[Fsfe-ie] Current activities in aligned organisations

Ben North ben at redfrontdoor.org
Wed Sep 30 23:49:03 CEST 2009

At the last meeting, I put myself down for the Action Item of finding
out what current projects and campaigns were underway at organisations
like FSFE, FFII, and FSF.  The following is a summary of what I found on
their websites.



'How to get involved?' page: join fellowship, help maintain web site,
help translate web site, staff tradeshow booths, do an internship with
FSFE, make a financial donation.

'Events' page, current/future: Workshop in Egypt; Free Software
exhibition in Germany; Free Society conference in Sweden.

'Projects' page: PDFreaders.org (promote use of Free programs for
reading PDF files), Open Standards (promote interoperability and free
access to the public record through use of open standards), European
Commission Framework Programme (central EU mechanism for funding
research projects; FSFE is supporting projects related to Free
Software), 'Science, Technology and Civil Society' (provide assistance
on Free Software aspects of promoting civil involvement in research),
Freedom Task Force (help ensure compliance with Free Software
licensing), Internet Governance Forum (FSFE follows the IGF to promote
Free Software principles), DRM (campaign against DRM), IPRED2 (unclear
what current status of this is), World Intellectual Property
Organisation (FSFE is an Observer at WIPO, lobbying for freedom-friendly
policy), software patents (this rumbles on).


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