Now that 2015 is in full swing, here’s a look back at what happened in the Netherlands in 2014; and a peek forward at what’s to come in 2015.
Changes in 2014
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Events in 2014
Free Software Pact
We asked Dutch candidates in the European elections to sign the Free Software Pact; several did and some of them were elected!
The Importance of Free Software
I wrote about The Importance of Free Software.
Privacy Café Utrecht
I held a lightning talk about the importance of Free Software at a Privacy Café in Utrecht.
Fellowshipmeeting in Utrecht
Germanophone Team Meeting
Maurice and I attended FSFE’s Germanophone Team Meeting 2014. I led a workshop on Privacy and Free Software.
Maurice, Kevin and I spoke at T-DOSE. A lot of Dutch fellows were there, and of course we brought the FSFE booth.
André, Maurice, Willem and I visited our neighbours at OpenRheinRuhr. I even sold a few T-shirts at the FSFE booth.
We’ve started contacting Dutch companies and organisations to raise funds for FSFE’s work in 2015.
Maurice and I attended the 31st Chaos Communication Congress and also visited FSFE’s assembly.
Privacy Café Nijmegen
I organised the first Privacy Café in Nijmegen.
Nicolas Dietrich, Max Mehl and I are candidates in the Fellowship Election 2015.
See you at FOSDEM 2015! I’ll probably spend a fair amount of time behind or near the FSFE booth. There will also be another Benelux Fellowshipmeeting.
… and more
We’re ambitious to do even more in 2015 (now that we have a bigger Dutch Team) and we’re still looking for ideas (and we can use your help).
If you have ideas or suggestions for our work in 2015, want to ask a question, or if you just want to say hi, feel free to contact us at email@example.com or via the (public) Benelux mailing list (which also features discussions and announcements).
That’s it for now. I’m excited to do even more in 2015. Thanks everyone!