Desde 2001 la FSFE ha estado potenciando los derechos de los usuarios mediante la remoción de obstáculos frente a la libertad del software. A lo largo de 20 años hemos estado ayudando a las personas y organizaciones a entender cómo el Software Libre contribuye a la libertad, la transparencia, y la autodeterminación.

En las siguientes dos décadas necesitamos tu ayuda. Queremos que todo el mundo sea capaz de controlar su tecnología. El Software Libre y sus libertades de usar, estudiar, compartir, y mejorar son las claves para este objetivo.

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Till Jaeger +++ Youth Hacking 4 Freedom +++ SFScon 2021

12 October 2021

En nuestro Boletín de octubre lee sobre Till Jaeger, conocedor de primera mano de lo que conlleva hacer cumplir las licencias de Software Libre. Descubre la competición que recién lanzamos: Youth Hacking 4 Freedom. Descubre las donaciones de un equipo de anuario escolar. Sigue nuestras últimas actividades y anota las fechas de la próxima SFScon.  

Translators team: Reaching more people in their native language

11 October 2021

The FSFE's translators team has been working tirelessly throughout the second year of Covid-19 to enable people all across Europe to read and learn about Free Software in their native language. Since the beginning of 2021 we have had over 230 new translations into 9 different languages, not counting the English originals. 

Learn about Free Software in the Legal Context with FSFE's Legal Education Day

08 October 2021

The FSFE is organizing a Legal Education Day on Saturday, 6 November 2021. This online event is open for all to attend. It will include talks and Q&A sessions on the basics of copyright law, licenses, and other legal topics. The event will help Free Software developers to understand these legal topics so that their software projects can reach their full potential.  

Youth Hacking 4 Freedom: La Competición de Programación para quinceañeros va a empezar

28 September 2021

La Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) es una organización sin ánimo de lucro que empodera a los usuarios para que controlen la tecnología. Para inspirar a las jóvenes generaciones por la libertad del software, la FSFE está organizando la competición de programación ‘Youth Hacking 4 Freedom' (YH4F), en la cual los quinceañeros de toda Europa tienen la oportunidad de competir de manera justa y divertida. Los ganadores recibirán un premio en metálico y un viaje a Bruselas junto con otros jóvenes jáquer.  

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.  

Entrevistas para las elecciones federales alemanas de 2021

20 September 2021

Las elecciones federales de 2021 en Alemania (26.09.2021) están a la vuelta de la esquina. La soberanía digital, a través del uso de Software Libre, es el centro de nuestra conversación con los partidos políticos, que también hemos llevado a cabo para preguntarles a todos que harían. Nos complace que hayamos podido hablar personalmente con los candidatos de todos los partidos con posibilidades de participar en el próximo gobierno y preguntarles a todos los partidos qué harían sus respectivos partidos para avanzar en la digitalización de Alemania con el Software Libre.  

Demand for transparent CovPass apps in EU +++ Dutch gain Router Freedom

13 September 2021

In our August-September Newsletter, we celebrate the right of using a custom router in the Netherlands. We explain why every app that tackles the spread of Covid-19 has to be Free Software. We share the news of our vibrant community, following up what happened in the summertime and what lies ahead of us.  

Dutch authority enforces Router Freedom

05 August 2021

The Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has published new rules that will move Router Freedom forward in the Netherlands. Within 6 months ISPs have to comply and offer the option for consumers and companies to connect a modem or router of their own choice. The FSFE acknowledges this decision as a major win for consumer rights.  

20 años de FSFE +++ Finlandia consigue la Libertad del Enrutador +++ microFSFE

27 July 2021

En el Boletín de julio, invitamos a la comunidad a celebrar los 20 años de FSFE, aplaudimos a Finlandia por asegurar la Libertad del Enrutador y seguimos las actividades de Software Libre para niños. Nos preparamos para las elecciones alemanas y te invitamos a ayudarnos a promocionar el Software Libre en la administración en la campaña electoral.  

FSFE: 20 years of empowering people to control technology

21 July 2021

Marking twenty years of the FSFE, we highlight the importance of software freedom in Europe and important accomplishments since 2001. We shed light on our community with a birthday page where you can find community interviews and videos. People are invited to celebrate with us and share their own stories.  

Mayor demanda de autonomía digital holandesa +++ REUSE Booster +++ Torsten Grote

28 June 2021

Holanda confiando más en compañías monopolísticas; el grupo holandés de la FSFE reclama activamente los derechos digitales. En junio iniciamos REUSE Booster para compartir consejos legales sobre copyright con proyectos de Software Libre. Entrevista a Torsten Grote, miembro de la FSFE, quien insiste en liberar nuestros Androids lo antes posible.  

