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25 June 2009, 14:06

FSFE elects new leadership team

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Karsten Gerloff, the new President of the FSFE.
Karsten Gerloff, the new President of the FSFE.
At its annual General Assembly meeting in Spain, the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) elected a new leadership team. According to Karsten Gerloff, the new FSFE President, "The new team will continue FSFE's highly successful work with the same long-term vision". Gerloff will replace Georg Greve, President of the FSFE for the last eight years. The new President has been involved with FSFE since 2005 and previously worked as a researcher in the Collaborative Creativity Group for the MERIT institute (UNU-MERIT) at the United Nations University in Maastricht, The Netherlands. The FSFE founder and former President Georg Greve will continue working with the FSFE organisation as a volunteer.

Fernanda Weiden, a systems administrator at Google in Zurich, is the newly elected Vice President. The new Executive Director is Christian Holz, who has been working in IT and IT-related fields since 1989. He also owns Callowhill, an IT and management consulting services company based in Friedrichsdorf, Germany. Adriaan de Groot will be the FSFE's new designated Freedom Task Force Coordinator and Matthias Kirschner has been hired to coordinate the Fellowship and the German team for the FSFE.


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