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Farewell, Open Knowledge International!

I wanted to share this news with you all in here as well: I am leaving Open Knowledge International (OKI) as its CEO. Until the end of the year, I will help with transition and support the Leadership Team in any way possible. I joined OKI in May 2015, to take over from the wonderful Rufus Pollock, who not only founded Open Knowledge in 2004, but who inspired it, who grew it and who established it as a key player in the evolving space for openness. Big shoes to fill, indeed. 

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„All I know for sure, all I know for certain, is that they weren’t born wanting to do this.“

This is a quote from „The West Wing“ (Episode „College Kids„). President Bartlet says these words after an attack against a college sports team. I
National Gallery London remember these words everytime something like the attacks in Paris happen. They point us, I believe, in the right direction in moments when all we want to do is either hide from this world, or smash something (or someone) to calm our anger

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Es ist nicht einfach / It aint easy

Today I published two blogposts with my favorite Tweets of the last days. Unfortunately, I did not really understand how the „Twitter Collection“ feature works. So now I have accidently deleted all of my favorite Tweets. Next time, I know what to do, so stay tuned…

Heute hatte ich zwei Beiträge mit meinen Lieblingstweets veröffentlicht; leider habe ich erst danach verstanden, wie diese „Twitter Collection“-Feature wirklich funktioniert. Anyway, die Tweets sind weg – und ihr müsst Euch bis zum nächsten mal gedulden.

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The Linux ate my homework

I grew up on Windows. I never questioned it. It was just THERE. I am not a technical person, and I don’t really care about what operating system is driving my computer. Or so I thought.

But: I don’t like the idea of being vulnerable. I like the idea of being in control, even if I never use this control.
It is much easier to hand over control voluntarily, than to never having any control to give up.

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2012 days later

Today is my last day at the office of Wikimedia Deutschland. For 2012 days, I had the great opportunity and the tremendous pleasure to work for one of the greatest causes I can think of: Free knowledge for everybody. What Wikimedia does is nothing short of changing the world, one edit at a time.

This is a revolution.

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