[Fellowship-Slovenia] Fwd: FSFE Newsletter September 2011

Matija Šuklje hook at fsfe.org
Mon Sep 5 21:09:02 UTC 2011

----------  Forwarded Message  ----------

Subject: FSFE Newsletter September 2011
Date: Friday 02 of September 2011, 15:28:29
From: Fellowship of FSFE <fellowship at fsfeurope.org>
To: Matija Šuklje <hook at fsfe.org>

= FSFE Newsletter - September 2011 =

[Read preview version online: http://fsfe.org/news/nl/nl-201109.en.html ]

== New Intern surrounded by 800 geeks? ==

The first day in a new organisation always is quite intensive, many new
people, procedures, so much information. Our new intern Eszter Bako[1]it
was even more intense. She spent her first day with FSFE at the Desktop
Summit, surrounded by nearly 800 people talking about strange things
such as KDE, Gnome, Qt, GTK, Plasma, Git, QML, D-Bus, or about how to
build a toaster[2]. For beginners the Free Software community can give a
strange impression.

Good thing that she wasn't on her own. Our experienced intern Natalia
Evdokimova, who organised our booth at the event, safely guided her
through the day. Beside that there were many other FSFE activists: Our
president Karsten gave a talk about"Free desktops for Europe's public
sector"[3]and founding member Bernhard talked about"Daily Melee: paid
people within Free Software initiatives - How they tick, how to keep
them and the art of behaving if you are one"[4]. Like you can see on our
blog aggregation[5]there were a lot of other Fellows present, including
our former president Georg Greve.

Beside Eszter joining and Natalia leaving as intern, there are more
changes within our team: Nicolas Jean's[6]internship has now ended. He
was one of the most active people in the web team, and we are happy that
he will remain in our volunteers team as FSFE's webmaster. Diego Naranjo
Barroso[7]and Alessandro Polvani[8]started their internships. Diego
already contacted the Spanish Institutions[9]for our PDFreaders
campaign, and Alessandro will do the follow-up in Italy.

1. http://blogs.fsfe.org/eszter/
2. https://www.desktopsummit.org/program/sessions/complexity-everyday-
3. https://www.desktopsummit.org/program/sessions/free-desktops-europes-
4. https://www.desktopsummit.org/program/sessions/daily-melee-paid-people-
5. http://planet.fsfe.org
6. http://blogs.fsfe.org/nicoulas
7. http://blogs.fsfe.org/diegojavier/
8. http://blogs.fsfe.org/alessandro.polvani/
9. http://fsfe.org/campaigns/pdfreaders/buglist.en.html#ES

== Digits to remember: 22-10-11 and 11-11-11 ==

The Nordic Free Software Award is given to people, projects or
organisations in the Nordic countries that have made a prominent
contribution to the advancement of Free Software. Henrik Sandklef, our
vice-president, asks you[10]to submit nominations by email until October

The award will be announced during the Free Society Conference and
Nordic Summit (FSCONS)[11]in Gothenburg, Sweden which will take place
from Friday November 11th through Sunday November 13th. The conference
is organised by FSFE's Swedish team, and your editor is responsible for
FSFE's"Free Software in Politics" track[12]there. We are looking forward
to see you there. (Fellows will get a discount of 10 EUR on the standard

10. https://sandklef.wordpress.com/2011/08/23/nomination-period-open-for-
11. http://fscons.org/
12. http://fscons.org/schedule/

== Something completely different ==

- The importance of promoting Free Software, spreading Free Software in
  schools, and what role the computer sciences can play in relating the
  messages of Free Software to other institutions and disciplines: Read
  the latest Fellowship interview[13], in which our fellow Richard
  Shipman shares his thoughts on these topics.

- On Saturday 13th August Free Software activists came to FSFE’s PDF
  Readers Sprint in Manchester and found 59 previously unreported
  adverts for proprietary PDF readers, all of them on UK Council
  websites. Check out the report about the event done by Sam Tuke[14]and
  Chris Woolfrey[15]from our UK team.

- Computer Aided Design (CAD) software is critically important to a
  variety of industries and professions. It is also notorious for being
  poorly catered for by Free Software applications. Sam wrote a brief
  summary of the current situation.[16]

- Support Ogg Vorbis by helping our sister FSF to reach 5.000 signatures
  for their petition[17], asking for This American Life in Ogg Vorbis.
  Also concerning Ogg, FSFE's UK team had a booth at the

- R-DIY Feminism Festival: FSFE will be represented at the DIY Feminism
  Festival[19]in Manchester on September 3 and 4, holding events,
  including talks on Free Software philosophy, Free Software and women,
  and an Open Street Map workshop.

