25 April 2017:
El Software Libre nunca ha sido más necesario para periodistas y activistas en todo el mundo. La FSFE ayuda a formar un mundo en el que la tecnología nos fortalece en lugar de oprimirnos.Amaelle's background photo by Gregory Fabre @grrr used with CC BY SA 4.0 license.
¡Software Libre, Sociedad Libre!
Free Software Foundation Europe
19 April 2017:
North Rhine-Westphalia is Germany's most populated state which is having its next general elections on May 14, 2017. For this election, a "coalition of Free knowledge" developed for the first time a "Digital-o-Mat". The "Digital-o-Mat" is a tool to help those voters who are concerned about digital rights and freedoms, to decide about which party to vote for. Therefor, eight questions guide any user to choose his own preferences on important topics about the digital society - like questions about the use of Free Software, Open Data or Open Educational Resources. After filling them out, a user will see which party matches best with his own preferences and he can additionally browse detailed explanations on the party's positions.
The "coalition of Free knowledge" is an alliance of different NGOs who care about freedom in the digital age, including the Free Software Foundation Europe. The tool is Free Software, the version for the elections in North Rhine-Westphalia in German. More detailed background-information in German in Erik Albers' blog.
29 March 2017:
According to our constitution, two seats in the General Assembly are reserved for elected representatives of our Fellows. They serve two-year terms and one seat is up for re-election every year. The current representatives are Nicolas Dietrich and Mirko Boehm; Nicolas's term is coming to an end and his seat will be up for re-election this April.
The election period runs from April 10 to April 24, 2017, with eight candidates eligible for election. The list of candidates, along with their manifestos and background, can be found at the election wiki page.
All orderly Fellows eligible to vote will also receive detailed voting instructions by e-mail in due course.
28 March 2017:
21 March 2017:
29 April 2017
19 to 21 May 2017
The No-Spy Conference mainly covers the topics protection of privacy and civil rights, and protection from surveillance and espionage. There will be talks and workshops about technical, legal, and political issues. FSFE's Max Mehl will give a talk about "Radio Directive - a highly topical example for internet activism"
10 to 11 June 2017
IT-tinkering is only possible with Free Software, that's why FSFE is going to be present with an information and merchandise booth on MAKER FAIR BERLIN at the weekend of 10th and 11th of June 2017. On Saturday, MAKER FAIR is open for school classes and their teachers, free of charge. MAKER FAIR is a come-together of makers and visitors interested in various DIY-ideas. At FSFE’s booth, visitors can inform themselves about Raspberry Pi as a computer for standard applications especially suitable for education, about how to ‘free’ Android-Smartphones and about email-encryption.