What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of
difference you want to make.
‒ Jane Goodall
As a child science kits were always one of my favorite toys. This way I discovered already early in my life the world of biology, chemistry, electronics and other exiting stuff. I was always driven by the childlike curiosity to understand how things work instead of just using it. Today I'm still like that. That's probably also the reason why my first computer soon lead me down the rabbit hole in the world of programming and Free Software (aka Open Source).
During my education and professional career I collected deep knowledge about programming and the design and architecture of software systems. After I graduated I joined the university as a researcher in the area of Cloud Robotics. During this time I learned a lot about academic research and writing and enjoyed the challenge to solve complex tasks. Today I work at Nextcloud. I develop and maintain various parts of a large and complex Free Software solution which provides universal access to data stored in the cloud without losing control or privacy. Being involved in the Free Software movement for over 20 years lead to a deep knowledge about Free Software, Open Standards and software licenses. Today I'm fascinated about how technology shapes our society and how society can shape technology. Free Software is not just a black-box people can use, but it enables everyone to understand it and adapt it to their needs. In a world driven by technology this are important rights for individuals, organisations and big enterprises. I love to discuss this new possibilities, attend related trade shows and think about how Free Software can enable a business to grow.
If I look back at the end of a working day I want to have the feeling that I did something useful for my company, our customers and for the society as a whole. That's why I love working with people from all over the world in a open and collaborative environment, driven by Free Software and Open Standards.
Die Abkehr von freier und unabhängiger Software in München wäre falsch - Kommentar auf Netzpolitik.org
Werkzeugkasten Freie Software - Einführung in die Grundlagen Freier Software zusammen mit einer Sammlung von sinnvoller Software, mit der Unterricht in einem digitalen Zeitalter gestaltet werden kann. Autoren: Volker Grassmuck, Daniel Rohde-Kage, Björn Schießle, Stefan Schober, Sebastian Seitz, Wolf-Dieter Zimmermann (2016)
Software Heritage – Erhalt eines Kulturerbes - Gastbeitrag auf Netzpolitik.org
10 Jahre Sony Rootkit – ein fragwürdiges Jubiläum - Gastbeitrag auf Netzpolitik.org
User Data Manifesto 2.0 - Gastbeitrag auf Netzpolitik.org
Defensive Publication: Cloud file syncing encryption system. Hugo Roy and Björn Schießle (2014)
Freie Software – Ein wachsender Faktor in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. Erschienen im Handbuch der Unternehmensberatung, 2013, Band 2, Kennzahl 3410, Erich Schmidt Verlag
Free Software, Open Source, FOSS, FLOSS – Same same but different - Article about the differences and history of the various terms used in the Free Software movement.
Creating and using roboearth object models. CRA, pages 3549–3550, 2012. Daniel Di Marco, Andreas Koch, Oliver Zweigle, Kai Häussermann, Björn Schiessle, Paul Levi, Dorian Gálvez-López, Luis Riazuelo, Javier Civera, J. M. M. Montiel, Moritz Tenorth, Alexander Clifford Perzylo, Markus Waibel, and René van de Molengraft
Server-sided automatic map transformation in roboearth. AMS, pages 203–216, 2012. Alexander Clifford Perzylo, Björn Schießle, Kai Häussermann, Oliver Zweigle, Paul Levi, and Alois Knoll.
RoboEarth - A World Wide Web for Robots. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine (Special Issue Towards a WWW for Robots), 2011. Accepted - Waibel, M., Beetz, M., D’Andrea, R., Janssen, R., Tenorth, M., Civera, J., Elfring, J., Galvez-Lopez, D., Häussermann, K., Montiel, J.M.M., Perzylo, A., Schießle, B., Zweigle, O., and van de Molengraft, R. (2011)
Using Situation Analysis Techniques with Bayesian Networks for Recognizing Hardware Errors on Mobile Robots - Oliver Zweigle, Kai Häussermann, Björn Schiessle and Paul Levi (ICRA 2011)