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<h1>Karsten Gerloff</h1>
<li>Mobile: +49 176 9690 4298</li>
<li><a href=""></a> (<a href="gerloff-public.asc">public key</a>)</li>
<h2>About Karsten Gerloff</h2>
Karsten Gerloff is a Free Software activist, focusing on tech
policy and digital rights. He served as FSFE's president from 2009
to 2015.
<li><a href="">All watched
over by machines of loving grace?"</a> - Talk summary by
Michael Kerrisk for <a href=""> November
14, 2012.</a></li>
Software in the public sector: Getting it right &amp; getting
value</a> (OKFestival, Helsinki, Finland. Sept. 18, 2012</li>
<li><i> more to come</i></li>
<li><a href="SoftwarePatents-BattleForFreeSoftwaresSoul.pdf">Software patents: The battle for Free Software's soul</a> (Vigo, Spain, Sept. 9, 2011)</li>
<li><a href="">How software
patents are delaying the future</a> (Panel organised by
European Patent Office, World Computer Congress, Amsterdam,
Sept. 25, 2012</li>
<h2>Selected Publications </h2>
href="">Neu und doch nur Mittelmaß: Die "Open
Source"-Strategie der EU-Kommission</a>., May 4,
to the European Commission: <a
href=""> Considerations on Updating the
European Commission's Open Source Strategy</a>. [<a href="">pdf</a>]</li>
<li>Public Procurement: Free Software's Wild Frontier. In: Shane Coughlan
(ed.): Thoughts on Open Innovation. Essays on Open Innovation from
leading thinkers in the field. OpenForumAcademy, 2013. Available for
(PDF, 320 kB).</li>
<li>Software, Power, Control. In: Kaitlyn Braybrooke, Jussi
Nissilä (eds.): The Open Book. The Finnish Institute in London,
2013. Available for <a
(PDF, 5.7 MB). <a href="">Greek translation</a>.</li>
takes huge step forward on Open Standards</a> (November 1, 2012)</li>
European Commission's locked-in syndrome</a> (June 2011).</li>
<li> <a
href="">Interview with Groklaw</a> on <a href="/activities/ms-vs-eu/ms-vs-eu.html">EU vs Microsoft</a> antitrust case (the "Samba case"), May 31 2011</li>
the new European Interoperability Framework</a> (December 17, 2010)</li>
<li><a href= "">Free your IT-Business in Africa!</a>
ict@innovation Training Handbook on Advanced African FOSS Business
(June 2010)<br/>
ict@innovation (ed.)
Overall editor and curriculum developer </li>
<li><a href="">
Document Freedom Day: Passion and politics</a> (March 2010)</li>
<li><a href="/freesoftware/standards/eifv2.html">EIFv2 - Tracking the loss of interoperability</a><br/>
Karsten Gerloff, Hugo Roy (2010)
Free/Libre/Open Source Software: International Co-operation development Roadmap. <a href="">D3.4 Preliminary Requirements Report</a>and <a href="">D1.2 List of Problem Areas</a><br/>
Gerloff, Ghosh et al (2009)
Study on the effect on the development of the information society of
European public bodies making their own software available as open
source. <a href="">Final report</a>. (January 2008)<br/>
Rishab A. Ghosh, Rüdiger Glott, Karsten Gerloff, Patrice Emmanuel
Schmitz, Kamini Aisola, Abdelkrim Boujraf</li>
<a href="">
Inside Views: The Development Agenda Of Free Software</a>
(Ghosh/Gerloff, February 2007)
<a href="a2k.netsoc.pdf">Access to Knowledge in a Network Society. A Cultural Sciences Perspective on the Discussion on a Development
Agenda for the World Intellectual Property Organisation.</a>
Gerloff (2006). Masters' thesis. (<a href="a2k.netsoc.tar.gz">LaTeX source</a>)
<h4>Case studies</h4>
<li><a href="">The best software for the purpose: softwarebø</a>. (May 2008)</li>
<li><a href="">Migration XXL: The large-scale GNU/Linux roll-out of Lower Saxony's
tax authority</a> (July 2007)
<li><a href="">A sharing attitude: Programverket in Sweden</a> (December 2007) </li>
<li><a href="">Networks effects: Plone for Belgium and beyond</a> (February 2008) </li>
<li><a href="">Rock solid: School servers in Powys county, Wales, UK</a> (
October 2008) </li>
<li><a href="">Building a market for FLOSS: The OSOSS project in the Netherlands</a>(October 2007)
<li><a href="">A hub for Open Source: the COKS centre in Slovenia</a> (July 2008)</li>
<li><a href="">Building networks: The Mancomún project in Galicia, Spain</a> (August 2008) </li>
<li><a href="">Declaration of Independence: The LiMux Project in Munich</a> (August 2008) </li>
<li><a href="">Low-cost high tech: BBC tries out Open Source-based tapeless
recording</a> (March 2008)</li>
<li><a href="">Upgrade to Freedom</a> - Schools in South Tyrol have their own
GNU/Linux distribution (June 2007) </li>
<li><a href="">Andalusia: FLOSS as a tool for the information society</a> (May 2007) </li>
<li>Power and Freedom (<a href="">download</a>) at the TEDx event in Eutropolis (you need <a href="">bittorrent</a> to download this file; alternatively, you can watch in on <a href="">YouTube</a>).</li>
<h2>Further information about Karsten Gerloff</h2>
<li><a href="">Blog</a></li>
<li><a href=""> feed</a></li>
<li><a href="">Twitter feed</a></li>
<li><a href="">LinkedIn profile</a></li>
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