(Hamburg/Essen)-- On May 6th 2001, the first
general assembly of the Free Software Foundation Europe will take
place at the Villa Vogelsang in Essen, Germany. This old villa,
formerly property of a factory owner, has evolved into the "Center
for GNU/Linux and Free Software" over the two last years and the
FSF Europe will set up their first office there.
"We are very glad that our sponsors show such an interest in
Free Software that they enable us to set up a working office with
their continuous donations", says Dr. Peter Gerwinski, the FSF
Europe's Head of Office.
In order to present the team members and the location of the
office to the public and the press, an informal get-together is
scheduled at the Villa Vogelsang. At 17:00, the members of the FSF
Europe will be available for photos and short interviews. From
19:00 on the event will be open to the public. A short note would
be appreciated from everyone who is planning to attend.
"This is our first general assembly and many things are still
very new for us and the people we work with, so we want to give
everyone the chance to seize the opportunity of having so many of
us in one place.", says Georg C. F. Greve. "By keeping it a little
informal we hope that it will allow a more relaxed atmosphere in
which people can get to know us."
About the FSF Europe:
The Free Software Foundation Europe is the sister organization of
the Free Software Foundation created 1984 by Richard M. Stallman in
the United States of America.
Main purpose of the FSF Europe is to coordinate Free Software
initiatives throughout Europe, to provide a Free Software
competence-center for politicians and journalists and to provide
infrastructure for Free Software projects and especially the GNU
Further information about the FSF Europe can be found at:
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