Winfried Tilanus Application 2023
Name: Winfried Tilanus
Affiliation: Privacy Company
XMPP & me:
More then 20 years ago I became responsible for the chat application of the Dutch Child Helpline, it was build on top of XMPP. It grew out to a specialized SAAS for online care and it brought me to the center of many e-health innovations in the Netherlands. The focus of my work moved more and more to privacy, but I'm still a fan of XMPP.
The XSF & me:
It was great to be at the summit and FOSDEM again. As you might have noticed, right now my focus is on the policy making that surrounds standardization: governments trying to outsource policy making to standardization organizations, something that is dangerous and an opportunity at the same time.
But lets be honest: much of my time right now is occupied by this great but intensive job I have (privacy is great when you are in the position that you can be a data bitch). So I will be in the background, lurking and sometimes be giving a little push.