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  5. FSFE - German Federal Election 2009
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  9. <p id="category"><a href="/work.html">Our Work</a></p>
  10. <h1>"Ask your candidates" 2009</h1>
  11. <div id="introduction">
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  13. <img src="/graphics/ask-your-candidates-reichstag.jpg" alt="Part of the Reichstag and the German flag" />
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  15. <p>Because of the German federal elections in 2009, FSFE called on all
  16. German Free Software supporters to ask the parties' candidates about
  17. their positions on Free Software and Open Standards. FSFE set up a <a
  18. href="">page about the German
  19. Bundestagswahl</a> to help asking questions, and to collecting
  20. answers.</p>
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  22. <p>During the campaign politicians from many parties have recognised the
  23. potential of <a href="/documents/freesoftware.html">Free Software</a> and
  24. <a href="/activities/os/def.html">Open Standards</a> for Germany. In response
  25. to questions from supporters of FSFE, they explained that Free Software
  26. equals more competition, promotes innovation and provides cost savings.</p>
  27. <p>FSFE collected <a
  28. href="">the
  29. candidates' answers</a> and wrote <a
  30. href="">an
  31. overview of the parties' programmes</a> where they concern Free
  32. Software (in German). Our <a href="">Fellows</a>,
  33. <a href="/contribute/">volunteers</a> and the German team asked 35
  34. questions and got 26 replies.</p>
  35. <h2>FSFE's publications</h2>
  36. <ul>
  37. <li>2009-09-08: Press release <a href="/news/2009/news-20090908-01.html">"German Election: Ask your candidate about Free Software!"</a></li>
  38. <li>2009-09-10: Matthias Kirschner's <a href="">question to Frank-Walter Steinmeier (SPD and Germany's Vice-Chancellor)</a> (in German)</li>
  39. <li>2009-09-15: Torsten Grote's <a href="">question to Martina Krogmann (CDU)</a> (in German)</li>
  40. <li>2009-09-16: Matthias Kirschner's <a href="">question to Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU and Germany's Minister of the interior)</a> (in German). </li>
  41. <li>2009-09-17: Thomas Jensch's <a href="">question to Guido Westerwelle (FDP)</a> (in German). </li>
  42. <li>2009-09-21: Press release <a href="/news/2009/news-20090921-01.html">"Free Software hits German election campaigns"</a></li>
  43. </ul>
  44. <h2>Selected media coverage</h2>
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  47. <li>2009-09-09: <a href="">Gulli: "Kandidaten nach Freier Software löchern!"</a>.</li>
  48. <li>2009-09-09: <a href="">Netzpolitik: "Wahl09: Fragt die Kandidaten nach Freier Software!"</a></li>
  49. <li>2009-09-10: <a href="">Heise: "Free Software Foundation Europe startet Aktion zur Bundestagswahl"</a></li>
  50. <li>2009-09-10: <a href="">Pressetext: Hatte mich am Telefon interviewt und "Freie Software als Wahlkampfthema" geschrieben</a></li>
  51. <li>2009-09-10: <a href="">Pro-linux: "FSFE startet Kandidaten-Befragung zur Bundestagswahl"</a>.</li>
  52. <li>2009-09-14: <a href="">Computerwoche: FSFE startet Kandidaten-Befragung Freie Software als Wahlkampfthema</a></li>
  53. <li>2009-09-21: <a href="">Heise: "Freie Software: Die Positionen der Politiker"</a></li>
  54. <li>2009-09-21: <a href="">Pro-Linux: "FSFE stellt Politiker-Antworten zu freier Software vor"</a>.</li>
  55. <li>2009-09-22: <a href="">OSOR: "DE: Interior minister: 'Open source reduces vendor lock-in and monopolies'"</a> (in English).</li>
  56. <li>2009-09-22: <a href="">Pressetext: "Politiker zeigen Interesse an freier Software -- FSFE bemängelt fehlendes Gesamtkonzept deutscher Parteien"</a>.</li>
  57. <li>2009-09-25: <a href="">Heise: "Mit dem "Steini-Girl" und "3 Tage wach" in den Wahlkampfendspurt"</a></li>
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