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  4. <title>FSFE - News - FSFE announces the first European Licensing and Legal Workshop for Free Software</title>
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  7. <h1>FSFE announces the first European Licensing and Legal Workshop for Free Software</h1>
  8. <p>FSFE's Freedom Task Force today announces the first European Licensing and
  9. Legal Workshop for Free Software will be held on Friday the 11th of April in
  10. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The venue for this meeting is the
  11. InterContinental Amstel Hotel.</p>
  12. <p>The event is targeted towards large projects and medium to large enterprises
  13. wishing to discuss their existing licence compliance processes. Parties
  14. attending are expected to contribute to issues ranging from process
  15. development through to optimising purchasing contract language for the
  16. benefit of the European Free Software community.</p>
  17. <p>Harald Welte and Armijn Hemel will be attending to represent
  18. gpl-violations.org, and Dr. Till Jaeger will deliver a talk on licence
  19. enforcement. Ciaran O'Riordan (FSFE Brussels and patent issue
  20. representative), Shane Coughlan (FSFE legal coordinator) and Marko Milenovic
  21. (FTF team member) will represent FSFE.</p>
  22. <p>This workshop has limited space available and therefore attendance is by
  23. invitation only. Projects and companies interested in attending this event
  24. should contact the FTF at ftf at fsfeurope.org.</p>
  25. <p>The European Licensing and Legal Workshop for Free Software is one of the
  26. activities of FSFE's Freedom Task Force, also known as the FTF. The FTF is an
  27. infrastructure project that can help individuals, projects and businesses
  28. understand Free Software licensing and the opportunities that it presents. The
  29. FTF works in partnership with gpl-violations.org to deal with licence
  30. violations in the European arena.</p>
  31. <p>The FTF undertakes several activities, ranging from the operation of a
  32. European Legal and Technical Network which currently covers sixteen European
  33. countries and with contacts around the world through to delivering training
  34. and consultancy in Free Software licensing. It provides a variety of services
  35. for individuals, community projects and commercial businesses with the aim of
  36. fostering best practice throughout the industry.</p>
  37. <p>For more information about the FTF or the first European Licensing and Legal
  38. Workshop please contact the FTF:</p>
  39. <p>The Freedom Task Force can be emailed at ftf at fsfeurope.org</p>
  40. <address>
  41. Belgium: +32 2 747 03 57 ext 408<br />
  42. Germany: +49 700 373 38 76 73 ext 408<br />
  43. Sweden: +46 31 7802160 ext 408<br />
  44. Switzerland: +41 43 500 03 66 ext 408<br />
  45. UK: +44 29 200 08 17 7 ext 408
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  47. <p>The Freedom Task Force website is located at <a href="http://www.fsfeurope.org/ftf/"
  48. title="Freedom Task Force">http://www.fsfeurope.org/ftf/</a></p>
  49. <p>About the Free Software Foundation Europe:</p>
  50. <p class="aboutfsfe">The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) is a non-profit
  51. non-governmental organisation active in many European countries and
  52. involved in many global activities. Access to software determines
  53. participation in a digital society. To secure equal participation in the
  54. information age, as well as freedom of competition, the Free Software
  55. Foundation Europe (FSFE) pursues and is dedicated to the furthering of
  56. Free Software, defined by the freedoms to use, study, modify and copy.
  57. Founded in 2001, creating awareness for these issues, securing Free
  58. Software politically and legally, and giving people Freedom by
  59. supporting development of Free Software are central issues of the FSFE.</p>
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  61. Further information: <a href="http://fsfeurope.org">http://fsfeurope.org</a>
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