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Report from the 36c3, about:freedom - about:fsfe

22 January 2020

At the end of December, FSFE was in Leipzig at the 36th Chaos Communication Congress. As in previous years, we were present at the congress with lots of information material, talks and workshops. FSFE was one of the main organisers of the cluster about:freedom, an association of 12 civil society organisations and groups. Together with the other organisations, we focused on digital rights and network policy issues.

Cory Doctorow +++ (pre-) FOSDEM +++ 36C3

22 January 2020

2020 is not just a new year, it is the dawn of a new decade. With more and more automated systems run by software, a political representation of freedom is more needed than ever. Read in our January Newsletter about why Cory Doctorow supports the FSFE financially and why you should do so too. Read about our upcoming FOSDEM activities including our pre-FOSDEM meeting and reflections on our presence at the Chaos Communication Congress. Also we have a new Software Freedom Podcast with Harald Welte and reports from our community.

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.

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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.

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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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