Free Software Foundation Europe fsfe@identi.ca

Brussels, Europe

non-profit organisation working on freedoms to use, study, share and improve software as critical for equal participation in the information age.

  • 2016-04-28T08:30:02Z via Spigot To: Public

    EU jeopardises its own goals in standardisation with FRAND licensing

    On 19 April, the European Commission published a communication on "ICT Standardisation Priorities for the Digital Single Market" (hereinafter 'the Communication'). The Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy intends to digitise industries with several legislative and political initiatives, and the Communication is a part of it covering standardisation. In general, the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) welcomes the Communication's plausible approach for integrating Free Software and Open Standards into standardisation but expresses its concerns about the lack of understanding of necessary prerequisites to pursue that direction. Support FSFE, join the Fellowship: https://fellowship.fsfe.org/login/join.php Make a one time donation: http://fsfe.org/donate/donate.html

  • 2016-04-28T08:00:03Z via Spigot To: Public

    Call for Participation for the first FSFE summit

    In 2016, the FSFE is celebrating 15 years of existence. What started as a small group of volunteers has grown into a European wide movement with actively supporting members in more than 20 countries. We dedicate this birthday to our community, to those who made us grow strong in the past 15 years - with the first ever FSFE summit on September 2 – 4, taking place in the Berlin Congress Center, Germany. If you like to be part of it, save the date and take part in the call for participation. Support FSFE, join the Fellowship: https://fellowship.fsfe.org/login/join.php Make a one time donation: http://fsfe.org/donate/donate.html

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  • 2016-04-11T07:30:02Z via Spigot To: Public

    Joint Statement on the Radio Lockdown Directive

    23 organisations including the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) joined up in proposing measures to EU institutions and EU member states to avoid negative implications on users' rights and Free Software imposed by the EU Radio Equipment Directive 2014/53/EU. Support FSFE, join the Fellowship: https://fellowship.fsfe.org/login/join.php Make a one time donation: http://fsfe.org/donate/donate.html

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  • 2016-04-06T21:00:04Z via Spigot To: Public

    Directive Radio - Lettre ouverte à Bercy et à l'Arcep

    La directive relative à l'harmonisation des législations des États membres concernant la mise à disposition sur le marché d'équipements radioélectriques (ou directive radio) a été adoptée en avril 2014, avec pour objectif d'améliorer la gestion du spectre radio. Elle doit être transposée et mise en œuvre dans les États membres avant le 12 juin 2016. Quoique poursuivant des objectifs louables, elle impose des critères de conformité pour les logiciels installés sur les équipements radios et constitue une menace inédite pour l'utilisation des logiciels libres. Dangereuse pour l'innovation et les droits des utilisateurs, elle crée une formidable insécurité juridique pour les associations qui, aux quatre coins du territoire, développent des réseaux Internet citoyens sans-fil. Alors qu'il travaille à la transposition de ce texte, le gouvernement français doit d'urgence corriger le tir et garantir la liberté d'installation des logiciels libres sur les équipements radios. Support FSFE, join the Fellowship: https://fellowship.fsfe.org/login/join.php Make a one time donation: http://fsfe.org/donate/donate.html

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  • 2016-04-01T11:00:03Z via Spigot To: Public

    FSFE Newsletter - April 2016

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  • 2016-03-02T15:30:02Z via Spigot To: Public

    FSFE Newsletter - March 2016

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  • 2016-02-27T11:00:02Z via Spigot To: Public

    Document Vrijheidsdag komt in handen van de Digital Freedom Foundation

    Het doet de Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) veel plezier om in 2016 de organisatie van de internationale Document Vrijheidsdag over te dragen aan de Digital Freedom Foundation. Document Vrijheidsdag is de wereldwijde campagne met op lokaal niveau georganiseerde evenementen voor de bevrijding van documenten en bewustzijn over Open Standaarden. De Digital Freedom Foundation is vooral bekend van het organiseren van Software Vrijheidsdag, de internationale dag om het bestaan van Vrije Software te vieren. Support FSFE, join the Fellowship: https://fellowship.fsfe.org/login/join.php Make a one time donation: http://fsfe.org/donate/donate.html

  • 2016-02-24T00:30:03Z via Spigot To: Public

    FSFE's work in 2015

    From teaching people to use encryption for their e-mail, to changing the direction of policy on a European level, the Free Software Foundation Europe worked hard in 2015 to empower users to control technology. With welcome help from our our donors and contributors, we set out with ambitious goals for the year. We saw a lot of improvements in how we work, and we ended the year positively with a lot to look forward to in 2016. Please enjoy this story of (some!) of our work over the year, and thank you for helping us make the world a better place! Support FSFE, join the Fellowship: https://fellowship.fsfe.org/login/join.php Make a one time donation: http://fsfe.org/donate/donate.html

