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 Jabber meeting about FSFE’s education activities – Wednesday 18 November 20:00 CEST

Hi Fellows,

after some time of inactivity the edu-team went back to work. Therefore you are warmly invited to participate in the fellowship-jabber meeting to join the discussion on the future of the education activity.

A lot still needs to be done, but also a lot has been archieved already. FSFE president Karsten was interviewed for a magazine about Free Software and Education, Guido and others put much work into the wiki to keep the information up to date and the website will be moved back to active projects as well.

Our edu-network (edu-eu at awaits your input be it from an activist, journalist or just interested persons position. Share you stories, challenges, the decision-making processes in your country and other news. What is your opinion on Free Software and education? Got any ideas? Let us know your concerns!

Join the jabber-meeting: Wednesday 18 November 2009, from 20.00 – 21.00 CEST.

See you there,
Thomas Jensch

How to participate

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

If you have topic proposals for next meetings please let us now.