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[Fsfe-uk] FSFE Newsletter

From: Free Software Foundation Europe
Subject: [Fsfe-uk] FSFE Newsletter
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 14:53:35 +0200

1. FTF introduces useful tips for compliance
2. Talk about GPLv3 in Brussels
3. STACS kickoff meeting in Paris
4. FSFE thanks Google for sponsoring 1 year of internship
5. Introducing FSFE's new interns
6. Announcing a new Italian Fellowship meeting

1. FTF introduces useful tips for compliance

The Freedom Task Force (FTF) is proud to announce another little step
towards making Free Software licensing information more accessible.  In
partnership with our volunteers we have introduced useful tips for GNU
GPL compliance to help users and vendors make the most of Free Software
and to provide a stepping stone to authoritative information resources
on the Internet.  Thanks to the hard work of our translators these
guides are available in English, Portugese, and Dutch, with French and
German versions coming soon.

Useful tips for users:


Useful tips for vendors:


2. Talk about GPLv3 in Brussels

As part of FSFE's ongoing efforts to raise awareness and explain what is
happening in the GPLv3 process, Ciaran O'Riordan organised a talk by
Richard Stallman on GPLv3.  A transcript of which is already online.
The event was co-organised by Association Electronique Libre.


3. STACS kickoff meeting in Paris

STACS (Science, Technology and Civil Society) is an EU funded project
that aims to bridge the gap between civil society and research.  It will
do this by preparing Civil Society Organisations through a series of
training sessions.  This will help them to build the capacity to
approach scientific questions and research.

Through a series of workshops STACS will also seek to attract
researchers to cooperation with Civil Society Organisations by
identifying research topics and helping people meet each other for
potential future projects in EU's 7th Framework Program.

Within this project, FSFE will organise a workshop and a training
session about Free Software.  FSFE is also involved in the creation of
the public web page of the project, making sure it only consists of
Free Software.


4. FSFE thanks Google for sponsoring 1 year of internship
Started in 2004, internships at FSFE have given several young people the
chance to learn all about Free Software and work as part of FSFE's Team.
These interns typically come from backgrounds in management, social
science, law and administration to help educate the next generation of
managers and scientists about Free Software.  As a result of the
positive experience with previous interns and many requests from
potential candidates, FSFE hopes to extend and evolve its internship
programme.  FSFE would like to thank Google for helping us realise this.


5. Introducing FSFE's new interns

Guillaume Yziquel is FSFE's new intern in Zürich, and will be working
there up to the beginning of September.  Guillaume was born in Grenoble,
and obtained a master's degree in mathematics at the École
Polytechnique, near Paris, in 2006.  He has been an end-user of Free
Software since 2001, when he met the VLC development team.  He will
focus on the promotion of open standards and assist the Freedom Task
Force, while also taking care of day-to-day issues as Georg Greve's

Christof Thim joined the FSFE as an intern at the Swedish team in
Gothenburg.  Christof received his diploma in business informatics at
the Berlin School of Economics. After that, he decided to study
sociology, politics and economics at the University of Potsdam.
Christof got in touch with Free Software during his work at IBM in 2001.
In Gothenburg, he will be primarily concerned with the Swedish part of
the SELF Project and the preparation of proposals on the 7th Framework
Programme of the EC.

6. Announcing a new Italian Fellowship meeting

A Fellowship meeting is being organised in these days.  It will happen
in Cosenza on 13 May in a beatiful area in southern Italy.  It will be
an occasion for Fellows to meet and bring forward the ideas proposed
during the first international meeting in Bolzano.  Details of the event
are being sorted out as this is written, mainly in Italian on
http://fsfe.org/en/fellows/meetings/2007_cosenza and on fsfe.org forums.
The Fellowship meeting will also be preceeded by two whole days of
scientific conference about Free Software.  Details are also in English
on http://confsl.org.

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