[FSFE PR][EN] FSF Europe at FOSDEM in Brussels, 16th to 17th of February

FSF Europe team at fsfeurope.org
Thu Jan 31 10:23:02 CET 2002

  "The Free Software Foundation Europe gathers members and volunteers at
       the Free and Open Source Software Developers Meeting in Brussels"

Between the 16th and 17th of February, 2002, the Free and Open Source
Software Developers Meeting will take place in Brussels,
Belgium. Among the visitors will be Richard M. Stallman, president of
the Free Software Foundation and Georg C. F. Greve, president of the
Free Software Foundation Europe.

FOSDEM will also host the Free Software Foundation Award Ceremony. The
FSF Award For the Advancement of Free Software is handed out annually
to honor someone who has contributed significantly to further the Free
Software Movement. Earlier award winners include Larry Wall, Miguel de
Icaza and Brian Paul.

The FSF Europe will also meet internally during the FOSDEM event to
discuss the future of Free Software in Europe and elsewhere. An open
round table discussion on the topic will take place if there is
sufficient interest.

Additionally, the FSF Europe would like to welcome all members of the
press to FOSDEM where they will have the opportunity to meet many of
the foundation members and volunteers who would be happy to talk about
the issues of Free Software.

About the Free and Open Source Developers Meeting:

FOSDEM (renamed from The Open Source and Free Software Developers
Meeting to underline the importance of Free Software) was first held
in 2001 and was attended by more than 1200 visitors during its two day
conference, making it one of the larger Free Software events in

  More information: http://www.fosdem.org/

About the Free Software Foundation Europe:

The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSF Europe) is a charitable
non-governmental organization dedicated to all aspects of Free
Software in Europe. Access to software determines who may participate
in a digital society. Therefore the freedoms to use, copy, modify and
redistribute software - as described in the Free Software definition -
allow equal participation in the information age. Creating awareness
for these issues, securing Free Software politically and legally, and
giving people freedom by supporting development of Free Software are
central issues of the FSF Europe, which was founded in 2001 as the
European sister organization of the Free Software Foundation in the
United States.

  More information: http://fsfeurope.org/

   Georg C. F. Greve <greve at gnu.org>
   Tel: +49-40-23809080
   Fax: +49-40-23809081

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