After two meetings at the United Nations in Geneva I made my way to Brussels to participate in FOSDEM, which took place at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles on Saturday and Sunday.
As usual, FOSDEM was a place of great chaos and great fun. Some things have become long-established FOSDEM tradition by now, like the [...]
There is a German aphorism that would translate to "ask someone holes into their stomach." If that were true, Werner should have holes in his stomach from my questions — but at last the SSH login with the Fellowship crypto card is working perfectly fine for me.
And I can’t help but find this extremely [...]
From the very first day we started planning the Fellowship about 1.5yrs ago, I always wanted a PCMCIA smart card reader for my notebook. Believe it or not: The design incorporated that idea from the start. When you plug the Fellowship crypto card into a PCMCIA reader, only the upper third sticks out of your [...]
I noticed that some people started using Fellowship signatures.
Karsten Gerloff and myself go for the "keep it short & simple" approach:
Join the Fellowship and protect your freedom! (www.fsfe.org)
Ciaran O’Riordan already goes for a little more fancy:
Ciaran O’Riordan, ___________/ Support FSFE’s campaigns against IPRED2 http://ciaran.compsoc.com/ _/ and software patents [...]
As you know, I am currently in Porto Alegre, Brazil, waiting for the LACFREE conference in Recife, which is where I will be next week if they can finally get the tickets organized. As Fernanda was busy coordinating the printing of the new t-shirts for the Free Software Foundation Latin America, I thought that I [...]
After Karsten told me he was a Low-Ranking geek, I could not resist to try this myself.
So I gave it a quick shot… and found out that I am only a High-Level Computer Geek:
I should probably grow a beard or stop having sex.
…I’ll just briefly let you know that I can apparently still type.
As you may have seen, we were quite busy processing the first batch of SmartCards. Unfortunately, before we could get to the printing and shipping, I had to write the script that handled the initialisation and letter generation. Well, at least I was [...]
As you may have read in Karsten’s blog, the WIPO meetings in Geneva were indeed very exciting. It seems there is a realistic chance that WIPO will change fundamentally if the Friends of Development group keeps up the pressure and not too many of them sell out the rest in the bilateral negotiations that the [...]
Alright, just trying to catch up a little bit on what happened during the past weeks.
As you may have seen in the FSFE newsletter, just after our first Freedom Party, I have been visiting Boston, seizing the chance to talk to meet and talk to Peter Brown, US FSF’s new Executive Director, Janet Casey [...]
Georg in the Fellowship T-Shirt Picture taken by Michael Gottschalk during FOSDEM 2005. If you need commercial reproduction rights, you’ll need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
It was our first-ever and soon-to-be-thoroughly-missed intern Matthias who came up with the idea of making "Hacking for Freedom" our first Fellowship t-shirt. When he dropped the idea, we all [...]