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Who am I?

  • Open Source Developer
  • Ride my bike
  • Hiking
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Geocaching


I studied Computer Science at the Universität-Gesamthochschule Paderborn

During this time, I worked 3,5 years as Systemadministrator for FB10/Verfahrenstechnik (Process Engineering) as a part-time job.

In 1999 I joined SUSE where I started in the distribution team on the SUSE LINUX core system. I was also responsible for maintaining the infrastructure for building the distributions and developed SUSE’s SPARC distribution. For nearly 10 years I was the main responsible Projectmanager for the SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server (SLES). Currently I’m one of the few Distinguished Engineers at SUSE, a Senior Architect and leading the Future Technology Team. In this roles I created openSUSE MicroOS and the enterprise variant SLE Micro.

Additional I was from May 2003 until December 2005 a member of the board of directors of the Free Standards Group, the predecessor of the Linux Foundation

Open Source Development