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Michael van Eeden on Wed, 25 Apr 2001 00:26:17 +0200 (CEST)


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[Nettime-nl] FW: Press Release: "Free Software Foundation Europe finishes founding process"


[Niet veel mensen weten dat een grote factor in het succes van Linux niet
zozeer Linux (de kernel) is, maar de gratis software die er altijd bij
geleverd wordt. De meeste mensen denken dat die software ook 'Linux' is. Die
gratis software is het resultaat van zo'n 30 jaar programmeren door mensen
over de hele wereld op allerlei unix systemen, en er komt elke dag meer bij.
De meeste van deze software wordt verspreid onder de 'GNU public license',
en de organisatie die achter deze licentie en het GNU project zit is de Free
Software Foundation. Vandaag is officieel de europese tak van deze
organisatie opgericht, en het is de bedoeling dat in elk land een 'chapter'
komt - michael]

-----Original Message-----
From: announce-admin {AT} fsfeurope.org
[mailto:announce-admin {AT} fsfeurope.org]On Behalf Of Georg C. F. Greve
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2001 10:40 PM
To: discussion {AT} fsfeurope.org
Cc: announce {AT} fsfeurope.org
Subject: Press Release: "Free Software Foundation Europe finishes
founding process"


Press-release of the Free Software Foundation Europe
For immediate release

"Free Software Foundation Europe finishes founding process"

(Hamburg) The founding process of the Free Software Foundation Europe,
sister organization of the FSF, the world's oldest and most prominent
Free Software organization, has been finished today. With a visit at
the notary in Hamburg, Germany, Georg C. F. Greve, coordinator and
President of the Free Software Foundation Europe, completed the final
step on Tuesday, April 24th.

"The FSF Europe has officially begun activities on March 10th, 2001,
but finishing the necessary formal steps for the founding took a
little longer because the core team is spread over four European
countries.", says Georg C. F. Greve. "The major hurdle to overcome has
been to create a legal structure that would allow us to be present in
every country despite the lack of harmonized laws for Europe-wide
organizations."

The Free Software Foundation Europe is structured like a wheel with a
hub in Germany and local organizations in the European countries.
Founding the "FSF Europe - Chapter Germany" has been finished along
with the central organization. The French chapter is to be finished
very soon.


About the FSF Europe:

The Free Software Foundation Europe is the sister organization of the
Free Software Foundation created 1984 by Richard M. Stallman in the
United States of America.

Main purpose of the FSF Europe is to coordinate Free Software
initiatives throughout Europe, to provide a Free Software
competence-center for politicians and journalists and to provide
infrastructure for Free Software projects and especially the GNU
Project.

Further information about the FSF Europe can be found at

      http://fsfeurope.org


Contact:
 Europe
   Georg C. F. Greve <greve {AT} gnu.org>
   Tel: +49-40-23809080
   Fax: +49-40-23809081
 France
   Frederic Couchet  <fcouchet {AT} april.org>
   Tel: +33-660-688931
 Germany
   Bernhard Reiter <bernhard {AT} intevation.de>
   Tel: +49-541-33508-33
 Italy
   Alessandro Rubini <rubini {AT} gnu.org>
   Tel: +39-0382-529.554 (o .424)
   Fax: +39-0382-529.424
 Sweden
   Jonas Öberg <jonas {AT} gnu.org>
   Tel: +46-21-144831

Further press contact information is available at

      http://fsfeurope.org/press/

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