[FSFE PR][EN] FSFE offers Free Software personal assistance for businesses

Joachim Jakobs press at fsfeurope.org
Wed Jul 11 13:38:20 CEST 2007

FSFE offers Free Software personal assistance for businesses

Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) has always helped the community 
through providing pro bono advice, and through this has discovered 
that businesses often require additional personal assistance.  For 
this reason, FSFE is offering businesses a chance to get individual 
consultancy regarding Free Software issues at its Zurich, Switzerland 

Shane Coughlan, FTF coordinator, will be available for reserved 
sessions starting from July 13th.  The sessions cost 150 Euro per hour, 
with a special discounted rate of 100 Euro for companies that have 
Fellowship members among their employees.  The FTF can also organise 
and hold in-house training sessions and workshop on Free Software 

"We started the FTF so individuals, projects and businesses could get
high quality information and expertise when required," says Georg
Greve, President of FSFE. "Most of that work is pro bono and done to
support the growth of the Free Software community, but that has
various limits. This new service specifically targets companies that
want to obtain personal assistance from a known and trusted community
organisation.  It's also worth pointing out that by making use of this
service, companies will help to sustain FSFE's continuing pro bono
community work."

The FTF will continue to provide education, compliance assistance and 
fiduciary services to individuals, projects and businesses as before.

"Individual consultancy is not a replacement for any of our existing
work," says Shane Coughlan, FTF coordinator. "It's an additional 
service to complement it and to help bring us a little closer to 
Free Software legal infrastruture in Europe that can provide solutions 
to anyone no matter how large or small their requirements."


About the Free Software Foundation Europe:

   The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) is a non-profit
   non-governmental organisation active in many European countries and
   involved in many global activities. Access to software determines
   participation in a digital society. To secure equal participation
   in the information age, as well as freedom of competition, the Free
   Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) pursues and is dedicated to the
   furthering of Free Software, defined by the freedoms to use, study,
   modify and copy. Founded in 2001, 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 FSFE.


   You can reach the FSFE switchboard from:
    Belgium:     +32 2 747 03 57 ext 408
    Germany:     +49 700 373 38 76 73 ext 408
    Sweden:      +46 31 7802160 ext 408
    Switzerland: +41 43 500 03 66 ext 408
    UK:          +44 29 200 08 17 7 ext 408 

   Shane Coughlan, FTF Co-ordinator, FSFE extension: 408

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