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Tobias “towo” Wolter
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I'm sure most of you would have seen the sensationalist stories on Phoronix and Slashdot about how the Gnome Foundation is "running out of money" because it "spent 25% of its income" on the Outreach Program for Women, and the inevitable troll backlash blaming the "femi-nazi" agenda, etc, etc.  Well, rather unsurprisingly, the real story is rather different, but as usual the trolls and click-bait websites don't like facts getting in the way of a good story that reinforces their preconceived biases or earns them ad-views.

The Outreach Program for Women is a sponsored internship where participating organisations like KDE or Python or Gnome find sponsors to pay for interns to work on projects as a way to encourage more women to participate in free software, and has been a huge success in doing so.  The Gnome Foundation runs this program for the other organisations, putting all the money through their own accounts, and charges an admin fee to cover their expenses in doing so.  The problem that Gnome has is a classic cash-flow crises that often hits small businesses that try to scale up too big too fast: they needed to pay all the interns before the sponsors had paid the Gnome Foundation their promised money.  As a result the Gnome Foundation dipped into their general funds to pay the interns, leaving them without any cash-in-hand to pay for their other activities.  Once the participating organisations and sponsors pay their promised money then the Gnome Foundation's cash reserves will be restored and they will be able to resume normal activities.

So the real story is that OPW was such a success that it out-grew the Gnome Foundation's ability to run it in an efficient and prudent manner.  I'm sure they will learn some important lessons and restructure the financial and admin side of OPW to keep the accounts separate and to ensure this doesn't happen again, because both the Gnome Foundation and the OPW are valuable contributors to the ongoing success of Free Software and it would be a real shame to lose either of them.

The story is also a healthy reminder that if you value the work done by organisations like the Gnome Foundation or the KDE eV or the EFF, then you should donate to ensure that they can continue that work.  These organisations run on shoe-string budgets and even small donations can make a huge difference.
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Linux Consultant
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  • B1 Systems GmbH
    Linux Consultant, 2013 - present
  • University of Cologne
    System administrator, 2007 - 2013
  • Bundeswehr
    Conscript, 2004 - 2005
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Sysadmin. Cypherpunk. Affiliated with the CCC, among other things.

Worked on the organization of Easterhegg 2008 and SIGINT 200920102012 and 2013.

Joined the FrOSCon team and have been organizing the conference since 2012.

Also organized the U23 2009 and did some meta-organizational work for 27C3 and 28C3 as well as the Chaos Communication Camp 2011.
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Alar like a bar of steel.
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  • University of Cologne
    Mathematics, 2005 - 2013
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The Universal Operating System

Link Bubble
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Hearthstone™, a free-to-play strategy card game from Blizzard Entertainment.

Sleep as Android Unlock
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Unlocks the "Sleep as Android" application - the alarm clock with sleep cycle tracker. Install this "Unlock" and enjoy all features without

Lenovo to acquire Motorola Mobility
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We've just signed an agreement to sell Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. As this is an important move for Android users everywhere, I wa

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Lightweight pedometer app using the hardware step-sensor for minimal battery consumption. This app is designed to be running all the time wi

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Kompetenter Physiotherapeut.
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Fairly generic hotel. Good rooms. Free swimming pool for guests. Good location, if not very nice, but that's more fault of the town than anything else. Has a built in parking garage with fairly cheap prices.
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Pretty good Irish Gastropub.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Well, it's a Burger King. Perfect location, your usual cheap quality.
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reviewed 11 months ago
A bit run down ("ranzig") and way too small, but quite nice apart from that.
Appeal: ExcellentFacilities: Very goodService: Very good
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