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Axel got in contact with Linux end of 1992, while it was still experimental (Kernel 0.9x). Complete migration to S.u.S.E. 5.3 end of the 90's, after is became obvious that the previously used OS/2 has no future. Focus was the use of OpenSource in business and on the Desktop: Next to his 'Linux on a ThinkPad' Website, lauched in 2001 (, SAP's Linux-plans were analyzed (R/3 auf Linux – Vollmundiges Marketing, halbherziger Support, Computerwoche 34/1999) and the experiences made in running the own company on Linux were reported on a Conference (OpenSource meets Business Conference January 2007). Axel is member of the openSUSE project board and maintains various packages, like hylafax+, the Tryton ERP System, GNU Health and the GNU Health Live CD.

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Everyone knows that Free Software such as Linux, Apache or PostgreSQL are the backbone of many data centers (DC) and cloud offerings. The Internet as we know it today would not exist without Free & OpenSource Software (FOSS) But the more Free Software leaves the DC and gets closer to the 'Enduser', the more myth are build around FOSS. Linux on a Desktop? GIMP Instead of Photoshop? Running your business on a Free ERP-System? Fear, Uncertainty and Doubts (FUD) are spread to protect market share for proprietary solutions. In this talk I will take a look at some FUD, and share some thoughts about answers to the myths.

2019 May 26 - 14:00
45 min
Saal (Main Hall)
Open Source

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