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Bernhard E. Reiter

Dipl. Applied System Scientist, MSc. Geographie

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Since 1999 Managing Director and Owner of Intevation
Since 2001: Founding member of the GA, FSFE.
Kolab Systems: Feb 2010 - Aug 2012: Board of Directors
FSFE: June 2009 - June 2011: Deputy Germany-Coordinator
FSFE: 2001 - June 2009: Germany-Coordinator
FFII: June 2000 - July 2003: Keeper of the Scrolls and Vice-President

Software is a communication issue. (2001)

Marketing in the Free Software realm should excel at being honest and realistic. Free Software-marketing is understatement.

When using Free Software and further developing Free Software products during professional projects, there is a good chance that additional, unintended value is created: Collateral benefits (2002).


After an academic career as an Applied System Scientist at the University of Osnabrück, Germany, and an MSc in Geography from the University of Milwaukee, USA, Bernhard Reiter became an entrepreneur for Free Software in 1999. He co-founded Intevation with two friends. Reiter's research in Milwaukee was about phenology and climatic change.
Foto Bernhard Reiter
Bernhard Reiter is an active volunteer. Together with others he founded and the charity associations FossGIS, FFII and Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE). For FSFE Bernhard was responsible for building up the German speaking team over one decade and still serves as member of the FSFE's general assembly.
Within creating Free Software solutions, Bernhard has contributed to many initiatives, has taken roles as analyst, consultant, developer, systems architect or project manager. He was the lead on the secure S/MIME email-solution for GnuPG and Kontact Mail. Between 2002 and 2010 Bernhard coordinated the creation of the Kolab groupware solution. Bernhard is also responsible for the development a novel touch screen friendly groupware rich client for smartphones and tables, called Kontact Touch.
Archived academic homepage at the USF (Gnuplot, piecharts, statist, Diplom Thesis) Archived UWM 1999 homepage (Canadian Weather Data CD,GRASS GIS & Geography) Archived FFII 2003 homepage(»German) ( Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure e.V. ) Old 2001 Advogato Eintrag
Various technical stuff for developers (you've been warned!): | ppc Laptops with GNU/Linux

Last Modification: November 2014
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