Durante cuatro décadas la comunidad del Software Libre ha estado trabajando para empoderar a los usuarios para que controlen la tecnología y para ayudar a nuestra sociedad a entender cómo el Software Libre contribuye a la libertad, la transparencia y la auto-determinación.
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The German Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) and the public IT service provider Dataport are working on administrative workspaces to enable digital sovereignty. But are both products Free Software? How are they related? We asked the BMI and publish the answers here.
Speaking about Digital Public Infrastructures last week, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen pointed out that "the trick is to build public digital infrastructure that is interoperable, open to all and trusted". What exactly does this mean? What is required to achieve such an accessible digital infrastructure that can help foster innovation and allow cooperation on a global scale? What role does Free Software play in such ambition?
German network operators have requested the national regulator Bundesnetzagentur to start procedures to exclude Router Freedom from fiber networks. In a consultation, the FSFE picks apart all the telcos’ arguments and calls on the regulator to respect consumer rights.
The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) is committed to empower users to control technolgy to digital civil rights, transparency and control over technology. It does this by promoting Free Software (also known as Open Source Software). In addition, Free Software promotes innovation and prevents vendor lock-in. Digital sovereignty is only possible with Free Software.
September brings the resumption of EU politics and the middle of the term of the current German government, and we look at them from a Free Software perspective. 'Ada & Zangemann' can now be ordered internationally, and you can help us translate our 'What is Free Software' video into more EU languages. And remember - rooting your device does not void its warranty.
From 29 August the English version of the book "Ada & Zangemann - A Tale of Software, Skateboards, and Raspberry Ice Cream" is available internationally. The book tells the story of the famous inventor Zangemann and the girl Ada, a curious tinkerer. Ada begins to experiment with hardware and software and realises how important it is for her and others to control technology.
The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE), together with an alliance of civil society and the Free Software industry, calls on the German government to implement a sustainable digital policy and to provide the necessary funds in the federal budget now.
One of our favourite events was back this summer: Chaos Communication Camp 2023! This event brings together technologists, activists, and enthusiasts to discuss, share, and celebrate technology, privacy, and freedom in Brandenburg, Germany. This year, the Free Software Foundation Europe joined the campers as part of the 'Bits und Bäume' village.
After the summer recess, EU institutions are resuming their activities at the end of August. In the coming months, we expect to see the adoption of legislation that could have an impact on Free Software: the Cyber Resilience Act, the Product Liability Directive, the AI Act, and the Interoperable Europe Act. What does all this legislation mean for Free Software and its community?
Have you heard about Free Software and you want to know more about it? Are you already a Free Software advocate and do you want to help to bring software freedom to our society? Then our paid internships are for you! Learn by doing and gain knowledge and technical skills through an internship with us.
As users we sometimes face the issue of rooting our devices. We may want to regain control of our device or we may want to keep using a device with an outdated operating system. But we are afraid of losing our legal warranty. Let’s be clear: Just rooting your device and installing new software will not void the statutory warranty.
Agosto viene con las novedades de la CRA (Ley de Ciberresiliencia) y de la IEA (Ley de Europa Interoperable), un nuevo episodio de nuestro Software Freedom Podcast y el anuncio de nuestro simposio sobre redes sociales descentralizadas. Los participantes de YH4F -y nosotros también- esperamos las conclusiones del jurado sobre sus proyectos.
Listen to our new Software Freedom Podcast episode with Lina Ceballos. Lina and Bonnie talk about everything related to Free Software in European Politics. Learn more about Lina's work at the Free Software Foundation Europe and how political decisions come to pass in the EU. Discover how best to advocate for Free Software, and especially, what the Interoperable Europe Act is all about and why the Free Software communities need to be on the lookout for the protection of software freedom.
The second edition of Youth Hacking 4 Freedom, the hacking competition for young Europeans, has just ended. For the last six months, the participants have worked on developing their own personal Free Software projects.
The European Parliament today voted on its position on the Cyber Resilience Act (CRA). While the position improves on the Commission's exemption to protect Free Software, it fails to introduce a proper protection . We call on the institutions to put the burden of liability only on those who significantly financially benefit from the market, while protecting developers and non-profit work.
Today the EU Parliament’s Committee responsible for the Interoperable Europe Act has adopted its final position. It is a step forward towards a more inclusive Interoperable Europe Board while it introduces clearer indicators and statistics to monitor the progress of the Act. This position must now be upheld during the upcoming trilogue.
