During the discussion on the new list for Fellows it came out that the main reason for the upcoming international meeting of the Fellows is the opportunity for FSFE team members to meet and thank the Fellows for their help and support.
When the Fellowship was launched a comment appeared on the blog of a patent attorney. He noted that "FSFE was calling its arms to the battle against software patents".
Indeed, he was totally right: the Fellows have helped fighting and winning that battle, probably without even noticing. It was thanks to the enthusiastic contributions of the first Fellows that FSFE was able to support Ciaran economically to be a lobbyist in Bruxelles instead of a bartender, as it seemed to be his destiny at that time. Indeed, he did a great job, but a big thank you goes to all Fellows.