DAY AGAINST DRM: Launch of, the DRM awareness portal

To describe the past weeks running up on 3 October as hectic would be a major understatement. Within very short time, a group of dedicated FSFE people put together a collaborative effort among digital liberty, new media, consumer protection and library organisations, as well as independent authors such as Cory Doctorow and set up a portal to make the diversity of concerns and issues with Digital Restrictions Management visible. That portal just went online: -- the new DRM awareness portal

We may just have set a new record in setting up such an initiative, and the Fellowship certainly had a great part in this: It was a very special Fellow who spent days enslaved in front of the computer to put together the technology. Other Fellows helped to bring together other bits and pieces. Ultimately, as so often, the collaborative information platform was a collaborative effort. So many thanks to all who were involved!

For the design of I would like to send a huge kudo to Agnieszka Czajkowska of creative_geeks who helped us out with some really nice design and also made this button to link to
[ The button to link to]

Please use it! Make sure that people will find this site easily, so knowledge about the problems of Digital Restrictions Management will no longer be circulated mainly within closed circles!

But now I need to get ready, because there will be a public protest against Digital Restrictions Management in downtown Zürich

     TUESDAY 3 OCTOBER 2006 from 11:30 until maximum 13:00 NEXT to ZÜRICH HAUPTBAHNHOF -- near the Dataquest store Meeting point: central station "Bahnhofquai" exit from 11:00. 

and I wouldn’t want to miss it. Hope to see many of you there!

About Georg Greve

Georg Greve is a technologist and entrepreneur. Background as a software developer and physicist. Head of product development and Chairman at Vereign AG. Founding president of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE). Previously president and CEO at Kolab Systems AG, a Swiss Open Source ISV. In 2009 Georg was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit on Ribbon by the Federal Republic of Germany for his contributions to Open Source and Open Standards.
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