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Free Software Foundation Europe is a charity organization that empowers users to control technology.

Free Software Foundation Europe is a charity organization that empowers users to control technology. Free Software gives everybody the rights to use, understand, adapt and share software. These rights help support other fundamental freedoms like freedom of speech, press and privacy.

The EU is getting ready to vote a “Copyright Reform” package in July 2018. It would fundamentally undermine the foundations upon which Free and Open Source Software is built. The proposed Article 13 of the EU Copyright Directive targets every online service that allows its users to upload and share content with each other, including code hosting platforms. The latter would have to use content recognition technologies to decide what material software developers should be allowed to share. As a result, massive user code base would be monitored and blocked from being shared online at any time.

To deal with this situation, FSFE created SaveCodeShare in September 2017, an initiative to bring awareness about this unintended impact on software sharing platforms. They needed to design and develop a website for this campaign, so that ordinary users could ask them to connect to their deputy or MP.

The main challenge was a combination of a very limited time and small team. We built a solution of 3 modules to address registration, collecting information about the applicants and an admin area.