Kai "Oswald" Seidler was born in Hamburg in 1970. He graduated from the Technical University of Berlin with a Diplom-Informatiker degree (the equivalent of a Master of Science degree) in Computer Science. In the '90s, he created and managed Germany's biggest IRCnet server—
irc.fu-berlin.de, and co-managed one of the world's largest anonymous FTP servers—
He set up his first professional public web server in 1993. From 1993 to 1998, he was a member of Projektgruppe Kulturraum Internet—a research project on net culture and network organization. In 2002, he co-founded Apache Friends and created the multi-platform Apache web server bundle XAMPP. Around 2005, XAMPP became the most popular Apache stack worldwide. ...