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<title>Sustainability podcast +++ Job opportunity +++ Partial Router Freedom in Greece</title>
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<h1>Sustainability podcast +++ Job opportunity +++ Partial Router Freedom in Greece</h1>
<p>
In this issue we share an uplifting podcast episode on the progress
of the Upcycling Android campaign. We have a work position in the
FSFE staff. Greece is about to secure Router Freedom except for fiber
connections. Community news comes from Aarhus, Barcelona, Berlin,
Hamburg, Vienna, Zurich, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Translators,
and Women.
</p>
<figure class="no-border">
<a href="https://pics.fsfe.org/uploads/big/7696ea32e340b2b16170bceddc16b6f8.png">
<img src="https://pics.fsfe.org/uploads/medium/7696ea32e340b2b16170bceddc16b6f8.png" alt="Router illustration, two people with books, person giving a Right to Repair presentation."/>
</a>
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<h2 id="sustainability-podcast">Sustainability podcast</h2>
<p>
In recent years the FSFE has highlighted software sustainability,
launched a campaign encouraging people to reclaim their phones with
Free Software, and made recommendations for the EU Ecodesign
criteria. Erik Albers, who is working for the FSFE on those
activities, tells the thrilling story of the Upcycling Android
campaign. The campaign has been a big success. It offered workshops,
shared policy recommendations, and has made it to press with these
activities.
</p>
<figure>
<a href="/news/podcast/episode-15.html">
<img src="https://pics.fsfe.org/uploads/medium/09d5fb5f08989275eef73d8360ea8b4d.jpeg" alt="Person giving presentation on Right to Repair, Linux logo on sight."/>
</a>
<figcaption>
Erik Albers presenting software sustainability. Bolzano, November 2021.
</figcaption>
</figure>
<p>
Our <a
href="/activities/upcyclingandroid/openletter.html">open
letter</a> for the right to install any software on any device was
well received. 90 entities signed, including the Nature And
Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU), EDRi – European Digital
Rights, and the European Right to Repair Campaign. Volunteers
translated it into 9 languages: Catalan, German, Greek, Spanish,
French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, and Polish. <a
href="/news/podcast/episode-15.html">Erik talks about the progress
of Upcycling Android in the new podcast episode with Bonnie
Mehring</a>. You will find out that it is ‘a happy podcast with a
happy employee’.
</p>
<h2 id="job-opportunity">Job opportunity</h2>
<p>
<a href="/news/2022/news-20220615-01.html">The FSFE is hiring a
Senior Project Manager Communication for 20-25 hours per week in our
Berlin office</a>. Help us support software freedom, so that every
human can use, study, share, and improve software and thereby support
other fundamental rights like freedom of speech, press, and privacy.
Do you know of anyone who might be interested? Share the news!
</p>
<h2 id="greece-takes-one-step-to-secure-router-freedom-but-leaves-fiber-out">Greece takes one step to secure Router Freedom but leaves fiber out</h2>
<p>
<a href="/news/2022/news-20220628-01.html">Greece is one step closer
to securing Router Freedom, but the regulator is excluding fiber
(FTTH) connections from the legislation</a>. A coalition of
organisations is now requesting the regulator, EETT, to reconsider
this and thus safeguard the freedom of all users. The FSFE
coordinated the work of the coalition.
</p>
<p>
The EETT has taken a courageous position to set the position of the network termination point (NTP) at the passive point for common networks. It should equally guarantee the free choice of terminal equipment for the next generations and emerging technologies. Users who are connected to the internet using fiber connections should not be excluded from choosing their own router.
</p>
<figure>
<a href="/contribute/spreadtheword#device-neutrality ">
<img src="/contribute/promopics/rf-sticker.png" alt=" sticker showing a router with wings and a ‘Router Freedom’ stamp."/>
</a>
<figcaption>
<p>By the way, we just released our <a href="/contribute/spreadtheword.html">Router Freedom sticker</a>. Order it for free and show everybody that you have a liberated router!</p>
</figcaption>
</figure>
<h2 id="save-the-date-">Save the date!</h2>
<p>
On Wednesday 13 July <a href="https://lists.fsfe.org/pipermail/discussion/2022-June/013326.html">the
FSFE will participate</a> in a <a href="https://congress.democratic-digitalisation.xnet-x.net/program/">session</a>
at the 1st International Congress on Democratic Digital Education and
Open Edtech in Barcelona. The session ‘First was the code’ covers the
topics of digital rights, auditing, and interoperability in
education.
</p>
<h2 id="past-activities">Past activities</h2>
<figure>
<a href="https://media.fsfe.org/w/kyJ2WThjdmgmECszKosppt">
<img src="https://pics.fsfe.org/uploads/medium/c7b7f169114c83d0c14bc8041ad9d71b.png" alt="Two people discuss in video call."/>
</a>
<figcaption>
Carmen Bianca Bakker on licensing metadata. June 2022.
</figcaption>
</figure>
<ul>
<li>
On 7 June Carmen Bianca Bakker, Deputy Coordinator REUSE Software,
talked about the importance of <a href="https://media.fsfe.org/w/kyJ2WThjdmgmECszKosppt">licensing
metadata in Free Software</a> at the Upstream 2022 event.