- Summer time was blogging time, so here some articles from the planet

  - With our new intern Diego J. Naranjo Barroso's help Matija prepared
    the Free Software and law related links covering links about the the
    patents war, Google acquiring Motorola Mobility, and other stories in
    1.8.-14.8.[21]and 15.8.-21.8.[22].

  - Timo Jyrinki writes about Free Software on mobile phones[23]and the
    MeeGo Summit Finland[24]including lots of pictures from the

  - Freedom Box: Read about the progress and technical details of the
    Freedom Box[26], in Bdale Garbee's report from DebConf11 in Banja
    Luka. If you are in the UK at the time, you can attend Sam's talk on
    Freedom Boxes[27]in Manchester on 20 September 2011 at 19:00.

  - Interested in processing images from the command line? Swedish Team
    member Patrik Willard writes about how to do that[28]for the FSCONS

  - Chris Woolfrey, who is doing the Fellowship interviews[29]started
    blogging. His latest article is about the question, if all the data on
    your work computer count as company data"[30].

13. http://blogs.fsfe.org/fellowship-interviews/?p=378
14. http://blogs.fsfe.org/samtuke/?p=191
15. http://blogs.fsfe.org/chriswoolfrey/2011/08/15/pdf-readers-campaign-
16. http://blogs.fsfe.org/samtuke/?p=169
17. http://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/tal-ogg-petition
18. http://blogs.fsfe.org/samtuke/?p=194
19. http://diyfeminism.com/events-andworkshops/
20. http://planet.fsfe.org
21. http://matija.suklje.name/?q=node/254
22. http://matija.suklje.name/?q=node/255
23. http://losca.blogspot.com/2011/08/meego-ce-and-freesmartphoneorg.html
24. http://losca.blogspot.com/2011/04/meego-summit-fi-starts-tomorrow.html
25. http://losca.blogspot.com/2011/04/meego-summit-fi-days-1-2.html
26. http://www.gag.com/bdale/blog/posts/FreedomBox_in_Banja_Luka.html
27. http://fsfe.org/news/news.en.html
28. http://blog.padowi.se/2011/08/28/2011w34/
29. http://blogs.fsfe.org/fellowship-interviews/
30. http://blogs.fsfe.org/chriswoolfrey/2011/08/18/should-all-the-data-on-

== Get Active: Software Freedom Day ==

September 17th is Software Freedom Day[31](SFD), a worldwide celebration
of Free Software. Its goal is educational, teaching people why Free
Software is the best choice when it comes to using Software. Organised
and coordinated by the Software Freedom International, SFD invites
everyone to participate and take action on a local level. Our Fellowship
group[32]in Vienna for example invits you to a Software Freedom Party.
The evening will be opened by a talk about legal aspects in Free
Software, held by FSFE's new legal coordinator Matija Šuklje. The groups
in Bonn[33], Hamburg[34], and Manchester[35]also have plans.

Contact existing groups to participate in events, or organise your own
SFD activity!

31. http://softwarefreedomday.org/
32. http://wiki.fsfe.org/CategoryFellowshipGroup
33. http://wiki.fsfe.org/groups/Bonn
34. http://wiki.fsfe.org/groups/Hamburg
35. http://wiki.fsfe.org/groups/Manchester

Matthias Kirschner- FSFE

Free Software Foundation Europe <http://fsfe.org>
FSFE News <http://fsfe.org/news/news.en.rss>
Upcoming FSFE Events <http://fsfe.org/events/events.en.rss>
Fellowship Blog Aggregation <http://planet.fsfe.org/en/rss20.xml>
Free Software Discussions <http://fsfe.org/contact/community.en.html>
FSFE Legal koordinator
in Koordinator Fellowship skupine Slovenija
www: http://fsfe.org       █▉   || priv. www: http://matija.suklje.name
e-mail: hook at fsfe.org    █▉█▉█▉ || priv. e-mail: matija at suklje.name
xmpp: hook at jabber.fsfe.org ▉▉   || priv. xmpp: matija.suklje at gabbler.org
sip: matija_suklje at ippi.fr      || gsm: +386 41 849 552
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 490 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part.
URL: <http://lists.fsfe.org/pipermail/fsfe-si/attachments/20110905/44c4aee0/attachment.sig>

More information about the FSFE-SI mailing list