Appendix B. Contributors

Till Adam spent his youth studying philosophy, comparative literature, American studies, and musicology while making a living as a musician. Having failed to become rich and famous that way, he went for a M.Sc. in maths, computer science, and business. Some years of contributing to Free Software, in particular KDE, taught him to program, which led to his employment at Klarälvdalens Datakonsult AB, where he now coordinates the KDE- and Free Software-related activities of the company, among other things. Till lives with his wife and daughter in Berlin, Germany.

Jim Blandy maintained GNU Emacs for the Free Software Foundation from 1990 to 1993, and released Emacs version 19 with Richard Stallman. He is one of the original designers of the Subversion version control system. He has also contributed to the CVS version control system, the GNU Debugger (GDB), the Guile extension language library, and an Emacs made for editing gene sequences. He now works for the Mozilla Corporation on SpiderMonkey, Mozilla’s implementation of the JavaScript programming language. Jim lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and two daughters.

Mirko Boehm has been a KDE developer since 1997, and was a member of the KDE e.V. board from 1999 to 2006. He is a business graduate from Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg, Germany. In his private life he tries to stay away from computers by reading books printed on real paper and spending time with his family. He currently works at Klarälvdalens ...

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