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OpenTechSummit, May 14th 2015, Berlin
Together with Linuxtag e.V. and Förderverein Freie Netzwerke the FFII co-organizes the OpenTechSummit 2015 in Berlin.
The FFII curates the track “Internet, Society and Patents”. The track covers policy topics ranging from patents, copyright, net neutrality, privacy issues, digital culture and Internet policies.
Other Topics range from open hardware, free knowledge, software development and community networks. In the evening there will be an “OpenTech-Himmelfahrt” social event.
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