¡Julio ya está aquí y también llegó nuestro boletín electrónico! En esta entrega tenemos algunas actualizaciones de las últimas evoluciones de la Ley de Europa Interoperable, la Ley de Ciberresiliencia y la Ley de Inteligencia Artificial. Acaba de terminar la competición YH4F.
Ley de Ciberresiliencia: la primera comisión respalda la petición de la FSFE para proteger el Software Libre
La Comisión de Mercado Interior y Protección del Consumidor (IMCO, por sus siglas del inglés) ha tomado hoy una decisión transcendental para la protección de los desarrolladores de Software Libre en la Ley de Ciberresiliencia (CRA, por sus siglas del inglés).
IEA: El Parlamento europeo da un paso al frente destacando el papel del Software Libre, pero aun necesita mejorar
Los dos Comissiones de opinión del PE, IMCO y LIBE, han adoptado hoy sus textos sobre la Ley de Europa Interoperable (Interoperable Europe Board, en inglés). Aunque ambos reconocen la importancia del Software Libre para esta legislación, la inclusión de la comunidad del Software Libre en el Comité sigue siendo incierta. La redacción sobre los procesos de supervisión y evaluación va en la dirección correcta.
El actual proyecto del Consejo sobre la Ley de Europa Interoperable limita el Consejo de la Europa Interoperable (Interoperable Europe Board, en inglés), excluyendo a las partes interesadas de contribuir a una Europa más interoperable e innovadora. También hace falta una redacción mejorada en el ámbito de la supervisión y la presupuestación.
El Parlamento Europeo votó hoy a favor de la Ley de IA con 499 votos a favor, 28 en contra, y 93 abstenciones. Se han concedido garantías al Software Libre; estas normas deberán ser ahora defendidas en el trílogo y transferidas a la Ley de Ciberresiliencia y la Directiva de Responsabilidad por Producto.
A Free Software office and collaboration suite for the public sector is one of the projects with which the German government aims to fulfil the goals of the coalition agreement. But a closer look at the project raises questions: Where is the source code? Who is responsible? What happens to the public money involved? We asked the relevant ministry.
En junio tenemos novedades sobre la Ley Europea de Interoperabilidad y la Regulación de la IA, publicamos nuestra encuesta europea de la Libertad del Enrutador. Estuvimos en dos podcast y fuimos el 'Member of the spotlight' de Edri. Nuevo estudio sobre la regulación de la neutralidad en la red, lee la historia de la llegada de Ada la India rural.
Ley de Europa Interoperable: el Comité de las Regiones falla sustancialmente en la promoción del Software Libre
El Comité Europeo de las Regiones aprobó su posicionamiento sobre la Ley de Europea Interoperable. El cuerpo representativo de la UE ha fallado a la hora de reconocer la importancia que el Software Libre tiene para la interoperabilidad y, por tanto, para la digitalización y la innovación. Esto remarca la relevancia de la participación de la Comunidad del Software Libre en el planificado Comité de Europa Interoperable.
A pan-European survey, run by the Free Software Foundation Europe, has collected information from more than 1600 end-users and highlighted several obstacles to Router Freedom, such as lack of freedom of choice, provider lock-in and promotion of equipment running exclusively proprietary software.
Today the European Parliament's responsible committees voted by a large majority to protect Free Software in the AI regulation. The plenary is called upon to uphold the idea. Likewise, this principle must be anchored in the ongoing Cyber Resilience Act and Product Liability Directive and their upcoming votes.
Youth Hacking 4 Freedom inspires European youth to use their skills for change. Konrad's learning platform for the amateur radio service exam is one example. Let's break down his project and see how YH4F helped him bring his vision to life. Join us in the exciting world of YH4F!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join us for the 20th episode of the Software Freedom Podcast, where Bonnie Mehring and Lucas Lasota discuss Device Neutrality and Router Freedom. They cover the concepts and fundamentals of these initiatives and explain why end-users should have control over their devices.
Vilnius Tech officials attempted to enforce the use of proprietary two factor identification (2FA) methods. Some students were concerned the methods would compromise privacy and could not be run in their devices, and proposed an alternative way to get the authentication. Finally, the university reversed its decision.
