Often small contributions of skilled heroic volunteers will make a difference. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested to pick one of the tasks below, or you are interested to contribute with your unique set of skills.
Many of our supporters are very skilled in administration and programming. We need help in the administration of our debian server vic.ffii.org and its services. Please contact email@example.com, our administration working group, if you are interested to provide assistance.
Our classic FFII Patented Webshop ought be fully translated into other European languages. The webshop demonstrates the effect of trivial software patent grants for business freedom in Europe. Website and posters are currently available in German and English, and partially translated into other languages.
We made good experiences with the wiki service wikidot.com which is more flexible than our current moinmoin system. Now that wikidot is open source FFII would like to get its own Wikidot farm for rapid campaign sites. Required skills: Debian administration, coding skills.
Set up an Italian chapter of the FFII
Create an Italian chapter of the FFII.
Skills: Leadership, Community
Set up a Stopsoftwarepatents-US-petition
Stopsoftwarepatents.eu is a nice European petition effort and we would like to see the same organised for the US. It should be possible to make use of synergies and reuse parts of the django components engine. Also stopsoftwarepatents.org includes the attempt of a competing team to create a "worldwide" petition.
Skills: US citizenship, mastering of language, administrative skills.
Mailing list moderation
Moderating our hundreds of mailing lists can be cumbersome when you have 20 different lists to administrate in your spare time. We are looking for volunteers who are interested to share the load and take over moderation of a mailing list. Skills: Email. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
eupat.ffii.org /swpat.ffii.org legacy forensics
Have a look at the available legacy content, catalogize and sort out aspects of the vast collection for re-use and cleanup.
Skills: wiki, analytical skills
Become a citizen rapporteur
Analyse the an upcoming low importance parliament dossier and watch them on their way through parliament.
COM/2009/0324 Date of publication : 03/07/2009 Title Modernising ICT Standardisation in the EU. The Way Forward. White Paper http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/file.jsp?id=9781233
COM/2009/0277 Date of publication : 18/06/2009 Title Internet governance: the next steps http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/file.jsp?id=9776053
COM/2009/0212 Date of publication : 07/05/2009 Title Re-use of Public Sector Information. Review of the PSI Directive 2003/98/EC http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/file.jsp?id=9767473
COM/2009/0184 Date of publication : 20/04/2009 Title Moving the ICT frontiers. A strategy for research on future and emerging technologies in Europe http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/file.jsp?id=9757463
COM/2009/0149 Date of publication : 30/03/2009 Title Critical Information Infrastructure Protection: "Protecting Europe from large scale cyber-attacks and disruptions: enhancing preparedness, security and resilience" http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/file.jsp?id=9752973
COM/2009/0116 Date of publication : 13/03/2009 Title A Strategy for ICT R&D and Innovation in Europe: Raising the Game http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/file.jsp?id=9734993
COM/2009/0108 Date of publication : 05/03/2009 Title ICT infrastructures for e-science http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/file.jsp?id=9728963
COM/2009/0111 Date of publication : 12/03/2009 Title Mobilising information and communication technologies ICT to facilitate the transition to an energy-efficient, low-carbon economy http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/file.jsp?id=9734023