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<h1>Karsten Gerloff</h1>
<h2>Contact</h2>
<ul>
<li>Mobile: +49 176 9690 4298</li>
<li><a href="mailto:gerloff@fsfe.org">gerloff@fsfe.org</a> (<a href="gerloff-public.asc">public key</a>)</li>
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<h2>About Karsten Gerloff</h2>
<p>
Karsten Gerloff is a Free Software activist, focusing on tech
policy and digital rights. He served as FSFE's president from 2009
to 2015.
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<h2>Presentations</h2>
<ul>
<li><a href="https://lwn.net/Articles/523537/">All watched
over by machines of loving grace?"</a> - Talk summary by
Michael Kerrisk for <a href="http://lwn.net">LWN.net. November
14, 2012.</a></li>
<li><a
href="https://download.fsfe.org/presentations/20120918.OKFest.Gerloff.PubSecFS-GettingItRight.pdf">Free
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="https://download.fsfe.org/presentations/Gerloff.20120925.WCC2012.swpat.pdf">How software
patents are delaying the future</a> (Panel organised by
European Patent Office, World Computer Congress, Amsterdam,
Sept. 25, 2012</li>
</ul>
<h2>Selected Publications </h2>
<ul>
<li><a
href="http://irights.info/artikel/neu-und-doch-nur-mittelmass-die-open-source-strategie-der-eu-kommission/25302">Neu und doch nur Mittelmaß: Die "Open
Source"-Strategie der EU-Kommission</a>. irights.info, May 4,
2015.</li>
<li>Input
to the European Commission: <a
href="https://download.fsfe.org/policy/letters/20141215.FSFE.EC_OSS_Strategy-input.pdf"> Considerations on Updating the
European Commission's Open Source Strategy</a>. [<a href="https://download.fsfe.org/policy/letters/20141215.FSFE.EC_OSS_Strategy-input.pdf">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
<a
href="http://www.openforumacademy.org/research/library/ofa-research/Thoughts_on_Open_Innovation%20-%20Chapter%207.pdf">download</a>
(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
href="http://archive.org/download/TheOpenBook/TheOpenBook_issuu_FINAL.pdf">download</a>
(PDF, 5.7 MB). <a href="http://www.fossoffice.com/blog/2013/07/11/software-power-and-control/">Greek translation</a>.</li>
<li><a
href="https://blogs.fsfe.org/gerloff/2012/11/01/the-uks-new-open-standards-policy/">UK
takes huge step forward on Open Standards</a> (November 1, 2012)</li>
<li><a
href="https://blogs.fsfe.org/gerloff/2011/06/06/the-european-commissions-locked-in-syndrome/">The
European Commission's locked-in syndrome</a> (June 2011).</li>
<li> <a
href="http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20110530202005299">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>
<li><a
href="https://blogs.fsfe.org/gerloff/2010/12/17/assessing-the-new-european-interoperability-framework/">Assessing
the new European Interoperability Framework</a> (December 17, 2010)</li>
<li><a href= "http://www.ict-innovation.fossfa.net/node/4252">Free your IT-Business in Africa!</a>
ict@innovation Training Handbook on Advanced African FOSS Business
Models
(June 2010)<br/>
ict@innovation (ed.)
Overall editor and curriculum developer </li>
<li><a href="http://opensource.com/government/10/3/document-freedom-day-passion-and-politics">
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)
</li>
<li>
FLOSSInclude
Free/Libre/Open Source Software: International Co-operation development Roadmap. <a href="http://www.flossinclude.eu/socio-economic-technical-requirements/d3.4-requirements-report/at_download/file">D3.4 Preliminary Requirements Report</a>and <a href="http://www.flossinclude.eu/context-report-problem-areas/d1.2-list-of-problem-areas/at_download/file">D1.2 List of Problem Areas</a><br/>
Gerloff, Ghosh et al (2009)
</li>
<li>
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="http://www.osor.eu/idabc-studies/oss-impact-study-on-the-effect-on-the-development/at_download/file">Final report</a>. (January 2008)<br/>
Rishab A. Ghosh, Rüdiger Glott, Karsten Gerloff, Patrice Emmanuel
Schmitz, Kamini Aisola, Abdelkrim Boujraf</li>
<li>
<a href="http://www.ip-watch.org/weblog/2007/02/15/inside-views-the-development-agenda-of-free-software/">
Inside Views: The Development Agenda Of Free Software</a>
(Ghosh/Gerloff, February 2007)
</li>
<li>
<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>)
</li>
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<h4>Case studies</h4>
<ul>
<li><a href="https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/elibrary/case/best-software-purpose-softwareb%C3%B8rsendk">The best software for the purpose: softwarebørsen.dk</a>. (May 2008)</li>
<li><a href="https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/elibrary/case/migration-xxl-large-scale-gnu/linux-roll-out-lower-saxonys-tax-authority">Migration XXL: The large-scale GNU/Linux roll-out of Lower Saxony's
tax authority</a> (July 2007)
</li>
<li><a href="https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/elibrary/case/sharing-attitude-programverket-sweden">A sharing attitude: Programverket in Sweden</a> (December 2007) </li>
<li><a href="https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/elibrary/case/networks-effects-plone-belgium-and-beyond">Networks effects: Plone for Belgium and beyond</a> (February 2008) </li>
<li><a href="https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/elibrary/case/rock-solid-school-servers-powys-county-wales-uk">Rock solid: School servers in Powys county, Wales, UK</a> (
October 2008) </li>
<li><a href="https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/elibrary/case/building-market-floss-ososs-project-netherlands">Building a market for FLOSS: The OSOSS project in the Netherlands</a>(October 2007)
</li>
<li><a href="https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/elibrary/case/hub-open-source-coks-centre-slovenia">A hub for Open Source: the COKS centre in Slovenia</a> (July 2008)</li>
<li><a href="https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/elibrary/case/building-networks-mancom%C3%BAn-project-galicia-spain">Building networks: The Mancomún project in Galicia, Spain</a> (August 2008) </li>
<li><a href="https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/elibrary/case/declaration-independence-limux-project-munich">Declaration of Independence: The LiMux Project in Munich</a> (August 2008) </li>
<li><a href="https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/elibrary/case/low-cost-high-tech-bbc-tries-out-open-source-based-tapeless-recording">Low-cost high tech: BBC tries out Open Source-based tapeless
recording</a> (March 2008)</li>
<li><a href="https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/elibrary/case/upgrade-freedom-schools-south-tyrol-have-their-own-gnu/linux-distribution">Upgrade to Freedom</a> - Schools in South Tyrol have their own
GNU/Linux distribution (June 2007) </li>
<li><a href="https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/elibrary/case/andalusia-floss-tool-information-society">Andalusia: FLOSS as a tool for the information society</a> (May 2007) </li>
</ul>
<h2>Videos</h2>
<ul>
<li>Power and Freedom (<a href="https://download.fsfe.org/torrents/TEDxEutropolis-Karsten_Gerloff-Power_and_Freedom.ogv.torrent">download</a>) at the TEDx event in Eutropolis (you need <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bittorrent">bittorrent</a> to download this file; alternatively, you can watch in on <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNhlOlGInHE">YouTube</a>).</li>
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<h2>Further information about Karsten Gerloff</h2>
<ul>
<li><a href="https://blogs.fsfe.org/gerloff/">Blog</a></li>
<li><a href="http://identi.ca/karsten">Identi.ca feed</a></li>
<li><a href="http://twitter.com/kgerloff">Twitter feed</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/karstengerloff">LinkedIn profile</a></li>
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