Max Mehl was Programme Manager at the FSFE and coordinated initiatives in the areas of legal and licensing, political advocacy, information security, and public awareness. But he was also frequently to be found in the virtual server rooms of the FSFE. He sees Free Software as an important component to solve urgent technical and social problems. Every day he is fascinated how many advantages software freedom brings for different aspects - from ethics to politics and economy to security technology.
He started to get active in FSFE in 2011 as a voluntary translator. Later he did a six month internship. Since then he has been involved in numerous campaigns, public events, and policy issues as a volunteer and later as part-time employee.
Beside his work, Max studied Politics and Administration in Konstanz and Münster, founded a small IT company, lived and volunteered in Tanzania, and is a scout by conviction. From time to time he gives an update about his current private and professional activities on his blog.
Max worked on many FSFE campaigns and activities, for example: REUSE, Public Money? Public Code!, Radio Lockdown Directive, Router Freedom, I love Free Software Day, Free Your Android, DRM (Digital Restriction Management), the FSFE's server and service infrastructure, translations and web pages, and many press releases, guest articles, talks, booths...
Please feel free to contact Max regarding any topics he is working on, or may be interested in.
Talks and Papers
You can find some of Max's FSFE-related audio/video recordings and written publications on his website.
You can contact Max via the channels listed here.