[GreekLUG] Newsletter-el Digest, Vol 79, Issue 1

newsletter-el-request στο lists.fsfe.org newsletter-el-request στο lists.fsfe.org
Πεμ 21 Δεκ 2017 13:00:08 EET

Send Newsletter-el mailing list submissions to
	newsletter-el στο lists.fsfe.org

To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
	newsletter-el-request στο lists.fsfe.org

You can reach the person managing the list at
	newsletter-el-owner στο lists.fsfe.org

When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific
than "Re: Contents of Newsletter-el digest..."

Today's Topics:

   1. FSFE Newsletter - December 2017 / January 2018 (press στο fsfe.org)


Message: 1
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2017 19:15:33 +0100
From: press στο fsfe.org
To: newsletter-el στο lists.fsfe.org
Subject: FSFE Newsletter - December 2017 / January 2018
Message-ID: <mailman.21.1513854008.20480.newsletter-el στο lists.fsfe.org>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"

 = FSFE Newsletter - December 2017 / January 2018 =

[ Read online: https://fsfe.org/news/nl/nl-201712.el.html ]

 == 2017: A year full of Free Software ==

The Free Software Foundation Europe looks back on a very exciting year.
While on one hand we managed to take our regular campaigns like I love
Free Software [1] and Ask Your Candidates [2] to a new level with
extraordinary activities, we also started three new major activities
this year that will keep running in 2018 and beyond. These are Public
Money Public Code [3], Save Code Share [4] and the Reuse Initiative [5].

In the legal field we held the 10th Legal and Licensing Workshop [6] and
updated the Fiduciary Licence Agreement [7] to version 2.0. In the
technical field, we set up new tools for our community [8] and
(co-)developed new tools for our campaigns [9]. All of them are Free
Software, of course.

2017 was also a very good year for our outreach. Our community attended
75 events in 11 countries with talks, workshops and booths. In our
Berlin office we have welcomed six interns from six different European
countries, and our message keeps spreading with new merchandise items
[10] and promotional material [11].

As a result of our joint efforts, we have seen growth in many sectors:
in funds, in media attention, and in our community, with the latter
being the most important point. The Free Software Foundation Europe
could not pursue its mission without the people that make up our
community and spread our message. This is a big thank you to all of you:
the countless volunteers, supporters and donors who were part of or who
made the work of FSFE possible in 2017. Your contributions are priceless
and we are doing our best to keep the good work going in 2018!

If you are interested in more details about our activities in 2017, read
our yearly report [12]. If you like what we are doing, join the FSFE as
a supporter [13] and help us to continue our work for Free Software!


Help us grow and make a difference in 2018 [14]


 == What else have we done? Inside and Outside the FSFE ==

- Part of a new copyright proposal currently discussed by the European
  Union is Article 13, which imposes the installation of arbitrary
  upload filters on every code hosting and sharing provider. Together
  with over 80 organisations, the FSFE called the EU member states to
  reject the harmful Article 13 [15] and to Save Code Share [16].

- The Dutch government released the source code and documentation of
  "Basisregistratie Personen", a 100 million Euro IT system that
  registers information about inhabitants within the Netherlands. The
  FSFE applauds the Dutch government's move [17] towards releasing
  publicly financed code as Free Software.

- Max Mehl, project manager of the FSFE, explains the current status of
  the FSFE's work on proposed European Radio Lockdown [18]. While the
  FSFE was not accepted as member of committee, which assists the
  European Commission with drafting the delegated acts, we keep raising
  our demand to save users' rights and Free Software, backed by more
  than 50 civil society organisations.

- The FSFE submitted its response to the public consultation on the
  Directive on the re-use of public sector information [19]. In our
  response we argue that source code needs to be added to the list of
  'documents' that governments and other public bodies need to make
  available for re-use in an open and machine readable format. When it
  comes to publicly financed software, it should be released to the
  public under Free Software licences [20].

- Thanks to April, the French Free Software association, we now have a
  French translation of our "Public Money? Public Code!" campaign video

- Erik Albers wrote a report of the FSFE's community meeting and the
  common spirit with some pictures (http://blog.3rik.cc/2017/12/report-

- Earlier this year, after a public consultation, we took the decision
  to change the name of our supporter program, the Fellowship of the
  FSFE, and talk about our supporters by their true name: Supporters. At
  the same time as we're completing this change, we're also
  decommissioning our old Fellowship SmartCard in favor of a brand new
  FSFE supporter patch [22].

- Matthias Kirschner, President of the FSFE, argues in a blogpost [23]
  as a reply to Scott Peterson from Red Hat, that the terms "Open Source
  Software" and "Free Software" are referring to the same kind of
  software but only differ in their emphasis. And that it is challenging
  to impossible and maybe even unnecessary to find a "neutral" term.

- Jonas ?berg, Executive Director of the FSFE, introduces the FSFE's
  forms API in a blogpost [24], a way to send emails and manage sign-ups
  on web pages used in the FSFE community.

- Daniel Pocock, community representative of the FSFE, shared a picture
  of the fixme.ch hackerspace [25] in Lausanne which promotes the FSFE.

- Michael Kappes blogs about a group of supporters from the Berlin local
  FSFE group who went to the FIfF-Konferenz in Jena to set up a booth
  for the FSFE [26].

