Since 2001 the FSFE has been enhancing users' rights by abolishing barriers for software freedom. For 20 years we have been helping individuals and organisations to understand how Free Software contributes to freedom, transparency, and self-determination.

For the next two decades we need your help. We want everyone to be able to control their technology. Free Software and its freedoms to use, study, share, and improve are the key to that goal.

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Interviews for the German federal election 2021


The 2021 federal election in Germany (26.09.2021) is just around the corner. Digital sovereignty, through the use of Free Software, is at the centre of our exchange with the political parties, which we have also conducted via our organisations' election questions to the parties. We are pleased that, in a further step, we were able to talk personally with candidates from all parties with a chance of participating in the next government and ask them in more depth what they and their party would like to do to advance digitisation in Germany with Free software.

There are many encouraging signals that the importance of Free Software is recognised and addressed by all the parties surveyed. In the end, it will be important for this to find its way into political work and for sovereign solutions to be used, especially in the public sector. We thank all politicians for their support and look forward to continuing the dialogue after the election when it comes to negotiating the coalition agreement and starting the substantive work in parliament and government. We will publish an interview conducted by Alexander Sander from FSFE and Karl Krüger from OSB Alliance every day from today onwards. Interviews are in German.

Nadine Schön, MdB, CDU Deputy Chairwoman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the Bundestag, responsible for the areas of Family, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth and Digital Agenda
Elvan Korkmaz-Emre, MdB, SPD Member of the Committee on the Digital Agenda and the Committee on Transport and Digital Infrastructure Infrastructure
Manuel Höferlin, MdB, FDP Chairman, Digital Agenda Committee
Anke Domscheit-Berg, MdB, Die Linke Digital Agenda Committee
Margit Stumpp, MdB, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Committee on Cultural and Media Affairs

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