</li>
<li>
On 8 June Alexander Sander, FSFE Senior Policy Consultant, gave a
talk on ‘<a href="https://media.fsfe.org/w/w3RnCzhmszqPGWc6y28oJh">Free
Software and artificial intelligence in the European Union</a>
during the OW2 conference.
</li>
<li>
On 9 June Lucas Lasota, FSFE Senior Legal Project Manager, gave a
talk on “<a href="https://www.weizenbaum-conference.de/day-1/">Practicing
Sovereignty. Interventions for open digital futures</a>” at the
Weizenbaum Conference in Berlin.
</li>
<li>
On 9 June Lucas Lasota gave an online talk on <a href="https://media.fsfe.org/w/9age6ocReoUxGsU1HQv7q9">Device
Neutrality</a> as part of the OW2 conference.
</li>
</ul>
<figure>
<img src="https://pics.fsfe.org/uploads/medium/a047abf87e4176393855fb5e24ee38e2.jpg" alt="Two people holding colourful book."/>
<figcaption>
Visitor during the reading of the children’s book Ada &amp; Zangemann, Volker Wissing, Minister of Digitisation in Germany.
</figcaption>
</figure>
<ul>
<li>
On 9 June Matthias Kirschner, President of the FSFE, gave an author
reading of the children’s book Ada &amp; Zangemann (DE) in a <a
href="https://k7r.eu/recent-readings-of-ada-zangemann/">hackerspace
bus</a> in the <a href="https://re-publica.com/de/session/buchlesung-ada-zangemann-ein-maerchen-ueber-software-skateboards-und-himbeereis">re:publica
22</a> conference.
</li>
<li>
On 18 June Lucas Lasota gave a talk about <a href="https://oscal.openlabs.cc/">Device Neutrality</a> at OSCAL
2022, in Tirana, Albania. Alexander Sander gave a talk on ‘Free
Software and Artificial Intelligence in the European Union’ at the
same event.
</li>
<li>
On 20 June the FSFE submitted <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12567-Sustainable-products-initiative_en">feedback</a>
to the European Commission about the Sustainable products initiative,
a proposal for a regulation that will revise the Ecodesign Directive.
</li>
<li>
On 22 June Gabriel Ku Wei Bin, FSFE Senior Legal Project Manager,
gave a talk on “Free Software and our Fundamental Rights” in
Gothenburg, Sweden.
</li>
<li>
On 22 June Erik Albers, FSFE Program Manager for digital
sustainability, gave a talk on &quot;Free software saves lives - of
hardware&quot; at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin.
</li>
<li>
On 24 June Alexander Sander gave a talk on &quot;What role did Free
Software play during the corona crisis?&quot; at the esLibre
conference in Vigo, Spain.
</li>
<li>
On 24 June Matthias Kirschner gave an author reading of the
children’s book Ada &amp; Zangemann to over 150 third-graders in the
<a href="https://k7r.eu/recent-readings-of-ada-zangemann/">largest
cinema room</a> in the city of Offenburg, Germany.
</li>
<li>
On 24 June Lina Ceballos, FSFE Project Manager, gave a talk on
&quot;<a href="https://eslib.re/2022/horario/">REUSE</a>&quot; at the
esLibre conference in Vigo, Spain.
</li>
<li>
On 25 June, Lina Ceballos and Alexander Sander gave a ‘<a href="https://propuestas.eslib.re/2022/talleres/public-money-public-code">Public
Money? Public Code!</a>’ workshop at the esLibre conference in Vigo,
Spain.
</li>
<li>
On 30 June, Lina Ceballos gave a talk on <a href="https://openexpoeurope.com/es/oe2022/">REUSE</a> at the
OpenExpoEurope2022 conference in Madrid, Spain.
</li>
<li>
In June <a href="https://github.com/curl/curl">cURL</a> became <a
href="https://reuse.software/">REUSE</a> compliant. cURL now follows
the REUSE best practices that make licensing and copyright
information unambiguous and perfectly human- and machine-readable.
</li>
</ul>
<h2 id="fsfe-groups">FSFE groups</h2>
<p>
<strong>Aarhus</strong> | The Aarhus local <a href="https://wiki.fsfe.org/LocalGroups/Aarhus">group</a> had its
first meeting after a long time. The group decided to focus on
outreach and ‘Public Money? Public Code!’ topics. The group will meet
again, and is meanwhile is having discussions in the <a href="https://community.fsfe.org/c/local-groups/denmark/44">discourse
forum</a>.
</p>
<p>
<strong>Barcelona</strong> | The Free Software Barcelona <a href="https://wiki.fsfe.org/LocalGroups/Barcelona">group</a> had the
first in-person <a href="https://gettogether.community/events/19204/getting-back-together-lightining-talks/">event</a> since 2020. Five lightning talks presented various Free Software
interests: PDF Annotations and Fonts: The Evil, BetterCounter,
Penpot, Steam Deck and KDE, and a primer to Intel&#39;s Xe
architecture.