20 Years FSFE: Interview with Torsten Grote

25 June 2021

In our fourth birthday publication we are interviewing Torsten Grote, who explored Free Software alternatives on smartphones for the FSFE as early as 2012. We reminisce about the emergence of our Free Your Android campaign and discuss with Torsten which options are available for liberating our phones today.  

Netherlands: Participation app remains closed to the public

11 June 2021

The Dutch House of Representatives (Tweede Kamer) debates in public, as it should. But as not everyone has the opportunity to go to Den Hague and sit in the gallery, the Tweede Kamer released an app to follow the debates via livestream. Unfortunately, this app not is released under a Free Software licence. Our Dutch volunteer Jos van den Oever wanted to participate but was not able to run the app on his device and got active. 

Cory Doctorow +++ Inteligencia Artificial +++ Nueva empleada Fani Partsafyllidou

31 May 2021

En nuestro Boletín de mayo lee sobre el viajero del tiempo Cory Doctorow quien envía sus deseos por los 20 años de la FSFE desde un utópico año 2041, los avances de la Libertad del Enrutador en Grecia, Alemania y Austria. Sobre los beneficios de la aplicación de IA bajo licencias de Software Libre y nuestras variadas actividades de la comunidad.  

Dutch Digital Autonomy must be based on Free Software and Open Standards

18 May 2021 – Rijk Ravestein

"The Netherlands is losing grip on internet security, and is therefore in danger of losing control over democracy, the rule of law and the economic innovation system." This warning comes from the Cyber Security Council, a national and independent advisory body of the Dutch government and business community with members from the government, industry and academia.  

Router Freedom: Greece one step forward - Germany one backward

05 May 2021

EU member states are updating their legislation and implementing rules on Router Freedom. Greece and Germany have taken the first steps. But while Greece has focused on interests of end-users, Germany has moved in the opposite direction. The next months are crucial for Router Freedom in Europe and local participation is paramount.  

Paquete Libertad del Enrutador +++ Fernanda Weiden +++ Ventas de primavera

29 April 2021 –

En nuestro boletín de primavera puedes leer sobre nuestro Paquete de Actividad de la Libertad del Enrutador, la entrevista a nuestra antigua vicepresidenta Fernanda Weiden, nuestro nuevo episodio del Software Freedom Podcast con Elisa Lindinger, nuestras ventas de primavera y como es habitual, sobre nuestras otras variadas actividades comunitarias. 

20 Years FSFE: Interview with Fernanda Weiden

20 April 2021

In our third birthday publication we interview Fernanda Weiden - co-founder of the FSF Latin America and former Vice President of the FSFE - about the early starts of Free Software in Latin America, nowadays use of Free Software in Big Tech and about support of diversity in different communities.  

FSFE launches the Router Freedom Activity Package

30 March 2021

In the context of reform of telecommunication laws, EU member states are currently implementing legislation with direct impact on Router Freedom. The FSFE has launched an activity package for organisations and individuals to raise awareness and empower them to advocate for users' device sovereignty in their countries.  

Luca contra Lenovo +++ Reinhard y la FSFE +++ Informe del IloveFS

25 March 2021 –

En nuestro Boletín de marzo lee sobre nuestro promotor Luca Bonissi quien forzó a Lenovo a pagar un reembolso de 20.000 euros por un Windows preinstalado, sobre nuestro promotor Reinhard Müller, voluntario de la FSFE durante dos décadas, nuestro informe del "I Love Free Software" y también sobre nuestras otras variadas actividades comunitarias. 

Statement on Richard Stallman rejoining the FSF board

24 March 2021

We learnt through a public announcement that Richard Stallman is again part of the board of directors of the Free Software Foundation, one of our independent sister organisations. We disapprove of this step that came without any message of remorse or willingness to change.  

    "I Love Free Software Day" report for 2021

    19 March 2021

    This year we celebrated the 11th edition of the "I Love Free Software Day". Every year on 14 February we show our love for Free Software and say thank you to the people working for software freedom. To all of you who took part and celebrated the "I Love Free Software Day", we - the Free Software Foundation Europe - would like to thank you so much. 

    FSFE at FOSDEM 2021

    11 March 2021

    FOSDEM, the biggest annual Free Software event in Europe, took place again this year on the first weekend in February. As we do every year, we organised a community event before FOSDEM and this year we also co-organised the Legal and Policy Devroom for the first time. 

