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Interoperable Europe Act: Committee of the Regions fails to substantially promote Free Software

24 May 2023

The Committee of the Regions approved its opinion on the Interoperable Europe Act. The EU representative body has failed to recognise the importance that Free Software has for interoperability and thus for digitalisation and innovation. This underlines the relevance of the Free Software Community's participation in the planned Interoperable Board.  

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Tack foss-north 2023!

09 May 2023

The 2023 edition of foss-north took place in Gothenburg on 24 and 25 April 2023. It was a great occasion to meet again in person with the Nordic Free Software community. Over 180 participants had the opportunity to learn about and discuss Free Software in more than 20 sessions.  

about:freedom at night at last CCCamp in 2019

Chaos Communication Camp: Call for Participation

08 May 2023

After four years of waiting and many online conferences – probably too many –, the Chaos Communication Camp is finally back! Come and camp with us in the 'Bits & Bäume' village from 15th to 19th August 2023. The Free Software Foundation Europe is part of this year's 'Bits & Bäume' village.  

FOSS-North & LLW +++ Neutralidad del Dispositivo +++ NGI Zero

03 May 2023

En este boletín electrónico, lee sobre el proyecto NGI Zero de la UE, LWW, la FOSS-North, y la lucha de los estudiantes lituanos por evitar usar un sistema propietario 2FA. Nuevo episodio SFP sobre la Neutralidad del Dispositivo, y dos interesantes artículos, disfruta de las últimas lecturas de ‘Ada & Zangemann’ y descubre dos proyectos YH4F.  

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LLW 2023: learning and exchanging legal knowledge

28 April 2023

The Swedish city of Gothenburg hosted the 2023 edition of the Free Software Legal & Licensing Workshop (LLW), the annual conference for the Legal Network community. It was great to see so many old and new faces in person after two years online, and to learn, share and network about the legal and licensing issues facing current technology developments.  

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The FSFE is helping to build an “Internet of Humans”

25 April 2023

The Free Software Foundation Europe is a partner of the Next Generation Internet Zero consortium, which aims to build a more resilient, trustworthy and open Internet that empowers end users to control technology. The FSFE team provides support to NGI0 grantee projects on legal and licensing issues, as well as helping them to become REUSE compliant.  

foss-north 2023 is taking place in Gothenurg on April 24 and 25

Ready for foss-north 2023?

12 April 2023

The FSFE is organising a track covering political and legal aspects of Free Software at foss-north, the conference in Gothenburg that brings together Nordic Free Software communities. It will take place on April 24 and 25 preceded by the community day that will take place on April 23. It is time to register and get your tickets!  

Composición de una foto de un evento para niños, una consulta de la UE, y un mapa

Ley europea de Responsabilidad e Interoperabilidad + Libertad parcial en Grecia

04 April 2023

En abril discutimos las propuestas de la UE afectando al Software Libre: introducción de las reglas de responsabilidad en el software y Ley de Interoperabilidad Europea. Grecia asegura la Libertad del Enrutador pero excluye las conexiones de fibra.  

Painting of a women surrounded by flowers. Text: “Diversity drives innovation – when we limit who can contribute, we in turn limit what problems we can solve.” – Telly Whitney

Happy Women’s Day!

08 March 2023

Today we are celebrating Women’s Day. Thank you to everyone who is making the tech sector more inclusive! Let’s continue working together to achieve gender parity and embrace equity. There might be problems coming our way, but we also have each other. Join us and meet the FSFE Women team.  

Fotos de gente y de un medidor de pulsos

Los dispositivos médicos deberían llevar Software Libre +++ 25 vídeos nuevos

07 March 2023

Nuevo podcast sobre la necesidad de que los dispositivos médicos lleven Software Libre. Echa un vistazo a las charla que impartimos en FOSDEM y varios videos que resuelven cuestiones legales. Los participantes del YH4F ya están programando. Gracias a todas las contribuciones, nuestra campaña de recaudación de fondos terminó exitosamente. Noticias de la comunidad de 9 países.  

Call for papers is open

Call for Papers for foss-north open (Gothenburg, April 2023)

22 February 2023

foss-north is a Free Software conference in Gothenburg that brings together Nordic Free Software communities. This year, the Free Software Foundation Europe is organising a track covering political and legal aspects of Free Software, as well as best practices from Scandinavia. We're looking forward to your contribution by March 5! 

The coding period of this new edition has started

Let's code!

