[FSFE PR][EN] Jonas Öberg joins FSFE as Executive Director

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Tue Mar 3 10:15:09 CET 2015

 = Jonas Öberg joins FSFE as Executive Director =

[ Read online: https://fsfe.org/news/2015/news-20150302-02.en.html ]

FSFE has recruited long-time Free Software activist Jonas Öberg to be
the organisation's Executive Director. He joins the organisation's
leadership team on March 1.

Jonas Öberg[1] is one of FSFE's founding members, and was the
organisation's vice president from 2001 through 2008. He has
considerable experience in managing Free Software-related projects and
organisations. Before joining as the organisation's Executive Director,
he has been a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow working on the Elog.io
project to create a global provenance repository for creative works,
worked as Creative Commons' regional coordinator in Europe, lectured in
Software Engineering and built up the conference FSCONS in its original

Jonas first started volunteering for Free Software in 1998, while
studying mathematics at a university level. Finding the classes in
computer science much more interesting than mathematics, he soon found
Free Software and began volunteering for the Free Software Foundation as
chief webmaster for the GNU Project. Through the years, he's also
participated in Debian, the GNOME project, and authored the occasional
software himself.

    "We're absolutely delighted to have Jonas on board," says Karsten
    Gerloff, FSFE's president. "FSFE's volunteers and staff are
    enourmously dedicated and motivated. Jonas will channel this energy
    into an even greater capacity for action. Thanks to him, we will be
    able to achieve so much more for Free Software."

    "We face a need to secure the legal, social and technical
    foundations of Free Software, as well as continuing the work of
    raising awareness of Free Software," says Jonas Öberg. "Those are
    challenges that I very much look forward to tackling together with
    our staff, Fellows and volunteers across Europe and elsewhere, as
    well as in collaboration with other organisations."

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 1. http://www.fsfe.org/about/oberg/

  == About the Free Software Foundation Europe ==

  The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) is a non-profit
  non-governmental organisation active in many European countries and
  involved in many global activities. Access to software determines
  participation in a digital society. To secure equal participation in
  the information age, as well as freedom of competition, the Free
  Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) pursues and is dedicated to the
  furthering of Free Software, defined by the freedoms to use, study,
  modify and copy. Founded in 2001, creating awareness for these issues,
  securing Free Software politically and legally, and giving people
  Freedom by supporting development of Free Software are central issues
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