Nextcloud is about collaboration

Today the Nextcloud community released the Nextcloud 12 beta. The final release will be out later this month. This is a major new step forward. And it is also an interesting release because we are entering a new area for the product. At the beginning, 7 years ago the focus was clearly file sync and […]

6 months of Nextcloud

Last Friday was the 6 month anniversary of Nextcloud, a good opportunity to look back and reflect on what we have achieved since we started. I also have some interesting news to share, including that Nextcloud GmbH is a profitable company already! Half a year ago a most of the ownCloud engineering team including myself […]

Nextcloud

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in KDE, ownCloud, private | 26 Comments

This is a big one! As announced 5 weeks ago I left ownCloud, Inc., The company that I co-founded. Not because I abandoned ownCloud or the idea behind it. Actually the opposite. I don’t want to go into details but there are a lot of things that could have been better at ownCloud Inc. Usually this […]

1000 contributors!

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in KDE, ownCloud | 5 Comments

On the ownCloud blog, Jos shared today that the ownCloud community has hit an impressive milestone! The project I started 6 years ago just got a contribution from the 1000th volunteer who considered ownCloud worth the time and effort to contribute code to! Only a year ago, we were so proud having hit over 550 […]

big changes: I am leaving ownCloud, Inc. today

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in ownCloud | 52 Comments

Recently I had to make one of my hardest decisions so far. Because this has an impact beyond myself I want to share this here: I am leaving ownCloud, Inc. today. But, the journey of ownCloud and Frank is not over! 6 years ago until now I founded the ownCloud project a little over 6 […]

9.0 is the biggest ownCloud release so far

Posted by on Mar 8, 2016 in KDE, ownCloud, privacy | 21 Comments

I’m super happy to report that ownCloud 9.0 is released today. This is the biggest and most important ownCloud release so far with a ton of performance improvements, bug fixes, cleanup but also new features. Especially exiting is that fact that more people have contributed to this release then ever before. We also collaborated more with […]

The privacy endgame

Posted by on Feb 21, 2016 in KDE, ownCloud, politics, privacy | 7 Comments

It seems that our generation will be known as the generation who decides if people will still have privacy in the future or not. Will people still have the tools to protect their digital lives in the same way their are able to protect their analog lives? Over the centuries people figured out ways to […]

Screen-saver rant

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in KDE, other, ownCloud, private | 13 Comments

I’m an old guy who is in IT for a long long time. The reason why I love computer and information technology is the constant change, improvements, new technologies, business models, companies, products, use cases appear, have their golden age and disappear again. I love this reinvention and questioning of the past. This is what […]

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 […]