20 February 2023

Youth Hacking 4 Freedom, FSFE's coding competition for young Europeans, has just started. The kick-off event took place on the 26th of January with an online meeting for the participants of this year's competition. There they got the most important information about the contest while starting to get to know each other. 

Gracias por vuestro apoyo

¡Gracias por ayudanos a alcanzar nuestro objetivo!

15 February 2023

Gracias a vuestras valiosas aportaciones* hemos alcanzado nuestro objetivo de recaudación de fondos. Gracias por vuestra confianza y apoyo, incluso en estos tiempos difíciles. Estos fondos nos ayudarán a impulsar nuestras campañas y a organizar eventos y charlas para difundir nuestro trabajo, al tiempo que seguimos promoviendo la libertad del software. 

    FSFE's booth at one event

    Ready for FOSDEM 2023?

    23 January 2023

    FOSDEM 2023 is taking place in Brussels the first weekend of February. The FSFE team will be participating at the main Free Software convention in Europe with a booth and giving some keynotes. Are you going to be there? Come to our booth and do not miss our talks! 

    Some of the FSFE team hiking in Bolzano

    Join our team as an intern!

    13 January 2023

    Are you a motivated person who wants to support FSFE's activities as an intern? If your background is in computer science, law, political science or another social science field, apply to become part of our team in our Berlin office, working 35 hours per week for a period of 6 months. Join us in empowering people to take control of technology!.  

    Tres fotos. La municipalidad de Dortmund, una foto de una persona delante de un anuncio publicitario de GNU Health, un espacio de experimentación de electrónica.

    Noticias prometeroras de Bélgica y Dortmund +++ Seguridad TI +++ Oferta de empleo

    10 January 2023

    La municipalidad de Dortmund abraza el Software Libre y Bélgica trabaja para asegurar la Libertad del Enrutador. Una criptógrafa analiza la seguridad TI. Un ecosistema de salud digital licencia sus archivos con la herramienta REUSE. Buscamos un coordinador de oficina. Deseamos verles en los próximos eventos FOSDEM y I Love Free Software.  

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    ♥ I Love Free Software Day: Let’s Meet and Connect!

    04 January 2023

    Every February 14 the Free Software community around the world comes together to celebrate the “I Love Free Software Day”. On this special day we show our gratitude for every Free Software contributor. Join us in celebrating our love for Free Software and thank all the supporters of software freedom.  

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    CLOSED - FSFE is hiring an office coordinator

    20 December 2022

    We are looking for an office coordinator for an open-ended 25-35 hours per week position in our Berlin office. As part of our office management team you will be the administrative backbone of our operations. Our ideal candidate has experience as an office administrator, secretary, event organiser, or another relevant administrative role.  

    the GNU Health team holding their REUSE compliance award and certificate

    GNU Health opts for REUSE

    19 December 2022

    In the framework of the REUSE Booster initiative, the FSFE provides individual assessments and direct assistance to Free Software projects in the implementation of the REUSE best practices. GNU Health, a project that combines social medicine with technology, has recently become REUSE compliant. We have talked with Dr. Luis Falcón, its founder.  

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    Event: Municipalities Need Free Software - Dortmund is a Reference Municipality

    15 December 2022

    The City of Dortmund, together with Berlin and Munich, is initialising the "Open Source Big 3" and setting up a "Coordination Office for Digital Sovereignty and Open Source". The Free Software Foundation Europe, the Do-FOSS initiative, and the Offene Kommunen.NRW association will provide information about these current developments in an online event on 11 January 2023.  

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    FSFE holds 2nd edition of Legal Education Day at the SFSCon 2022

    14 December 2022

    The 2nd Legal Education Day (LED), organized by the FSFE, took place in Bolzano to help Free Software developers understand legal topics on a basic level, so that they can avoid common pitfalls, allowing their software projects to reach full potential. The LED track featured sessions on the basics of copyright law, licenses, and other legal topics.  

      Tres ilustraciones. Un oscuro edificio oficial, una reunión de una comunidad, un tablero de ajedrez.

      Débiles Derechos Digitales de la UE +++ ¡Jaque mate! +++ 5 razones

      13 December 2022

      En este boletín informativo criticamos el cambio que supone la Declaración de Derechos Digitales de la UE por ser un texto ambiguo, poco claro. Una máquina de ajedrez de Software Libre gana su batalla legal. Tu contribución puede ayudar a la libertad del software. Registro para la YH4F. El equipo griego se reúne después de un largo período.  

