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Help us now to grow bigger and make a difference in 2017

02 December 2016:

This year, FSFE celebrated its 15th birthday. 15 years of empowering users, supporting communities and pushing for better legislation. 15 years to see that all activities, even if considered small at the time, can become big when we work together. 15 years to see that all activities, even if considered impossible at the time, can succeed when we stand together. Together, we sometimes succeeded even against the heaviest lobbying of large interest groups. 15 years to know that all of this would not have been possible without the continuous support of our community, contributing thousands of hours of their work time and backing us financially. Help us now to grow bigger and make a difference in 2017.

[Blog] There is no Free Software company - But!

16 November 2016:

Since the start of the FSFE 15 years ago, the people involved were certain that companies are a crucial part to reach our goal of software freedom. For many years we have explained to companies – IT as well as non-IT – what benefits they have from Free Software. We encourage individuals and companies to pay for Free Software, as much as we encourage companies to use Free Software in their offers. While more people demanded Free Software, we also saw more companies claiming something is Free Software or Open Source Software although it is not.

[Newsletter] FSFE news in November 2016

10 November 2016:

This month the FSFE newsletter comes with a public consultation on our Fellowship brand. Read the background and do not miss your chance to participate. Also read about the take-over of FSFE's Vice-presidency by Heiki Löhmus and the ongoing revision of the European Interoperability Framework. As in every newsletter, you also find our out-of-the-community as well as a what-we-have-done section with some good Free Software news and highlights of our press coverage.

[Blog] OpenRheinRuhr 2016 report

10 November 2016:

Last weekend, the FSFE visited Oberhausen to participate in OpenRheinRuhr, a well-known Free Software event in north-western Germany. We had a strong booth team, gave talks, and enjoyed talking to tons of like-minded people about politics, technology and other stuff. In this blog post you will learn about some highlights of the weekend and what coat hangers have to do with flat irons.

Russian Bill makes Free Software a Public Priority

10 November 2016:

Legislators have drafted a bill that will boost Free Software on multiple levels within the Russian Federation's public sector.


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Fellowship Meeting Rhine/Main, Germany

07 December 2016

On Wednesday, 7 December, the Fellowship group Rhein/Main will meet in the Zentrale Coworking in Frankfurt. FSFE's former vice president Alessandro Rubini will pay us a visit! We will meet there around 19:00 h.

Monatliches Treffen der FSFE fellows Hamburg in Hamburg, Deutschland

08 December 2016

Die Hamburger fellows und Free Software Interessierte treffen sich am Donnerstag 8.12. ab 20:00 zum monatlichen Stammtisch. Details auf

Fellowship Local Group Milan in Milano, Italy

12 December 2016

First official meeting of the Milan group. We will brainstorm and put on the table(pad) all possible activities and ideas. Somehow we will come out with some concrete objective and strategy. The meeting stat at: 7PM in Boba, Via Rosolino Pilo 9.

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