When you go to FOSDEM…

…don’t forget to pack your résumé.

If you’re looking for a job working on Free Software/Open Source, or want a change of positions, that is.

At the current point in time I am aware of existing openings for all sorts of profiles, including, but not limited to:

Red Hat/RHEL Systems Engineer Debian Systems Engineer Developers [...]

Considerations on Innovation and Competition Policy

[PDF version,  paper providing input to the workshop "Technical Regulation of the Internet : From Standardization to Behavorial and Societal Norms" ]

– by Georg C. F. Greve

Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE)

Innovation is the process of applying new ideas for the [...]

FSFE statement at WIPO SCP/13 re/exceptions and limitations

[PDF version]





(Geneva, 23-27 March 2009)

Mr Chairman,

FSFE joins other [...]


FSFE Fellow Alex Antener reminded me today that some of our Swiss Team set up the Bergtagung for next weekend in the beautiful Swiss Alps mountain town Siat. The purpose of the Bergtagung is to have a meeting open minds, Free Software/Free Culture enthusiasts and others, with the following agenda items (from the Bergtagung [...]

Back from Transylvania (unbitten)

I’ve just arrived back home from the eLiberatica conference 2007 in Brasov, Romania. The conference itself was great fun: The organisers were extremely good hosts and the crowd engaged in the presentations and discussions during and after sessions.

Furthermore, Brasov is right in the heart of the Southern Carpathians in Transylvania and around the corner [...]

FOSDEM followup: Fellowship section on reclaiming “Windows Tax”

During the Q&A session at the end of my keynote at FOSDEM 2007, some people were discussion the issue of the “Windows Tax” on all PCs and laptops: Most vendors will not sell you hardware without Windows licence for fear of not being able to offer any Windows licences in the future.

The only known [...]

Life after FOSDEM

Last weekend, many of FSFE’s teams descended upon Brussels, Belgium for the 2007 FOSDEM meeting to spend two days between computers, talks and Belgium beer.

There must have been around 20 people from FSFE alone, and we came well-prepared: FSFLA board member and FSFE Fellow Fernanda Weiden had the idea to put the Fellowship [...]

Heading for FOSDEM 2007

Next weekend, one of the world’s most interesting Free Software conferences, the FOSDEM in Brussels, Belgium, will once more open the Free Software conference year.

As every year, FSFE will participate with several people, a booth, as well as some special announcement and talks. We hope that many people will join us for this [...]

International Free Software Contest: 3rd Trophées du Libre

Thursday, 30. November 2006, I found myself in the beautiful city of Soissons, France, as a jury member of the 3rd Trophées du Libre. The contest is organised by the Centre Européen de Transfert et de Recherche en Informatique Libre, the European Free Software Transfer and Research Centre, which is funded from public and private [...]

Back from GPLv3 conference in Tokyo, Japan

Today is my first day back in office after the GPLv3 conference in Tokyo, Japan. Great thanks and compliments go to the Free Software Initiative Japan (FSIJ) for organising such a professional and interesting conference in Akihabara, where dead geeks reincarnate.

If you are interested in more information, all the presentations are available in PDF [...]