Meeting at FOSDEM, upcoming venues and discussion

maurice mho at
Tue Jan 22 22:46:33 CET 2013

Dear fellows,

First of all my best wishes for this year! I've been working on a
couple of things for the past weeks and would like to share it here.

1. I'm planning a meeting of fellows from Belgium and The Netherlands
at FOSDEM. It will be held on saturday at 13:30u. We will gather at
the fsfe booth and then find some lunch. If you can come, please do!
Would be nice to meet some new fellows and see you face to face

2. I've arranged for a keynote speaker slot at the Overheid & ICT
venue [1] in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The keynote will be about
looking back at 30 years of free software development and what can be
learned from the way software communities work.

3. There is also a booth at the Overheid & ICT venue [1]. If anybody
would like to come and help out than this would be much appreciated
and fun to do! Any help will do, even if it's just for a couple of
hours at the event. Let me know now/quickly and I'll get you free
tickets for the event. Also if you just want to come to the event
without helping out.

4. It would be nice to have a discussion here on this maillinglist
about the events we would like to arrange this year in the Benelux. We
already have a couple of suggestions. Like do "something" on the 5th
of may where there is a freedom festival in the Netherlands. Also we
were talking about a TED talk. Then I can imagine that there are a
couple of free software events we might want to have a booth or maybe
do a talk. Maybe a meeting in Luxemburg and meet the fellows there?
What do you think? What free software events are there this year that
you know of? What kind of activities should we plan?

As you can see, a lot has already been planned. I hope this inspires
you to do the same. Please let me know if you need help with your
plans or want to participate in these. Help is always needed and very
welcome ;) !

I'm absolutely sure we can have a lot of fun promoting free software
this year! I'm looking forward to it!

Kind regards,


Dutch coordinator fellowship of FSFE


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