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.
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‘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.
Öppna skolplattformen was developed out of the frustration of some parents in Stockholm when they noticed some irregularities and security issues in the proprietary school platform provided by the city. The original app cost the city one billion Swedish krona (around €100 million) and it turned out to be badly flawed.
After many iterations and amendments, the European Parliament adopted the Digital Markets Act by 642 votes in favour, 8 votes against, and 46 abstentions. With this vote the principle of Device Neutrality is introduced. At the same time, the Parliament missed the chance to introduce strong requirements for interoperability based on Open Standards.
En el boletín de diciembre lee sobre Upcycling Android, la iniciativa para superar la obsolescencia del software con Software Libre. La UE vota el DMA, un gran paso por la neutralidad del dispositivo. ¡Alemania se interesa por adoptar PM-PC! Entrevistamos a Nico Rikken. Conoce a Ada, un personaje de libro infantil. Oferta laboral.
On December 15, the Digital Markets Act, the EU's comprehensive regulatory package for internet platforms, will go through plenary voting at the European Parliament. The FSFE calls for consolidating Device Neutrality to enable fair and non-discriminatory use of Free Software in digital devices.
We are looking for an office assistant for 20-25 hours per week in our Berlin office. As part of our office management team you will organise the FSFE's day-to-day operations. Your job will be to provide clerical support to our staff and coordinate daily administrative activities.
In our sixth birthday publication we are interviewing Vincent Lequertier about crucial aspects of artificial intelligence, such as its transparency, its connection to Open Science, and questions of copyright. Vincent also recommends further readings and responds to 20 Years FSFE.
We are looking for a working student to support our work to empower people to control technology. The person will work 10-15 hours per week and will maintain and improve the FSFE's websites. Applicants have to be enrolled in a German university and can work remotely.
Can organisations with limited resources be digitally sovereign and still provide modern services? It is not trivial, but the FSFE proves it's possible. Take a deep dive with us into our infrastructure to learn how we run all the different services within the FSFE and cope with numerous challenges. A story non only for techies.
Today, 29 November, O'Reilly Germany publishes the book "Ada & Zangemann - A fairy tale about software, skateboards and raspberry ice cream" written by FSFE President Matthias Kirschner and illustrated by Sandra Brandstätter, among other things, character designer for the series "Trudes Tier" from the show "Sendung mit der Maus".
En la Semana Europea por la Reducción de Residuos la FSFE lanza su iniciativa "Upcycling Android": mientras seguimos usando nuestro teléfono en vez de comprar uno nuevo, apoyamos un uso más sostenible de nuestros recursos. Upcycling Android ayuda con el problema de la obsolescencia del software y a mantener en uso los teléfonos con Software Libre.
Gracias al apoyo y al duro trabajo de nuestros voluntarios, nuestro folleto ¿Dinero público? Código público! ya está disponible en Español. En este evento exploraremos las buenas prácticas ya implementadas, pero también los retos que tenemos por delante para modernizar la infraestructura digital pública con código público en España. El evento se llevará a cabo en Español.
In our fifth birthday publication we are interviewing Nico Rikken, and we focus on the FSFE Netherlands country team. Through our discussion you can also get a glimpse of how FSFE country teams work. And if there is no FSFE team in your country, this is a great opportunity for you to see how one forms.
On the imminent voting of the Digital Markets Act - the latest EU proposal on internet platform regulation - the FSFE demands device neutrality as a fundamental element for safeguarding consumer protection in open, fair, and contestable digital markets.
The Dutch government is about to form itself and setting up goals for the next term. With an open letter, the FSFE urges the coalition parties to implement the "open, unless" policy of 2020 and thus the principle of Public Money? Public Code!
En este Boletín descubre por qué la neutralidad de los dispositivos y el reciclado de software son esenciales para que el uso de nuestro hardware sea mas eficiente en recursos. Lee sobre el clave papel de los traductores y la falta de la Libertad del Enrutador Letón. Mira el vídeo sobre los valores clave en el Software Libre y sigue los eventos.
Cancelling of large events, limitations in meetings, and travel restrictions: none of this stopped the FSFE from advancing software freedom in 2021. From Router Freedom to new podcast episodes to co-organising the Legal and Policy devroom at FOSDEM, we keep empowering people to control technology.
Watch our new video demonstrating how different practices in software lead to different models of society. Software is intangible, but its results often are not. The decisions we make about what type of software we use have real-life effects. There is a type of software that benefits the common good, and that is Free Software.