      Three young hackers are tinkering on their laptops

      Discover more YH4F projects and learn about the participants Héctor and Leonardo

      09 December 2022

      Are you thinking about registering for the second edition of Youth Hacking 4 Freedom? But you are not yet sure? Two participants from the last edition, Héctor and Leonardo, talked with us about the projects they developed and their journey throughout the Free Software world! Discover their experiences during the first edition of YH4F.  

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      EU Declaration of Digital Rights and Principles falls short of its ambitions

      06 December 2022

      Member states, the European Parliament, and the Commission have reached a consensus on the Declaration of Digital Rights and Principles. Although it aims to serve as a reference point for the digital transformation of Europe, it instead descends into murky waters, causing ambiguity. Its wording is unclear and it overlooks existing good proposals.  

      Tres escenas. Una persona espiando, una ceremonia de entrega de premios, una persona jóven controlando una mesa cerca de una silla de ruedas

      FSFE gana el Datathon de la UE + Premios YH4F y nueva ronda + No chat control

      15 November 2022

      ‘TEDective’ de la FSFE, un programa de ayuda del análisis en gasto público, gana el 1º premio del Datathon de la UE. Nueva edición de nuestra competición YH4F. Un proyecto de ley de la UE podría terminar con los chats seguros. Los suecos tienen voz con el Software Libre Decidim. FSFE de Suiza anima a las administraciones a que se unan al Fediverso.  

      Three young hackers are tinkering on their laptops

      Let’s talk with young hackers Ekaterina, Miquel and Alexia about YH4F

      04 November 2022

      The first edition of the Youth Hacking 4 Freedom contest has ended. After 5 months of coding, over 35 young people came up with outstanding projects. Three of them will be introduced to you in this interview. Ekaterina, the mind behind Music Companion, Miquel who developed Smart Table Assistant and Alexia, the creator of a basic password manager.  

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      ✦ Youth Hacking 4 Freedom Winners ✦

      04 October 2022

      After a year of coding and evaluation the Youth Hacking 4 Freedom competition comes to an end, giving us amazing projects. Who won? The six winning programs offer sign language transcription, a smart table robot, a personal assistant, a music tutorial, file sharing, and a homework manager. All Free Software.  

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      Software Libre en Francia +++ Espacio jáquer en Albania +++ Trabajo

      04 October 2022

      En este Boletín presentamos el creciente conocimiento del Software Libre en Francia. Compartimos nuestros planes para monitorizar la implementación de la Neutralidad del Dispositivo. Un espacio jáquer en Albania comparte la demanda de "¿Dinero Público? ¡Código Público!". Buscamos un estudiante empleado como ayudante de administrador de sistemas.  

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      Software Freedom in Europe 2022

      28 September 2022

      We continuously work to promote Free Software in Europe. In 2022 we addressed technological sustainability, advocated in the DMA and AI act on European level, and defended Router Freedom in Europe – among other activities. To reach younger people, we organised a coding competition for teenagers and published a children's book on software freedom.  

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      SFP#16: Free Software in France with Hugo Roy

      09 September 2022

      In this episode of the Software Freedom Podcast, Bonnie Mehring speaks with Hugo Roy about his long involvement with the FSFE. Hugo is also very active in the French Free Software community and gives us an overview of the standing of Free Software in France.  

      Ilustración con dos fotos de puestos informativos y otra de un teléfono móvil desmontado.

      Librem 5: un PC en tu bolsillo +++ Vuelven los stands informativos

      06 September 2022

      En este boletín nos adentramos en el desarrollo del software del móvil Librem 5 y de Phosh, el popular entorno gráfico para los móviles Linux. ¡Y vuelven los stands informativos! Estamos contentos de debatir de nuevo en persona sobre el Software Libre.  

      Ilustración de un enrutador, dos personas con libros, una persona explicando la presentación Derecho a Reparar.

      Podcast en sostenibilidad +++ Oferta laboral +++ Libertad del Enrutador griega

      05 July 2022

      Compartimos un episodio de podcast inspirador del progreso de la campaña Upcycling Android. Ofertamos un puesto de empleado en la FSFE. Grecia va a asegurar la Libertad del Enrutador excepto en la fibra óptica. Novedades de la comunidad de Aarhus, Barcelona, Berlín, Hamburgo, Viena, Zúrich, Bélgica, Italia, Países Bajos, Traductores y Mujeres.  

