Workshop: FreeYourAndroid!

Friday 9th of November, 2012
Språkbanken, L100

by Erik Albers

Android is a mostly free operating system mainly developed by Google. Unfortunately, the drivers for most devices and most applications from the “market” are not free as in Free Software. They frequently work against the interest of the users, spy on them and sometimes can not even be removed.

Therefore, the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) launched its FreeYourAndroid campaign to help users to regain full control of their device and their data. In a decentralized campaign, staff from the FSFE and motivated volunteers give workshops all across Europe. This workshop helps you in setting up an alternative Android-based free operating system. You will no longer be in need of a Google account and you get to know F-Droid, a Free Software App repository, instead.

To liberate your device you will need a mobile device, of course, as well as a laptop. You should further be aware of:

I am looking forward to see a many happy faces after the workshop!

update: registering is still possible. Just do not forget to send me an email before, that I can check if phone liberation is working with your device.

In order for us to be able to plan the workshop sessions and which rooms to put them in, the deadline for letting us know about your attendence of any of the workshops is October 28th.

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