Free Software Foundation Europe
24 June 2016:
The European Commission is
for public input with regard to its plans to renew the European
Interoperability Framework (EIF). The EIF aims to promote enhanced
interoperability in the EU public sector. The document, originally intended
as a set of non-binding guidelines for the EU public administration, is
going through its third revision since its initial adoption in 2004. The
FSFE has prepared its comments
for the draft of the revised guidelines.
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.
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.
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.
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
23 to 27 June 2016
Our Italian team will represent FSFE with a booth during Wikimania 2016 in Esino Larino, Italy. If you like to know us or like to learn why Free Software is important for Free Knowledge, pass by our booth in the community village of Wikimania. Beside of having interesting talks or grabbing our promotion material or merchandise, you can also use this opportunity to meet Michele Marrali, Italian coordinator, and Erik Albers, Fellowship coordinator.
Fellowshiptreffen in Düsseldorf, Deutschland
29 June 2016
Treffen der Fellowshipgruppe Düsseldorf ab 19:30 Uhr im
Chaosdorf, Hüttenstr. 25, 40215 Düsseldorf.
06 July 2016
On Wednesday, 6 July, the Fellowship group Rhein/Main
will meet in "Zentrale Coworking" in Frankfurt to attend a talk by FSFE's president Matthias Kirschner titled "The long way to empower people to control technology". We will meet there around 19:00 h, the talk will start at 19:30.
31 July 2016
De Socializing Sunday zal gelegenheid bieden om zich buiten de werkkring of
het helpen in de kraam te leren kennen. Zo is er geen agenda, zijn er geen
doelen die bereikt moeten worden en natuurlijk geen formaliteiten! Iedereen
die zich aan de FSFE en/of de Fellowship verbonden voelt is uitgenodigd. We
zouden in het bijzonder blij zijn met familie en vrienden van Fellows.
Torne-se Membro da FSFE para potenciar o nosso trabalho e ajudar a garantir a nossa independência financeira. Ao juntar-se à Fellowship você tornar-se-à um membro doador, sustentador da FSFE - incluindo acesso à nossa infra-estrutura.