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 […]

Ohio Linux Fest

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in KDE, ownCloud, privacy | No Comments

This Friday the Ohio Linux Fest kicks off in downtown Columbus and I’ll be there! It is my first Linux Fest in the US so I greatly look forward to being introduced in this grand tradition. Of course, I’ll be talking about ownCloud on Saturday the 25, from 13:00 to 14:00 room D142-143. The title […]

ownCloud 7 is out!

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in ownCloud, privacy | 14 Comments

We just published ownCloud 7! This awesome release brings many new features. Among them, I’m most excited about the server to server sharing. Server to server sharing is a first step in true federation of data with ownCloud: you can add a folder shared with you from another ownCloud instance into your own. Next step […]

Introducing CONTRIBOOK

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in ownCloud, privacy | 4 Comments

I wan’t to introduce a small side project of me today that we needed for ownCloud but could be useful for other too. It’s call CONTRIBOOK and I planed to do this for many years. Lately I was sitting in planes and trains a lot so I have some time to finally do the version […]

Thoughts on privacy

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in ownCloud, privacy | 5 Comments

There is currently a huge public discussion going on about privacy, what it means in the Internet age, is it important or an outdated concept? Are there exceptions allowed? Does the government have special rights to see private documents and communication of the people? Does the government have the right to keep information about what […]

new years blog post

Posted by on Dec 31, 2012 in KDE, ownCloud, privacy | 8 Comments

In a few hours 2012 ends and 2013 begins. So it is a good opportunity to recap and look back what happend in the past 12 month in the ownCloud world. I must say that is was an awesome year where a lot of things happened that are worth mentioning. A huge thank you to […]

The User Data Manifesto

Posted by on Oct 19, 2012 in ownCloud, privacy | 10 Comments
The User Data Manifesto

This blog post is about an initiative that I just announced during the Latinoware 2012 keynote here in beautiful Brazil. As you probably know I care a lot about user data, privacy, cloud and Internet services. I initiated the open collaboration services standard to build a decentralized social network in 2008 way before it was […]

Welcome to the cloud age, Apple

Posted by on Jun 8, 2011 in ownCloud, privacy | 12 Comments
Welcome to the cloud age, Apple

Yesterday Apple announced their new internet service called iCloud. They finally have features which are essential for people who live in a connected world and have more than one device. I can’t help myself but to compare this features with the stuff we are doing in KDE with the ownCloud project since last year. It […]

Open letter to german politicians about free software and cloud. (update)

Posted by on Mar 18, 2011 in ownCloud, privacy | 6 Comments

In Baden-Württemberg, Germany are elections in 10 days. I wrote an open letter to politicians from all major parties to ask them about free software, cloud services and the german data protection act. Let´s see if I get interesting answers. ——————————————— Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, als Stuttgarter, Open Source Entwickler und Gründer eines Startup […]