While we wait for the projects developed by the participants of the second edition of the Youth Hacking 4 Freedom contest, let's go back to last year's edition to learn about two of the projects submitted.
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!
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.
The EU is currently debating the introduction of liability rules for software, including Free Software. The relevant proposals are the AI Act, Product Liability Directive (PLD), and Cyber Resilience Act (CRA). The way they are, all proposals will harm the Free Software ecosystem and thus the society and the economy.
La Ley sobre la Europa Interoperable (IEA, por sus siglas en inglés) pretende ayudar a la administración pública a compartir, reutilizar e integrar tecnologías de la información y datos a través de las fronteras. Faltan normas claras con actividades y presupuesto concretos. Se pasa por alto el papel de la sociedad civil y aún no hay definiciones claras de Software Libre y Estándares Abiertos.
The coding period of the Youth Hacking 4 Freedom hacking contest has been running for almost three months now. The competition continues to be a fun contest for young hackers to test and develop their skills. The previous edition ended with 35 great projects submitted with inspiring stories behind them. Read about Andrei's and David's projects.
The Greek regulator has adopted new rules introducing Router Freedom in the country. Since 2021, the FSFE has been working with policymakers to protect the interests of end-users. Supporting civil society and industry organisations backed the FSFE and contributed positively to this new law.
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.
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.
On the 14th of February Free Software enthusiasts celebrated the 13th edition of the “I ❤️ Free Software Day”! Hundreds of people and numerous organisations shared their love for Free Software and reached out to the ones behind these projects. Thank you for taking part in the celebration of our favourite type of software: Free Software.
Tanto si te perdiste la FOSDEM como si no llegaste a tiempo para asistir a todas las sesiones, ¡no te preocupes! Echa un vistazo a nuestras sesiones de la última edición y aprende, profundizando en tu conocimiento, y mejorando tus habilidades sobre Software Libre.
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!
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 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.
For this episode Bonnie Mehring met with Karen Sandler to talk about her relationship with Free Software. Karen depends on a medical device to keep her heart working. This led her to become an advocate for Free Software in medical devices.
On the 14th of February the FSFE community meets up in diverse cities around Europe to celebrate ‘I Love Free Software Day’. Join our events in Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Switzerland and Spain.
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!
Dortmund is opening a new chapter in Free Software Governance and inspiring municipalities all over Germany. The recording of our event on 11 January 2023 is now online. Are you interested in Free Software and working in a municipal administration or in politics? Join our new mailing list to exchange information on Free Software in municipalities!
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!.
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.
The FSFE Swiss local group launches an initiative with GNU/Linux.ch to encourage public institutions to use federated free software solutions to communicate with their people. FediGov is the name of this campaign that is encouraging people to ask their governments to adopt ethical communications.
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.
A cryptographer and privacy specialist Amandine Jambert, a.k.a. Cryptie, is our guest in the 18th Software Freedom Podcast episode. With her experience, Cryptie is the perfect person to tackle some basics about Security in Free Software.
We have great news! To thank you for your support, which we appreciate even more in these difficult times, we are giving away 28 English copies of the book 'Ada & Zangemann - A Tale of Software, Skateboards, and Raspberry Ice Cream'.
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.
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.
The Belgian regulator BIPT has decided to safeguard Router Freedom for all connection types, including optical fiber (FTTx). The FSFE engaged in the public consultation urging policy makers to make this right a reality, and to improve monitoring over ISP practices.
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.
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.
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.
Copyleft ensures that Free Software remains Free. Stockfish filed a lawsuit when ChessBase distributed parts of Stockfish work under a proprietary license, violating GNU GPL obligations. Checkmate! Copyleft won. Stockfish secured numerous concessions from ChessBase to respect the GPL.
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.
Tu apoyo y contribución para la promoción del Software Libre es importante para asegurar nuestro trabajo a largo plazo, asegurando nuestra independencia, fortaleciendo nuestra sociedad democrática, promoviendo e implementando pasos concretos hacia la libertad del software, y haciendo más fácil el uso y el desarrollo del Software Libre.
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.
The awards for the winners from the first edition of the Youth Hacking 4 Freedom competition, Stavros, Miquel, Artur, Ekaterina, Hector, and Mark were handed over in a ceremony in Brussels. We wish them a bright future, with many contributions to software freedom.
‘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.
