Free Software Foundation Europe


And the winner of the election for FSFE's Fellowship GA seat is ...

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.

Sommet FSFE 2016 - Appel à participation

28 April 2016:

En 2016, la FSFE va fêter ses 16 ans d'existence. Ce qui a commencé avec un petit groupe de bénévoles a grandi en un large mouvement européen soutenu activement par des membres de plus de 20 pays. Nous dédions cet anniversaire à notre communauté, à celles et ceux qui nous ont permis de nous renforcer ces 15 dernières années. Le premier sommet aura lieu du 2 au 4 septembre au Berlin Congress Center, en Allemagne. Si vous souhaitez participer, réservez la date et lisez l'appel à participation.

EU jeopardises its own goals in standardisation with FRAND licensing

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.

Joint Statement on the Radio Lockdown Directive

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.

FSFE's work in 2015

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!

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Fellowship group Rhine/Main visits CCC-MZ-WI in Wiesbaden, Germany

07 June 2016

On Tuesday, 7 June, the Fellowship group Rhein/Main will visit CCC-MZ-WI in the CCC HQ in Wiesbaden. We will meet there around 19:00 h.

FSFE booth at Tübix in Tübingen, Germany

11 June 2016

Tübix, an event about Free Software in the Southern German town Tübingen, opens its doors for the second time on 11 June 2016. Admission is free.
This time, FSFE is present with a booth and offers information about its activities and Free Software in general as well as merchandise products.

Fellowship Vienna: presentation of the project TurtleStitch in Vienna, Austria

17 June 2016

Andrea Mayr-Stalder presents her project TurtleStitch, a platform to generate patterns for embroidery machines. TurtleStitch is based upon Free Software. We will see the production from the pattern to the completed embroidery. And we will learn about parallels of embroidery and programming.

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