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FSFE Newsletter - October 2016


Words from your editors

After some changes to the FSFE's internship program in early September, we're happy to be able to announce an opening for a technical intern with the FSFE. We're seeking an intern who can work with us for three months in our Berlin office, learning about Free Software and the FSFE, while at the same time contributing to rewriting parts of our technical infrastructure.

In the coming months, we'll announce more internship opportunities and a good way to get to know about them is to read this newsletter regularly. Be sure to check out our section on taking action below for some news about our merchandise sale and information material (we'd love to send you more, if you've run out!).

The Summit

We're still not over how cool it was to see so many from our community join the FSFE Summit in September. It was a good experience and we're keen to repeat it. One of the highlights was the ending keynote where Julia Reda called out proprietary software as a threat to democracy. Be sure to view the keynote and some of the other talks from the Summit, either on our YouTube channel, or from our download server where you can get the available videos in webm format.

We also celebrated the FSFE's 15th birthday in C-Base with a ceremony where we honored many of our local heroes from around Europe. C-Base has kindly provided a recording of the ceremony if you're interested in hearing the story of some of our heroes, all of whom you can find working in one of the FSFE's teams today.

Are you our next technical intern?

As mentioned, we are looking for a technical intern to join our team for three months, taking part in rewriting and implementing a new account management system. This internship is based in Berlin, starting the 1st of January 2017 or as otherwise agreed. It's compensated with a basic salary, the details of which you can read together with other information in our call for a technical intern. We look forward to seeing your application!

From the community

Other news

Matthew Garrett, board member of the FSF, wrote an article stressing the necessity of full user control over Internet-connected devices, outlining some necessary practices for IoT.

What else have we done?

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The FSFE in the Press

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Your editors, Jonas Öberg and Olga Gkotsopoulou FSFE