EU research funding + free software

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos nmav at
Thu Jun 26 12:58:20 UTC 2014

On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 10:03 AM, Karsten Gerloff <gerloff at> wrote:
> Hi Nikos,
> On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 11:06:50PM +0200, Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos wrote:
>> > In short: An EU project usually isn't an efficient way to finance
>> > our activities adn achieve our goals.
>> Hello Karsten,
>>  Note that my question is not about FSFE participating to EU projects,
>> on the contrary, I asked whether FSFE would be willing to handle the
>> paperwork for other european free software projects that are not a legal
>> entity to participate.
> We've contemplated that scenario several times. In the end, it
> always turned out that the project's developers (and everyone
> else) were better off if they participated through the university
> or company partners in the project, rather than through FSFE.

Ok, so if I understand you comment, the projects that have no company
partners or university backing them up, there is no other way. It's
good to know that funding for free software projects is outside the
FSFE's goals.


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