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FSFE announces the first European Licensing and Legal Workshop for Free Software

FSFE's Freedom Task Force today announces the first European Licensing and Legal Workshop for Free Software will be held on Friday the 11th of April in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The venue for this meeting is the InterContinental Amstel Hotel.

The event is targeted towards large projects and medium to large enterprises wishing to discuss their existing licence compliance processes. Parties attending are expected to contribute to issues ranging from process development through to optimising purchasing contract language for the benefit of the European Free Software community.

Harald Welte and Armijn Hemel will be attending to represent, and Dr. Till Jaeger will deliver a talk on licence enforcement. Ciaran O'Riordan (FSFE Brussels and patent issue representative), Shane Coughlan (FSFE legal coordinator) and Marko Milenovic (FTF team member) will represent FSFE.

This workshop has limited space available and therefore attendance is by invitation only. Projects and companies interested in attending this event should contact the FTF at

The European Licensing and Legal Workshop for Free Software is one of the activities of FSFE's Freedom Task Force, also known as the FTF. The FTF is an infrastructure project that can help individuals, projects and businesses understand Free Software licensing and the opportunities that it presents. The FTF works in partnership with to deal with licence violations in the European arena.

The FTF undertakes several activities, ranging from the operation of a European Legal and Technical Network which currently covers sixteen European countries and with contacts around the world through to delivering training and consultancy in Free Software licensing. It provides a variety of services for individuals, community projects and commercial businesses with the aim of fostering best practice throughout the industry.

For more information about the FTF or the first European Licensing and Legal Workshop please contact the FTF:

The Freedom Task Force can be emailed at

Belgium: +32 2 747 03 57 ext 408
Germany: +49 700 373 38 76 73 ext 408
Sweden: +46 31 7802160 ext 408
Switzerland: +41 43 500 03 66 ext 408
UK: +44 29 200 08 17 7 ext 408

The Freedom Task Force website is located at

About the Free Software Foundation Europe:

The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) is a non-profit non-governmental organisation active in many European countries and involved in many global activities. Access to software determines participation in a digital society. To secure equal participation in the information age, as well as freedom of competition, the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) pursues and is dedicated to the furthering of Free Software, defined by the freedoms to use, study, modify and copy. Founded in 2001, creating awareness for these issues, securing Free Software politically and legally, and giving people Freedom by supporting development of Free Software are central issues of the FSFE.

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