Congratulations, it is an FSF!

It is done. The world has another Free Software Foundation.

As my personal highlight of the 5tas Jornadas Regionales de Software Libre in Rosario, Argentina, the Free Software Foundation Latin America (FSFLA) has just been officially introduced and the bylaws have been signed.

The general assembly of FSFLA elected Federico Heinz as President, Alexandre Oliva as Secretary and Beatriz Busaniche as Treasurer.

The introduction session was a very emotional moment for everyone involved, and I had the fantastic job of welcoming the FSF Latin America in the global network of FSFs, with special warm regards from Free Software Foundation Europe.

Once I get to download the pictures, I will put some online here.

But now it is time to enjoy the closing ceremony of the event, and then go to celebrate the birth of another FSF with all the people here in Rosario.

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About Georg Greve

Georg Greve is CEO and President of the Board at Kolab Systems AG, a Swiss Open Source ISV for collaboration and communication, also available as Swiss hosted service Kolab Now. During his 20+ year career in Free and Open Source Software he has been author of the Brave GNU World, one of the most widely spread columns on the subject, founding president of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and provided input to various governmental and inter-governmental organisations. In 2009 Georg was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit on Ribbon by the Federal Republic of Germany for his contributions to Open Source and Open Standards.
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One Response to Congratulations, it is an FSF!

  1. robertschuster says:

    Congratulations to all who are involved

    I hope that the FSFLA becomes an important socio-political organization just as their older sisters.

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