Meeting of FSFE’s Spanish Team in Miraflores de la Sierra

Thanks to snow chaos in Munich, I spent most of yesterday on planes and airports to finally get to the beautiful Spanish town Miraflores de la Sierra, home of FSFE’s Spanish associate organisation, the Free Knowledge Foundation (FKF) who organised today’s open meeting of the Spanish Team of the FSFE.

The meeting was organised and hosted by Pablo Machon, FSFE’s Spanish coordinator, and there were around 24 people at the meeting from different parts of Spain, including Jose Marchesi and others of GNU Spain, Xavier Reina and many others.

After a couple of introductory words by Pablo, I explained a little bit about the Free Software Foundations, the global vision and structure, how Free Software Foundation Europe came into being, and what considerations went into its design. The focus was on giving an idea of the overall context of the Spanish Team and its activities, trying to give an idea of how FSFE functions and how to get involved.

Pablo and the rest of the Team then started to identify and classify obstacles to Free Software adoption and spreading in Spain, and discussing the setup of working groups to address them. A brief introduction of the Fellowship then ended the official part of the meeting.

A little more than half of the group that had participated in the meeting then went on to continue discussions over extensive lunch, after which I briefly enjoyed one of my personal favorites in terms of cultural achievements: Siesta.

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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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