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News Archive for 2015
FSFE joins April in their disagreement with the new agreement between Microsoft and the French Minister of Education. Full text of press release with list of participating organisations (in French).
On 29 October 2015, the European Parliament adopted a report (2015/2635(RSP)), which condemned mass surveillance throughout Europe. While focusing primarily on legal precedents of data protection, Parliament proposed new recommendations to improve IT security by migrating to free software, as well as adding free software as a mandatory selection criterion in public IT procurement.
The European Commission has set a goal to make the EU's single market fit for the digital age by adopting “A Digital Single Market Strategy” which is aimed at bringing down regulatory barriers between 28 different national markets. According to the Commission, a true Digital Single Market (DSM) can be achieved by taking the following actions:
Fellows in Zurich started "Free Computer for Free People", an initiative to offer laptops that run completely on Free Software only. This includes alternative firmware as well as free BIOS. By reusing used hardware, the Zurich Fellows also like to foster a sustainable use of hardware.
Together with 9 other civil and economic organisations the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) sent a letter to numerous members of the German Bundestag concerning the compulsory routers issue at the present Wednesday. The letter is supposed to highlight the importance of passing the bill for freedom of terminal devices in telecommunication.
On 3 October 2015 the Free Software Foundation of Europe celebrated the Free Software Foundation's 30th birthday with some delicious cake and many wonderful birthday wishes. The pictures from this celebration are now available online. Special thanks to Isabelle Wunderlich and Mirko Boehm for organising the event and all the attendees who joined the celebration.
Today is Ada Lovelace Day, a day that aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. FSFE happily joins the celebration of Ada Lovelace Day by interviewing Isabel Drost-Fromm - long time FSFE Fellow, member of the Apache Software Foundation and co-founder of Apache Mahout as well as the Berlin Buzzwords conference. Read about Free Software migration, free search engines, Java, Berlin and her advice for your personal contributions.
Today the Free Software Foundation Europe looks back on the Sony rootkit fiasco from 2005. This page outlines some facts about the rootkit and how it was handled, as well as some context about what these kinds of restrictions mean for the notion of computers as general purpose machines. 31 October 2015 marks the 10 year anniversary of when the rootkit was discovered, and in preparation for this day, we ask you all to use this information and spread the word, not only about the Sony rootkit, but about the dangers of digital restrictions on users' freedoms everywhere.
La FSFE convince 1125 amministrazioni pubbliche a rimuovere annunci pubblicitari di software proprietario
On 4 October 1985 Harold Abelson, Robert J. Chassell, Richard M. Stallman, Garald Jay Sussman, and Leonard H. Tower, Jr. incorporated the Free Software Foundation, Inc. The application included also the GNU Emacs General Public License, the GNU Manifesto, a list of software which was already written (Bison, MIT Schema, Hack, plus a list of several Unix utility replacements)...
Matthias Kirschner e Alessandro Rubini sono, rispettivamente, il nuovo Presidente e Vice Presidente della FSFE. Sono stati eletti la settimana scorsa a Bucarest durante l’Assemblea Generale della FSFE mentre Reinhard Müller è stato rieletto Tesoriere; rimarranno in carica per i prossimi due anni.
Il 6 Luglio, il Parlamento Europeo ha votato un rapporto contenente varie raccomandazioni per la riforma del copyright. Oggi presentiamo la nostra valutazione di come questo potrebbe influire sul Software Libero.
In previsione dell’elezione del Parlamento nazionale svizzero (Consiglio nazionale e Consiglio degli Stati) che si terrà il 18 ottobre 2015, la FSFE Svizzera lancia oggi la campagna "Freedomvote", in collaborazione con lo "Swiss Open Systems User Group“ (/ch/open). La campagna offre un portale online che elenca i candidati e le loro opinioni riguardo le politiche di Internet, il Software Libero e i formati di dati aperti.
Il router. Nonostante spesso sia un oggetto impolverato, è uno dei dispositivi più importanti necessari ad usare internet o il telefono. Comunque: la maggior parte degli utenti in Germania non possiedono questo dispositivo anche se è collocato nelle loro case e devono pagare per tenercelo.
La FSFE sostiene la pubblicazione del User Data Manifesto 2.0, che mira a definire i diritti di base necessari affinché le persone possano controllare i loro dati nell'era di internet. Il manifesto viene pubblicato oggi ed è sostenuto anche da GNOME, KDE, Netzpolitik.org, ownCloud, Spreed, “Terms of Service - Didn’t Read” e X-Lab.
Ad aprile 2015, abbiamo annunciato un cambiamento nelle relazioni tra Kern Sibbald e la FSFE dovuto alla cancellazione del "Fiduciary Licence Agreement" (FLA) tra Kern e la FSFE, il quale aveva in precedenza reso la FSFE una fiduciaria per il copyright sul software Bacula.
After some discontinuity, FSFE will start again to interview their sustaining members. This way, we like to show you who we are, where we come from and what we stand for. This month and as the first in our new series, we interviewed Neil McGovern, FSFE from the United Kingdom. Neil has been working in the Open Rights Group and was recently elected as Debian Project Leader (DPL). Read about his role as DPL, his engagement in Free Software as well as on political levels.