    20 Years FSFE: Interview with Reinhard Müller

    05 March 2021

    In 2021, the Free Software Foundation Europe turns 20. This is a moment that we want to use to celebrate our community with a series of publications. In our second publication we interview Reinhard Müller who has contributed as a volunteer since 2002 in various roles from local activities to the European core team.  

    Call to apply for FSFE support for your local project

    19 February 2021

    It is no secret that the FSFE's activities are only possible with the priceless help of our contributors and supporters around Europe. In return we support local engagement financially, with our expertise, information material and networks. To help formalize this process, we run our next call for FSFE community projects. 

    Join us I Love Free Software Day 2021

    14 February 2021

    Today on the "I Love Free Software Day" we want to celebrate and share our love for Free Software. With this special day we say thank you to all the Free Software friends who supported, developed, campaigned, translated and worked for Free Software. On 14 February, let us show our love and thank all those people involved in Free Software. 

    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.  

    20 years FSFE: Interview with Georg Greve, founder president

    04 February 2021

    In 2021 the Free Software Foundation Europe turns 20. This is a moment that we want to use to celebrate our community with a series of publications, both those who have accompanied us in the past and those are still doing so. In our first publication we look back where everything got started and have conducted an interview with the FSFE's first president, Georg C. F. Greve.  

    FOSDEM21: Legal and Policy Issues Devroom agenda

    04 February 2021

    As every year, the FSFE will be present at FOSDEM, the biggest annual Free Software event in Europe. In 2021, the FSFE is honored to co-organise the Legal and Policy Devroom at FOSDEM. We are excited and look forward to presenting you an interesting programme throughout the whole weekend. 

    Coming soon: I Love Free Software Day 2021

    03 February 2021

    People around the world work hard to maintain Free Software and we rely on Free Software to keep us connected. On this year's I Love Free Software Day let us think about the developers, contributors, designers, those who promoted the use of Free Software and many more who spend their time to share, improve and create Free Software. On 14 February we show our love and thank those who work for Free Software. 

    CWA sin Google +++ Cooperación al desarrollo internacional +++ Entrevista KDE

    16 December 2020 –

    En el Boletín de diciembre, lee sobre la App Alemana de Aviso de Coronavirus, publicada aparte para ampliar la libertad del software, aprende sobre código público en la cooperación al desarrollo internacional, disfruta de la entrevista con Cord-Landwehr de KDE sobre REUSE, la del grupo local de Zurich que recibió un premio DINACon y mucho mas. 

    FSFE Local Group Zurich receives DINAcon Award

    11 December 2020

    In 2019, the FSFE's local group Zurich has launched the "Learn like the pros" campaign. Goal of the campaign is to present solutions for the use of Free Software in education. Recently, the campaign was awarded the DINACon Award. On this behalf we interviewed the coordinators Ralf Hersel and Gian-Maria Daffré. 

    Public code for publicly financed international development cooperation

    10 December 2020

    International development cooperation is increasingly digitised. Free Software thus is becoming a fundamental technology to reach the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. Together with experts in the field, the FSFE summarises these interrelations in an article and demands publicly funded software to be published as Free Software. 

    German Corona tracing app available without Google services

    08 December 2020

    A handful of Free Software developers today achieved what official bodies have been missing for months: They have made available the German Corona Warn App for tracing Covid-19 risk contacts in a version that is completely free of dependencies on Google and available in F-Droid, the Free Software app store.  

    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.  

    Libertad del Software 2020 +++ Estrategia Open Source UE +++ Nuevo personal

    25 November 2020 –

    En nuestro Boletín de noviembre, revisamos nuestro informe anual "Libertad del Software en Europa" y la nueva Estrategia del Software Libre de la Comisión Europea. Nuevo personal, nueva llamada para los proyectos comunitarios de la FSFE, REUSE está despegando, el grupo local en Zurich recibió un premio, y mucho mas por descubrir que ha sucedido. 

    Call to apply for FSFE support for your local project

    20 November 2020

    It is no secret that the FSFE's activities are only possible with the priceless help of our contributors and supporters around Europe. In return we support local engagement with our expertise, information material, networks or even financially. To help formalize this process, we run our second call for FSFE community projects. 

    How (not) to set up a public warning system

    12 November 2020

    What is the best way to alert people about catastrophes? Germany went with proprietary apps which caused the recent warning day ("Warntag") to become an official failure. We analysed the situation and found more robust solutions that respect user rights.  

    FSFE at SFSCon 2020

    19 October 2020

    The South Tyrol Free Software Conference, SFSCon, is one of Europe’s most established annual conferences on Free Software. In recent years we have been represented with talks, workshops and our information booth. Last year we also organised our Community Event in the context of SFSCon, so that we could meet not only our community but also many interested people and report about our work.  

