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Software Freedom Podcast #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.

Software Freedom Podcast #3 about Free Software in the mobile phone communication with Harald Welte

20 December 2019

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.

CDU wants public code +++ Community Meeting +++ 36C3

17 December 2019

The last Newsletter of the year ends with exciting news for software freedom: the biggest conservative party in Europe, the German CDU, endorsed the principle that software developed with public money should be under a Free Software License. We further invite you to to read about the FSFE has done and achieved during the last 12 months and to dig into Florian Snow's report of our Annual Community Meeting 2019. Also you find an outlook on our participation at the biggest hacking related conference in Europe, the 36C3 and a call for your support and help to continue our mission towards empowering users to control technology.

Report from the 2019 FSFE Community Meeting in Bolzano, Italy

05 December 2019

This year's FSFE Community Meeting took place from Friday 15 November to Saturday 16 November 2019 as part of SFSCon - an annual Free Software event in the city of Bolzano in South Tyrol, Italy. As in previous editions, embedding our community meeting in another event gave us the opportunity to meet different parts of our own community as well as to connect with people from other communities.

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Linux Installationsparty in Witzenhausen, Deutschland

21 January 2020

Die Lokale Gruppe "Nordhessen" der Free Software Foundation Europe veranstaltet eine Linux-Installations-Party am Dienstag dem 21.2. ab 19 Uhr im BIOTOP, Walburgerstr. 21, Witzenhausen anlässlich des kürzlichen Ablebens von Windows 7.

The REUSE project in Merano, Italy

21 January 2020

The Free Software community will meet at 20:00 at the Mexican Restaurant Da Carlos Harmonie, via Matteotti 11, 39012 Merano BZ, Italy, for dinner and to have a discussion round about the REUSE project.

No registration needed, if you can announce your attendance writing an e-mail to patrick@fsfe.org we will reserve a big enough table.

Pre-FOSDEM Community Meeting 2020 in Brussels, Belgium

31 January 2020

The Free Software Foundation Europe will bring together the key Free Software groups of Europe a day before the FOSDEM event, in order to network and get an overview about activities of Free Software groups from all over Europe.

The Pre-FOSDEM Event will be held on 31 January 2020, 13:30 to 19:00 at MundoB, Edinburgh Street 26, in Brussels. It is for free but we would be happy if you could register.

You can register here: https://registration.fsfe.org/Pre-FOSDEM-2020

FOSDEM 2020, Brussels, Belgium

01 to 02 February 2020

FOSDEM, Europe's largest Free Software conference, takes place on February 1 and 2 at Campus Solbosch of Free University Brussels (ULB). The FSFE will be present with multiple talks: Matthias Kirschner, President of the FSFE, gives a talk about "The core values of software freedom" and a lightning talk about "Civil society needs Free Software hackers". Max Mehl, Programme Manager of the FSFE, talks about REUSE in "Go REUSE to license your code" and the FSFE's Deputy Coordinator France, Vincent Lequertier, talks about "Putting Artificial Intelligence back into people's hands".

As usual, FSFE is also present with a booth and presents latest news from our work, a wide range of information material, stickers, and postcards, and of course the latest FSFE fashion. This time, FSFE's booth is in the second level of building K, upstairs from where it was in the previous years. On Saturday night we invite you to come together after FOSDEM to have a social evening with our community. The location will be announced at the booth the very same day. Pass by and find out. Looking forward meeting you!

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