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<blockquote>
<div class="with-image-right">
<img class="img-circle" src="/picturebase/people/2018-erik-grun-300px" alt="Grun"/>
<p>
"My name is Erik Grun. I am studying Economics in Berlin and I am an active member of the FSFE for almost four years now. It is very hard to tell how I got to know the FSFE and Free Software in general, because my first touch with Free Software lies back even further. Back then I was quite interested in learning how to programme and somewhere I must have heard, that if you wanted to become a“real” programmer you, should use GNU/Linux. So I started using one of the more common distributions and then I somehow heard about the GNU project, Richard Stallman and our sister organization in America. The next thing I remember is being at one of my first local meetings and discussing how to bring Free Software into schools."
<img class="img-circle" src="/picturebase/people/2018-erik-grun-300px.jpg" alt="Grun"/>
<p>"My name is Erik Grun. I am studying Economics in Berlin and I am an active member of the FSFE for almost four years now. It is very hard to tell how I got to know the FSFE and Free Software in general, because my first touch with Free Software lies back even further. Back then I was quite interested in learning how to programme and somewhere I must have heard, that if you wanted to become a“real” programmer you, should use GNU/Linux. So I started using one of the more common distributions and then I somehow heard about the GNU project, Richard Stallman and our sister organization in America. The next thing I remember is being at one of my first local meetings and discussing how to bring Free Software into schools."
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<p class="question"> By supporting FSFE you engage as a volunteer. What are you doing for FSFE?</p>
<p class="question">By supporting FSFE you engage as a volunteer. What are you doing for FSFE?</p>

<p class="answer">I am currently the coordinator of the local group in Berlin and I am a part of our education team. This means, that my tasks mainly involve organising our Fellowship meetings and helping out at booths, but also very importantly helping to promote our campaigns on the local level by talking to and meeting with people from other organisations, politicians and so on. </p>

<p class="question"> What is the most fun part about engaging for FSFE?</p>
<p class="question">What is the most fun part about engaging for FSFE?</p>

<p class="answer">Talking to people, who work in the public sector about why they should support Free Software is definitely fun, but helping with booths is the most fun. In Berlin we have many different kinds of events, which cover even more diverse topics that often seem to have no connection to Free Software at all. Convincing people at these events that they also need Free Software can sometimes be quite a challenge, because you always have to adapt to the event you are visiting, but that’s what makes it the most fun part. </p>
<p class="answer">Talking to people, who work in the public sector about why they should support Free Software is definitely fun, but helping with booths is the most fun. In Berlin we have many different kinds of events, which cover even more diverse topics that often seem to have no connection to Free Software at all. Convincing people at these events that they also need Free Software can sometimes be quite a challenge, because you always have to adapt to the event you are visiting, but that’s what makes it the most fun part.</p>

<h2 class="question">What is your favourite FSFE campaign at the moment?</h2>

<p class="answer">Of course it is
<a href="https://publiccode.eu" target="_blanc">“Public Money? Public Code!“</a>, because in the midterm it has the most achievable goals. Our most important campaign is probably
<a href="https://fsfe.org/campaigns/android/android.en.html" target="_blanc">“Free Your Android!”</a>, because almost everyone owns a smart device today and these still come with some nasty pre-installed non-free software. So, by installing F-Droid (and replacing Android with a Free version), we can easily show people how software freedom can look like and hopefully more people realise the advantages it gives them. </p>
<p class="answer">Of course it is <a href="https://publiccode.eu" target="_blank">“Public Money? Public Code!“</a>, because in the midterm it has the most achievable goals. Our most important campaign is probably <a href="https://fsfe.org/campaigns/android/android.en.html" target="_blank">“Free Your Android!”</a>, because almost everyone owns a smart device today and these still come with some nasty pre-installed non-free software. So, by installing F-Droid (and replacing Android with a Free version), we can easily show people how software freedom can look like and hopefully more people realise the advantages it gives them.</p>

<a href="https://publiccode.eu">
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<p class="question"> As the local coordinator, do you think Berlin is an attractive spot for Free Software enthusiasts? </p>
<p class="question">As the local coordinator, do you think Berlin is an attractive spot for Free Software enthusiasts? </p>

