Mirko Boehm

Endocode, TU Berlin and Open Invention Network

Mirko Boehm is a Free and Open Source Software contributor, primarily as a developer and speaker. He is the founder of the Quartermaster project, and has been a contributor to major Open Source projects like the KDE Desktop since 1997, including several years on the KDE e.V. board. He is a vising lecturer and researcher on Free and Open Source Software at the Technical University of Berlin, part of the FSFE Germany team and a Qt-certified specialist and trainer. Mirko Boehm has a wide range of experience as an entrepreneur, corporate manager, software developer and German Air Force officer.

The Open Invention Network protects the Open Source ecosystem by acquiring patents and licensing them royalty free to all participants. As director for the linux system definition, Mirko Boehm is responsible for the technical scope that defines the field of use of the patent non-aggression agreements.

As a co-founder of Endocode, an employee-owned, shareholder company based in Berlin, Germany providing professional IT services with a focus on Open Source technologies, Mirko Boehm specialises in consulting to and mentoring startups and medium to large businesses.
His areas of expertise include complex software development endeavours, the use of Open Source products and methods in organisations, and technology related issues of business strategy and intellectual property.

He lives with his wife, two kids and two cats in Berlin.

Mirko Boehm

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