First International Meeting of the Fellowship of FSFE in Bolzano, Italy

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First International Meeting of the Fellowship of FSFE in Bolzano, Italy

The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) is delighted to announce
the first international Meeting of the Fellowship of FSFE. [1]

Following up on an idea proposed by the Fellows themselves, and
organised in part by the Fellowship of FSFE, Fellows from all over
Europe will be coming together in the afternoon of 11 November 2006 in
Bolzano, Italy, to discuss issues of digital freedom in general, and
the work of FSFE [2] and the Fellowship in particular.

This meeting will provide an excellent opportunity to meet other
Fellows in person, collect ideas, and plan for the next yet of Free
Software agenda setting in Europe. It will also be a unique chance to
get first hand information from all the people working for FSFE
internationally, and ask for the information you always wanted to
know. Fellows will also be the first to know about FSFE's plans for
the next months and year, including a very special announcement.

"FSFE is a very busy organisation that has grown a lot in the past
years. Although I work full-time for FSFE, it is not always easy to
keep track of all the things that are going on," says Stefano
Maffulli, Italian representative and Fellowship coordinator of
FSFE. "I believe this event will be a unique opportunity for people to
get first-hand information and participate in the intellectual
environment of FSFE."

He concludes: "If you haven't joined the Fellowship so far, this event
is a very good reason to do so immediately. [3]"

"The Fellowship is an integral part of FSFE's work, it has made much
possible that we otherwise could not have done," explains Georg
Greve, FSFE's president. "We believe this meeting will also be an
excellent way for us to say thanks by reporting back to the people who
made much of our work possible and taking their input into the next

In order to accomodate the busy agendas of the Free Software community
and to allow people to make more efficient use of their travel
expense, FSFE has dedided to co-locate the first International Meeting
of the Fellowship of FSFE with the South Tyrol Free Software
Conference (SFSCon) [4], the annual fall gathering hosted by the Free
Software Community in Bolzano. [5]

There is much to be seen: The Plone Sprint [6] from 6th through 9th of
November, the actual SFSCon on 10th and the morning of the 11th, and
then the Fellowship meeting for all Fellows of FSFE on the afternoon
of the 11th. Entrance to the SFSCon event is free and open to the
public, but registration is required. Please visit the web site of the
SFSCon [4] and select "registration". The Fellowship Meeting is for
Fellows only, but it will be possible to sign up to the Fellowship
during the conference.


About the Free Software Foundation Europe

   The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSF Europe) is a charitable
   non-governmental organisation dedicated to all aspects of Free
   Software in Europe. Access to software determines who may participate
   in a digital society. Therefore the freedoms to use, copy, modify and
   redistribute software - as described in the Free Software definition -
   allow equal participation in the information age. Creating awareness
   of these issues, securing Free Software politically and legally, and
   giving people freedom by supporting development of Free Software are
   central issues of the FSF Europe, which was founded in 2001 as the
   European sister organisation of the Free Software Foundation in the
   United States.

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