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FSFE wins EU Datathon +++ YH4F winners and new round +++ No to chat control

15 November 2022

FSFE’s ‘TEDective’, a program helping to analyse public spending, wins first prize in the EU Datathon and our very own Youth Hacking 4 Freedom contest starts again. An EU draft law might end secure chats. Citizens in Sweden have a say with the Free Software Decidim and the FSFE Switzerland asks administrations to join federated social media.  

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✦ Youth Hacking 4 Freedom Winners ✦

04 October 2022

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

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Free Software in France +++ Hackerspace in Albania +++ Job

04 October 2022

In this issue, we discuss the rising awareness for Free Software in France. We share our plans for monitoring the implementation of Device Neutrality principles. A hackerspace in Albania shares the ‘Public Money! Public Code’ demand. We are looking for a working student to be our next system administrator assistant.  

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Software Freedom in Europe 2022

28 September 2022

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

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SFP#16: Free Software in France with Hugo Roy

09 September 2022

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

Podcast sur le développement durable +++ Offre d'emploi +++ Liberté du routeur partielle en Grèce

05 July 2022

Dans ce numéro, nous partageons un épisode de podcast édifiant sur l'évolution de la campagne Upcycling Android. Un poste est à pourvoir dans le personnel de la FSFE. La Grèce est sur le point de garantir la liberté des routeurs, sauf pour les connexions en fibre optique. Les nouvelles de la communauté viennent d'Aarhus, Barcelone, Berlin, Hambourg, Vienne, Zurich, Belgique, Italie, Pays-Bas, des traducteurs, et des femmes. 

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The FSFE is hiring a Senior Project Manager Communication

15 June 2022

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

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Municipalities using Free Software +++ PMPC tour in Italy

07 June 2022

In this issue, read about nine administrations innovating and saving money with Free Software, a Dutch coalition calling for fair digital education, and how a sustainable telecom sector is attainable with Free Software. Volunteers organise ‘Public Money? Public code!’ tour in Italy.  

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Key stakeholders debated the future of Router Freedom in Austria

16 May 2022

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

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46 Sign OS Freedom Open Letter +++ Fair Market App +++ Your Digital Rights

10 May 2022

In this Issue: an alliance of 46 entities - and counting - supports the universal right to install any software on any device. Free Software is being considered for inclusion in the EU Declaration of Digital Rights. FSFE's transparency in public procurement app gets to EU Datathon finals. Italian FSFE volunteers prepare tour.  

Quatre illustrations. 1. Trois roues dentées de différentes couleurs et tailles s'imbriquent, et l'une comporte du code abrégé. 2. Un appareil ressemblant à un téléphone d'où partent trois flèches, une vers la gauche, une vers la droite et une tout droit. 3. Quatre figures géométriques différentes sont connectées par des ponts. 4. Un appareil ressemblant à un téléphone est similaire à un cadenas qui a été ouvert.

Éco-conception à l'UE : 38 organisations demandent le droit d'accéder à et de réutiliser les matériels

27 April 2022

La FSFE publie une lettre ouverte, co-signée par 37 organisations et entreprises, pour demander aux législateurs de l'UE le droit d'installer tout logiciel sur tout appareil, incluant le plein accès au matériel. Ces droits viennent au soutien de la réutilisabilité et la longévité de nos appareils. L'alliance est composée d'entités des secteurs environnemental, économique et technologique.  

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Online session: The future of Router Freedom in Austria

20 April 2022

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

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

14 April 2022

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

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IA dans l'UE +++ Lettre ouverte à Bundestag +++ Plasma Mobile +++ Meshnet

05 April 2022

Dans notre lettre d'informations d'avril, nous accueillons chaleureusement les développements prometteurs pour les IA dans l'UE. Nous nous adressons au Gouvernement allemand pour demander un budget clair pour les Logiciels Libres. Nous nous entretenons avec un développeur de Plasma Mobile : Bhushan Shah, et nous parlons avec Elektra Wagenrad dans un épisode de podcast sur le Réseau maillé. Nous félicitons KDE du premier logiciel éco-certifié mondialement. 

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Loi sur les Intelligences Artificielles (IA) : les Logiciels Libres sont la clé !

30 March 2022

Dans son mouvement d'adoption de politiques numériques en accord avec les droits fondamentaux des personnes, le Parlement européen est en train de chercher une position sur le cadriciel légal pour le développement et l'utilisation de technologies de type IA. La FSFE suit ce processus afin que les Logiciels Libres soient inclus, que l'innovation soit entretenue, le contrôle augmenté, et la confiance renforcée. 

