Fellowship Meeting - Berlin
Fellowship Meeting - Berlin
- Linienstrasse, 141, Berlin, 10115
- We will discuss various Free Software topics! See you there at 19.30h!
Blit ask Michael, Juergen, Ruediger + Interns?? Martin -> New Intern November+ Management is being performed by Michael.
Uniterary patent - Richard's article in the Guardian.http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/aug/22/european-unitary-patent-software-warning Read it! We all know about the danger of swpat. What's new concerning the Unitary patent: if the European Patent Office issues a patent, it will automatically be valid in every EU Member States (exept Spain, Italy).
Need opinions, expertise -> policy issues.
Q&A Karsten: Ask Mr. President
A: We came into the process in Summer. Commission is working on it, general approach, different topics, by the end of November communication goes to EU Counsel and the European Parliament. So far asking the FS community, researches, devs, etc. Briefing paper went to Brussels explaining a member of the Commission from the program's software part. Realized it was LaTeX and appreciated it. Everyone agrees (so?), gets us in touch with the responsibles. Turned out to be two people well-known long. Eszter working out more detailed briefing recycling original briefing's ideas.The global growth strategy, EU 2020, Lisbon treaty need to be referred to. The aim is to show that FSFE's goals and past achievements are exactly in line with the EU's R&D and global economic growth objectives. In this way it's esier to convice the actual decision-makers in charge to support and include our claims, cause they don't need to think a lot how to present our proposals to their superiors.
- Q Erik: Cyber package and research framework status in dexision making?
A: Time to gather AVPs(??) arguments against it to show them what they should consider before voting. It feels like a re-run of the German Hackerparagraph debate. Outlawed in Germany, another attempt? Quick and Dirty ammendment critique by Green party member friend. We answerd it in 24h. Attacked fiercely.
- Q Karsten: In the FSFE we have one decade of policy work experience, however most of it is done by few, mainly Karsten and Eszter. More volunteers are welcomed and required. Make it possible for people not full-time FS volunteers. Couple of hours per week of research to create a process making it possible. Question to attendees: How to structure that?
Q Karsten: UEFI SecureBoot.
A: (Matze: Send TCPA video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aBM2mkYtPo). IT'S LETHAL FOR FREE SOFTWARE SO PLEASE DO IT. FSFE argumentation: Viruses through drive-by-downloads in Windows, the others are worms. Bootkits are the third group, almost dead. MSFT rolls out tool to kill the market. Alex is welcomed to the group, he already knows some good arguments about this case. How do we stop this? Get in the EU Commission's competition directorate general. Deploy either Army of Lawyers and/or consumer protection lobbying. Talk to politicians in combination with consumer protection organisations, groups. Karsten wants to ease contribution processes, also for
SecureBootcampaigns. Ali: Send newsletters or establish (up2date!!) website. Looking for something where arguments are reviewed, time est. 2h. Alex: Use ticketing system / project management system.