Recommended Experts

We recommend some legal and technical experts as exceptional partners in the field of Free Software. To be explicitly recommended the delegate must contribute significantly to Free Software and be approved by the General Assembly of FSFE.

Dr. Till Jaeger is a partner in the Berlin law firm JBB Rechtsanwälte. He represents FSFE in Germany and Harald Welte in GPL enforcement cases. He is chair of the "Internationalization" subcommittee within the GPLv3 process.
Email: jaeger [at]
Telephone: +49 30 443 765 0
Post: JBB Rechtsanwälte, Christinenstrasse 18/19, 10119 Berlin, Germany.

Carlo Piana is a lawyer and Free Software advocate based in Milan. Among other things, he has represented FSFE and Samba in the Microsoft vs. EC Commission Antitrust case and is helping and advising many other Free Software projects to obtain necessary interoperability information following the victory in that case. He continues to represent FSFE as its general counsel. He is also active in the promotion of Open Standards and lectures at the University of Milan.
Email: carlo [at ]
Web: ("Law is Freedom")
Professional website: ("Law is Freedom")
Telephone:+39 347 8835209
Post:Avv. Carlo Piana, Corso Venezia 16, 20121 Milano, Italy.

Harald Welte is a kernel programmer, the founder of and one of the primary engineers behind the creation of the OpenMoko Free Software telephone project.
Email: laforge [at]

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Armijn Hemel is a system administrator and a primary member of the team.
Email: armijn [at]