Journée #ilovefs : Jeux Libres et générateur d'images SharePic

10 March 2022

Depuis 2010, la Free Software Foundation Europe organise la journée annuelle « J'aime les Logiciels Libres ». Ensemble, avec des centaines d'amateurs et d'amatrices de Logiciels Libres, nous avons fêté notre amour pour les Logiciels Libres le 14 février. Un grand merci à toutes les personnes qui ont participé en fêtant la journée #ilovefs. 

Le droit d'installer des Logiciels Libres +++ 60 livres pour les bibliothèques +++ Atelier à Berlin

09 March 2022

Dans notre lettre d'informations de mars, nous partageons quelques bonnes nouvelles particulièrement nécessaires : des personnes ont donné 60 livres pour enfants sur la liberté des logiciels à des bibliothèques publiques. La FSFE appelle au droit à l'installation de Logiciels Libres. Le premier atelier « Upcycling Android » se déroule à Berlin. Le groupe local d'Aarhus au Danemark se réunit pour la première fois depuis longtemps.  

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

24 February 2022

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

J'aime les LL +++ 0 A.D.: Empires Ascendant +++ FOSDEM +++ 20 ans de la FSFE : Stagiaires

08 February 2022

Dans notre lettre d'informations de février, nous vous invitons à notre évènement Jeux pour célébrer la journée «J'aime les Logiciels Libres» le 14 février. Écoutez notre épisode de podcast avec Stanislas Dolcini du jeu «0 A.D.: Empires Ascendant». FOSDEM vient juste de se terminer et la FSFE y était! Nous terminons nos célébrations pour les 20 ans de la FSFE avec un entretien avec des stagiaires passés.  

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The FSFE at FOSDEM 2022

27 January 2022

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

La neutralité des appareils devient une réalité +++ Stockholm +++ Infrastructure de la FSFE +++ IA

11 January 2022

Dans notre lettre d'information de janvier, nous reconnaissons l'importance de la Législation sur les marchés numériques comme un développement majoritairement positif pour la liberté des logiciels. Lisez comment les logiciels non libres ont couté 100 millions d'euros à Stockholm. Notre équipe Hackeurs de systèmes éclaircit ce qui se cache derrière l'infrastructure de la FSFE. Vincent Lequertier souligne le fait que les IA doivent être transparentes. L'évènement FOSDEM approche.  

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Upcycling Android ++ Étape majeure pour la Neutralité des appareils ++ Nico Rikken + Ada + Job

14 December 2021

Dans l'infolettre de décembre, nous parlons d'Upcycling Android, une initiative pour vaincre l'obsolescence des logiciels avec les Logiciels Libres. L'Union européenne traite la Législation sur les marchés numériques, une étape majeure pour la neutralité des appareils. L'Allemagne cherche à adopter la devise « Argent public, code public » ! Nous nous entretenons avec Nico Rikken pour les 20 ans de la FSFE. Rencontrez Ada, personnage dans un livre pour enfants. Trouvez une opportunité d'emploi.  

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The FSFE is looking for an office assistant

10 December 2021

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.  

Législation sur les marchés numériques – la FSFE appelle à la neutralité des appareils

22 November 2021

Sur le vote imminent de la Législation sur les marchés numériques — la proposition de l'UE la plus récente sur la régulation des plateformes internet —, la FSFE demande la neutralité des appareils comme élément fondamental pour placer la protection du consommateur dans des marchés numériques ouverts, justes et contestables.  

Recyclage des logiciels +++ Traducteurs de la FSFE +++ La Liberté des Routeurs en danger en Lettonie

16 November 2021

Dans notre infolettre de novembre, apprenez pourquoi la neutralité des appareils et le recyclage des logiciels sont essentiels pour rendre la (ré)utilisation de notre matériel plus efficace en fonction des ressources. Lisez des informations sur le rôle clé que les traducteurs jouent dans la FSFE et sur la perte de la Liberté des Routeurs en Lettonie. Regardez une nouvelle vidéo sur les valeurs fondamentales des Logiciels Libres, et suivez nos évènements communautaires.  

Software Freedom in Europe 2021

10 November 2021

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.  

Software shapes society. Free Software improves it.

02 November 2021

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.  

