Category Archives: FSFE

We Love Free Software!

It’s this time of the year again, where we express our love for what and whom we like:

This year I want to express my personal thanks to

the kmail developers for the awesome work during the last year,
the KDE sysadmins for …

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Great students, great work done!

During 2 months a couple of students aged between 13 and 17 have been helping to solve KDE tasks during the Google Code-In contest. As last year I did mentor a few of them, 19 to be precise. To …

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Want to test the phonon-vlc backend? Here you go :)

As some of you might have read in Mark Kretschmann’s blog, we now have a fairly good phonon-vlc backend that already works better in many ways than other available backends. It is still in alpha stage, but we would …

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Show your Love on Valentine’s Day :)

I usually boycott this marketing day of the flower business, since it is exactly that, a very well orchestrated campaign of the flower producers to guarantee their income in the bad season between Christmas and Mother’s Day, but this …

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Compiling Amarok from git locally – full summary updated

/* */ Last update: November 13, 2013 As we have more and more questions for support on how to install Amarok 2.x from GIT, I thought I might make another synopsis on how to install a local build. Apparently …

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Preparing for another conference: OpenExpo in Winterthur next week!

It’s this time of the year again where I prepare for attending OpenExpo in Winterthur. This important Free Software even is held on September 23 & 24 in Winterthur, Switzerland.
This year I helped organizing more than one booth: Amarok, …

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The smallest unit of freedom: a fellow

When the FSFE launched their fellowship back in 2005, I joined to be a fellow almost immediately. I have always been a strong supporter of Free Software and the FSFE is doing a great job in Europe with far …

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Fête du Libre – Geneva

Sitting in an internet café in Geneva where the GULL – Groupe Utilisateurs Linux Léman – organises the Freedom Day: la Fête du Libre! I’m going to speak about the FSFE, the Fellowship programm and how to help and …

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FOSDEM 2006 – first day

FOSDEM’s first day is slowly ending and here is a first attempt of a report. Let’s hope my wifi-connection stands to the end.The booth is very large this year, we sell T-shirts on both sides and installed the info …

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Wilhelm Tux in Karlsruhe

As in previous years I joined the FSF Europe fellows and volunteers in Karlsruhe, this time in company of Florian and Didier from Linuxbourg and Mario from Wilhelm Tux/Edux. A carload of geeks, loads of chocolate and, as a …

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