First Fellowship meeting in Graz

On Thursday June 18 the first Fellowship meeting in Graz took place. The meeting was combined with the meeting of the realraum group and we had quite a few people there. The realraum guys offered that we could use their rooms for our meeting and told us that they are happy about every event taking place there. Since the realraum project has similar goals as the Metalab where the meetings in Vienna take place I liked the idea very much and we decided that for the time being the Graz Fellowship group will combine the Fellowship meetings with the realraum meetings.
At the beginning of the meeting, I gave a short speech to introduce the FSFE and the Fellowship to non-Fellows. After I had told the story of the Freedom Task Force and its activities, a discussion about Free Software Licenses arose and the amazing interest in the legal aspects of Free Software led me to the suggestion to invite someone from the FTF to make a speech on that topic. Since many of the attendees criticised that the IT studies at Graz University of Technology do not offer any courses on legal aspects of information technology, it was proposed to combine the speech with a course called “Social aspects of information technolgy” where the student council can influence the course contents.
I like this idea very much and will keep you updated which new information on that topic. I also hope we will find more topics to cover with speeches since most of the meeting’s attendees said they would like to raise public awareness on Free Software topics.