Free Software Foundation Europe
Free Software Foundation Europe is a charity that empowers users to
Software is deeply involved in all aspects of our lives. Free Software
gives everybody the rights to use, understand, adapt, and share software.
These rights help support other fundamental rights like freedom of
speech, freedom of press, and privacy.
23 March 2023
The EU is currently debating the introduction of liability rules for
software, including Free Software. The relevant proposals are the AI
Act, Product Liability Directive (PLD), and Cyber Resilience Act
(CRA). The way they are, all proposals will harm the Free Software
ecosystem and thus the society and the economy.
23 March 2023
The Interoperable Europe Act (IEA) aims to assist public
administration to share, reuse and integrate information technology
and data across borders. Clear rules with concrete activities and
budget are missing. The role of civil society is overlooked, and
there are not yet clear definitions of Free Software and Open
21 March 2023
The coding period of the Youth Hacking 4 Freedom hacking contest has
been running for almost three months now. The
competition continues to be a fun contest for young hackers to
test and develop their skills. The previous edition
ended with 35 great projects submitted with inspiring stories
behind them. Read about Andrei's and David's projects.
Subscribe to our email updates. Our experts inform you about current
The "Public Money - Public Code" campaign, as well as the "REUSE
Initiative" made me notice that the FSFE is an organization which
supports the same ideals that I do. I want to help them do more great
things, and so now I am proud FSFE supporter.
Greg Kroah-Hartman (Linux Kernel Developer)
I hope that more and more people will understand the importance of being ethical in their digital life and thus consciously use Free Software and that we will have more and more volunteers from all over Europe.
Amandine “Cryptie” (Privacy Specialist)
Your Next Steps
13 April 2023
FSFE Hamburg local group meeting in Hamburg, Germany
19 April 2023
FSFE Netherlands country team get-together (online)
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