Free Software Foundation Europe
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.
24 February 2016:
From teaching people to use encryption for their e-mail, to changing the direction of policy on a European level, the Free Software Foundation Europe worked hard in 2015 to empower users to control technology. With welcome help from our donors and contributors, we set out with ambitious goals for the year. We saw a lot of improvements in how we work, and we ended the year positively with a lot to look forward to in 2016. Please enjoy this story of (some!) of our work over the year, and thank you for helping us make the world a better place!
03 May 2016
During re:publica Matthias Kirschner will give a short talk about how to counter Free Software misunderstandings. It will be from 14:00 to 14:30 in the newthinking network track. Re:publica takes place in the STATION Berlin, Luckenwalder Str. 4-6, 10963 Berlin. You have to buy tickets to attend the conference.
04 May 2016
On Wednesday, 4 May, the Fellowship group Rhein/Main will meet in the Zentrale Coworking in Frankfurt. We will meet there around 19:00 h.
05 May 2016
On Thursday, May 5, there will be OpenTechSummit 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Open Tech Summit is a conference about technological developments and Free Software. Matthias Kirschner, president of FSFE, gives a talk about "Free Software 1+1: Explaining typical misunderstandings" and FSFE will be present with a booth.
09 May 2016
Am Montag den 9.Mai um 19 Uhr ist wieder Fellowship Meetin in Bonn mit einem Vortrag von Guido Günther über "Wissenswertes über Erlang". Erlang ist eine sogenannte funktionale Programmiersprache die im Umfeld von Telefonanlagen entstanden ist. In diesem Bereich gelten extrem hohe Anforderungen an Stabilität, Ausfallsicherheit und Fehlertoleranz. Das Treffen ist wie immer offen für alle, die sich für Freie Software interessieren. Treffpunkt ist der Netzladen, Breite Straße 74, 53111 Bonn.
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