Title: FSFE
Location: MadLab
Description: The Free Software Foundation Europe’s local Manchester chapter

Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2011-04-07
End Time: 21:00

Free Software Foundation Europe is a non-
profit organisation dedicated to the furthering of

Free Software,
and works to promote freedom in emerging digital society.

The Fellowship is a society for
people who want to help the Free Software movement grow. It is the primary way
that people identify with and support the Free Software Foundation Europe, and
provides collaborative tools for supporters to describe what they are doing
and interact with each other.

Fellowship groups in many
major European cities
, and have a history of successful campaigning within
local politics and society. Projects such as pdfreaders.org and the successful follow-up
were both initiated and organised by FSFE fellows, as were
many other initiatives, such as Document Freedom Day
awards for
local businesses and broadcasters who use freedom-protecting digital

Discussion and presentations are common features of Fellowship meetings.
Recent topics have included the privacy implications of using mobile phones
(GSM), how to regain control of your data from ‘the cloud’ using Freedom Boxes, and how to stop public
institutions from advertising
on behalf of software monopolies.

The Fellowship is a society for people who want to help Free Software grow.