    Congratulations to the FSF on its thirty-fifth anniversary

    09 October 2020

    The FSFE's sister organisation, the FSF, celebrates its thirty-fifth anniversary this week. Thirty-five years of working for software freedom and inspiring many people and organisations to take a stand for user freedoms deserve big congratulations. Watch and read the congratulatory speech by FSFE President Matthias Kirschner.  

    "Un lugar para el código público" +++ Promoción FSFE +++ Oferta de trabajo

    23 September 2020 –

    En nuestro boletín de septiembre podrás leer sobre una nueva y resistente alianza formada por administraciones, políticos, empresas y organizaciones de la sociedad civil, demandando "un lugar para el código público". Además podrás leer sobre nuestra llamada para conseguir respaldo y financiación de la FSFE para tu proyecto local, sobre nuestra oferta de empleo, y sobre otras diversas actividades de nuestra comunidad. 

    Call to apply for FSFE support for your local project

    07 September 2020

    It is no secret that the FSFE's activities are only possible with the priceless help of our contributors and supporters around Europe. In return we support local engagement with our expertise, information material, networks or even financially. To help formalize this process, we run our first call for FSFE community projects. 

    The FSFE is looking for an office assistant

    04 September 2020

    We are looking for an office assistant to support our work to empower people to control technology. The person will work 15-35 hours per week with our team in the Berlin office and will support the FSFE's Berlin office operations. 

    Consulta europea +++ 100 días en Munich +++ Coordinador de Ciencia Abierta

    26 August 2020 –

    En nuestro Boletín de agosto, estamos evaluando las razones por las que la Comisión Europea debiera evitar el uso del término "propiedad intelectual". También le preguntamos al nuevo gobierno de Munich sobre sus progresos en materia de Software Libre, y presentamos a nuestro nuevo Coordinador de Ciencias Abiertas Christian Busse. Como siempre, puedes leer sobre nuestras diversas actividades comunitarias. 

    FSFE: EU should reconsider the notion of "intellectual property"

    20 August 2020

    In order to contribute to the European Commission public consultation regarding the update of the "Intellectual Property (IP)" regulatory system, the FSFE has published a first feedback. Based on its world-wide experience with Free Software, the FSFE calls for a more inclusive and decentralized regulatory system that allows sustainable knowledge sharing and intangible wealth. 

    La Libertad del Enrutador en Europa +++ Hamburgo en pro del Software Libre +++ Parlamento Europeo

    16 June 2020 –

    En nuestro Boletín de junio lee entre otros temas acerca de los logros de la FSFE en referencia a la Libertad del Enrutador en Europa, sobre el nuevo acuerdo de coalición en Hamburgo que pone el foco en el Software Libre y acerca del Parlamento Europeo demandando "¿Dinero Público? - ¡Código Público!". Como siempre, además podrás leer sobre las diversas actividades de nuestra comunidad. 

    Router Freedom challenged by new European rules

    01 June 2020

    From 21 June a new set of rules will guide the implementation of Router Freedom in Europe. The internalisation of the rules by the 27 EU member states will face challenges with negative consequences for Router Freedom. The FSFE contributed to several improvements of the guidelines and will monitor compliance with them. 

    Jakatones Públicos +++ Munich apoya el Código Público (Public Code) +++ Nuevos Podcast

    12 May 2020 –

    Lee acerca de nuestra demanda para que se publiquen los resultados de los maratones jáquer, financiados con dinero público, como Software Libre; acerca de un nuevo acuerdo de coalición en Munich que se alinea con nuestros principios de "¿Dinero Público? - ¡Código Público!" y qué pasó dentro de la FSFE y en nuestra comunidad. Destacamos los resultados de nuestro sprint de la web y nuestras publicaciones, un podcast periódico y extraordinario.  

    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.  

    COVID-19 Hackathons: Only Free Software creates global solutions

    08 April 2020

    Currently we see a lot of hackathons to find tools that help tackle the crisis of pandemic COVID-19. More and more governments and administrations are hosting or funding such hackathons. To make sure that the results of these hackathons can be used globally and adapted locally - that the software can be used, studied, shared and improved everywhere - the FSFE asks to publish the outcomes under a Free Software licence. 

    Simpatisantes de la FSFE publican sobre ¿porqué usar Software Libre para el trabajo en remoto y cuál?

