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Free Software Personal technology

2015 – My year in review

Highlights:

  • FSF30 satellite party in Berlin
  • Migration to Trisquel Thinkpad T60p and T500
  • Year-round: translation of FSFE newsletters, news, events and other PR in Dutch
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Free Software FSFE Open Standards Policy

Why we convinced a Dutch government agency to use an Open Document format

When it comes to the use of Open Document formats in the public administration of the Netherlands there is no law. There is the “apply or explain”-rule which among other things means that a public administration has to use Open Standards unless they specifically explain why they can’t. As this rule has no teeth, all you can do is to politely ask a civil servant to use Open Standards.

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Free Software Personal technology

How I got a Thinkpad T60p coreboot GNU Linux-libre Trisquel laptop

Thinkpad T60p
Thinkpad T60p

 

Recently something went wrong on my laptop so I was not able to be online for several days. A fast solution wasn’t there. This meant my needs changed and I decided to go for a second laptop so I could keep one as a ready back-up.

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Free Software FSFE Personal technology Policy

I Love Free Software Day 2015: GnuPG

If you went through regular education in the Netherlands like me, then you most likely ended up in a situation where what you’ve been thought and what is happening around you now are two completely different things.