the Free Software Foundation Europe. Former Vice President, Loic
Dachary, has passed on his office because he needs to pursue other
activities within the Free Software community."
Having been involved in the FSF Europe since its founding, Loic has been an important member of the core team and has been instrumental in the process of establishing a foundation for a French local chapter. He has also worked hard with the FSF Europe web pages and contributes continously, among other things, as a system administrator for several machines. "My agenda on various Free Software related subjects, such as Savannah (savannah.gnu.org) do not allow me to devote enough time to the Vice President position in the Free Software Foundation Europe," says Loic Dachary. "Instead of keeping the title without acting accordingly, I'm passing the charge to Jonas." Jonas has been involved in the Free Software community for numerous years. He has previously worked as chief webmaster for the GNU Project and has participated in several Free Software projects, such as the GNU Enterprise project. The focus of his work now is the development and furthering of Free Software all over Europe and in particular the Scandinavian countries. "The future of Free Software depends a lot on what we do today," says Jonas Oberg, newly appointed Vice President of the FSF Europe. "I plan to work to preserve the ability to use and develop Free Software in all of its forms, for example by helping to extend the efforts already underway against software patents and helping the media, government and companies understand the underlying issues of Free Software." About the FSF Europe: The Free Software Foundation Europe is the European sister organization of the Free Software Foundation created 1985 by Richard M. Stallman in the United States of America. Principal goals of the FSF Europe are coordination of Free Software initiatives throughout Europe, providing a Free Software competence-center for politicians and journalists and infrastructure for Free Software projects, 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 6 60 68 89 31 Germany Bernhard Reiter Tel: +49-541 - 335 08 - 33 Italy Alessandro Rubini Tel: +39-0382-529.554 (o .424) Fax: +39-0382-529.424 Sweden Jonas Ãberg Tel: +46-21-144831