Mountains+Geeks+Barbecue+Freedom=Bergtagung

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 India

Around 06:20 this morning I finally arrived back in Europe after a very interesting last day in Mumbai at the Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education (HBCSE) with Nagarjuna and his great crew.

The Free Software group at the HBCSE plus Venkatesh Hariharan of Red Hat

Besides their fascinating work on the [...]

Last night in India

Tonight is my last night in India after one and a half extremely busy weeks that took me to Mumbai, Calcutta and Trivandrum and allowed me to meet some old and new friends in the global Free Software community. Since people often ask me what I do during the day, maybe this can give you [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Freedom Day at the Free Software Forum

Today is day three of the Free Software Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil, which is undoubtedly one of the best Free Software conferences on this planet — and a very busy time for everyone present. Besides many meetings and discussions with various people from business and community, pro-freedom activism and presentations are easily filling the [...]

What a difference an l makes

As some of you know, the past weeks have been rather busy because I was preparing to move to Zürich in Switzerland. After some weeks of preparation, last week was the big step: On Monday the Hamburg office of FSFE was cleared out and back home I finally turned off the fusebox. Besides some hardware [...]