Source files of,,,,, and Contribute:
You can not select more than 25 topics Topics must start with a letter or number, can include dashes ('-') and can be up to 35 characters long.

36 lines
1.9 KiB

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<html newsdate="2014-12-18">
<title>Happy Birthday April!</title>
<h1>Happy Birthday April!</h1>
<p><a href="//">April</a>, France's leading Free Software advocacy organisation, was founded 18 years ago today.<br />April was set up in December 1996 by students in a Paris university as a not-for-profit group to promote Free Software in computer science research.</p>
<p>“Here at FSFE, we wish April a very happy birthday, and congratulate everyone who works with them on the organisation's many achievements,” says FSFE's President Karsten Gerloff. “April's persistence, their experience and their professionalism make them a great and important organisation in the Free Software world.”</p>
<p>In the spring of 2014, volunteers of the FSFE all over Europe contributed to April's <a href="">Free Software Pact</a> campaign, providing the platform with translations in several languages and convincing many of the candidates standing for election to the European Parliament to sign the pact.</p>
<p>“April's commitment to spreading Free Software ideals to the general public, and to raising awareness about its longstanding benefits for society, is a sign for hope, and motivates us all to continue our work toward a free society,” says Hugo Roy, FSFE's coordinator for France (and himself a member of April).</p>
<li><a href="/fr/">FSFE France</a></li>
<h3>See also</h3>
<li><a href="">FSFE's Vienna volunteers wishes for April</a></li>
<tag key="front-page"/>
<tag key="fr"/>
<tag key="fr"/>