Please note that this position is no longer open for
The Free Software Foundation Europe was founded in 2001 and has gone through a tremendous growth since then, both in the number of volunteers and staff, and also in the complexity of our technical infrastructure and the number of services we run and offer for both internal and external use. We're currently looking for a system administrator and architect that, for a limited time, can support us in our work to migrate our services to a new infrastructure.
Safecast è un progetto globale per mappare i livelli di radiazione in tutto il mondo e rilasciare in maniera aperta i dati raccolti. Quando il progetto era agli inizi, i partecipanti usavano hardware modificato, combinato con il loro software specifico ed alcune soluzioni ingegnose, in modo da consentire a chiunque di partecipare. Questo genere di inventiva, questa capacità di trovare nuove funzioni o di adattare le tecnologie esistenti sostituendo il software originale (o aggiungendovi nuovi componenti) dovrebbe essere consentita e incoraggiata dalla legge. Fortunatamente, nel caso di Safecast nessuno ha impedito loro di essere innovativi.
We currently wrap-up the PDFreaders campaign, and we need your help to measure our success. Started in 2009 FSFE’s goal with the campaign was to get rid of advertisement for proprietary PDF readers. We focused on the websites of public administrations, and many people helped us gather contact details for over 2000 public websites which advertised non-free software. Many people helped us to contact the public administrations, governments were made aware of it and published guidelines. Until now we know that 772 of the 2110 bugs were fixed, which is a 36% success rate. But for most countries we did not check the status for several months now. That’s why we need your help now to make one final round. We are looking for volunteers who can help us checking websites in their native language, following the step-by-step guide in the blog post.
Since 2006, the FSFE has been the fiduciary for the copyrights held by developers in the Bacula.org software, on the basis of a Fiduciary License Agreement (FLA) and Memorandum of Understanding signed between Kern Sibbald and the FSFE on the 15th of November 2006
Durante il Document Freedom Day in tutto il mondo si parla degli Standard Aperti. Nel 2015 abbiamo reso l'evento ancora più globale con, complessivamente, 63 gruppi che hanno organizzato eventi locali in 31 paesi di 4 contintenti. In tutto il mondo, volontari, sostenuti da organizzazioni internazionali, politici e enti pubblici, si sono uniti alla nostra richiesta di libertà nei documenti. Scopri in questo resoconto cosa è successo durante il Document Freedom Day 2015.
The European Commission has published a new version of its strategy for the internal use of Free Software. The strategy now covers the 2014-2017 timeframe. FSFE has provided extensive input to the Commission during the update process.
FSFE welcomes the action which Christoph Hellwig and the Software Freedom Conservancy are taking to bring VMware into compliance with the GNU General Public License.
Joint statement : Maximising inclusiveness and engagement through the use of Open Standards in the European Commission
Today is Document Freedom Day, the international day to celebrate and raise awareness of Open Standards. On this occasion, we would like to reflect on the importance for public institutions in general, and for the European Commission in particular, considering its leadership role, of using Open Standards in all their digital communication and services.
On March 25 is this year's Document Freedom Day and, depending on your time zone, it has already started. Document Freedom Day is the global campaign for document liberation by local groups throughout the world. So far more than 50 groups registered their events in over 25 countries ranging from Asia, Europe, Africa, to South and North America.
… Nicolas Dietrich! The election period for this year's Fellowship GA seat has ended on March 13, 2015. FSFE is proud to have had three outstanding candidates that were running for office this time. Now, Nicolas Dietrich is happy to take over the GA's Fellowship seat from former representative Heiki "Repentinus" Lõhmus.
Currently, there is uncertainty in Switzerland regarding the development and release of Free Software by public contractors. The trigger for this was the development and release of the software OpenJustitia by the Swiss Federal Supreme Court. The federal council now wants to examine whether the publication of Free Software by the federal administration can be explicitly allowed. The Free Software Foundation Europe demands a clarification so that publicly-financed software can unambiguously be legally released as Free Software
On Saturday, 14 February 2015, people all over the world showed Free Software contributors their appreciation. It was the fifth year the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) asked people to participate in the “I Love Free Software” day. This report shows a variety of love declarations that happened this day, including blog posts, pictures, comics, poems, and an #ilovefs Android library. The FSFE thanks everybody who motivated Free Software contributors this year, and ask everybody to mark 14 February in their calendars for next year's “I love Free Software” day.
Document Freedom Day (#DFD2015) is a global campaign for document liberation, with grassroots events throughout the world taking place on March 25, 2015. Add your voice to this worldwide celebration of Open Standards, and register your DFD event for 2015!
In order to push for a more enlightened policy approach to managing innovation and knowledge, FSFE has submitted a response [pdf] to an EU consultation on patents and standards. This is the latest action in FSFE's ongoing work in promoting Open Standards.
Together with FSFE and other partners, the Bündnis Freie Bildung ("Free Education Alliance") today publishes its position paper about the creation and usage of Open Educational Resources (OER). Therein, the Bündnis demands a consequent publishing of all OER-material under public licences and their availability as Free Software and in Open Standard formats.
Il 14 febbraio di ogni anno, la Free Software Foundation Europe chiede a tutti gli utenti che usano il Software Libero di pensare alle persone che lavorano intensamente nella comunità del Software Libero, e di mostrare il loro apprezzamento personale durante questa giornata "Io amo il Software Libero".