[Fellowship-Slovenia] Fwd: FSFE Newsletter January 2011

Matija Šuklje hook at fsfe.org
Fri Jan 7 10:08:08 UTC 2011

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Zadeva: FSFE Newsletter January 2011
Datum: sobota 1. januarja 2011 13:36:35
Od: Fellowship of FSFE <fellowship at fsfeurope.org>
Za:  Matija Šuklje <hook at fsfe.org>

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== FSFE Newsletter - November 2010 ==

[Permanent URL: http://www.fsfe.org/news/nl/nl-201101.en.html ]

= Robots, Football, and Education =

Their mission is to bring Free Software into schools and universities.
Their new task is to gather information about [1]their stakeholders, and
[2]create targeted leaflets. And I am sure the favourite colour of the
coordinators [3]Thomas Jensch and [4]Guido Arnold is [5]Fellowship
green. That's [6]our education team.

Can robots help with that? We think they can. Our education team had
[7]a first meeting to get trained in giving programming workshops using
freedroidz robots. We want to teach pupils how to program, show them
that it's good to share and co-operate, and explain Free Software to
their teachers, parents, and politicians.

And what about football? Regular readers might remember that Guido
Arnold is running a parallel tournament to the football championship in
Europe 2012 where the discipline is Free Software usage in government.
So every time there is a football match, Guido starts a Free Software
match between them, while a huge part is of course the government's
education policy. Read [8]Guido's blog to find out why Russia is a hot
candidate for the European champion, but why we need more information on
Eastern European countries.

= Public institutions - hares or snails? =

Already, 203 public institutions have removed advertisements for
proprietary PDF readers from their websites. Particularly outstanding
were the responses from Croatia, Russia and Slovenia. In Croatia all
except one reported institution deleted the advertisement. Half of those
contacted in Russia and Slovenia fulfilled FSFE's request. Amongst the
public institutions are ministries, parliaments, law enforcement
agencies, local governments, and other administrations.

With [9]our PDFreaders campaign we will continue to follow-up with the
[10]reported institutions and you can still encourage friends [11]to
sign the corresponding petition.

= Something completely different =

- You think your old C64 was slow? Working on the United Nations level
  will change your mind. Karsten Gerloff wrote an article about FSFE's
  UN work: [12]"WIPO CDIP/6: Moving the glacier".

- Open Standards in Europe: The European Commission published the new
  version of the European Interoperability Framework (EIF). We at FSFE
  have been [13]working on this document for a long time. Read [14]our
  press release and an [15]article by Karsten assessing the new EIF.

- Current developments at Nokia, the transformative power of Free
  Software, and the potential dangers posed by the use of Free Software
  by large organisations. Those are the topics of the [16]current
  Fellowship interview with Alexander Kahl, Fedora packager, Lisp,
  JavaScript and Perl programmer, and active FSFE volunteer.

- While Torsten Grote [17]gave a radio interview (German) about risks of
  cloud computing and chances of distributed Free Software, Björn
  Schiessle [18]writes about how he wants to install distributed
  software at home.

= Get active: Help with Euro 2012 championship =

Help us gathering information about government's Free Software usage.
This information helps us to evaluate the current situation and of
course it will decide who will be the European Free Software champion in
2012.  [19]Add the information on our website before March 25 and it
will influence the next matches, add information continuously and it
will help Free Software activists all over the world.

Happy GNU Year,
Matthias Kirschner - FSFE

   1. http://wiki.fsfe.org/Education#stakeholders
   2. http://www.fsfe.org/about/printable/printable.en.html
   3. http://blogs.fsfe.org/riepernet/
   4. http://blogs.fsfe.org/guido
   5. http://fellowship.fsfe.org/
   6. http://www.fsfe.org/projects/education/education.en.html
   7. http://blogs.fsfe.org/guido/2010/12/freedroidz-workshop-with-tarent/
   8. http://blogs.fsfe.org/guido/category/euro2012/
   9. http://www.fsfe.org/campaigns/pdfreaders/pdfreaders.en.html
  10. http://www.fsfe.org/campaigns/pdfreaders/buglist.en.html
  11. http://www.fsfe.org/campaigns/pdfreaders/petition.en.html
  12. http://blogs.fsfe.org/gerloff/?p=434
  13. http://www.fsfe.org/projects/os/eifv2.en.html
  14. http://www.fsfe.org/news/2010/news-20101216-01.en.html
  15. http://blogs.fsfe.org/gerloff/2010/12/17/assessing-the-new-european-
  16. http://blogs.fsfe.org/fellowship-interviews/?p=198
  17. http://blogs.fsfe.org/mk/?p=698
  18. http://blog.schiessle.org/2010/12/19/a-new-toy-arrived/
  19. http://wiki.fsfe.org/Free_Software_usage_in_public_administration

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