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.

  • 2016-07-25T15:00:02Z via Spigot To: Public

    Compulsory Routers: what customers have to take care of now

    Up until now, Internet service providers (ISPs) in Germany determined the router users had to use to connect to the Internet. The user had no say in this decision. This changes on August 1. A new law will allow users choose the device that gets installed in their homes. The FSFE wants to ensure everybody knows about their new rights and is asking users to report cases in which ISPs try to avoid the new regulation. 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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  • 2016-07-06T15:00:02Z via Spigot To: Public

    FSFE Newsletter - July 2016

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  • 2016-07-01T12:30:02Z via Spigot To: Public

    Registration open: Be part of the first FSFE summit from September 2nd - 4th in BCC Berlin, Germany

    Imagine a European Union that builds its IT infrastructure on Free Software. Imagine European Member States that exchange information in Open Standards and share their software. Imagine municipalities and city councils that benefit from decentralized and collaborative software under free licenses. Imagine no European is any longer forced to use non-Free Software... This is what we are seeking. And although this vision feels like a long road to go, we know that we are taking major steps along it today. To help unlock our full potential on this road, FSFE offers cross-border collaboration and in 2016 its first European summit. Join us and our movement. Support FSFE, join the Fellowship: https://fellowship.fsfe.org/login/join.php Make a one time donation: http://fsfe.org/donate/donate.html

  • 2016-07-01T09:30:02Z via Spigot To: Public

    The Software Heritage intiative: A comprehensive archive of Free Software code

    The Free Software Foundation Europe protects users, companies and institutions from technological abuse by promoting the use of Free Software. Now there is a project that protects the code used in Free Software itself and promised to preserve it for the future: Inria presents the Software Heritage initiative. Support FSFE, join the Fellowship: https://fellowship.fsfe.org/login/join.php Make a one time donation: http://fsfe.org/donate/donate.html

  • 2016-06-30T15:30:02Z via Spigot To: Public

    Software Heritage initiative to create an archive of Free Software code

    The Free Software Foundation Europe supports the creation of the Software Heritage initiative, a platform for the distribution, advancement, and, especially, long-term preservation and archiving of Free Software code. The Software Heritage initiative collects and collates vast amounts of free licensed code to protect it for future generations. Support FSFE, join the Fellowship: https://fellowship.fsfe.org/login/join.php Make a one time donation: http://fsfe.org/donate/donate.html

  • 2016-06-24T14:30:02Z via Spigot To: Public

    FSFE's answers to the European Commission's Public Consultation: Revision of the European Interoperability Framework

    The European Commission is asking for public input with regard to its plans to renew the European Interoperability Framework (EIF). The EIF aims to promote enhanced interoperability in the EU public sector. The document, originally intended as a set of non-binding guidelines for the EU public administration, is going through its third revision since its initial adoption in 2004. The FSFE has prepared its comments for the draft of the revised guidelines. 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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  • 2016-06-06T05:30:02Z via Spigot To: Public

    FSFE Newsletter - June 2016

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  • 2016-05-02T14:00:02Z via Spigot To: Public

    FSFE Newsletter - May 2016

    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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  • 2016-05-02T08:30:02Z via Spigot To: Public

    And the winner of the election for FSFE's Fellowship GA seat is ...

    … Mirko Boehm! The election period for this year's Fellowship GA seat has ended on April 29, 2016. There was just one candidate running for the Fellowship GA seat this time. The more we are happy that still 18,9% of our Fellows took their chance to support Mirko Boehm in running for the seat. Support FSFE, join the Fellowship: https://fellowship.fsfe.org/login/join.php Make a one time donation: http://fsfe.org/donate/donate.html

  • 2016-04-28T08:30:02Z 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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