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The FSFE at FOSDEM 2022


As in 2021, this year's FOSDEM will take place online. But this is neither stopping us from once again co-hosting the Legal and Policy Issues Devroom nor from being present with a digital booth. We are excited and look forward to presenting you an interesting programme throughout the whole weekend.

As every year, the FSFE will be present at FOSDEM, the biggest annual Free Software event in Europe. In this year's edition we will co-host the Legal and Policy Issues Devroom for the second time – unfortunately only digitally again. Nonetheless, we have prepared an exciting schedule for you on Saturday and hope to see you there.

FSFE booth 2018
A picture from our booth in 2018. While FOSDEM will be online again this year, we look forward welcoming you at our digital booth.

This year's edition will be kicked off at 13:00 CET by a talk by Masafumi Ohta on "How to teach OSS licenses and compliances at a university". He teaches this subject at the University of Electro-Communications in Japan.

At 13:30 CET, Italo Vignoli, a well-known Free Software advocate and a marketing and public relations consultant, gives a presentation on "Why the pandemic could help FOSS, but was a win for proprietary software".

Christopher Klootz, a security expert, presents a talk on "A globally unified governance framework for Open Source - International arbitration to harmonize the security provisions of sovereign states and Open Source? The Java Virtual Machine, Ceph and abstraction layers" at 14:00 CET.

At 14.30 CET Vittorio Bertola, in charge for innovation and policy activities at Open-Xchange, gives a follow-up on his talk from last year and will present "An update on the Digital Markets Act - The new European rules for online competition".

Lucas Lasota, the FSFE's Legal Deputy Director, also follows up on his talk from last year and explains "Why Device Neutrality is important for Free Software?" at 15:00 CET.

To conclude the Legal and Policy Devroom, its organisers summarise the issues of the day and tackle some topics that have been missing from the agenda at 15:30 CET.

Digital booth

If you want to stay updated and are interested in some of our other activities, you can visit our digital booth or follow us on social media. Also visit the official FOSDEM page during the event for general updates.