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

++ 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.

Some collectively wrote about the good reasons to use for and collected a detailed list of good solutions that respect your freedom:

We have upgraded our instance at to the latest version today 🎉

supporters and volunteers can now make use of the features @giteaio version 1.11 offers

Our daily work at relies on countless projects, ranging from to and to services like , , , @letsencrypt, , , , , + many more.
Thank you! ❤

On day we would like to thank all our translators, our volunteers, our supporters, our coordinators, our mailing list subscribers, our sys-admins, our web-team, our local groups and everyone who aligns with the and throughout the year.

You know who you are, and you are awesome!

Hello, World! The wishes a happy "I love Free Software" Day to all users, developers, contributors and everyone else!

You are the ones who give us meaning and empower us day by day ❤️

Join us today and show your love on :

Hey , come to our booth in the second level of building K and talk with us to get to know the people of the or share your thoughts on our campaigns.

Hey , come to our booth in the second level of building K and talk with us to get to know the people of the ! Also ask for the social event tonight, if you like to join!

On Tuesday after , the 's will join the next policy meeting in Brussels to protect in . Meet him at our booth if you like to discuss this issue.

Help us protecting users' control of technology:

Hey , the is hiring: We are looking for interns and trainees experienced in legal, policy or technical fields to join our team in our Berlin office.

If you are interested, get in touch at our booth.

What's the interplay between and in the science sector? Christian Busse summarises the different programmes in Europe, specifically , during the pre- event.

His suggestions for better policies:

goes with talks by @kirschner, @mxmehl, Vincent Lequertier and Lucas Lasota, with a new booth, with new promotion material, a pre-FOSDEM community event and a social evening on Saturday:

looking forward meeting you and plan 2020!

The first of a new decade is out featuring , insights about our upcoming participation at as well as our pre-FOSDEM event, and stuffed with reports from and our community:

At the end of last year, the was in Leipzig at the . As in previous years, we were present with our own , lots of information material, talks and workshops. Read our report from Bonnie Mehring "about:freedom - about:fsfe"

Warm colours and friendly people at the booth at . Pass by for a chat, grab some stickers and connect with us : )


We want the "Next Generation Internet" to be interoperable, inclusive, transparent and privacy friendly. is crucial to this, so the helps software projects with licensing issues:

Help us to help them with your donation or get a supporter:

ISP's infrastructure ends where begins!

After having successfully fought for router freedom in Germany, the now protects users' control of technology on level.

Support us with your donation now to help getting things right in 2020:

Florian Snow wrote a report about this year's 's during in . Read about the great time we had, our talks, discussions and breakout session, the free pizza and :

Thanks for everyone joining!

Looks good as a christmas present and feels good throughout the whole year: The 's

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