Latvia's reform of the telecom law weakens Router Freedom in the country. The national regulator, SPRK, has allowed ISPs to restrict the use of personal routers on the grounds of "technological necessity". We explain why this is problematic and what impact it can have for end-users' rights.
As a contribution to the revision of the EU ecodesign directive and to help understand the impact of software obsolescence, the FSFE publishes a study on the sustainability of software. The findings of the study culminate in five core demands for a more sustainable digitisation, covering the interplay of devices, software, and infrastructure.
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.
El equipo de traductores de la FSFE ha estado trabajando incansablemente durante el segundo año de la Covid-19 para permitir a mucha gente de toda Europa leer y aprender sobre Software Libre en su lengua nativa. Desde el comienzo de 2021 hemos realizado mas de 230 nuevas traducciones en 9 lenguas distintas, sin contar las originales en inglés.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After the successful liberation of the German Corona tracing app from Google services last year, volunteers once more have to step in to take over the government's task in order to make the CovPass app available to everyone.
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.
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.
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.
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 the context of the telecom reform in the EU, Finland has assured Router Freedom in the country. The FSFE acknowledges this as a major win for end-users' rights. We interviewed Klaus Nieminen, a representative of the Finnish network regulator Traficom, to learn more about this decision.
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.
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.
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.
REUSE is a set of best practices to make Free Software licensing much easier. It helps developers with simple guidelines to declare their copyright and conditions for code re-use and provides help documents and low-threshold tools to get the job done. With REUSE Booster, we start to give direct support for Free Software projects.
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.
Prolific Sci-fi author Cory Doctorow envisions the world in 2041 and informs us that we were able to solve major world problems thanks to collective work and sharing of knowledge. Doctorow is thanking the FSFE for our 20 years ahead contribution of fostering freedom and disestablishing monopolies.
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.
In response to the recent mass resignation of volunteer staff from Freenode, an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) network for Free Software communities, the FSFE is migrating its IRC presence to Libera Chat, a new IRC network with a similar focus founded by former Freenode staff.
"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.
Austria is reforming its telecommunications law to incorporate the new European directives on electronic communications. The Austrian government has now an unique opportunity to leverage router freedom at the legislative level to protect consumers and the market.
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.
With the FSFE in its 3rd and final year of its involvement in the European Commission's NGI0 Initiative, the feedback of our work in this area has been positive. Today, we give you updates of what the team has been working on with this initiative, and share the feedback from various developers on how we've managed to help them.
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.
Digital civil society organisations make four demands for a digitally sovereign society to politicians for the 2021 federal election. Among them is the Free Software Foundation Europe, which works to ensure that software developed with public money shall be published under a Free Software licence.
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.
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.
Finally! Spring is here, hot weather is coming, and it’s sale time in the FSFE shop! That's why we offer all our coloured T-shirts, magnets, pins, gym sacks and children shirts at a reduced price for a short period.
With a groundbreaking resolution, Dortmund has committed itself to the use of Free Software. With an overwhelming, cross-faction majority, the city council has paved the way for "Public Money? Public Code!” In the future, software developed or commissioned by the administration will be made available to the general public.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More and more administrations are following the principle "Public Money? Public Code!" and are turning to Free Software. In Switzerland, the Free Software "Caluma" has been used very successfully for several years to manage the administration of construction applications.
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.
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.
En un juicio histórico en Italia, en un caso iniciado por un promotor de la FSFE Luca Bonissi, Lenovo fue obligado a pagar 20.000 euros en daños por comportamiento abusivo al denegar el reintegro del precio de una licencia de un Windows preinstalado. En un gesto motivador para la causa del Software Libre, Luca incluso donó 15.000 euros a la FSFE.
En nuestro Boletín de febrero, entrevistamos al presidente fundador Georg Greve como parte de nuestra serie de publicaciones para celebrar los 20 años de la FSFE, nos proyectamos en el "I love Free Software Day" y en la participación en FOSDEM, anunciamos una nueva oferta de empleo e informamos sobre nuestras actividades comunitarias.
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.
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.
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.
We are looking for a person with a communications background to support us in our running and upcoming projects, including our upcoming digital sustainability campaign. The person will work full-time in our Berlin office.
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.
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.
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.
We gave feedback to the EU consultation about "Energy labelling of mobile phones and tablets". Access to hardware, permission to replace the operating system of the device, and publication of the code are key to make phones last longer.
En nuestro boletín de enero, lee sobre nuestros planes para 2021, incluyendo nuestras próximas actividades de celebración de cumpleaños y nuestra participación en FOSDEM. Lanzamos este año la campaña "I love Free Software" y, como es habitual, el informe sobre nuestras variadas actividades comunitarias.
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.