La inscripción para la segunda edición de “Youth Hacking 4 Freedom", la competición de programación de la FSFE para adolescentes de toda Europa, acaba de comenzar. Esta competición ofrece a jóvenes de entre 14 y 18 años la oportunidad de desafiarse a sí mismos, conocer a otros adolescentes con ideas afines y ganar premios en metálico.
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.
In this 17th episode of the Software Freedom Podcast Matthias Kirschner and Petter Joelson uncover how Free Software can be a tool for citizens to actively participate in their local community. Petter invites you into the world of Decidim and explains what citizen participation should look like.
The sixth edition of EU Datathon, the EU’s open data competition, came to a close last week with the awards ceremony. The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) won the first prize in the challenge ‘transparency in public procurement’ with a program that helps analyse how public administrations in the European Union spend their money.
Surely you have already heard about the controversial EU draft law on mandatory chat control with the supposed aim to effectively tackle child sexual abuse. This law implies the monitoring and scanning of the communications of citizens – even the securely encrypted end-to-end one.
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.
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.
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.
We are looking for a working student to support our work in empowering people to control technology. The person will support the FSFE's technical infrastructure by working with our system administrators. The work is 10 hours per week in the Berlin office and home office is possible at a later stage.
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.
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.
A broad alliance of 13 organisations from the fields of environmental protection, digital policy, development cooperation and academia publishes a catalog of demands to show political solutions towards a more sustainable digital society. This as a prelude to the upcoming conference for digitization and sustainability "Bits & Bäume".
Since the launch of the “Public Money? Public Code!” initiative, it has grown a lot and experienced an increase of support. Now there is a new and fun way of showing your support for “Public Money? Public Code!”. With the new SharePic-Template, everybody can show their support of the campaign.
We are looking for a reliable and driven intern to support the FSFE's policy activities and contribute to our work to empower people to control technology. The person will work 35 hours per week with our team in the FSFE Berlin office for a six month period.
Librem 5 ejecuta PureOS, totalmente convergente, lo que significa que puedes llevar tu escritorio contigo en tu móvil. Su entorno gráfico dedicado, Phosh, se está convirtiendo en una opción popular para los móviles Linux. Guido Günther, uno de los desarrolladores principales de Purism revela detalles del software de Librem en esta entrevista.
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.
Greece is one step closer to securing Router Freedom, but regulators are excluding fiber (FTTH) connections from the legislation. A coalition of organisations, allies of the FSFE, is now requesting that lawmakers reconsider this and thus safeguard the freedom of all users.
In November 2021 the FSFE has launched the new campaign "Upcycling Android". If you haven't already upcycled your phone or you are curious to learn more about the campaign listen to our new Software Freedom Podcast episode with the campaigns manager Erik Albers.
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.
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!
Code paid by the people should be available to the people! Volunteers will present the ‘Public Money? Public Code!’ campaign in Trento, Bologna, and Caltanissetta. If you live in Italy, now you have a perfect chance to learn more about the initiative and support it.
Students should not have to use proprietary software to participate in the educational process. The FSFE joins the Dutch ‘Coalition Fair Digital Education’ supporting privacy-respecting solutions involving Free Software in schools.
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.
As a contribution to a consultation organised by the European telecom regulator, BEREC, the FSFE calls for increasing the level of digital sustainability in the telecommunications sector by safeguarding device neutrality and establishing the right to install any software on any device.
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.
Early this year, the Commission proposed a draft for an EU Declaration on Digital Rights and Principles that aims to guide the digital transformation in the EU. Now the European Parliament has agreed on a text and Free Software makes part of it.
Today the European Parliament passed a resolution on Artificial Intelligence (AI) with a huge majority of 495 votes in favor, 34 against and 102 abstentions. There are many references to the advantages of Free Software included in the text - the FSFE now urges the Parliament to transfer its own position into the AI regulation.
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.
Technology experts and ecologists join forces in the Bits & Bäume ('Bits and Trees') conference in October 2022 in Berlin. This year the FSFE is part of its organising committee. We look for exciting talks and insights about how Free Software can help realising a sustainable digital society. Share your expertise and apply until 7 June.
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".
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.
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.
In the effort of adopting digital policies aligned with people's fundamental rights, the European Parliament is in the process of finding a position on the legal framework for the development and use of AI technologies. The FSFE is following this process so Free Software is included, innovation is fostered, control enhanced, and trust strengthened.
