Fiona is Co-Founder of the Sovereign Tech Fund, an initiative funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action, to support Open Source Infrastructure in the Public Interest. Fiona has a background in Open Source and Tech Funding and has helped bootstrap and implement Programs in Germany and the US, at the Open Technology Fund, the Prototype Fund and others. Besides her career in Open Source Funding, Fiona supported and founded various initiatives for more diversity in tech communities. She currently serves as a committee member of the RIPE Community Projects Fund, on the board of the OpenJS Foundation and on the Advisory Council of the Open Technology Fund.
Georg is an open source advocate and a long-term contributor to a wide range of open source communities and projects. He currently serves on the steering committee of the TODO Group, and other committees and boards. He held the role of Open Source Coordinator in Ericsson’s Cloud R&D organization for several years before joining the Open Source Program Office at Ericsson where he is responsible for guiding Ericsson’s upstream engagement.