Photo of Olaf Schmidt-WischhöferThis is a personal blog.

My name is Olaf Schmidt-Wischhöfer, and I live in Bonn, Germany. I have a wife and a daughter.

Within the topic “freedom and inclusiveness”, my areas of interest are:

  • Free Software, Creative Commons and free licenses in general
  • Accessibility and inclusiveness
  • Human rights and democracy
  • Global development of freedom and economic inclusiveness
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Gender

I work in the secretariat of EADI, the main European professional body for Development Studies.

In addition to that, I participate in various other projects and initiatives that also relate to the interests mentioned above:

Free Software Accessibility and Inclusiveness Free Culture and Theology
KDE Free Qt Foundation (which safeguards the future of the Qt framework as Free Software): board member for KDE
KDE Accessibility: former co-leader and developer
Open Accessibility Workgroup and Linux Standard Base of the Free Standards Group (which became the Linux Foundation): representative for KDE (2005–08)
As author of texts and songs, I regularly publish under a Free License.
Offene Bibel (which aims to create high-quality Bible translations under a Free License): contributor and board member
 Inclusive Bible translation in basic German (part of Offene Bibel)

My address is: Clemensstr. 43 53225 Bonn, +49 228 68 88 68 5, ojschmidt@kde.org