<p class="answer">Definitely! In Berlin are so many different communities that are using and promoting Free Software. There is even a page,
<a href="https://lug.berlin/" target="_blanc">lug.berlin</a>
, that tries to give an overview of all the local user groups, that are meeting and hacking together in and around Berlin. </p>
<p class="answer">Definitely! In Berlin are so many different communities that are using and promoting Free Software. There is even a page, <a href="https://lug.berlin/" target="_blank">lug.berlin</a>, that tries to give an overview of all the local user groups, that are meeting and hacking together in and around Berlin.</p>

<p class="question"> You mentioned being a part of education team, what activities do you undertake in this role? </p>
<p class="question"> You mentioned being a part of education team, what activities do you undertake in this role?</p>

<p class="answer">As the FSFE group in Berlin one of our main goals is bringing Free Software and its concepts into schools. That's why we are talking to teachers, so that they can pass their knowledge on to the children and why we are trying to convince our decision makers about the inalienability of Free Software for equal educational chances. What the FSFE could do, is strengthen our education team. We need help with designing flyers, maybe launching a campaign. Also it would be very nice to have someone in the office, who is hired for working on education-related topics, so we could an expert to contact, when we need help. </p>
<p class="answer">As the FSFE group in Berlin one of our main goals is bringing Free Software and its concepts into schools. That's why we are talking to teachers, so that they can pass their knowledge on to the children and why we are trying to convince our decision makers about the inalienability of Free Software for equal educational chances. What the FSFE could do, is strengthen our education team. We need help with designing flyers, maybe launching a campaign. Also it would be very nice to have someone in the office, who is hired for working on education-related topics, so we could an expert to contact, when we need help.</p>

<h2 class="question" style="clear: both;">In one sentence: What is the biggest benefit of Free Software?</h2>

<p class="answer">Nowadays technology plays a key role in our lives and as Free Software means having control over technology it means having self-determination in our own lives. </p>
<p class="answer">Nowadays technology plays a key role in our lives and as Free Software means having control over technology it means having self-determination in our own lives.</p>

<p class="question">What is your favourite Free Software?</p>

<p class="answer">As there is so many great Free Software out there, it is quite difficult for me to answer, but I think on smart devices you should definitely try out apps like "Conversations" (and "ChatSecure" for iOS), "NewPipe" and "Transportr". In general, I really like Nextcloud, because it has some really nice killer features.</p>

<p class="question">Is there anything you believe the FSFE should improve or begin working on next? Any wishes for the
future?</p>
<p class="question">Is there anything you believe the FSFE should improve or begin working on next? Any wishes for the future?</p>

<p class="answer">I think, the FSFE should put more effort into bringing Free Software and its concepts and values into schools, universities and the like. If we can get children to use Free Software and teach them reasons why they should do so, they will not only start to value the freedom it gives them, but will also become politicians, programmers, designers, decision makers and so on, who can help us in transforming to a Free Software society. So, in the end it would really help us in taking a day or two off. ;-) </p>


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<blockquote>
<div class="with-image-right">
<img class="img-circle" src="/picturebase/people/2018-reinhard-mueller-300px" alt="Müller"/>
<p>
"I'm a self-employed software developer living in the westernmost part of Austria. Back in the 1990s, I worked with several proprietary flavours of Unix in my job, so it was only a matter of time for me to stumble over GNU/Linux. My first contact must have been in 1998 or 1999, and I remember how the concept of Free Software made me curious about the ideas behind it. A friend pointed me to
<a href="https://www.gnu.org/" target="_blanc">www.gnu.org</a>
, and I read literally every single article I could find there. After that, it was clear for me that I absolutely agree with that philosophy and want to engage for it."
<img class="img-circle" src="/picturebase/people/2018-reinhard-mueller-300px.jpg" alt="Müller"/>
<p>"I'm a self-employed software developer living in the westernmost part of Austria. Back in the 1990s, I worked with several proprietary flavours of Unix in my job, so it was only a matter of time for me to stumble over GNU/Linux. My first contact must have been in 1998 or 1999, and I remember how the concept of Free Software made me curious about the ideas behind it. A friend pointed me to <a href="https://www.gnu.org/" target="_blank">www.gnu.org</a>, and I read literally every single article I could find there. After that, it was clear for me that I absolutely agree with that philosophy and want to engage for it."
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<p class="question"> In your engagement as a volunteer, what are you doing for FSFE? </p>
<p class="question"> In your engagement as a volunteer, what are you doing for FSFE?</p>

