what has happened in the past month.

Public Money, Public Code: Munich one step back - others two steps forward.

15 May 2019

More than two years ago, Munich abandoned their strategy of developing an independent IT infrastructure built with Free Software and the free operating system GNU/Linux and went back to depending on proprietary software. We followed this process closely and like to give an update today about what has happened since then in Munich and in Europe in general. Did we manage to gain more independence and control over our IT or did dependencies on monopolies increase over the past two years?

Freie Software in München – FSFE bedankt sich bei Christine Prayon

15 May 2019

Die Kabarettistin Christine Prayon wurde gestern mit dem mit 10.000 Euro dotierten Dieter-Hildebrandt-Preis der Landeshauptstadt München für anspruchsvolles politisches beziehungsweise dezidiert gesellschaftskritisches Kabarett ausgezeichnet. Das Preisgeld spendet Prayon der Free Software Foundation Europe.

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Nächste Veranstaltungen

29 May 2019

The FSFE's legal intern Lucas Lasota will give a talk about the latest developments with legal questions concerning Free and Open Source Software at Libre Graphics Meeting's Pre Event in Saarbrücken, Germany. The event is organized by the Opensaar e.V., an association promoting Free and Open Source Software initiatives in the Saar-Lor-Lux Region. The event has no entrance fee.

Galia Mancheva speaks about Public Money? Public Code! at TuxCon in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

08 to 09 June 2019

The FSFE Project Manager, Galia Mancheva will introduce the Public Money? Public Code! campaign in front of the local tech community in Plovdiv, Bulgaria on June 8th. TuxCon is an annual event about free and open source software and hardware. The entrance is free for all visitors.

Matthias Kirschner keynote about Free Software in our society at OW2con in Paris, France

12 to 13 June 2019

On June 13th, the FSFE's president Matthias Kirschner will give a keynote about Free Software in our society at OW2con. He will argue that as people and companies who create software, we should consider how our actions influence the distribution of power in our society — and thereby our democracy. The event takes place on 12 and 13 of June. Entrance is free of charge but with prior registration required.

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