Brussels / 1 & 2 February 2020


Matthias Kirschner

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Working for Free Software, so every individual in our society can self-determined use, study, share, and improve software.

Matthias Kirschner is President of FSFE. In 1999 he started using GNU/Linux and realised that software is deeply involved in all aspects of our lives. Matthias is convinced that this technology has to empower society not restrict it. While studying Political and Administrative Science he joined FSFE in 2004.

He helps other organisations, companies and governments to understand how they can benefit from Free Software -- which gives everybody the rights to use, understand, adapt and share software -- and how those rights help to support freedom of speech, freedom of press or privacy.

In his spare time Matthias assists in wilderness first aid seminars, enjoys comics like XKCD and Transmetropolitan; and Die Ärzte.



Title Day Room Track Start End
Civil society needs Free Software hackers Saturday H.2215 (Ferrer) Lightning Talks 12:00 12:15
The core values of software freedom Sunday Janson Freedom 11:00 11:50