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My FSFE summit/QtCon

Yeah, I know it is already more than a month but I wanted to get this out for future reference. Here are some notes from my FSFE summit experience:

I couldn’t come any earlier so I arrived in Berlin on Friday night at about 1:00 (Saturday morning), got some hours of sleep and found my [...]

FSFE booth at street festival in Frankfurt

more than an hour before the event officially started, we had our first visitors with conversations about Free Software while we were still setting up the booth

Beginning September, there was not only the first FSFE summit in Berlin: Just three days later, our group met in the “Coworking Zentrale” to update the Free [...]

Report of the local FSFE meeting in Frankfurt on May 4

At the last FSFE meeting in Frankfurt, we planned to work mainly on the Free Software flyers which we adopted from the local group in Munich. Unfortunately, three of the six persons who showed up were not aware that this was meant to be a “workshop” and didn’t bring any equipment for it.

For [...]

Public schools making MS Office mandatory

There was an extensive debate on the German discussion list which addressed a lot of aspects that may be relevant to other European countries. I wanted to provide a summary to encourage exchange of information and experiences across borders.

The trigger was a letter that a school kid brought home, informing the parents that [...]

FSFE Meeting in Frankfurt with talk about Free Software licenses

Last Wednesday, we met in the “Zentrale Coworking” in Frankfurt for the first time as a regular FSFE meeting. We’ve been there numerous times before to support cryptoparties, but this time we listened to the talk about Free Software licences by lawyer and legal network member, Michael Stehmann.

I’ll present a few bullet points of [...]

iloveFS 2016: Thank you OpenWRT developers!

For this years “I love Free Software Day” I decided to express my gratitude to OpenWRT, a free firmware/OS for routers. It runs on almost any hardware, recently even on a 9$ Wifi SDcard reader which may be used as a mobile AP that way.

My router at home has been running on it for [...]

Report of the local FSFE meeting in Frankfurt on Feb 3rd

We once again met in Café Albatros in Frankfurt. A lot of people excused themselves for various reasons so we ended up with just three persons. In this small group, I participated more than I took notes, so this will be a rather short post.

Main subject was the planning of our next meeting on [...]

New education leaflet planned

Current edu flyer

It started with a wiki page and the goal to create a short and concise list of reasons why schools should use Free Software. After some forging, we turned the content into an official FSFE leaflet that has been translated and is now available in nine l a n g u [...]

FSFE Info booth at Rotlintstraßenfest in Frankfurt

Last week Saturday on Software Freedom Day, we had our first outdoor booth at a street festival (Rotlintstraßenfest) in Frankfurt. We got the exact location of the booth  just the day before. After work, I jumped on my bike and had a look at the scene.

My site visit a day earlier (I still [...]

MOOC about Free Software

It’s been a few months already since Vitaly Repin pointed us to a project of his: a MOOC about Free Software and I still haven’t mentioned it here.

As they realized that most people are not aware about the complexities of the digital world we live in, the idea of creating a MOOC (Massive [...]