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Lars Eilebrecht

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Lars Eilebrecht
Lars Eilebrecht speaking at ApacheCon Europe 2007 in Amsterdam
BornMarch 1972
Alma materUniversity of Siegen
Known forApache HTTP Server

Lars Eilebrecht (born March 1972[1]) is a German software engineer, CISSP-certified information security expert, solutions architect, and Open Source evangelist.[2] He is one of the original developers of the Apache HTTP Server, and co-founder and former Vice President of the Apache Software Foundation. Lars was based in the United Kingdom between 2009 and 2019 where he founded the IT consultancy company Primevation Ltd.[1] Since 2019 he is based in Germany where he works as a Chief Information Security Officer.

Open Source[edit]

Lars has been active in open software projects, and most notably the Apache HTTP Server project. He was a member of the Apache Group,[3] and is co-founder and member of the Apache Software Foundation.[4][5]

Since the beginning of the Apache Software Foundation he was a member of the Conferences Committee[4] helping the foundation to organise ApacheCon events. He served as Vice President, Conference Planning from 2007 to 2009.[6][7] Additionally he is a member of the ASF Security Team and the ASF Public Relations Committee.[8][9]

Lars is an Open Source evangelist and received O'Reilly's Appaloosa Award for raising awareness of Apache.[10]


Between 2008 and 2019 Lars worked as an independent IT consultant for companies such as the BBC, Channel 4, Heise Media, El Tiempo and Pearson.[11][12] Lars was owner and managing director of Primevation Ltd,[12] and partner at pliXos GmbH.[13][14] Previous employers of Lars Eilebrecht include Ciphire Labs, Quam, Parc Technologies, CyberSolutions, and Cable & Wireless.[11]

Lars has an interest in IT security and cryptography.[15] He has worked as a CISO for the Widas Group[16] and polypoly,[17][18] was Director Security Solutions and Chief Security Architect at Ciphire Labs, and speaker at conferences such as Financial Cryptography and Data Security[19] and the 21st Chaos Communication Congress (21C3).[20] Lars was a member of the International Financial Cryptography Association from 2005 to 2006.[19]

In 1998 Lars received a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Siegen in Germany.[21]


Lars is the author of Apache Webserver, the first German-language book about the Apache HTTP Server. He published 5 editions of the book between 1997 and 2003.[22][23]

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  1. ^ a b "Lars Eilebrecht's director record at Companies House UK". Companies House UK. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  2. ^ Eilebrecht, Lars (2023-12-12). "Lars Eilebrecht". www.eilebrecht.net. Retrieved 2023-12-12.
  3. ^ "Picture of the Apache Group members taken at ApacheCon 1998 in San Francisco". www.flickr.com. Mark Cox. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  4. ^ a b "ASF Board Minutes 1999-04-13". www.apache.org. The Apache Software Foundation. 1999-04-13. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  5. ^ "The Apache® Software Foundation Celebrates 20 Years of Community-led Development "The Apache Way"". Global Newswire. 26 March 2019. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  6. ^ "ASF Board Minutes 2007-10-17". www.apache.org. The Apache Software Foundation. 2007-10-17. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  7. ^ "ASF Board Minutes 2009-06-17". www.apache.org. The Apache Software Foundation. 2009-06-17. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Lars Eilebrecht's ASF Committer Information". people.apache.org. The Apache Software Foundation. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  9. ^ "ASF Security Team Website". www.apache.org. The Apache Software Foundation. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Apache Week article about the Appaloosa Awards". www.apacheweek.com. Apache Week. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  11. ^ a b "Lars Eilebrecht's LinkedIn page". www.linkedin.com. LinkedIn. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  12. ^ a b "Primevation Ltd Website". www.primevation.com. Primevation Ltd. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  13. ^ "Management Team of pliXos GmbH". www.plixos.com. pliXos GmbH. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  14. ^ "Bloomberg Person Profile about Lars Eilebrecht". www.bloomberg.com. Bloomberg. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  15. ^ "The Open Source Initiative hopes public awareness is Heartbleed's silver lining". www.engadget.com. Engadget. 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2016.
  16. ^ "Widas Group on LinkedIn". LinkedIn. March 2023. Retrieved 2023-08-21.
  17. ^ "polypoly About page". polypoly Website. Archived from the original on 2021-07-15. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  18. ^ "Linux Foundation Announces an Intent to Form The OpenWallet Foundation". The Linux Foundation. September 2022. Retrieved 2023-12-12.
  19. ^ a b "Program of the Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2005 Conference". www.ifca.ai. IFCA. 2005. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  20. ^ "21C3 Speaker Page for Lars Eilebrecht". events.ccc.de. Chaos Computer Club. 2004. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  21. ^ "Lars Eilebrecht's ORCID page". orcid.org. ORCID. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  22. ^ "Apache books published by Lars Eilebrecht". www.worldcat.org. WorldCat. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  23. ^ Lars Eilebrecht (2003). Apache Webserver Book, 5. Edition. ASIN 3826613422.