The traffic light coalition must anchor its goals for the digitisation of Germany, based on Free Software, as set out in the coalition agreement in the 2022 federal budget. Otherwise, there is a risk of cementing dependencies on individual vendors and losing sovereignty and innovative power.
What are my options if I want to run my phone with Free Software? For our Upcycling Android campaign we interviewed Plasma Mobile developer Bhushan Shah about running a privacy-respecting and secure GNU/Linux phone ecosystem on your phone.
With this episode the Software Freedom Podcast opens the door to the fascinating and sometimes complex world of mesh networking. And who better than Elektra Wagenrad can take us on this journey? Elektra is one of the original developers of the B.A.T.M.A.N. protocol and of the Mesh Potato project.
KDE's universal document viewer Okular is the first software to be awarded the Blue Angel ecolabel. The FSFE congratulates Okular to this milestone that confirms more environmental benefits of using and developing Free Software. Together with our Upcycling Android initiative we campaign for universal user freedoms in the EU in the upcoming months.
At the end of the week, the new German government will have been in office for 100 days. The coalition agreement contains ambitious statements on the use of Free Software (also known as Open Source), but so far nothing has been implemented. On the contrary: dependencies are to be further cemented.
Since 2010 the Free Software Foundation Europe has been organising the yearly "I Love Free Software Day". Together with hundreds of Free Software enthusiasts we celebrated our love for Free Software on the 14th of February. To all of you who took part and celebrated the "I Love Free Software Day", we would like to thank you so much.
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.
At the Free Software Foundation Europe, we advocate for the universal right to install and de-install any operating system and software on any device. The update of the European ecodesign gives a historical chance to make this right part of European legislation. Our Upcycling Android campaign marks the beginning of our activities.
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.
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.
The FSFE is eager to support its community with diverse Free Software communication channels. We are happy to announce that we have recently added Matrix to this list. After successful beta tests, every FSFE supporter and volunteer can now create their own Matrix account. We will also use our instance for the FSFE’s virtual booth during FOSDEM!
Every 14th of February, people around the world celebrate the “I Love Free Software Day”. On this day we show our love for Free Software and thank all the people contributing to software freedom. This year, we are organising a whole event dedicated to Free Software games.
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.
The upcoming "I Love Free Software Day" will focus on Free Software Games. One of the most famous Free Software games is "0 A.D.: Empires Ascendant". In this episode Bonnie Mehring talks with Stanislas Dolcini, the project leader of 0 A.D., about the game itself, the project, and how the game became Free Software.
In the final publication about 20 Years FSFE, we want to thank everyone who has worked for the organisation in an internship position. We contacted eight former interns and asked them about their time at the FSFE and their current involvement with Free Software.
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.
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.
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.
Max Mehl and Bonnie Mehring talk about the REUSE initiative and the newly launched REUSE Booster programme. This 11th episode of the Software Freedom Podcast is the perfect match for you if you are interested in Free Software licensing and curious about how REUSE and its tools make that easier for developers and users.
In our 10th episode of the Software Freedom Podcast we talk with Elisa Lindinger from Superrr Lab. Together we discuss problems faced by Free Software projects and how to tackle them. In a broader frame we discover what would be needed for a more sustainable digital infrastructure and talk about the work Elisa does for this aim.
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.
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.
For the seventh episode of our Software Freedom Podcast we talk with Vincent Lequertier about transparency, fairness, and accessibility as crucial criteria for artificial intelligence (AI) and why it is important for our society to release AI software under a Free Software license.
We invited Miriam Ballhausen to talk with us about copyright enforcement. She is a German lawyer who focuses on software, data protection, copyright law and specifically Free Software copyright. This is the sixth regular episode of the Software Freedom Podcast for which we invite experts from our community.
For our Software Freedom Podcast we talk with people who have inspiring ideas about software freedom. In this special episode, we talk with Dr. Luis Falcón and Dr. Axel Braun about the Free health and hospital information system GNU Health.
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.
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.
Once a month, we talk with people who have inspiring ideas about software freedom. In this third episode, our guest is Harald Welte, Free Software programmer and activist. Harald discusses with us his current projects regarding mobile phone communication and the general status of Free Software in this area.
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.
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 boingboing.net. Cory Doctorow is a prominent supporter of software freedom and a less restrictive copyright law. His books are published under Creative Commons licenses.