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The FSFE re-elects president, vice president, and financial officer

14 October 2019

At this year's General Assembly, which took place in Essen, Germany, on 12 October, the members of the FSFE re-elected Matthias Kirschner as the president, Heiki Lõhmus as the vice president, and Patrick Ohnewein as the financial officer for another two-year term.

Today is the Day Against DRM

12 October 2019

Join us and the Free Software Foundation in the fight against DRM! Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) is any technology that is built into an electronic product or service with the aim of limiting its use. It is designed to prevent customers from using digital technology in ways that do not correspond to the business agenda of a content provider or device manufacturer.

Software Freedom Podcast #1 on Day Against DRM with Cory Doctorow

12 October 2019

We have a Podcast! Starting with this episode, we will talk once a month with people who have inspiring ideas about software freedom. In our first episode of our Software Freedom Podcast, we address the issue of Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) together with Cory Doctorow, a British-Canadian writer, political activist, and co-editor of the blog boingboing.net. Cory Doctorow is a prominent supporter of software freedom and a less restrictive copyright law. His books are published under Creative Commons licenses.

Freedomvote sheds light on Swiss candidates for national elections

07 October 2019

Freedomvote.ch is back. The Swiss Freedomvote campaign aims to give voters guidance about the candidates who are running for election. As in its previous edition from 2015, it offers candidates the opportunity to present their positioning on different digital topics, including Free Software. More than 160 candidates are already participating and prove that digital topics are becoming more and more important - for voters just as for candidates.

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Chaos Hacktoberfest FFM in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

19 October 2019

On Saturday, 19th of October starting from 13:37 the Chaos Computer Club Frankfurt and the FSFE local group Rhein-Main invite you to join our Hacktoberfest. We welcome every people. No matter if you're a beginner and want to learn first steps in contributing to Free Software or if you're a professional. The Hacktoberfest is a one month celebration of Free Software.

FSFE talk about REUSE at Open Source Summit in Lyon, France

28 to 30 October 2019

Max Mehl, the FSFE Programme Manager, gives a presentation about the REUSE project at the Open Source Summit Europe in Lyon. He will guide through the REUSE principles, discuss opportunities for projects and enterprises, and update on the latest exciting developments of the REUSE project. Max' talk is part of a whole track about software license compliance.

With around 2.000 participants, the OSSEU is a large event, mainly focused on an industry audience. There is an admission fee to participate in the conference, but the talk will be recorded.

The FSFE with talk and booth at SFSCon in Bolzano, Italy

15 November 2019

The FSFE will be present at SFSCon in Bolzano, Italy, with a track of sessions as well as an info-booth. On the same occasion the FSFE will run its annual community meeting. More information to come.

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