Arrived yesterday too meet with all of my Mindquarry colleagues in Potsdam. They had just moved to the new office rooms (almost in the same building as before).
I will stay here for some weeks to get to know the business and people. Afterwards, I will continue working from my home office.
Before going to Potsdam, I had a busy weekend, because we moved to my new house (will blog more later, also some pics).
Lars announced yesterday the first public release of Mindquarry. You can download binaries for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X or the source code (MPL licensed). An installation guide is also available. Check out Lars’ posting on version 1.0-M1 of Mindquarry, the Open Source Teamwork Solution, for more information.
Hurry up, submit a paper! The LinuxTag Call for Papers ends tomorrow, February 16th.
Short info about LinuxTag from the homepage:
LinuxTag 2007 opens doors from May 30 to June 2, 2007 on Berlin Expo Center under the Funkturm. We invite users and experts to learn at Europe’s leading conference and expo more about the potential of Linux, Open Source, and Free Software.
March 1st, I will start my new job at Mindquarry as VP Marketing.
Mindquarry’s Open Source product is enterprise social software, simply called “Mindquarry”. It supports spontaneous collaboration by including a Wiki, task tracker, file management, etc. The software is MPL licensed, version 1.0 will soon be available to the public. There’s an early access program available upon request.
The company was founded in 2006, it is located in Potsdam, Germany close to Berlin. The main investor is HP Ventures of SAP co-founder Hasso Plattner.
I’ll be in charge of strategic and operational marketing and community relations.
What I like most about this new job is:
- I move from an Enterprise 1.0 Open Source company (eZ Systems and its eZ Publish ECM) to an Enterprise 2.0 Open Source company (Mindquarry).
- Having 5 years of PHP programming experience, I am now looking forward towards working for a Java company. Although programming is not part of my job, I am very interested in digging deep into the code to really understand the application’s inner workings.
I actually have known one of Mindquarry’s co-founders for a few years via internet: Lars Trieloff. We only recently met in person. His expertise always impressed me.
I created a dedicated Mindquarry RSS feed for my future postings about Mindquarry, also served by the newly created Planet Mindquarry.
At this cross road of my professional life, I would like to especially thank the following persons who always supported me:
- Zak Greant
- Georg Richter
- Aleksander Farstad
Thanks guys! And of course, thanks to my wife, my biggest supporter 🙂