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

12 October 2021

In our October Newsletter read about Till Jaeger, who knows first-hand what it takes to enforce Free Software licenses. Find out about the contest we just launched: Youth Hacking 4 Freedom. Learn about the donations by a high school yearbook team. Follow our latest activities and write down the dates of the upcoming 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: Coding Competition for teenagers about to start

28 September 2021

The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) is a charity that empowers users to control technology. To inspire the younger generation to software freedom, the FSFE is organising the coding competition ‘Youth Hacking 4 Freedom' (YH4F), where teenagers from all around Europe have the chance to compete in a fair and fun way. The winners receive a cash prize and a trip to Brussels with other young hackers.  

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.  

Interviews for the German federal election 2021

20 September 2021

The 2021 federal election in Germany (26.09.2021) is just around the corner. Digital sovereignty, through the use of Free Software, is at the centre of our exchange with the political parties, which we have also conducted via our organisations' election questions to the parties. We are pleased that, in a further step, we were able to talk personally with candidates from all parties with a chance of participating in the next government and ask them in more depth what they and their party would like to do to advance digitisation in Germany with Free software.  

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.  

L'autorité néerlandaise fait respecter la Liberté des Routeurs

05 August 2021

L'Autorité néerlandaise pour les consommateurs et les marchés (ACM) a publié de nouvelles règles qui feront progresser la Liberté des Routeurs aux Pays-Bas. Dans un délai de 6 mois, les FAI doivent se mettre en conformité et offrir la possibilité aux consommateurs et aux entreprises de connecter un modem ou un routeur de leur choix. La FSFE se réjouit de cette décision qui est une victoire majeure pour les droits des consommateurs.  

20 Years FSFE +++ Finland achieving Router Freedom +++ microFSFE

27 July 2021

In our July Newsletter, we invite our community to join the celebrations of 20 Years FSFE, we applaud Finland for securing Router Freedom, and we look into Free Software activities for children. We are getting ready for German elections and invite you to help us support Free Software demands for public administration during the election campaign.  

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.  

Rising demands for Dutch digital autonomy +++ REUSE Booster +++ Torsten Grote

28 June 2021

Dutch digital public services rely increasingly on monopolistic companies; the FSFE Dutch team actively demands digital rights. In June, we launched REUSE Booster to share legal advice with Free Software projects on copyright. We interviewed Torsten Grote, a member of the FSFE, who stressed the need to Free our Androids early on.  

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.  

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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. 

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.  

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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.  

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.  

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La FSFE lance le pack d'activités pour la Liberté des Routeurs

30 March 2021

Dans le contexte de la réforme de la loi sur les télécommunications, les ếtats membres de l'Union Européenne sont en train de transposer la législation, ce qui a un impact direct sur la Liberté des Routeurs. La FSFE a lancé son pack d'activités pour les organisations et les particuliers afin de les sensibiliser et de leur donner les moyens de défendre le droit de pouvoir choisir leurs materiels pour leur accès Internet dans leur pays.  

Luca contre Lenovo +++ Reinhard et la FSFE +++ Rapport IloveFS

25 March 2021 –

Dans notre lettre d'information du mois de mars, découvrez comment notre supporter Luca Bonissi qui a contraint Lenovo à payer un remboursement de 20 000 Euros pour une pré-installation de Windows, notre supporter Reinhard Müller qui a été volontaire pour la FSFE pendant deux décennies, notre rapport "I Love Free Software" et comme toujours nos nombreuses autres activités communautaires. 

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. 

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    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.  

    FSFE20 +++ IloveFS +++ Poste vacant

    25 February 2021 –

    Dans notre lettre d'information de février, nous nous entretenons avec notre président fondateur Georg Greve dans le cadre de notre série de publications célébrant les 20 ans de la FSFE, nous revenons sur la journée I love Free Software et sur notre participation au FOSDEM, nous annonçons un nouveau poste vacant et nous rapportons comme toujours nos diverses activités communautaires. 

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    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.  

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    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. 

    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.  

    Katharina Nocun, Lawrence Lessig and Matthias Kirschner while recording the Software Freedom Podcast

    SFP#5 about regulation with Professor Lawrence Lessig

    09 April 2020

    For our Software Freedom Podcast we talk with people who have inspiring ideas about software freedom. In this episode, we talk with Professor Lawrence Lessig, founder of Creative Commons, about regulation of society, offline as well as online, about the different means of regulation, and shed light on regulations through code. 

    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.