Booths and talks have always been one of the major channels over which we informed people about and the FSFE’s work. Read about our last physical events at the end of 2019, our challenges since then and our participation at online events:

Good news cannot be taken for granted in 2020. Therefore, we would like to report to you about the positive changes in terms of in recent months. In fact, a lot has changed. You can now read how busy our movement was in the FSFE's annual report:

In 2020, one of the biggest and oldest projects, the well-known @kde community, included in their licensing policy and migrated all their frameworks to the recommended standard. Read this and more about our REUSE initiative and its current status in our yearly report:

2020 is a year in that many administrations and political bodies announced that they plan to follow our road to software freedom. Read about successes and milestones and about the state of in in our yearly report:

The last test day for public emergency systems in was an official failure. We looked at the situation from the point of view, and analysed what a better system with user friendliness included can look like.

On Wednesday the EU Commission published its new Open Source Strategy. We are pleased that the Commission recognises the benefits of and the four freedoms to use, study, share and improve, but the commission lacks concrete targets and indicators to implement the strategy. Without these, we worry that the strategy will end up accomplishing too little!

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Tonight at 21:00 (CEST), our Junior Project manager Bonnie Mehring joins the Free Software Froundation's 35th Birthday celebrations. Together with other local group coordinators, she will discuss how to organize and coordingate in the Free Software movement

We congratulate our sister on its 35th anniversary working for 🎉

Our president @kirschner shares a few thoughts on the past, present and future of in his gratulatory speech:

We are looking for a working student as an assistant . So if you are into tech, already gained some experience with server administration and are keen on working with our technical staff and volunteers, join us!

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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.

Do you believe that should be the default option for publicly financed software? Let’s convince your political representatives!

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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:

After the city of and the Parliament of now the Municipality of , , commits to the principles of our campaign by publishing any publicly financed software development as . They also plan to gradually switch to Free Software in all municipal facilities.

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.

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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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