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  4. <title>FSFE - About - Georg C. F. Greve - Curriculum Vitae</title>
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  8. <h1 align="left">Georg C. F. Greve</h1>
  9. <h2>Curriculum Vitae</h2>
  10. <b>(State: November 2010)</b>
  11. <p>Georg C. F. Greve was born 1973 on Helgoland, Germany. His career as a
  12. self-taught software developer began around 1987 through participation
  13. in various bulletin board systems (BBS). His first professional
  14. publication was an assembler program released in 1992. During the
  15. following years he worked as software developer for the University Medical
  16. Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, and for 'iD-Pro', a Free Software startup in
  17. Germany. Mr Greve also contributed code to the GNU Project.</p>
  18. <p>His academic career started in 1992, when Georg Greve began
  19. studying physics at the University of Hamburg. His academic degrees
  20. include a bachelor's degree with a specialisation in physical
  21. oceanography and a master's degree with a specialisation in biophysics.
  22. He also completed a diploma thesis in physics on scanning probe
  23. microscopy (SXM), an interdisciplinary work in the area of
  24. nanotechnology undertaken at the Computer Science department of the
  25. University of Hamburg.</p>
  26. <p>A speaker for the GNU Project since 1998, Georg Greve began writing a
  27. monthly column on the GNU Project and Free Software in general in
  28. 1999 under the title "Brave GNU World." The column was printed in
  29. English, German, French, Korean, Japanese and Portuguese and
  30. analysed the economic, political and social impact of Free Software
  31. and gave insights into various Free Software projects.</p>
  32. <p>In 2000, Georg Greve motivated a group of like-minded individuals to
  33. establish the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE), a non-profit
  34. organisation and centre of competence for the promotion, protection
  35. and political representation of Free Software in Europe.</p>
  36. <p>As founder and president of the FSFE from 2001 to 2009, Mr Greve has:</p>
  37. <ul>
  38. <li>Chaired FSFE's General Assembly and served as the organisation's
  39. primary representative towards other organisations, governments and
  40. intergovernmental organisations, including the United Nations and
  41. the European Commission;</li>
  42. <li>Participated in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)
  43. in various capacities, including as representative of the German
  44. Civil Society coordination circle in the German Governmental
  45. delegation, as co-coordinator of the Patents, Copyrights and
  46. Trademarks working group of Civil Society, including political
  47. analysis, strategic considerations and tactical implementation of
  48. political positions on Free Software, Open Standards and Freedom of
  49. Knowledge issues for Civil Society;</li>
  50. <li>Overseen FSFE's joint work with the Samba Team on the antitrust
  51. investigation against Microsoft by the European Commission and later
  52. intervention in the European Court of First Instance (CFI);</li>
  53. <li>Coordinated FSFE's public policy group, including analysis,
  54. strategic planning and tactical implementation regarding multiple
  55. subjects in various fora, including the United Nations World
  56. Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and Internet Governance
  57. Forum (IGF);</li>
  58. <li>Developed concepts for various activities of the organisation,
  59. e.g. the Freedom Task Force (FTF), and overseen the implementation
  60. of these concepts;</li>
  61. <li>Represented the organisation on the boards of and participated in
  62. EU projects, often being responsible for strategic issues and legal
  63. maintainability;</li>
  64. <li>Provided training to project managers at the World Bank about
  65. the strategic economic, political, social and developmental implications
  66. of Free Software, including business models and best practice examples;</li>
  67. <li>Authored and published many documents for the organisation,
  68. including co-authorship of the Fiduciary Licence Agreement (FLA);</li>
  69. <li>Facilitated consensus building in various working groups inside and
  70. outside the organisation, including mixed groups of volunteers and
  71. staff;</li>
  72. <li>Coordinated work of staff and volunteers in the organisation;</li>
  73. </ul>
  74. <p>Between August 2007 and April 2008, Mr Greve was contracted by Google
  75. as Technical Programs Manager / Open Standards Specialist for the ISO
  76. DIS 29500 standardisation process. Georg Greve represented Google
  77. vis-a-vis various national standardisation bodies, and served as member of
  78. the German (DIN) and Swiss (SNV) standardisation bodies. He was involved
  79. in technical and strategic analysis, helped train local representatives
  80. for the company, and coordinated Google's activities for the DIS 29500
  81. Ballot Resolution Meeting (BRM).</p>
  82. <p>In 2008, 2009 and 2010 Mr Greve served as reviewer for the European
  83. Commission on the QualiPSo project IST-FP6-034763, providing strategic
  84. analysis and counseling regarding project objectives, and evaluation
  85. of project success, to project management and the Commission.</p>
  86. <p>Between September 2009 to January 2010, Georg Greve oversaw the launch
  87. of the <a href="">Open Database Alliance (ODBA)</a> as a
  88. Free Software industry body to promote the development and proliferation
  89. of Free Software database technology. He continues to serve on the board
  90. of the ODBA since February 2010.</p>
  91. <p>Georg Greve is an experienced writer with hundreds of publications in
  92. English and German, and a seasoned speaker with experience gathered
  93. during many speeches, keynotes and seminars addressing a wide variety
  94. of audiences around the world.</p>
  95. <p>On 18 December 2009 Georg Greve was awarded the Federal Cross of
  96. Merit on ribbon by the Federal Republic of Germany for his
  97. achievements in Free Software and Open Standards. The ceremony was
  98. held May 2010 in the German embassy in Berne.</p>
  99. <p>His current primary occupation is as CEO &amp; President of the
  100. Board at <a href="">Kolab Systems AG</a>, home of the Free
  101. Software Kolab Groupware Solution.</p>
  102. <p>Mr Greve is married, with two children and lives in Küsnacht near Zürich in Switzerland.</p>
  103. <h3>More information about Georg Greve</h3>
  104. <ul>
  105. <li><a href="">XING Profile</a></li>
  106. <li><a href="">LinkedIn Profile</a></li>
  107. <li><a href="">Wikipedia</a></li>
  108. </ul>
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