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  • 2016-02-22T21:00:03Z via Spigot To: Public

    #ilovefs Report 2016

    Sunday 14 February 2016 was a day to declare love for people we care for. On this day, as a yearly tradition, the Free Software community celebrates "I love Free Software" day to thank developers behind Free Software. This year, for the 6th time, FSFE asked everyone to participate and express their appreciation and gratitude to their favourite Free Software contributors. Support FSFE, join the Fellowship: https://fellowship.fsfe.org/login/join.php Make a one time donation: http://fsfe.org/donate/donate.html

  • 2016-02-09T19:30:02Z via Spigot To: Public

    I love Free Software Day 2016

    It's time to say "thank you" on 14th of February, the "I love Free Software" Day 2016. The Free Software Foundation Europe asks all Free Software users to use the traditional day of love to think of the hardworking people contributing to the Free Software we all depend on. As every year there are many ways for people to participate in this online campaign which has first been celebrated five years ago. Support FSFE, join the Fellowship: https://fellowship.fsfe.org/login/join.php Make a one time donation: http://fsfe.org/donate/donate.html

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  • 2016-02-05T16:00:02Z via Spigot To: Public

    European Free Software Policy Meeting 2016

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  • 2016-01-28T12:00:02Z via Spigot To: Public

    FSFE Newsletter - February 2016

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  • 2016-01-28T11:30:03Z via Spigot To: Public

    MEPs vote for more Free Software in public sector

    On 19 January, the European Parliament adopted its own-initiative report "Towards a Digital Single Market" in response to the European Commission's Digital Single Market strategy. FSFE is glad to see that the Parliament took an affirmative attitude and a bolder stance towards the increased use of Free Software and its importance to digital single market. Support FSFE, join the Fellowship: https://fellowship.fsfe.org/login/join.php Make a one time donation: http://fsfe.org/donate/donate.html

  • 2016-01-26T10:30:03Z via Spigot To: Public

    Document Freedom Day about to move into the hands of the Digital Freedom Foundation

    The Free Software Foundation Europe is delighted to hand over the organisation of the international Document Freedom Day to the Digital Freedom Foundation. Document Freedom Day is the global campaign for document liberation and awareness of Open Standards with grassroots events throughout the world. The Digital Freedom Foundation is best known to organise Software Freedom Day, the international day to celebrate Free Software. Support FSFE, join the Fellowship: https://fellowship.fsfe.org/login/join.php Make a one time donation: http://fsfe.org/donate/donate.html

  • 2016-01-26T10:00:02Z via Spigot To: Public

    Document Freedom Day about to move into the hands of the Digital Freedom Foundation

    The Free Software Foundation Europe is delighted to hand over the organisation of the international Document Freedom Day to the Digital Freedom Foundation. Document Freedom Day is the global campaign for document liberation and awareness of Open Standards with grassroots events throughout the world. The Digital Freedom Foundation is best known to organise Software Freedom Day, the international day to celebrate Free Software. Support FSFE, join the Fellowship: https://fellowship.fsfe.org/login/join.php Make a one time donation: http://fsfe.org/donate/donate.html

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  • 2016-01-18T17:00:04Z via Spigot To: Public

    FSFE's input on ICT standards for the Digital Single Market

    FSFE provided the European Commission input on setting priorities in ICT standards and answered to the public consultation on the adoption of a Priority ICT Standards Plan which has been proposed in the Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy. Support FSFE, join the Fellowship: https://fellowship.fsfe.org/login/join.php Make a one time donation: http://fsfe.org/donate/donate.html

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  • 2015-12-29T22:30:04Z via Spigot To: Public

    FSFE joins April in disagreement on Microsoft education agreement

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  • 2015-12-16T13:30:04Z via Spigot To: Public

    FSFE needs your donation to work for Free Software in 2016

    Lots of people and companies in our society benefit from Free Software. The Free Software Foundation Europe is empowering people to control technology since 2001. To make a difference in our work, we aim at 140.000€ in donations until 31 January, of which we already received 60.000€. Support FSFE, join the Fellowship: https://fellowship.fsfe.org/login/join.php Make a one time donation: http://fsfe.org/donate/donate.html

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  • 2015-12-07T13:00:02Z via Spigot To: Public

    FSFE Newsletter - December 2015

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  • 2015-11-21T00:00:03Z via Spigot To: Public

    FSFE Booth at the "LinuxDay" in Dornbirn (Vorarlberg/Austria)

    FSFE will be present with a booth at the LinuxDay in Dornbirn on the 2015-11-21. Support FSFE, join the Fellowship: https://fellowship.fsfe.org/login/join.php Make a one time donation: http://fsfe.org/donate/donate.html

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