Tobias Fonsmark

Since 1992 I've been self-employed in Semaphor, doing hosting, development and consulting. I do what I can individually and professionally to support an open, free, and decentralised Internet, based on self-hosted services delivered by open source software. I am part of the core BornHack organiser group to help build a stronger Internet community to support these ideas.


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Debate Det kontantløse samfund

This event is a Panel Discussion in Danish. The topic of the Discussion is the growing demand from many Danish politicians, to allow more and more shops not to accept cash but only accept credit cards and other digital based methods of paying.

Most fixed and variable expenses from Danish households passes through one single payment infrastructure, which makes it possible to know lots of details concerning peoples habits, viewpoints and membership of political parties etc.

Now this knowledge might grow broader, since many Danish politicians wants to constrain - and perhaps along the way avoid - the use of cash.

Cash seems to be considered more and more as potentially dirty, perhaps because they could have been earned without taxation.

On the other hand cash is still the only feasible way to pay for goods and services in a secure and anonymous way.

Should the Danes give up their own privacy when paying, to make sure that their neighbors can't get away with cheating?

That dilemma is what this debate is about.

This event will be moderated by Anders Kjærulff from the Danish radio program "Aflyttet".

Scheduled Instances of "Det kontantløse samfund"


Workshop SIA Open? - Workshop #1: Client OS

The Agency for Governmental IT-Services - Statens It are together with other government bodies exploring the feasibility of building an open-source PC workplace platform.

The platform will be called SIA 1 Open, and are intended for non-office workers in Government institutions such as museums or environmental agencies. SIA Open targets users whose primary work do not include using it-systems. The cost of commercial software prohibits in many cases delivery of our basic it-service to this type of employees.

The platform should provide the user with a browser, mail, calendar, word processing, spreadsheet, vpn and a file-service.

A back-end environment, which manages software updates and users, should manage the endpoints. The back-end should as well host a mail and file service.

The back-end should utilize the Agency’s OpenStack cloud service.

At Bornhack we host four workshops, where all interested are invited to participate in a discussion on how to design the SIA Open platform. Which software products should we choose? How should we implement? Administration and automation on the platform? What are the issues to consider? Etc.

Workshop #1: Client OS

Client OS? GUI? Delivery model, maintenance and management? HW requirements? Network and security setup? Vpn?

Scheduled Instances of "SIA Open? - Workshop #1: Client OS"


Workshop SIA Open? - Workshop #2: Backend and network

The Agency for Governmental IT-Services - Statens It are together with other government bodies exploring the feasibility of building an open-source PC workplace platform.

The platform will be called SIA 1 Open, and are intended for non-office workers in Government institutions such as museums or environmental agencies. SIA Open targets users whose primary work do not include using it-systems. The cost of commercial software prohibits in many cases delivery of our basic it-service to this type of employees.

The platform should provide the user with a browser, mail, calendar, word processing, spreadsheet, vpn and a file-service.

A back-end environment, which manages software updates and users, should manage the endpoints. The back-end should as well host a mail and file service.

The back-end should utilize the Agency’s OpenStack cloud service.

At Bornhack we host four workshops, where all interested are invited to participate in a discussion on how to design the SIA Open platform. Which software products should we choose? How should we implement? Administration and automation on the platform? What are the issues to consider? Etc.

Workshop #2: Backend and network

Mail and file-service? Domains? Software distribution? Network services and administration, automation and self-service? Accounting and chargeback?

Scheduled Instances of "SIA Open? - Workshop #2: Backend and network"


Workshop SIA Open? - Workshop #3: User and access administration

The Agency for Governmental IT-Services - Statens It are together with other government bodies exploring the feasibility of building an open-source PC workplace platform.

The platform will be called SIA 1 Open, and are intended for non-office workers in Government institutions such as museums or environmental agencies. SIA Open targets users whose primary work do not include using it-systems. The cost of commercial software prohibits in many cases delivery of our basic it-service to this type of employees.

The platform should provide the user with a browser, mail, calendar, word processing, spreadsheet, vpn and a file-service.

A back-end environment, which manages software updates and users, should manage the endpoints. The back-end should as well host a mail and file service.

The back-end should utilize the Agency’s OpenStack cloud service.

At Bornhack we host four workshops, where all interested are invited to participate in a discussion on how to design the SIA Open platform. Which software products should we choose? How should we implement? Administration and automation on the platform? What are the issues to consider? Etc.

Workshop #3: User and access administration

Setup and administration/self-service?

Scheduled Instances of "SIA Open? - Workshop #3: User and access administration"


Workshop SIA Open? - Workshop #4: Application portfolio

The Agency for Governmental IT-Services - Statens It are together with other government bodies exploring the feasibility of building an open-source PC workplace platform.

The platform will be called SIA 1 Open, and are intended for non-office workers in Government institutions such as museums or environmental agencies. SIA Open targets users whose primary work do not include using it-systems. The cost of commercial software prohibits in many cases delivery of our basic it-service to this type of employees.

The platform should provide the user with a browser, mail, calendar, word processing, spreadsheet, vpn and a file-service.

A back-end environment, which manages software updates and users, should manage the endpoints. The back-end should as well host a mail and file service.

The back-end should utilize the Agency’s OpenStack cloud service.

At Bornhack we host four workshops, where all interested are invited to participate in a discussion on how to design the SIA Open platform. Which software products should we choose? How should we implement? Administration and automation on the platform? What are the issues to consider? Etc.

Workshop #4: Application portfolio

Mail client? Office suite? Calendar? Browser(s)?

Scheduled Instances of "SIA Open? - Workshop #4: Application portfolio"