FOSDEM Belgian follow-up

Rytis Bagdziunas rytis at
Wed Feb 5 12:02:49 CET 2014

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We could indeed have a meeting in Brussels sometime this month. I am
all for it. But we should probably set up a working agenda beforehand.
I'm looking forward to reading Maël's action plan.

As Maël also noted, April initiative is for now clearly directed at
European elections. Of course, it's general enough to be taken as is
for local elections. However, what I also liked about is a
reference to open data (disclaimer: I'm a statistician) where Belgium
itself is still lagging quite far behind. Unfortunately, it's not
referenced in April... :(

What's also nice with, especially for Belgian-only
elections, is ability to sign with eID. Maybe Nicolas or Philippe have
some statistics from previous years on the general success rate, eID
vs. e-mailing scanned signature, e-mail vs phone preference and so on,
so that eventually mistakes aren't repeated.

In any case, the hard part will be to run a coordinated campaign,
April or not - it's a minor detail.
I am nonetheless excited to see some enthusiasm for all this.

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rytis at

On 02/04/2014 08:43 PM, Mauricio Nascimento wrote:
> On 04/02/14 15:04, Rytis Bagdziunas wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Some of us met at FOSDEM. As a reminder, I'm from the Belgian
>> branch.
> Hi Rytis, nice to meet you. I am from the Belgian branch as well
> and I am really sorry I got late and missed that important
> meeting. I hope we can work together here in Belgium to re-activate
> our sleeping cell and plan some activities very soon. How about a
> fellowship meeting this month?
>> On the Belgian side, we talked about relaunching
>> <> initiative for the
>> coming Euopean/federal/regional elections in May. That could be a
>> good way for newcomers, like me, to get into FSFE movement.
> That would be great ... FSFE had plans to launch a similar campaign
> but we learned that April[1] launched the campaign[2] just some
> minutes before. :( So we decided to first, as individuals and
> citizens, to support April campaign and some French fellows are
> getting in touch with April's organization to see how FSFE can
> fully engage on it. I think at this moment we should concentrate
> the efforts and support one campaign, to make it bigger instead of
> spreading the efforts on two or even three campaigns on the same
> topic.
>> Since electoral lists aren't finished yet, it's not for today but
>> we should be ready for some bulk e-mailing as of March, I guess.
>> First thing to do is to get in touch with Nicolas Pettiaux who
>> did it the first time and see if he's still interested/willing to
>> help.
>> You guys have any additional thoughts or remarks on this?
> I talked to Nicola some weeks ago, I think we should meet him to
> talk about it if he is still interesting on that subject.
> Please let me know if we can setup a fellowship meeting this month,
> that would be awesome. :)
> Cheers,
> Mauricio Nascimento
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