First of all: Thank you for this thread. I like it 🙂
My name is Stephan Luckow and before I did "something with computers" I made a bet that I would be successful as a musician (playing bass guitar). But that was a dream in the mid 90s. Btw: this was our contribution to the European song contest in 1994 -> https://peertube.luckow.org/videos/watch/53b4c661-a308-44ab-9491-de6f14daa90b
In 1995 I founded my first Internet full-service agency in Berlin, and my whole business was based on open source software. Part of the proprietary software was downloaded from news servers. In 2006 I realized that giving back to the OSS communities is not only a return in software development. I'm not a developer, so I decided to help with other topics as well. In 2010 I took the position of president of the German Drupal association and in 2013 some people and I founded CMS Garden e. V. as an umbrella organization for the most active Open Source Content Management Systems.
Today I'm the managing director of the company for the development of things. A Berlin-based consulting & development company that supports clients in making decisions for their digital transformation and sovereignty.
We have learned in a customer project that there is Cloudron. In terms of content, we wanted to find out whether it is possible to address the SME market with software in which the system administrator is built-in. And because Cloudron exists, we decided to stop our own investments in the product, to change the process to promote the growth of Cloudron.