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      CLOSED - The FSFE is hiring a Senior Project Manager Communication

      15 June 2022

      We are looking for a Senior Project Manager Communication for 20-25 hours per week in our Berlin office. This is a great opportunity to help amplify the importance of software freedom, so that every human can use, study, share, and improve software and thereby support other fundamental rights like freedom of speech, press, and privacy.  

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      Municipalidades utilizando Software Libre +++ viaje PMPC por Italia

      07 June 2022

      En esta entrega, lee sobre las diez administraciones que innovan y ahorran dinero con Software Libre, una coalición Holandesa que hace un llamado para conseguir una educación justa, y cómo es posible un sector de telecomunicaciones sostenible con Software Libre. Los voluntarios organizan un viaje por la campaña ¿Código Público? ¡Dinero Público!  

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      Key stakeholders debated the future of Router Freedom in Austria

      16 May 2022

      Together with the Alliance of Telecommunication Terminal Equipment Manufacturers (VTKE), the FSFE organised the online event "The Future of Router Freedom in Austria" where decision makers could debate with industry and civil society stakeholders on the future developments regarding the free choice of terminal equipment in Austria.  

      tres ilustraciones: un dispositivo que parece un teléfono con un candado que ha sido abierto, un dibujo de un mastodonte feliz, cartel publicitario del datathon de la Unión Europea

      46 firmas por la libertad del SO +++ App de Mercado Justo +++ Derechos Digitales

      10 May 2022

      La alianza de 45 organizaciones apoya el derecho universal a instalar cualquier software en cualquier dispositivo. El S.L. puede ser incluido en la declaración de la UE de derechos digitales. La transparencia de la FSFE en la licitación pública de apps llega a la final del "Datathon" de la UE. Voluntarios italianos de la FSFE preparan un viaje.  

      Four illustrations. 1. Three gears in different colors and sizes integrate with each other, while one has the coding abbreviation on it 2. A phone-like device out of which come three arrows, one to the left, one to the right and one straight ahead 3. Four different geometrical figures are connected via bridges 4. a phone like device looks like a lock that has been opened

      EU Ecodesign: 38 organisations demand the right to access and to reuse hardware

      27 April 2022

      The FSFE publishes an open letter, co-signed by 38 organisations and companies, to ask EU legislators for the right to install any software on any device, including full access to hardware. These rights support reusability and longevity of our devices. The alliance is composed of entities from environmental, economic, and technological sectors.  


      Online session: The future of Router Freedom in Austria

      20 April 2022

      Austria has introduced a reform law for the telecommunications sector which will affect the ability of consumers to choose and use their own routers and modems. Together with the Alliance of Telecommunication Terminal Equipment Manufacturers (VTKE) the FSFE is organising a session on "The Future of Router Freedom in Austria".  

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      EU Declaration of Digital Rights & Principles: Free Software should be included

      14 April 2022

      On 26 January 2022, the European Commission presented its proposal for the EU Declaration on Digital Rights and Principles which will serve as a reference point in the future and as a common EU vision of our digital rights. The declaration is now being discussed in the European Parliament and Council, and Free Software should become part of it.  

      Composición de cuatro imágenes. Ilustración de un periódico. Ilustración de un edificio neoclásico con unos y ceros haciendo de sus columnas. Ilustración de tres teléfonos mostrando pantallas con la página web de Plasma Mobile, un calendario y una calculadora. Foto de una mujer.

      IA en la UE +++ Carta abierta al Bundestag +++ Plasma Mobile +++ Meshnet

      05 April 2022

      En abril, damos la bienvenida a los prometedores desarrollos en IA de la UE. Nos dirigimos al gobierno alemán por un presupuesto concreto para el S. Libre. Entrevista a Bushan Shah, de Plasma Mobile, y otra a Elektra Wagenrad en el nuevo podcast sobre trabajo en red tipo malla. Felicitamos a KDE por el primer software con certificado eco del mundo.  

      El derecho a instalar S. Libre +++ 60 libros en bibliotecas +++ Taller en Berlín

      09 March 2022

      En nuestro Boletín de marzo, compartimos algunas buenas noticias: 60 libros infantiles sobre la libertad del software fueron donados a bibliotecas. La FSFE reclama el derecho a instalar Software Libre. El primer taller de Upcycling Android tiene lugar en Berlín. El grupo local en Aarhus, Dinamarca, se reúne después de mucho tiempo sin juntarse.  

