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NewsForge: FSFE Reaches Out with New Freedom Task Force

Mar 08, 2007, 19:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"In the United States, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has reached out to the community with advocacy campaigns and the consultation process on the next version of the GNU General Public License. By contrast, the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) is focusing much of its community outreach on the creation of a group it calls the Freedom Task Force (FTF). Although relatively new, the FTF is already starting to make its mark on free software in Europe in the fields of education and compliance, and with its unique approach to the problems of copyright.

"According to Georg Greve, FSFE's president, the organization came up with the idea for an outreach program in 2004. The FSFE's general assembly declared its creation a priority soon after, but it was not until November 2006 that the FTF was actually created, in large part due to a €30,000 grant from Stichting Nlnet..."

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