</p>
<p>
<strong>Belgium</strong> | In Belgium the regulator BIPT will soon
host a consultation on Router Freedom. Supporters from Belgium and
the Netherlands work together with support from FSFE to prepare to
ultimately achieve Router Freedom for Belgium. This topic is
discussed in the Netherlands get-together meetings.
</p>
<p>
<strong>Berlin</strong> | The FSFE Berlin local <a href="https://wiki.fsfe.org/LocalGroups/Berlin">group</a> had its
regular monthly in-person meeting. Also, a group member, Tunda, gave
a <a href="https://mobilize.berlin/events/4c2dde66-6a18-44dc-97cd-89570ce6f317">lecture</a> on things Free Software and Free Seeds have in common.
</p>
<p>
<strong>Hamburg</strong> | The FSFE local <a href="https://wiki.fsfe.org/LocalGroups/Hamburg">group</a> Hamburg
had its regular monthly meeting and will meet again on 14 July.
</p>
<figure>
<img src="https://pics.fsfe.org/uploads/medium/dbb7999251b3c638ec703f577e7cad8a.jpg" alt="Four people answering questions from the audience."/>
<figcaption>
Volunteers present ‘Public Money? Public Code!’ in Italy. Trento, June 2022.
</figcaption>
</figure>
<p>
<strong>Italy</strong> | FSFE supporters in Italy held two events. In
Trento the event focused on Free Software in Education. In Bologna
the event focused on ‘Public Money? Public Code!’ efforts. Members of
the local government attended. Three concrete proposals emerged from
these events: Coderdojos in public schools, local Coding Gyms, and a
public hearing to bring the topic of ‘Public Money? Public Code!’ in
the town council. The FSFE local group <a href="https://wiki.fsfe.org/LocalGroups/Sicilia">Sicily</a> is
planning a similar event in Caltanissetta in September. Sign up for
updates.
</p>
<p>
<strong>Netherlands</strong> | The FSFE country <a href="https://wiki.fsfe.org/LocalGroups/BNL#FSFE_Nederland_.2F_Niederlande_.2F_Pays-Bas_.2F_Netherlands">team</a>
the Netherlands had its regular monthly <a href="https://wiki.fsfe.org/Events/Netherlands/2022-06-29">meeting</a>
and will meet again on 20 July.
</p>
<p>
<strong>Translators</strong> | The FSFE Translators <a href="https://wiki.fsfe.org/Teams/Translators">team</a> is meeting in
the first half of August. Bonnie Mehring and Luca Bonissi will share
how to translate the FSFE pages. It is a great place to start if you
would like to begin contributing to the FSFE by translating our news.
Date TBC, please join the translators’ <a href="https://lists.fsfe.org/mailman/listinfo/translators">mailing
list</a> to stay informed.
</p>
<figure>
<img src="https://pics.fsfe.org/uploads/medium/3333cfe90fd3a917d405b1bc9753e5e1.png" alt="Two people in a booth talk to audience outdoors."/>
<figcaption>
Volunteers in FSFE booth in Austria. June 2022.
</figcaption>
</figure>
<p>
<strong>Vienna</strong> | The FSFE local group <a href="https://wiki.fsfe.org/LocalGroups/Vienna">Vienna</a> had an <a href="https://blogs.fsfe.org/franz.gratzer/2022/06/26/fsfe-information-stand-at-veganmania-mq-2022/">information
booth</a> at the Veganmania street festival providing email
encryption advice, an overview of 10 different Free Software
distributions, and introduction to software freedom. Leaflets came in
handy. The next information stall will be at another Veganmania
festival on the Danube island in August.
</p>
<p>
<strong>Women</strong> | The FSFE Women <a href="https://wiki.fsfe.org/Teams/Women">team</a> made an
introduction to content management systems. CMS Garden joined the
monthly <a href="https://wiki.fsfe.org/Teams/Women/Notes">meeting</a>. The CMS
Garden e. V. is an active association of the communities of 11 FOSS
content management systems. Meike Jung from Drupal, Petra Hasenau
from Typo3, and Kati Faude from CMS Garden gave presentations. Stay
tuned in the <a href="https://lists.fsfe.org/mailman/listinfo/fsfe-women">mailing
list</a> for the next meeting.
</p>
<p>
<strong>Zurich</strong> | The FSFE local <a href="https://wiki.fsfe.org/LocalGroups/Zurich">group</a> Zurich
discussed the options for the next steps for the ‘Learn like the
pros’ <a href="https://lernenwiedieprofis.ch/">activity</a> and noted
upcoming conferences in their monthly <a href="https://wiki.fsfe.org/Events/Zurich/2022-06-09">meeting</a>.
The next meeting is on 14 July.
</p>
<h2 id="contribute-to-our-newsletter">Contribute to our Newsletter</h2>
<p>
If you would like to share any thoughts, pictures, or news, please
send them to us. As always, the address is <email>newsletter@fsfe.org</email>.
We're looking forward to hearing from you! If you also want to
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monthly contribution</a>. Thanks to our community and all the
volunteers, supporters, and donors who make our work possible. And
thanks to our translators, who enable you to read this newsletter in
your native languages.
</p>
<p>Your editor, Fani Partsafyllidou</p>
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