Is doing nothing evil?

Last weekend I attended the openSUSE conference in Nürnberg. This is a really nice conference. Awesome location, great people, and an overall very relaxed atmosphere. I gave a talk about Nextcloud Security and what we plan to do in the future to make hosting a Nextcloud instance even easier and more secure. I attended the […]

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 […]

Interesting times

I usually don’t write political blog posts, especially if it relates to a country of which I’m not a citizen off nor live in. While I definitely have very clear opinions and views, I want to stay neutral in this blog and only talk about the technology side of things. It seems that the new […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]