Frank Karlitschek

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Frank Karlitschek
Frank Karlitschek 2018.jpg
Frank Karlitschek, 2018
Born (1973-07-25) 25 July 1973 (age 46)
ResidenceStuttgart, Germany
NationalityGerman
Occupationopen source developer
Known forownCloud, Nextcloud, KDE contributor and KDE e.V. vice president
Websitekarlitschek.de

Frank Karlitschek (born 25 July 1973) is a German open source software developer living in Stuttgart, Germany.

Karlitschek argues on his blog that "Privacy is the foundation of democracy."[1][2] He says that people should have a basic right "to control their own data in the Internet age."[3]

Free software[edit]

Karlitschek is a KDE contributor since 2001 when he mainly worked in web community and artist team. He is a member of the KDE e.V. since 2003. In summer 2009 he was elected as a board member and vice president of KDE e.V.[4]

In 2001, Karlitschek started KDE-Look.org.[5] At Akademy 2008, Frank presented the vision of the Social Desktop for the KDE project.[6] Karlitschek further started the Open-PC and the Open Collaboration Services projects. He is also a cohost of RadioTux the biggest German Linux Podcast. In 2012 Karlitschek started the User Data Manifesto initiative.[7]

Karlitschek gives keynotes at conferences like LinuxCon,[8] Latinoware,[9] openSUSE Conf,[10] and Akademy.[11]

ownCloud[edit]

In 2010 Karlitschek started the ownCloud project during a CampKDE keynote [12] and released the version 1.0 in June 2010. [13] He was the project leader and maintainer.

In 2011 Karlitschek co-founded ownCloud Inc. to offer an enterprise version of ownCloud. He served as the CTO and oversaw the product development and community relations. [14]

In April 2016 Karlitschek left ownCloud Inc.[15]

Nextcloud[edit]

In June 2016, five weeks after leaving ownCloud, he started Nextcloud, a fork of ownCloud.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What's next for the privacy-conscious ownCloud project".
  2. ^ "Frank Karlitschek_ » The privacy endgame". 5 May 2016. Archived from the original on May 5, 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  3. ^ http://www.zdnet.com/article/user-data-manifesto-seeks-to-give-users-control-of-their-data/
  4. ^ Sebastian Kügler (2009-07-07). "KDE e.V. Elects New Board of Directors". KDE. KDE.NEWS. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  5. ^ Fabrice Mous (2004-01-28). "The Person Behind KDE-Look.org and KDE-Apps.org". KDE. KDE.NEWS. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  6. ^ "Presentation of the Social Desktop as keynote of the Akademy 2008 from Frank Karlitschek". Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  7. ^ Karlitschek (2012-10-19). "The User Data Manifesto". Karlitschek. Karlitschek. Retrieved 2014-09-07.
  8. ^ Linux Foundation (2014-07-01). "The Linux Foundation Announces Early Keynote Speaker Line Up for LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe". Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation. Retrieved 2014-09-07.
  9. ^ Latinoware (2012-09-04). "LatinoCLOUD". Latinoware. Latinoware. Retrieved 2014-09-07.
  10. ^ Jos Poortvliet (2010-11-02). "Frank Karlitschek Introduces Bretzn". KDE. KDE.NEWS. Retrieved 2014-09-07.
  11. ^ Anika Kehrer (2008-08-01). "Community Congregation". Linux Magazin. Linux Magazin. Retrieved 2014-09-07.
  12. ^ Frank Karlitschek (2010-01-21). "Camp KDE 2010 Continues with More Talks". KDE. KDE.NEWS. Retrieved 2014-09-07.
  13. ^ Frank Karlitschek (2010-06-24). "ownCloud 1.0 is here". Karlitschek. blog. Retrieved 2014-09-07.
  14. ^ Markus Rex (2011-12-23). "Well we did it and happy Holidays". Karlitschek. blog. Retrieved 2014-09-07.
  15. ^ Frank Karlitschek (2016-04-27). "big changes: I am leaving ownCloud, Inc. today". blog. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  16. ^ Frank Karlitschek (2016-06-02). "Nextcloud". blog. Retrieved 2016-06-02.

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