is a Free Software activist and analyst. As FSFE's President since June 2009, he leads FSFE's strategy development and execution, as well as the organisation's policy work at the European institutions and the United Nations. He has five years of experience in interdisciplinary policy work on Free Software, Open Standards, copyright, patents and competition policy. An experienced public speaker, he is equally at home with audiences from the Free Software community, the public sector, business and the general public.
As a researcher with the Collaborative Creativity Group at the United Nations University, Karsten has worked extensively on determining the economic impact of Free Software, with a particular focus on the public sector. He has also extensively examined the use of Free Software as a tool for social and economic development, and took a leading role in developing a training curriculum for Free Software entrepreneurs in Africa. He maintains a strong interest in all aspects of the question of how we as a society manage our knowledge.
Karsten Gerloff will present: The water in which we swim - Policy issues around Free Software
is the business manager of KDE e.V., the non-profit organisation supporting the KDE community. In this capacity, she has organised many events from small developer meetings and workshop to large conferences with several hundred attendees, like Akademy and the Desktop Summit. She is also responsible for fundraising and general community support. She is passionate about connecting people and organising events.
Claudia Rauch will present How to run successful contributor sprints
is working on various Bitcoin related projects. His business was among the first ever to accept Bitcoin payments.
Daniel Berntsson will present: Bitcoin: decentralised currency
is a software developer and geek who did some studying and a bit of teaching at Certec, the Division of Rehabilitation Engineering Research in the Department of Design Sciences, Faculty of Engineering at Lund University.
Now she works for a consultancy company in Malmö. Technology should be fun, says Ester, for the user and for those involved in producing it. The rest of the world is enough of a challenge to us for code to be left ugly or software hard to use. Since I am visual impaired myself, a crip, I have thought a bit on how the society and technology can work together to enable or disable people.
Ester Ytterbrink will present With a license to live — FOSS for crips
is a freelance illustrator and icon designer and spends most time on free software projects such as Gnome and Mozilla.
Andreas Nilsson will present: The design of GNOME 3
has 20 years experience in software training, and Human Factors Engineering. She is a founder of AB Strakt, and a founder and Treasurer of The Python Business Forum, an international non-profit trade association for businesses which develop in Python.
Laura Creighton will present PyPy in Production
and also lead the dialogue with Richard Stallman
on the Saturday keynote "Dialogue with Richard Stallman"