Today we launch REUSE Booster! 🚀

is a set of best practices to make Free Software licensing and copyright much easier for developers. With REUSE , we give direct support for interested projects.

fsfe.org/news/2021/news-202106

The Netherlands is becoming increasingly dependent on a digital infrastructure that is dominated by just a small number of monopolistic companies.

The consequent security risk is recognised by the Dutch Cyber Security Council.

The FSFE calls on the Dutch government to stand firm and get a grip on their digital security & autonomy by adhering to and , in line with their earlier commitment to use Free Software by Default.

fsfe.org/news/2021/news-202105

The time traveller Cory Doctorow @doctorow@quitter.no
sends his wishes for 20 Years FSFE from utopian 2041: fsfe.org/news/2021/news-202105

Supporting a cause can take many forms. Embrace your creativity 💡 and share your proposal for a local project with us.

Apply until 25 July.

FSFE’s activities are only possible with the priceless help of our contributors & supporters. In return we support local engagement financially, with our expertise, information material & networks.

fsfe.org/news/2021/news-202105

En el Boletín de mayo el viajero del tiempo Cory Doctorow envía sus deseos de los 20 años de la FSFE desde el año 2041, lee sobre la Libertad del Enrutador en Grecia, Alemania y Austria y los beneficios aplicar la IA bajo licencias de Software Libre

fsfe.org/news/nl/nl-202105.es.

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Nella nostra newsletter di maggio, leggi del viaggiatore del tempo Cory Doctorow che manda i suoi auguri per i 20 anni di FSFE dal 2041, della Libertà del Router in Grecia, Germania e Austria, e dei vantaggi dell'IA rilasciata come Software Libero

fsfe.org/news/nl/nl-202105.it.

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In May Newsletter watch our time traveller Cory Doctorow who sends his wishes for 20 Years FSFE from a utopian 2041; read about Router Freedom developments in Greece, Germany, and Austria as well as AI application benefits under Free Software licenses

fsfe.org/news/nl/nl-202105.htm

The FSFE turns 20! 🎂

Prolific Sci-Fi author Cory Doctorow travels to the future and sends us his wishes from a utopian 2041! Collective work & sharing of knowledge ensured prosperity.

@doctorow is thanking the FSFE for our work on this goal.

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fsfe.org/news/2021/news-202105

‘We truly believe in the value & human rights of , which should be without borders.

That is exactly why, though not in Europe, we still strongly support the ideas, notions & campaigns of FSFE.’

– Franklin Weng, Software Liberty Association Taiwan

fsfe.org/about/people/testimon

'Free Software is about empowerment.

When I was a student with little money, Linux enabled me to do interesting things with my cheap and old computer where the pre-installed software failed.

Since then, my whole education & many achievements would have been impossible had I not been able to experiment, learn, disassemble, reassemble, modify, tweak, and use the way I wanted.

This kind of needs a strong lobby: the FSFE'

– Thomas Kahle

fsfe.org/about/people/testimon

'Writing good is one thing, but getting the word out, countering corporate lobbying, and working towards an environment where even gets a chance in public sector tenders is equally important.’

– Thorsten Behrens, Developer

fsfe.org/about/people/testimon

‘I believe needs a voice at the national as well as the level in politics: Software does not exist in an isolated bubble, it's heavily dependent on the ecosystem that it lives in.’

– Isabel Drost-Fromm, Software Engineer, Software Foundation Member

fsfe.org/about/people/testimon

"It's better if you don't know how your tools work"

"It's better if you are not allowed to improve your tools"

If you find those ^ as absurd as I do, you understand why I'm a .

– Bernhard Weitzhofer (Public Servant)

fsfe.org/about/people/testimon

‘I believe needs a voice at the national as well as the level in politics: Software does not exist in an isolated bubble, it's heavily dependent on the ecosystem that it lives in.’

– Isabel Drost-Fromm, Software Engineer, Software Foundation Member

fsfe.org/about/people/testimon

"The solutions of tomorrow must be build using public code"

Highly recommendable 1:32 minutes of EU-Commissioner Johannes Hahn speaking about the necessity of 'Public Money? Public Code!': youtube.com/watch?v=h3SK96jLTS

So, what's the state of in your country? Share your experience and help us monitoring the situation. This way, we can better evaluate where to focus our activity on!

➡️ survey.fsfe.org/index.php/6284

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The good news: joining the effort to work for has become easier than ever before for individuals and organisations. We've compiled an Activity Package that massively eases understanding the whole topic and contains the 's experience of working for this freedom since 2013.

Also available: a map monitoring the current state of Router Freedom in all EU member states as well as communication templates

➡️ fsfe.org/news/2021/news-202103

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