Presented by:

Matthias Kirschner

from Free Software Foundation Europe

Matthias Kirschner is President of FSFE. In 1999 he started using GNU/Linux and realised that software is deeply involved in all aspects of our lives. Matthias is convinced that this technology has to empower society not restrict it. While studying Political and Administrative Science he joined FSFE in 2004.

He helps other organisations, companies and governments to understand how they can benefit from Free Software -- which gives everybody the rights to use, understand, adapt and share software -- and how those rights help to support freedom of speech, freedom of press or privacy.

Matthias loves playing with his children, and in his spare time assists in wilderness first aid seminars, enjoys comics like XKCD and Transmetropolitan; and Die Ärzte.

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"Public Money? Public Code!", Router Freedom, Radio Equipment Directive, simple help with licensing, or Free Your Android. These are some of the activities with which the Free Software Foundation Europe has been working since 2001 to empower users to control technology. The talk will give a short overview of the work of the FSFE, with some examples from the areas of: public awareness, policy work and legal work on Free Software (Open Source). On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Free Software Foundation Europe, this talks helps you better understand the FSFE's work as an independent organisation and how to get involved.

Date:
2021 June 19 - 11:00
Duration:
30 min
Room:
Stage 1
Language:
Track:
Community
Difficulty:
Easy

Happening at the same time:

  1. Free Software in Healthcare
  2. Start Time:
    2021 June 19 11:00

    Room:
    Stage 2