Free Software Foundation Europe
05 November 2018
"Software freedom in Europe" is the yearly report of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE). In one document, it gives you a breakdown of important things the FSFE has done and achieved during the last 12 months. In the 2018 report, you will read about our electoral campaigns, our input on the European Union's copyright reform, and about our successful outreach in demanding publicly financed software be made publicly available under a Free Software licence. You will also get insights about the events we (co-)organised and about our community and groups that helped us with these achievements. Finally, we will display some numbers showing what resources we counted on, and giving an outlook for the next year.
24 October 2018
In the context of the 35th Chaos Communication Congress happening from December 27th to 30th in Leipzig, the FSFE is happy to host an assembly again, acting as an information booth and a meeting point for our friends and all friends of Free Software. As in previous editions, we offer attention and a stage for self-organised sessions by and for our community, and this is our call for participation.
23 October 2018
In October Microsoft took a big step concerning its
software patents by joining the LOT
Network (LOT stands for "License on Transfer") and the Open Invention Network
(OIN). This is a clear sign of progress on the long road to handing
control of technology to the people, and the FSFE encourages Microsoft
to take additional steps in this direction.
17 September 2018
Oskari is a Free Software platform for browsing, sharing and analysing geographic information from distributed data sources. Its development is coordinated by the National Land Survey of Finland and is organised through the Oskari network with over 38 organisations from both the public and private sector. Oskari was awarded second prize in the cross-border category of the European Commission's Sharing and Reuse Awards Contest 2017 and is currently going through incubation phase to become an official Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) Project. To shed light on best practices regarding Free Software developed by public funds, we have conducted an interview with Timo Aarnio, GIS Expert at the National Land Survey of Finland’s SDI Services department.
The FSFE assembly at the Chaos Communication Camp 35C3 in Leipzig, Germany in Leipzig, de
27 to 30 December 2018
As in previous years, the FSFE will be present with an assembly during the Chaos Communication Camp from December 26 to 30 in Leipzig, Germany. The assembly will be part of the cluster "about:freedom". More details will follow.
11 May 2019
As in previous years, the FSFE will be present with a booth at T-Dose in Eindhoven, Netherlands. We look forward to interesting dicussions and chats about FSFE and Free Software.
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