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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Free Software in Education Keynote at DORS/CLUC

I haven’t informed you about recent education news as I was busy preparing for talks about the same subject. The latest was at DORS/CLUC in Zagreb, a traditional FS event that celebrated its 22nd version! Wow, the only computing device I owned back then was a calculator when the first DORS/CLUG came to light.

I put [...]

Free Software in Education News – January

January was quite busy for me, but I still managed to collect some things. If you come accross anything that might be worth mentioning in this series, please drop me a note, dump it in this pad or drop it on the edu-eu mailinglist!

FSFE Edu-Team activities

The first physical edu-team meeting took place alongside [...]

Free Software in Education News – December

Here’s what we collected in December. If you come accross anything that might be worth mentioning in this series, please drop me a note, dump it in this pad or drop it on the edu-eu mailinglist!

FSFE Edu-Team activities Missed this in November: Sebastian informs about the CodeWeek Award in Germany more preparations for the [...]

Free Software in Education News – November

Here’s what we collected in November. I have to say, it is not much this time. If you come accross anything that might be worth mentioning in this series, please drop me a note, dump it in this pad or drop it on the edu-eu mailinglist!

FSFE Edu-Team activities Wolf-Dieter attended an event in the [...]

Free Software in Education News – October

Here’s what we collected in October. If you come accross anything that might be worth mentioning in this series, please drop me a note, dump it in this pad or drop it on the edu-eu mailinglist!

FSFE Edu-Team activities We gained a new member from the Netherlands I attended an OER barcamp in Cologne Erik [...]

Free Software in Education News – September

Here’s what we collected in September. If you come accross anything that might be worth mentioning in this series, please drop me a note, dump it in this pad or send it on the edu-eu mailinglist!

FSFE Edu-Team activities As usual, more work on the edu pages on fsfe.org. A first draft is now online on the test instance. If you want [...]

Free Software in Education News – August

Here’s what we collected in August. If you come accross anything that might be worth mentioning in this series, please drop me a note, dump it in this pad or drop it on the edu-eu mailinglist!

FSFE Edu-Team activities

As in the previous months, we continued the work on the education pages on fsfe.org. One [...]