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<h1>FSFE at SFSCon 2020</h1>
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The South Tyrol Free Software Conference, SFSCon, is one of Europe’s most established annual conferences on Free Software.
In recent years we have been represented with talks, workshops and our information booth. Last year we also organised our
Community Event in the context of SFSCon, so that we could meet not only our community but also many interested people and
report about our work.
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<p>Due to the current situation, the SFSCon 2020 can unfortunately only take place in blended mode: both online and at NOI Techpark, for a
limited number of people. But of course, the FSFE is again contributing to the programme.</p>
<p>The FSFE has organised several talks in which legal issues are clarified and current political developments are analysed. Concrete practical
questions concerning compliance, for example for SMEs, will be addressed as well as questions about machine learning and which problems
arise in the development of a free smartphone.</p>
<p>Besides other <a href="https://www.sfscon.it/programs/2020/">interesting talks</a>, the talks below are from the FSFE track, for which we encouraged
speakers to submit a talk to the SFScon:</p>
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<li><a href="https://www.sfscon.it/talks/character-is-what-we-are-in-the-dark/">Andrew Wilson: Character is what we are in the dark - The FLOSS community's response to global crises</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.sfscon.it/talks/public-money-public-code/">Alexander Sander: Public Money? Public Code! Global problems need global solutions!</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.sfscon.it/talks/the-economics-of-vendor-neutrality-and-vendor-domination/">Myrle Krantz - The economics of vendor neutrality and vendor domination</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.sfscon.it/talks/free-software-adoption-in-industry-a-personal-perspective/">Oliver Fendt - Free Software Adoption in Industry</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.sfscon.it/talks/outsourcing-to-open-source/">Reto Schneider - Outsourcing to Open Source</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.sfscon.it/talks/foss-management-and-license-compliance-must-come-first/">Davide Ricci: FOSS management and license compliance must come first</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.sfscon.it/talks/foss-third-party-software-compliance-for-small-businesses/">Kate Downing: FOSS and Third Party Software Compliance for Small Businesses - Planting early seeds for blooming compliance</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.sfscon.it/talks/machine-learning-challenges-for-foss/">Rowan Wilson: Machine Learning: Challenges for FOSS</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.sfscon.it/talks/creating-a-free-smartphone/">Nicole Faerber: Creating a ‘free’ smartphone</a></li>
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<figcaption>Free Pizza (not as in freedom) lunch at the 2019 FSFE Community Meeting at SFScon. Photo by Patrick Masson</figcaption>
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<p>If you want to get some impressions from last year's Community Meeting at SFSCOn, please <a href="/news/2019/news-20191205-01.html">read the 2019 report</a>.</p>
<p>We would be pleased if you would participate in this year's SFSCon with us and support software freedom with us.</p>
<p>The biggest financial impact the FSFE faces in these times of physical distancing is the cancellation of Free Software conferences, including our own events.
To keep the software freedom movement solid and alive, <a href="https://my.fsfe.org/donate">please consider to donate a part of your conference budget
to Free Software organisations, including the FSFE.</a></p>
<p>See you at SFSCon 2020.</p>
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