First FSFE Summit To Be Held In Berlin

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FSFE, the European chapter of Free Software Foundation (FSF) is organizing its first summit, in the first week of September’16. The venue for the first FSFE is Berlin and will go for 3 days, from 2nd September to 4th September.

This summit is being organized as a subconference of the QtCon that will be taking place in the Berlin Congress Center (BCC). Together with Qt Contributors, VideoLAN, KDAB and KDE, FSFE Summit brings together five Free Software communities and projects under one roof.

The motive

FSFE summit aims to bring together FSFE members and supporters from all over Europe.

During the summit days, community members will present their ideas and interests. These community sessions again are embedded in an environment of talks and presentations by external speakers and professionals. Expect inspiring inputs in and out our diverse community with a mix between prominent speakers and newcomers, from various countries over Europe.

The talks are kept non-technical to reach a wider audience. Here is the theme of the talks:

  • September 2nd, talks about business with or around Free Software.
  • September 3rd, talks over aspects of Free Software policies and lobbying as well as community building. Plus a celebration of 15 years of FSFE.
  • September 4th, talks and input about universal access beyond code.

How can you attend

The entrance fee to the 3-day event is euro 350. This gives you access to QtCon, food served during the event and Saturday night event for celebrating 15th birthday of FSFE.

If you think it is a bit out of your pocket, there is also various options of donation. FSFE wants you to attend the event but they also have to cover the cost for hosting the event, food etc.

If it interests you, you can register for the event at the link below:

Register for FSFE Summit

More details about the event can be found here.

Are you going?

If you are nearby Berlin or want to travel to Berlin, consider this as an excuse and attend the summit. Such events are a good way to meet more like-minded people and motivate you to further indulge in the world of open source. I am already going to Slovenia (an energy aware country) during the same time otherwise, I would have surely joined it.

Even if you cannot come to Berlin for this event, do look for other such events in your city/country and take some time to attend them.

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