    03 April 2020

    Debido a la actual pandemia del virus Covid-19, muchos trabajadores - voluntariamente o por imposición - están trabajando remotamente ahora. Muchas organizaciones que no han estado acostumbradas al trabajo en remoto hasta ahora, se encuentran ahora con un gran número de dificultades para adaptarse a la situación. Para evitar potenciales bloqueos, algunos promotores de la FSFE escribieron colectivamente acerca de las buenas razones para usar Software Libre para el trabajo en remoto y recopilaron una lista detallada de soluciones prácticas en nuestra wiki

    Toda app para el coronavirus debía usarse de forma voluntaria y deberia ser Software Libre

    02 April 2020

    La Fundación del Software Libre de Europa (FSFE) demanda que el uso de las tecnolgías de seguimiento que pretenden romper la cadena de transmisión de la enfermedad infecciosa debería promocionarse solamente bajo una base voluntaria, los derechos fundameantales deben ser respetados y el software debe publicarse bajo una licencia de Software Libre. 

    FSFE in times of Corona: How a virus affects us

    27 March 2020

    Among all the serious diseases and deaths it causes, the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its accompanying COVID-19 disease also keep the FSFE and the whole Free Software community in suspense. For our community and other charitable organisations we would share our experiences and lessons learnt from the Corona crisis. 

    [Updated] The FSFE is looking for an executive assistant

    11 March 2020

    We are looking for an executive assistant to support our work to empower people to control technology. The person will work 25-35 hours per week with our team in the Berlin office and will be in charge of the FSFE's Berlin office operations. Due to the current situation and the difficulty to onboard the the new person, the application period is enlarged as written below

    Expert Brochure to Modernise Public Digital Infrastructure with Public Code - Translated Versions Online

    10 March 2020

    What is Free Software? How does it contribute to digital sovereignty, security and transparency of state digital infrastructure? Which steps can public administrations take? These and more questions are answered in our publication "Public Money Public Code – Modernising Public Infrastructure with Free Software". After the successful release of the English version of our brochure we translated it into three more languages: German, Czech and Brazilian Portuguese.  

    Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt - the Barriers to Router Freedom in Germany

    02 March 2020 – ,

    Consider this hypothetical scenario: you moved to a new apartment. Apart from all the stress of packing, transporting, and unpacking all your stuff at your new home, you also had to deal with getting utilities connected. The electric company turned out to be difficult to deal with: they said you had to change your TV set, toaster, refrigerator and most of your lamps. 

    (pre-)FOSDEM +++ IloveFS +++ Comunidad

    26 February 2020 –

    Desde nuestro propio evento pre-FOSDEM, al apasionante fin de semana del FOSDEM y al Día de Amo el Software Libre (I Love Free Software Day), febrero ha estado lleno de interesantes noticias para la FSFE. Hemos aprovechado estos eventos para presentar nuestro trabajo, así como para ofrecer a las otras comunidades europeas la oportunidad de presentar el suyo. Lee sobre nuestros puestos informativos y nuestras presentaciones, sobre el amor y los próximos eventos, en nuestro boletín del mes de febrero. 

    I Love Free Software - and you?

    12 February 2020

    While you are reading this, someone somewhere is improving the code of a Free Software you use for yourself. Free Software has long been part of the daily use of billion of users, still the people behind the respective projects often remain invisible. Together we want to change that. On 14 February is the "I love Free Software Day", a day to show your love and celebrate your favourite Free Software and its contributors. Join us! 

    Report from the 36c3, about:freedom - about:fsfe

    22 January 2020 – Bonnie Mehring

    At the end of December, FSFE was in Leipzig at the 36th Chaos Communication Congress. As in previous years, we were present at the congress with lots of information material, talks and workshops. FSFE was one of the main organisers of the cluster about:freedom, an association of 12 civil society organisations and groups. Together with the other organisations, we focused on digital rights and network policy issues. 

    Cory Doctorow +++ (pre-) FOSDEM +++ 36C3

    22 January 2020 –

    2020 no es solo un nuevo año: es el amanecer de una nueva década. Con más y más sistemas automatizados funcionando por software, la representación política de la libertad es más necesaria que nunca. Lee, en nuestro boletín de enero, porqué Cory Doctorow apoya económicamente a la FSFE, y porqué tú también deberías hacerlo. Lee sobre nuestras próximas actividades en el FOSDEM, incluyendo nuestra reunión pre-FOSSDEM y las reflexiones sobre nuestra presencia en el "Chaos Communication Congress". También tenemos un nuevo episodio del "Podcast de la Libertad del Software" ("Software Freedom Podcast"), con Harald Welte e información de nuestra comunidad. 

    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 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.