Closing Keynote

November 16, 2016

Frank Karlitschek

Why I forked my own project and company to create a better internet

Frank Karlitschek founded the ownCloud open source project in 2010 and co-founded a company names ownCloud Inc. late 2011. After being the maintainer for over 6 years and CTO of ownCloud Inc. for over 4 years Frank decided to start over. Leave his own project and company to create a fork called Nextcloud. This talk will describe the reasons why ownCloud was founded as an open source project. The good and bad things when it was turned into a centure capital founded company, the thing that Frank and the core team want to do differently with Nextcloud and how the business model, licensing and community relations improved. This talk covers insights into different open source business models and how to create a win win situation for a company and a community. This talk also covers the new and unleashed plans of the Nextcloud community to enable uswers to regain control over their data and communication.

Frank Karlitschek started the ownCloud project in 2010 to return control over the storing and sharing of information to consumers. In 2016 he initiated the Nextcloud project to bring this idea to the next level. He has been involved with a variety of Free Software projects including having been a board member for the KDE community. Frank has spoken at MIT, CERN and ETH and keynoted LinuxCon, Latinoware, Akademy, openSUSE Con and many other conferences.

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