- Bj?rn Schiessle, German team co-coordinator, blogs about how to
  achieve practical software freedom in the cloud [27].

- We welcome our new associate [28]: Open Labs [29], Albania

- FSFE has a new t-shirt celebrating the 100 freedoms of Free Software
  [30]. Also, we have a lot of other nice shirts and merchandise in our
  online shop [31] - for Christmas or for any other reason.

- Thanks to our growing community and the big demand by people around
  the world to spread the word about the FSFE and Free Software, we are
  looking for an office assistant as a part-time job [32] to help us
  with packing and posting.

- In 2018, again, we are looking for students who can join our team in
  Berlin [33] for three months or more as a mandatory part of their
  studies or before graduation.

 == Do not miss it! Upcoming events with the FSFE ==

As in recent years, the FSFE will be present with an FSFE assembly at
the Chaos Communication Congress [34], one of the biggest technology
related events in Europe. The assembly will be equipped with current
merchandise and promotional material, run a Free Software track, invite
people to play a Free Software game or to join us in several Free
Software song sing-along sessions. After all, the assembly shall be a
place for our community to get together and connect with each other. If
you are attending Chaos Communication Congress too, use this opportunity
to meet and get to know the people behind FSFE, including volunteers and

As usual, find all the other future events with or by the FSFE listed on
our events page [35].

 == Get Active ==

Use the vacation time to read our yearly report [36] and share it among
your friends. Let people know about the importance of Free Software and
why they should care about it. Tell them that people around the world
form communities with the aim to bring technological freedom,
transparency, knowledge and emancipation to everyone. Spread the word
[37] about the four freedoms and if possible, help others to exercise
their freedoms too.

Join our cause [38].

 == Contribute to our newsletter ==

If you would like to share any thoughts, pictures, or news, send them to
us. As always, the address is newsletter στο fsfe.org. We're looking forward
to hearing from you!

Thanks to our community, all the volunteers [39], supporters [40] and
donors [41] who make our work possible. And thanks to our translators
[42], who enable you to read this newsletter in your mother tongue.

Your editor,

Erik Albers


Help us grow and make a difference in 2018 [43]


Free Software Foundation Europe <https://fsfe.org>
FSFE News <https://fsfe.org/news/news.en.rss>
Upcoming FSFE Events <https://fsfe.org/events/events.en.rss>
Fellowship Blog Aggregation <https://planet.fsfe.org/en/rss20.xml>
Free Software Discussions <https://fsfe.org/contact/community.en.html>

  1: https://fsfe.org/news/2017/news-20170315-01
  2: https://fsfe.org/news/2017/news-20170829-01
  3: http://publiccode.eu/
  4: http://savecodeshare.eu/
  5: http://reuse.software/
  6: https://fsfe.org/activities/ftf/legal-conference
  7: https://fsfe.org/news/2017/news-20171013-01
  8: https://wiki.fsfe.org/TechDocs
  9: https://github.com/freedomvote/freedomvote
 10: https://fsfe.org/order/
 11: https://fsfe.org/contribute/spreadtheword
 12: https://fsfe.org/news/2017/news-20171207-01
 13: https://fsfe.org/join/nl2017-12
 14: https://fsfe.org/httpsfsfeorgjoinnl201712
 15: https://fsfe.org/news/2017/news-20171130-01
 16: http://savecodeshare.eu/
 17: https://fsfe.org/news/2017/news-20171206-01
 18: https://fsfe.org/news/2017/news-20171212-01
 19: http://blogs.fsfe.org/polina/2017/12/13/fsfe-asks-to-include-software-into-the-list-of-re-usable-public-sector-information/
 20: http://publiccode.eu/
 21: https://www.april.org/version-audio-francaise-de-la-video-argent-public-code-public
 22: https://fsfe.org/news/2017/news-20171116-01
 23: https://k7r.eu/2-percent-discussion-free-software-or-open-source-software/
 24: http://blog.jonasoberg.net/introducing-forms/
 25: https://danielpocock.com/hacking-with-posters-and-stickers
 26: http://blogs.fsfe.org/majestyx/2017/11/03/fsfe-berlin-goes-fiff-konferenz-2017/
 27: https://www.schiessle.org/articles/2017/11/14/software-freedom-in-the-cloud/
 28: https://fsfe.org/associates/associates
 29: https://openlabs.cc/en/
 30: https://fsfe.org/news/2017/news-20171211-01
 31: https://fsfe.org/order/
 32: https://fsfe.org/news/2017/news-20171207-02
 33: https://fsfe.org/news/2017/news-20171114-01
 34: https://events.ccc.de/congress/2017/wiki/index.php/Assembly:Free_Software_Foundation_Europe
 35: https://fsfe.org/events/events
 36: https://fsfe.org/news/2017/news-20171207-01
 37: https://fsfe.org/contribute/spreadtheword
 38: http://fsfe.org/join
 39: https://fsfe.org/contribute/contribute
 40: http://fsfe.org/join
 41: https://fsfe.org/donate/thankgnus
 42: https://fsfe.org/contribute/translators/translators
 43: https://fsfe.org/httpsfsfeorgjoinnl201712


Newsletter-el mailing list
Newsletter-el στο lists.fsfe.org

End of Newsletter-el Digest, Vol 79, Issue 1

Περισσότερες πληροφορίες για την GreekLUG λίστα ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου