Lees in onze september-nieuwsbrief over een nieuwe sterke alliantie gevormd door overheden, politiek, bedrijfsleven en maatschappelijke organisaties die vraagt om 'een plaats voor publieke code'. Lees ook over onze oproep om FSFE-steun voor uw lokale project aan te vragen, onze vacature en over onze andere verschillende gemeenschapsactiviteiten.


Leggi nella nostra newsletter di settembre sulla forte alleanza formata da amministrazioni, politici, organizzazioni commerciali e della società civile che chiedono "Un posto per il codice pubblico", del nostro bando per il supporto della FSFE per il tuo progetto locale, del nostro posto di lavoro vacante, e delle varie attività della comunità.


En nuestro boletín de septiembre podrás leer sobre una nueva y resistente alianza formada por administraciones, políticos, empresas y organizaciones de la sociedad civil, demandando "un lugar para el código público". Además podrás leer sobre nuestra llamada para conseguir respaldo y financiación de la FSFE para tu proyecto local, sobre nuestra oferta de empleo, y sobre otras diversas actividades de nuestra comunidad.


Read in our September newsletter about a new strong alliance formed by administrations, business and civil society organisations asking for "A place for ". Also read about our call to apply for FSFE support for your local project, our job vacancy, and about our other diverse community activities.


The increased use of is a central component for more digital sovereignty. Together with a strong alliance of administrations, politics, business and civil society, we call for the development of a code repository with Free Software for the public sector.


Der verstärkte Einsatz von Freier Software ist ein zentraler Baustein für mehr Digitale Souveränität.

Gemeinsam mit einem starken Bündnis aus Verwaltung, Politik, Wirtschaft und Zivilgesellschaft fordern wir die Schaffung eines Code Repository mit Freier Software für die öffentliche Hand.


It is no secret that the FSFE's activities are only possible with the priceless help of our contributors and supporters around Europe. To help support local engagement, we run our first call for FSFE community projects:

In our August Newsletter, we are evaluating reasons why the European Commission should avoid using the term "intellectual property". We also asked the new government in Munich about their progress regarding Free Software, and we introduce our new Open Science Coordinator, Christian Busse. As usual, you can read about our diverse community activities.


The European Commission is evaluating their "IP" regulatory system. The FSFE urges to stop expanding monopolies over knowledge and software. Free Software models offer a more innovative, fair, and socially just society based on knowledge sharing:


Our feedback to the EU's "Intellectual property action plan" argues that:

* IP is a misleading term
* the goal should be fostering wealth not monopolies
* Finding better balance between copyright, patents and trade secrets is necessary
* ...


100 days ago, the new Green-Red coalition in adopted the principle of 'Public Money? Public Code!' to guide their procurement of software. Now, we take a look at the first activities undertaken for the use of .


From hackathons to apps to public administrations: Read about the recent successes in regarding in our , find videos from multiple online events where the was represented and read about our diverse activities:

The spread of Covid-19 brought dramatic and drastic changes for us and our societies. And thus shed light on the global need for global solutions like is. A short summary about the recent successes towards in we achieved together with your help and despite the crisis:


In our sixth episode of the Software Freedom Podcast we invited Dr. Miriam Ballhausen to talk with us about copyright enforcement. She is a German lawyer with the focus on software, , copyright law and specifically copyright.


Against strong recommendations by , does not publish their tracing app as . This is counterproductive: keeping the app proprietary eliminates transparency, effective reviews and trust.


Router Freedom in Europe +++ Hamburg pro Free Software +++ European Parliament too

In our June read among other things about in , about a new coalition agreement in that puts a focus on and about the demanding . As always, also read about our diverse community activities.

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++ Hamburg wants to focus more on Free Software ++

In , the and the are stating in their coalition agreement to focus more on during their future term. Although the coalition agreement contains several loopholes, for example for procurement procedures and diffuse justification to protect proprietary software vendors, the still welcomes the step forward and will critically monitor its implementation.


Router Freedom challenged by new European rules

From 21 June a new set of rules will guide the implementation of Router Freedom in Europe. The internalisation of the rules by the 27 EU member states will face challenges with negative consequences for Router Freedom. The FSFE contributed to several improvements of the guidelines and will monitor compliance with them.


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