<p class="answer">Currently, I'm mainly FSFE's accountant. I also maintain some lesser parts of FSFE's internally used software. However, sometimes I feel the urge to break free from my keyboard and screen, and then I participate in the FSFE booth team at events like FOSDEM or Grazer Linuxtage. </p>
<p class="answer">Currently, I'm mainly FSFE's accountant. I also maintain some lesser parts of FSFE's internally used software. However, sometimes I feel the urge to break free from my keyboard and screen, and then I participate in the FSFE booth team at events like FOSDEM or Grazer Linuxtage.</p>

<p class="question"> What is the most fun part about engaging for FSFE? </p>
<p class="question"> What is the most fun part about engaging for FSFE?</p>

<p class="answer">Without any doubt, it's the people. It can be very rewarding to see all these smaller or larger victories in our fight for freedom in a digital society, or to break a T-shirt sales record at FOSDEM. But to be allowed to work with the motivated group of dedicated and smart people, who are the FSFE, that's simply priceless. </p>
<p class="answer">Without any doubt, it's the people. It can be very rewarding to see all these smaller or larger victories in our fight for freedom in a digital society, or to break a T-shirt sales record at FOSDEM. But to be allowed to work with the motivated group of dedicated and smart people, who are the FSFE, that's simply priceless.</p>

<h2 class="question">What is your favourite FSFE campaign at the moment?</h2>

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<h2 class="question" style="clear: both;">In one sentence: What is the biggest benefit of Free Software?</h2>

<p class="answer">It allows me (and everybody else) to exploit the virtually unlimited possibilities of that great invention called "computer", just as I like. </p>
<p class="answer">It allows me (and everybody else) to exploit the virtually unlimited possibilities of that great invention called "computer", just as I like.</p>

<p class="question">As a long-term member of FSFE, what do you believe is one fundamental thing FSFE should always carry on doing? </p>
<p class="question">As a long-term member of FSFE, what do you believe is one fundamental thing FSFE should always carry on doing?</p>

<p class="answer"> The FSFE has a tradition of sending out positive messages, and I think that's one of the main reasons for its success. Don't complain, change! Don't be *against* the status quo, be *for* a change! Don't criticise, help improving! </p>
<p class="answer"> The FSFE has a tradition of sending out positive messages, and I think that's one of the main reasons for its success. Don't complain, change! Don't be *against* the status quo, be *for* a change! Don't criticise, help improving!</p>

<p class="question">What is your favourite Free Software?</p>

<p class="answer">The Free Software culture is a culture of cooperation. People build upon each other's work, in most cases even without ever having met or talked. This creates a whole universe of components which you can then arrange and use as you like. The question about the favourite Free Software is a bit like asking "what is your favourite LEGO brick?"; it is the countless possibilities this universe of components gives me that makes me really love Free Software.
<br/>
But well, since you asked anyway: Python.</p>
<p class="answer">The Free Software culture is a culture of cooperation. People build upon each other's work, in most cases even without ever having met or talked. This creates a whole universe of components which you can then arrange and use as you like. The question about the favourite Free Software is a bit like asking "what is your favourite LEGO brick?"; it is the countless possibilities this universe of components gives me that makes me really love Free Software. But well, since you asked anyway: Python.</p>

<p class="question">Is there anything you believe the FSFE should improve or begin working on next? Any wishes for the
future?</p>
<p class="question">Is there anything you believe the FSFE should improve or begin working on next? Any wishes for the future?</p>

<p class="answer">The FSFE has become very professional over the last years. The organisation meanwhile has a number of dedicated full-time employees, and virtually every activity of the FSFE is coordinated by one of them. This has contributed a lot to FSFE's success, and most of the things FSFE does now would never be possible with purely volunteer work.
<br/>
We have now reached a point where we (and yes, that includes myself!) must pay constant attention to keep existing and potential volunteers involved in our work. We must help people all across Europe to understand how they can participate in our activities, how their personal engagement makes a change, and how there are so many different ways for them to be an integral part of a strong and powerful FSFE.</p>
<p class="answer">The FSFE has become very professional over the last years. The organisation meanwhile has a number of dedicated full-time employees, and virtually every activity of the FSFE is coordinated by one of them. This has contributed a lot to FSFE's success, and most of the things FSFE does now would never be possible with purely volunteer work. We have now reached a point where we (and yes, that includes myself!) must pay constant attention to keep existing and potential volunteers involved in our work. We must help people all across Europe to understand how they can participate in our activities, how their personal engagement makes a change, and how there are so many different ways for them to be an integral part of a strong and powerful FSFE.</p>

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