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Björn Schießle
Computer Scientist (Dipl. Inf.), graduated at University of Stuttgart
Creating free, decentralized and open cloud technology at Nextcloud
Free Software (aka Open Source) educator and advisor
Speaker and writer about technology enabled political and social change
FSFE's Deputy Coordinator Germany and member of the General Assembly

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  • Werkzeugkasten Freie Software
    Nach viel Arbeit, die dank einem tollen Autoren-Team und Herausgeber mindestens genauso viel Spaß gemacht hat, freue ich mich das der Werkzeugkasten Freie Software veröffentlicht wurde. Ganz im Sinn der Open Education Resources ist der Werkzeugkasten unter der Creative Commons By-SA Lizenz erhältlich. Damit können alle Inhalte im und außerhalb des Unterrichts frei verwendet werden, […]
  • Cloud Federation – Getting Social
    With Nextcloud 11 we continue to work on one of our hot topics: Cloud Federation. This time we focus on the social aspects. We want to make it as easy as possible for people to share their contact information. This enabled users to find each other and to start sharing. Therefore we extended the user […]
  • Transfer Public Links to Federated Shares
    Creating public links and sending them to your friends is a widely used feature of Nextcloud. If the recipient of a public link also has a Nextcloud or ownCloud account he can use the “Add to your Nextcloud” button to mount the content over WebDAV to his server. On a technical level all mounted public […]
  • History and Future of Cloud Federation
    I’m now working for about two years on something called Federated Cloud Sharing. It started on June, 23er 2014 with the release of ownCloud 7.0. Back then it was simply called “Server to Server sharing”. During all this years I never wrote about the broader ideas behind this technology, why we do it, what we […]
  • Freedom for whom?
    This discussion is really old. Since the first days of the Free Software movement people like to debate to whom the freedom in Free Software is directed? The users? The code? The developers? Often this goes along with a discussion about copyleft vs non-protecting Free Software licenses like the BSD- and the MIT-License. I don’t […]