New blog theme: Pome

A new theme for the Fellowship blogs is available: the “Pome” theme, created by one of our Fellows: Mark Lindhout! You can read more about the theme at Mark’s blog.

If you want to try it, just log into your blog dashboard, click on “Appearance” in the left menu, then click on the “Pome” theme screenshot to preview it; then you can activate it clicking on the top-right link.

The theme is already usable, but of course improvements are welcome! You can send your feedback to Mark, and even contribute code: our custom themes are in the fsfe-blogs Fellowship subversion repository; you can find more information about it in the Blog project wiki page and information on the Pome project in the Pome theme wiki page.

Fellowship Jabber meeting “Meet the candidates”, Wednesday 17 February 19:00 CET

Hello Fellows,

all of you should now have received the voting e-mails for the second Fellowship seat in FSFE’s General Assembly (GA). You will have
time until the end of February to vote.

To give you the possibility to ask Julia and Björn questions which are not answered on the election pages about their candidature we will held a jabber meeting on:

Wednesday 17 February at 19:00 – 20:30 CET

How to participate in the Jabber meeting:

  • login with your jabber account (see Jabber Howto)
  • Join the multi user chat (MUC) room “fellowship” at the server
  • Ask your questions

We encourage you to test connecting to the MUC before the actual meeting so you can contact us in case you have any difficulties.

Looking forward to see you at the meeting,


Fellowship GA seat election results

It has been an interesting time since FSFE added a Fellowship representation to the General Assembly (GA). Torsten Grote, Jan-Hendrik Peters, Michel Roche, and Björn Schießle emerged from the candidacy period, as the first four Fellows running for the election.

The one month election period ended, and you can see the election results on the official FSFE site.

Thanks to all Fellows who participated in the whole process and made this a valuable experience for the Fellowship and for FSFE.

Last reminder: Only 5 days left to vote for FSFE’s Fellowship GA seat

the election period for the first Fellowship GA seat will end in 5 days with the end of May. So on the 1 June we will announce who will represent the Fellows in FSFE’s highest decision making body, the General Assembly (see FSFE’s legal structure for more information.)

I hope you had the chance to read the candidates’ blog entries, participate in the “meet the candidates” Jabber multi user chat meeting on Monday 20:30, or had the chance to communicate with them in another way to form an opinion.

So this is the last e-mail to remind you to give your vote.

To refresh your memory you can visit the election page where you find a summary about the candidates–Björn, Henner, Michel and Torsten–and links to their blogs.

Happy voting!

Jabber meeting: meet the candidates

only ten days left to vote for the Fellowship seat in FSFE’s GA. To give all Fellows the possibility to chat with all of the candidates we will held a jabber meeting on Monday 25 May at 20:30 – 21:30 CET.

The candidates Björn, Henner, Michel, and Torsten will all be available to answer your questions about their candidature.

What do you have to do to participate?

  • Login with your Fellowship jabber account (see the Jabber page in the wiki)
  • Join the multi user chat (MUC) room “fellowship” at the server
  • Ask your questions

We encourage you to test connecting to the MUC before Monday so you can contact us via fellowship (at) in case you have any difficulties.

FSFE and the Fellowship reorganise their domains

In the past months, the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) visibly improved the technological infrastructure of the Fellowship. We moved the Fellows’ blogging platform to a new site, we created a Planet to aggregate the Fellows’ blogs and we provided them with an improved and functional wiki.

In order to make the whole Fellowship infrastructure easily accessible we also
reorganised the domains for these services.

Starting from today these will be the new addresses:

Along with the changes in the Fellowship domains, we also changed the address
of FSFE’s institutional website which is now:

The old address will continue to work, redirecting to our pages, but is from now on FSFE’s official address.

It is time to tune your bookmarks and to join the Fellowship!