29 January 2020
The Barcelona City Council supports the FSFE's campaign 'Public Money? Public Code!' because we need alliances to make Free Software the default setting in the public sector.Photo by Francesca Bria
Why is software created using taxpayers' money not released as Free Software?
If it is public money, it should be public code as well.
Free Software has never been more necessary to journalists and activists throughout the world. FSFE helps shape a world where technology empowers us, instead of oppressing us.Amaelle's background photo by Gregory Fabre @grrr used with CC BY SA 4.0 license.
Free Software, Free Society!
Free Software Foundation Europe
22 January 2020
22 January 2020
21 January 2020
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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
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!
22 February 2020
The "Winterkongress der Digitalen Gesellschaft" is an annual meeting about the digital society in Switzerland. On Saturday, 22 February, hackers, programmers, activists and other interested parties will meet for the third time in Zurich to exchange views on information technology and its effects on our society.
The FSFE will be present with two talks: our president Matthias Kirschner will talk about the "Ethics of Free Software", while Max Mehl, Programme Manager, will give a presentation about why there is "No IT security without Free Software". Additionally, many members of the FSFE's Switzerland team will attend. The event will take place in the "Rote Fabrik", admission fee is 30 CHF.