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      FSFE at FOSDEM: A vital Devroom, virtual chats, and waffles

      24 February 2022

      At the prominent annual conference for Free Software, FOSDEM, we exchanged opinions and chatted with people from the Free Software community. We raised awareness on wider issues that impact our movement in the Legal and Policy Devroom, co-hosted by the FSFE. Enjoy the videos from the talks and stay in touch via Matrix until the next FOSDEM. 

      I love FS +++ 0 A.D.: El Ascenso de los Imperios +++ FOSDEM +++ FSFE20: becarios

      08 February 2022

      En el Boletín de Febrero, te invitamos al Evento de Juegos para celebrar el Día "I Love Free Software" el 14 de febrero. Escucha el nuevo podcast con Stanislas Dolcini del juego '0 A.D.: El Ascenso de los Imperios'. Terminó FOSDEM ¡y la FSFE estuvo allí! Completamos nuestra celebración de los 20 años de la FSFE con entrevistas a antiguos becarios.  

      FSFE booth 2018

      The FSFE at FOSDEM 2022

      27 January 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. 

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      El folleto ¿Dinero público? ¡Código público! ya disponible en Español

      12 January 2022

      Una gran parte de nuestro trabajo es posible gracias a las contribuciones de nuestros voluntarios. Esta vez no fue distinto. Nuestro folleto de ¿Dinero público? ¡Código público! está ahora traducido al Español, y llevamos a cabo un evento para compartir esta gran noticia con nuestra comunidad. GNUHealth, Pica Pica Hacklab, Lliurex, Linkat y KDE participaron en nuestro evento.  

      La Neutralidad del Dispositivo: una realidad +++ Estocolmo +++ FSFE +++ IA

      11 January 2022

      En este Boletín, reconocemos la importancia de la "Digital Markets Act", un gran avance para la libertad del software. Lee cómo la falta de código público supone en Estocolmo 100 millones de €. El Equipo de Jáquers de Sistemas nos desvela la infraestructura de la FSFE. Vincent Lequertier destaca que la IA necesita ser transparente. Próxima FOSDEM.  

      SFP#12: Enforcement of the GNU GPL with Till Jaeger

      22 September 2021

      With our 12th episode of the Software Freedom Podcast we dig into the history and the beginning of enforcing Free Software licences, especially the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL). Together with Till Jaeger, who has been working alongside Harald Welte for enforcing the GNU GPL in the first court cases in Germany, we talk about the long way we have come since those early days.  

      SFP#9: I Love Free Software Day

      11 February 2021

      For this episode of the Software Freedom Podcast we talk about the background of the "I Love Free Software Day" and how it all began 11 years ago. Discover together with Bonnie Mehring why Free Software developers, advocates, activists and contributors think this special day is so important for Free Software.  

      SFP#8: How to tell my mother that Free Software can cost money?

      04 December 2020

      In this Software Freedom Podcast episode Bonnie Mehring and Matthias Kirschner talk about the monetary costs of Free Software. On the example of a conversation Bonnie had with her mother, both discover ways of explaining the world of Free Software and how to answer common questions and misunderstandings about software freedom.  

      SFP#5 acerca de la regulación con el Profesor Lawrence Lessig

      09 April 2020

      Para nuestro Podcast de la Libertad del Software hablamos con personas que tienen ideas inspiradoras acerca de la libertad del software. En este episodio, conversamos con el Profesor Lawrence Lessig, fundador de Creative Commons, acerca de la regulación de la sociedad, en la vida real y en internet, sobre diferentes medios de regulación, y nos aclara las normativas a través del código.  

      SFP#4 about REUSE with Carmen Bianca Bakker

      21 January 2020

      In the monthly Software Freedom Podcast we talk with people who have inspiring ideas about software freedom. In this episode, we talk with Carmen Bianca Bakker about the REUSE project. By this we are covering the very broad topic of software licensing and the problems there, which REUSE is able to solve with three simple steps.  

      SFP#2 about KDE with Lydia Pintscher

      12 November 2019

      We are back with the second episode of our Software Freedom Podcast! Once a month, we talk with people who have inspiring ideas about software freedom. In this episode, we talk with Lydia Pintscher from KDE about the development of the KDE community, the different KDE projects and the issues they will be tackling over the next two years.  

      SFP#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 Cory Doctorow is a prominent supporter of software freedom and a less restrictive copyright law. His books are published under Creative Commons licenses.