openDesktop.org changes

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in KDE, openDesktop.org | 7 Comments

Today I have very exiting news to share. Effectively January 1 2016, my company hive01 GmbH has been bought by Blue Systems GmbH. hive01 GmbH runs the network of opendesktop.org sites like KDE-Look.org, KDE-Apps.org, GNOME-Look.org, Qt-apps.org and all the other 30 websites As you might know I have founded the website network 15 years ago […]

My 2015 and looking at 2016

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015 in KDE, ownCloud, Photography, privacy, private | One Comment

Today 2015 end and 2016 begins. So I want to use the opportunity to look back what happened in the ownCloud world in the last 12 month but also in my personal life. I’m very thankful to work with so many skilled, friendly and dedicated people in the ownCloud community to push this idea and […]

Why Linux should thank Microsoft and why the future is dark

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in KDE, ownCloud, politics, privacy | 20 Comments

People in my generation are used to the fact that you can install a new operating system on any computer. But if you look back in the history of computing and look forward towards the future you realize that this is the exception and not the rule. For a long time hardware and software, at […]

Say hello to 8.2

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in KDE, ownCloud, privacy | No Comments

Today the ownCloud community releases ownCloud 8.2. 8.2 sounds like a small improvement compared to 8.1 that was released in July. But 8.2 is major release with a ton of improvements which makes this release one of the most important so far. Main new features are: Next generation Web UI The web interface of ownCloud was […]

Refugees in Germany

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015 in Photography, politics, private | No Comments

Two weeks ago I visited 10 refugee camps in Germany and talked with a lot of fugitives. Most of them where happy to tell their stories and agreed to be photographed. Here is a photo series of 9 of them. License of the photos is: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Full photos can be found on 500px.com

User Data Manifesto 2.0 launched

Posted by on Aug 29, 2015 in KDE, ownCloud, privacy | 4 Comments

In October 2012 I announced the first version of the User Data Manifesto during the Latinoware Keynote in Brazil. The idea was to define some basic right that all users should have in the digital age. This was still before the Snowden revelations. But it was already very clear that the privacy and security is […]

Announcing the draft Federated Cloud Sharing API

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in ownCloud, privacy | 9 Comments

Here you go: link I believe that federation of cloud services is the next important step for truly secure and flexible file sync and share cloud software. Because of that we are working for a while on the needed technologies and now have the first draft of an open specification ready. The goal of the […]

A huge step forward by doing 1000 small steps

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in ownCloud | 5 Comments

Today the ownCloud community released ownCloud 8.1. You might think it sounds like a smaller release because we called this 8.1 instead of 9.0 but you’d be wrong. The contributor community hasn’t slowed down, quite the opposite. By the end of last year we decided to do smaller releases instead of huge ones. Because of […]

Building a platform

Posted by on Jun 13, 2015 in KDE, ownCloud | 12 Comments

From the very beginning ownCloud has had bigger ambitions then just being a file sync and share tool. This is apparent from the name ownCloud. Today, we have more than our documents and photos online. Our social networks and shared thoughts, our appointments and shopping lists, audio and video conversations all happen and are stored […]

Scaling

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in other, ownCloud | 3 Comments

I’ve visited both FOSDEM and SCALE over the last weeks, where spoke with dozens of people and gave talks about ownCloud 8. We’ve been getting a lot of positive feedback on the work we’re doing in ownCloud (thanks!) and that has been very motivating. Does it scale? A question which comes up frequently is: “What […]