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For more than 20 years Feilner IT has been serving customers with consulting, documentation, analysis, research, presentation and coaching.
Become a digital sovereign.
Our goal is to help you to help yourself, create sustainable and efficient documentation, processes and workflows – strongly driven by our model of recursive agile documentation and onboarding.
- Documentation, workflows, processes and knowledge management
- Structure, concepts and howtos to remove information silos and know-how pits
- Awareness, information, tests and checklists for digital sovereignty
- Digitalization: sustainable solutions for the 3rd millennium – open source
- Leadership training and coaching, presentations, workshops and keynotes
- PR for open source projects, community management,
- Internet politics, Linux, open source training and analysis
- Writing, writing, writing, writing
As of July, 1st, Feilner IT is very proud to be allowed to help the Bavarian city of Treuchtlingen in their quest for digitalisation. For 20 years, Treuchtlingen has been a lighthouse of Open Source and usability, showing that security, digital sovereignty and service quality go together in public administrations.
The state-run Norwegian consumer protection and information instituion Forbrukerrådet has startet an open letter against advertising business models aimed at spying on customers and visitors. Their “call to action against surveillance-based advertisting” goes out to many EU institutions, asking to ban such models. Feilner IT has signed this letter.
Markus Feilner’s old home, Linux-Magazine Germany (where he served many years as deputy editor-in-chief), printed an article almost 8 pages long about Free and Open Source Software in the complex German public administration’s IT landscape. Read it now, in issue 8/21, pages 36 to 44 (publicly available after 7-8-21).
The German IT think tank “Stiftung Neue Verantwortung” (Foundation New Responsability) has published an open letter signed by prominent experts, scientists and NGOs that strongly critize the German Ministry of Interior Affairs’ recent strategy paper for cybersecurity. Feilner IT of course was one of the first signers.
Once more, Markus Feilner wrote an article for Heise Telepolis. This one (also in German) describes the ALT-Right background of Clearview AI, the company that illegally scraped photos from websites and social networks and is using them to create biometric profiles – despite EU laws and GDPR.
DeeAnn Little of Feilner IT has published her first article for a German Tech journal. On almost 8 pages in Linux-Magazin 06/21, under the title “Heavy Metal” she describes how to extend the life of an old Chromebook with the help of some tweezers, tin foil and Gallium OS. Markus Feilner helped with translating.
Another article in Heise Telepolis by Markus Feilner. This one discusses recent IT laws that had been pushed through the German parliament in the last weeks. The German government coalition is coming to an end soon, but there was still some homework from the EU left undone. Thus, at the end of its term, the coalition had to rush through some laws. Sadly, with an expectable result.
The renowned and awarded blog Regensburg Digital has interviewed Markus Feilner as expert in the matter of the Luca.App. Money Quote: “Die PR-Strategie von neXenio und Culture4life ähnelt der von Donald Trump: Schneller fragwürdige Aussagen veröffentlichen als der (politische) Gegner diese entkräften kann. In der Zwischenzeit macht man viel Geld.” Update: RD has published a second article about Luca.
Markus Feilner helped Scientists for Future (S4F) writing Climate-friendly Energy Supply for Germany – 16 Points of Orientation (in German). S4F is an independent collective of scientists, researchers and academics from a multitude of disciplines, providing facts on the issues of global change, climate and sustainability for society and politics.
Continuing the story with the Luca App for contact tracing in Germany for Telepolis, Markus Feilner interviews the CEO of the Luca App, who weighs in on on the debate about the use of his company, discussions with experts and the relationship to the Corona warning app. (German) Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
The introduction of the Luca App for contact tracing in Germany has seen harsh criticism. Failures were made in licensing, security, integration with the human factor within an already-stressed contact tracing program, public relations controversies and much more. Markus Feilner takes a deep look at Telepolis: (German) Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
As of March 1, 2021, Markus Feilner has joined the team of mailbox.org and Heinlein Support to help with documentation, technical writing and internet politics. Here’s his first blogpost about how German security politicians without any clue or care try to sabotage basic human rights and damage our economy.
Even after Markus Feilner left Heise in March 2021, he still keeps on writing regularly for Germany’s biggest IT publishing house. As an example, here’s the link to his political investigations, insights and explanations: All Telepolis articles by Markus Feilner (German)
In 2020, Feilner IT was consulting GAF, “one of the leading companies in the geo-spatial service market.” . Tasks include designing process and information structures and developing enterprise-grade documentation concepts. GAF is a leader in satellite image processing and “a one-stop shop for geo-information”.
Markus Feilner helped create, edit and wrote some of the almost 20 pages in iX 2/21 that orbit around knowledge management in the 21st century. You may have noticed the shitstorm that Atlassian (Confluence) received when they announced their future Cloud-Only strategy. This magazine (in German only) has all you need to know. Alternatives, Strategies and Backgrounds.
Markus Feilner was allowed to help wording a paper from Scientists for Future. The document (PDF, German) has been published here and it demands the installation of so-called representative climate citizens assemblies. It carries the title “Scientists for Future empfiehlt eine repräsentative Klima-Bürger:innenversammlung im Jahr 2021 (Version 1.0)”, version 1 was published on Dec. 11. 2020.
Feilner IT is proud to be a contributor in organizing Minidebconf Regensburg 2020, even if it didn’t happen in 2020 :-). Even though we’d been working on it since early last year, the event will have to be postponed to 2021. We will announce the exact dates soon. Feilner IT is happy to help and discuss, if you like that too, get engaged on #debconf-germany on IRC!
The German association of internet companies Eco has invited Markus Feilner to be a part of the jury for this year’s award. And Markus will do the laudatio for the winner in the realm of security. Join the cermony on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020 – it’s Eco’s 25th anniversary!
The German state of Baden-Württemberg, precisely its Department of the Interior is looking for Open Source people and companies to develop a CO2 compensation app. And they are doing it the right way, in a comprehensive and well-considerd tender. Feilner IT is proud to have helped a very tiny bit in the creation of the tender. (in German, November 2020)
For days after the election 2020, rural Nevada has been letting us wait for a few hundred votes. On Telepolis, a popular (German) blog, Markus Feilner explains what Hanlon’s razor is about and why it may or may not be applicable to the “Silver state” (German, November 2020).
“Open Culture meets VR” is a project and award of the MFG of Baden-Württemberg. Markus Feilner helped in the jury, with laudatio and keynote (German, November 2020)
Markus Feilner has contributed to a study published by OSB Alliance Verein für Digitale Souveränität on “Digital Sovereignty in public administrations” (German, Autumn 2020)
Feilner IT helped publish an analysis and market review of open-source alternatives to Atlassian’s Confluence Wiki-style software. In this article on opensource.com author Martin Loschwitz compares Blue Spice, Xwiki and Twiki. (English, August 2020)
Feilner IT helped create a study for the city of Freiburg on options for migrating their groupware while keeping all other software solutions supported. (German, June 2020)
Markus Feilner was invited to speak at the University of Hof. On March 5, 2020, the IT Forum Hof celebrated 10 years of bringing together IT and industry, as “IT as business enabler”. And not only that, the institute of information systems also turned 10.
Find more references and older projects on our history page.