Updates have been slow around here for a while, but there's a reason for that. My spare time in recent days has been soaked up preparing for my career change, which I'll explain.
I've become a freelancer. To be more specific: a freelance IT professional providing consultancy, training and writing services. It's quite a change and there's lots of other information you probably would like to know. In the meantime, I'll direct you to my new business website, where you can learn a lot more.
One of the best things about it is that I will remain in Berlin, a city I love and in which I've made myself a wonderful home. Still, the nature of my work gives me good flexibility, so I can consider taking on work from clients who are based anywhere in the world.
What about Freie Universität? Sadly, extending my contract didn't synchronise with our efforts to extend the Saros project, which paid my wages. On a happier note, Saros development continues with me as a part of it (we are still seeking its extension as I write this) and I can now count Freie Universität Berlin as my first client!
And my interest in free/libre/open source software isn't going anywhere. I remain an advocate of FLOSS and will endeavour to carry on playing a part in it.