01 March 2017:
On 15 February 2017, the city council of Munich, Germany convened
to discuss the future of their LiMux project. In its public
session, the plenary voted to have the city administration develop
a strategy to unify client-side IT architecture, building atop a
yet-to-be-developed "Windows-Basis-Client". A translation of the
complete decision is included further down.
17 February 2017:
The European Commission Directorate-General for Research
and Innovation responds to
a Freedom of Information (FOI) request about the use, development and
release of software under Horizon 2020 - submitted by the FSFE on
January 9, 2017.
14 February 2017:
In celebration of the "I love Free Software" day on
February 14, the Berlin Reichtag has been illuminated with the message
"Give Free Software A Chance" last weekend. On numerous buildings and
symbolic places in Berlin other messages have been projected. "Build
Free Software - Not Walls" could have been read on the Berlin Wall, and
the Federal Ministry of Finances has been decorated by the slogan
"Public Money, Public Code". Thereby, activists draw attention to the
importance of larger appreciation of Free Software.
14 February 2017:
Building on the experience from last year's successful
pre-FOSDEM meeting, the Free
Software Foundation Europe and OpenForum Europe recently
continued the tradition of bringing together active Free Software groups
a day before the FOSDEM event, in order to discuss public policy related
actions at both the EU and the national levels. This year, the meeting
focused on encouraging exchanges of views between individual citizens
and decision-makers, by providing practical first-hand information on topics
relating to Free Software in public policy.
09 February 2017:
It's time to say "thank you" on 14th of February, the "I love Free
Software" Day 2017. The Free Software Foundation Europe asks all Free
Software users to use the traditional day of love to think of the
hardworking people contributing to the Free Software we all depend on.
As every year there are many ways for people to participate in this