sister organization of the FSF, the world's oldest and most prominent
Free Software organization, was finished yesterday. 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 Tel: +49-40-23809080 Fax: +49-40-23809081 France Frederic Couchet Tel: +33-660-688931 Germany Bernhard Reiter Tel: +49-541-33508-33 Italy Alessandro Rubini Tel: +39-0382-529.554 (o .424) Fax: +39-0382-529.424 Sweden Jonas Ãberg Tel: +46-21-144831 Further press contact information is available at http://fsfeurope.org/press/