Fellowship Jabber meeting about FSFE’s education activities – Wednesday 17 November 20:00 CET

Dear Fellows,

a year has passed since the edu-team went back to work. That isn’t much in light of all the work still ahead of us, but we can also look back at successes and highlights.

The jabber meeting is a good place to discuss all this. Share your stories, challenges, the decision-making processes in your country and other news. What is your opinion on Free Software and education? Gany ideas? What do you want us to focus on? Let us know your concerns!

Join the jabber-meeting: Wednesday 17 November 2010, from 20.00 – 21.00 CET.

See you there,
Thomas Jensch – edu-team coordinator

Web Fridays

As part of an increased focus on improving FSFE’s websites, each Friday afternoon from this point on will be dedicated to working through issues and improvements to these services.

FSFE’s Berlin office staff, in addition to key members of the web team, will be available on the fellowship jabber channel for live discussion about web issues.

Web Fridays are a great opportunity to work along side other FSFE staff and fellows, and are a good time to learn about how to contribute code and improvements to our websites.

To get involved:

Join fellowship@conference.jabber.fsfe.org (fellowship chat channel)

Join https://mail.fsfeurope.org/mailman/listinfo/web (web team mailing list)

Register at https://trac.fsfe.org/fsfe-web (technical issue tracker)

Fellowship Jabber meeting “Meet the candidates”, Wednesday 17 February 19:00 CET

Hello Fellows,

all of you should now have received the voting e-mails for the second Fellowship seat in FSFE’s General Assembly (GA). You will have
time until the end of February to vote.

To give you the possibility to ask Julia and Björn questions which are not answered on the election pages about their candidature we will held a jabber meeting on:

Wednesday 17 February at 19:00 – 20:30 CET

How to participate in the Jabber meeting:

  • login with your jabber account (see Jabber Howto)
  • Join the multi user chat (MUC) room “fellowship” at the server conference.jabber.fsfe.org
  • Ask your questions

We encourage you to test connecting to the MUC before the actual meeting so you can contact us in case you have any difficulties.

Looking forward to see you at the meeting,

Matthias

What do your taxes buy? Free Software in the public sector — Fellowship Jabber Meeting Dec. 21

As you can’t have helped but notice, Christmas is coming up. It’s not exactly being discrete, with “Jingle Bells” playing ad nauseam in every store and a perceptible upsurge in greeting card spam.

Here’s some relief. We’re holding December’s Fellowship Jabber meeting on Monday the 21st. From 19:30 to 21:00, we’ll discuss the role and state of Free Software in the public sector.

Hey, why are you yawning? Don’t. From a Free Software point of view, public administrations are quite exciting. Why?

  • because the public sector spends a lot of money on software and related services.
  • because it’s tax money. *Our* tax money. Yes, yours too.
  • because citizens and companies could profit if public bodies in European countries would spend more of the above money on Free Software and services around it.

At FSFE, we’ve been quite involved in a heated battle for more interoperability in the European public sector. It’s a nice showpiece for the way in which political influence and proprietary lobbyism work.

I’ll be there to discuss these topics with you, answer questions and collect ideas for things we can do. With me, I’ll have Hugo Roy, one of FSFE’s current interns working on policy questions.

And no Jingle Bells playing in the background. Promise.

Here’s the announcement:

What do your taxes buy? Free Software and interoperability in the public sector.

Among other things, we will discuss why the European Interoperability Framework (EIF) is important to get more Free Software into the public sector.

Among other things, we will discuss why the European Interoperability Framework (EIF) is important to get more Free Software into the public sector.

Karsten Gerloff (President FSFE) and Hugo Roy (intern FSFE) will be there to answer your questions.

You can read more about the EIF on:
- EIFv2: Tracking the loss of interoperability

- FSFE: EC caves in to proprietary lobbyists on interoperability
So join the jabber-meeting:

Monday 21 December 2009, from 19.30 – 21.00 CET.

= How to participate =

- login with your jabber account (see Jabber Howto)
- Join the multi user chat (MUC) room “fellowship” at the server conference.jabber.fsfe.org
- Ask your questions

We encourage you to test connecting to the MUC before Monday so you can contact us via fellowship@fsfeurope.org in case you have any difficulties.

If you have topic proposals for next meetings please let us now.

Fellowship Jabber meeting about FSFE’s education activities – Wednesday 18 November 20:00 CEST

Hi Fellows,

after some time of inactivity the edu-team went back to work. Therefore you are warmly invited to participate in the fellowship-jabber meeting to join the discussion on the future of the education activity.

A lot still needs to be done, but also a lot has been archieved already. FSFE president Karsten was interviewed for a magazine about Free Software and Education, Guido and others put much work into the wiki to keep the information up to date and the website will be moved back to active projects as well.

Our edu-network (edu-eu at gnu.org) awaits your input be it from an activist, journalist or just interested persons position. Share you stories, challenges, the decision-making processes in your country and other news. What is your opinion on Free Software and education? Got any ideas? Let us know your concerns!

Join the jabber-meeting: Wednesday 18 November 2009, from 20.00 – 21.00 CEST.

See you there,
Thomas Jensch

How to participate

We encourage you to test connecting to the MUC before so you can contact us via fellowship at fsfeurope.org in case you have any difficulties.

If you have topic proposals for next meetings please let us now.

Jabber meeting: meet the candidates

only ten days left to vote for the Fellowship seat in FSFE’s GA. To give all Fellows the possibility to chat with all of the candidates we will held a jabber meeting on Monday 25 May at 20:30 – 21:30 CET.

The candidates Björn, Henner, Michel, and Torsten will all be available to answer your questions about their candidature.

What do you have to do to participate?

  • Login with your Fellowship jabber account (see the Jabber page in the wiki)
  • Join the multi user chat (MUC) room “fellowship” at the server conference.jabber.fsfe.org
  • Ask your questions

We encourage you to test connecting to the MUC before Monday so you can contact us via fellowship (at) fsfeurope.org in case you have any difficulties.