[FSFE PR][EN] Freedom Food: FSFE to cook for its donors

Free Software Foundation Europe press at fsfeurope.org
Wed Nov 18 12:19:19 CET 2009

= Freedom Food: FSFE to cook for its donors =

[Permanent URL: http://www.fsfe.org/news/2009/news-20091118-01.en.html ]

18 November 2009, 12:30 CEST, Berlin, Germany

For this year's round of fund-raising, the Free Software Foundation
Europe (FSFE) has cooked up something special. The biggest donor of 2009
will share a cooking session with FSFE's President and other members of
the organisation's executive team. FSFE is looking to raise 100,000 Euro
during the last quarter of 2009.

Free Software and cooking are both about creativity, skill and enjoying
yourself. "Recipes can be used for any purpose, including sharing them
with others, and making your own improvements. In these respects cooking
is just like Free Software - you have the freedom to use, study, share
and improve" says FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff.

FSFE has been working for the Free Software community in Europe and
beyond since 2001. Thanks to its supporters, the organisation has been
able to break proprietary monopolies , defend European developers and
users against software patents, and build the Freedom Task Force into
Europe's foremost expert group on legal aspects of Free Software.

Many threats continue to face Free Software however - and FSFE continues
to fight against them. Computer users in Europe are forced to use
proprietary software on a daily basis. Closed standards build walls that
restrict Free Software and its users. Interoperability in the European
public sector is under attack, as proprietary software companies
continue to push their agendas in Europe and around the world.

These are just a few of the issues that donors are entitled to discuss
with senior FSFE staff. "A lot of us at FSFE are passionate hobby chefs.
We are looking forward to sharing a creative time with supporters of
Free Software," says Gerloff.

== The fine print ==

- Qualifying donations must be received between January 1 2009 and
  December 31 2009.
- A European location for the cooking event will be determined by
  discussion with the selected donor.
- At least two senior FSFE staff will cook for (and happily dine with)
  up to four persons chosen by the selected donor.
- Costs for accommodation and travel to the location of the dinner will
  be borne by FSFE.
- The list of the top three donors will be published on this website and
  updated regularly.

== 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.


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