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Call for sessions at the FSFE assembly during 33C3

20 October 2016:

From December 27 to 30, the FSFE will host an assembly during the 33rd Chaos Communication Congress (33C3) including an information booth, self-organised sessions and a meeting point for all friends of Free Software to come together, share or simply relax. We are looking forward to organise sessions in the name of our assembly and we will book proper rooms or offer our assembly itself. Sessions can be inspiring talks, hands-on workshops, community/developer/strategy meetings or any other public, informative or collaborative activity.

Topics can be anything that is about or related to Free Software. We welcome technical sessions but we also encourage to give non-technical talks that address philosophical, economical or other aspects of/about Free Software. We also like sessions about related subjects that have a clear connection to Free Software for example privacy, data protection, sustainability and similar topics. Finally, we welcome all backgrounds – from your private project to global community projects. If you are interested, read more about our call for participation.

28 September 2016:

On 14 September the European Commission (EC) published its long-awaited proposal for a Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market. While we welcome the proposal to introduce a mandatory exception for 'text and data mining' (TDM) in the field of scientific research, we are concerned about the inclusion of a far-reaching "technical safeguards" clause granted to rightholders in order to limit the newly established exception.

Julia Reda, MEP: "Proprietary Software threatens Democracy"

07 September 2016:

Julia Reda ended the QtCon, a conference for the Free Software community, with a closing keynote on, among other things, Free Software in the European Public Sector.

The Document Foundation and the FSFE strengthen their relationship

17 August 2016:

The Free Software Foundation (FSFE) is joining the Advisory Board of The Document Foundation. At the same time, The Document Foundation is becoming an associated organisation of the FSFE.

In Memory of our Friend Elias Diem

09 August 2016:

In the afternoon of Saturday 6 August, our friend and active Fellow Elias Diem passed away. He was on his way back home from a hiking trip with a friend in the Swiss alps. He slipped and fell about 150 meters. His friend tried to rescue him, but it was too late. He died of a heavy head injury at the age of 39.


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Fellowship Meeting Rhine/Main, Germany

02 November 2016

On Wednesday, 2 November, the Fellowship group Rhein/Main will meet in the Zentrale Coworking in Frankfurt. We will meet there around 19:00 h.

FSFE with talks and info booth at OpenRheinRuhr in Oberhausen, Germany

05 to 06 November 2016

OpenRheinRuhr is a fair und congress about Free Software, happening from 5. to 6. of November in the Rheinischen Industriemuseum in Oberhausen, Germany. On Saturday, November 5, there will be talks by Matthias Kirschner, Max Mehl and Erik Albers. In addition there will be an info booth and the possibility to meet staff and volunteers from the FSFE.

Paris Open Source Summit in Paris, France

16 to 17 November 2016

FSFE's Policy Analyst and Legal Coordinator Polina Malaja will participate at the conference by giving a talk "DSM, EIF, RED: Acronyms on the EU level and why they matter for software freedom".

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