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why use FREE SOFTWARE?

FREE SOFTWARE Free software is COOL and ROCKS. It took me a while to realise that suddenly ALL my programs I used were legal! 100% legal software running on my computers. Not many of my friends can tell that about their computers.

FREE SOFTWARE Free software you can install as many times as you want. You can copy free software as many times as you want (hey you even can sell free software). With free software you have access to the source code. So if there is a bug in a tool you use, you can either fix it yourself or hire a software engineer to fix it. Hey you can get free software gratis (for 0 dollar), thats cool too. That means you can upgrade gratis as well.

FREE SOFTWARE Visit http://www.gnu.org for the GNU project (the first place to go about FREE SOFTWARE)

As Linus Torvalds (leader of the free linux kernel) says: "software its like sex: its better if its free"



IMPORTANT about me
Sacha Schlegel

Sacha Schlegel I was born 6th January 1971. I grew up in Liechtenstein, a very small country in the heart of Europe, between Switzerland and Austria. I got a bachelor in Computer Science from the Fachhochschule Biel, a postgraduate diploma in Computer Science, and a Masters by Research in Computer Science from the Curtin University of Technology in Perth Australia. After school I founded my own company called HavanaWave. After three years in Australia I spent 1/2 year in Bonn, Germany and than one year working in Scottsdale, Arizona, North America at Cyclone Commerce as Software Engineer. Currently I am back in Liechtenstein working for HavanaWave. You can contact me via email at sacha at schlegel dot li.
Since the 4th March 2000 I am happily married with Ursula Schlegel-Held.



FEATURED NEWS ¥ - sacha news       £ - family news       - fun stuff

| ¥ |  New Blog
Finally I got my blog setup and it can be accessed by http://blog.schlegel.li.
July 14th, 2009

| ¥ |  Start-Ups are fun
The last year I was invovled in two larger startups (SportMe from Germany and Quevita from Switzerland. In both projects I could lead the software development team. Both applications are developed with Ruby on Rails.
August 12th, 2008

| ¥ |  Scottsdale and back to Liechtenstein
May 2006 until May 2007 we lived for one year in Scottsdale, Arizona (USA). I got hired as a software developer at Cyclone Commerce doing exclusively ebXML work. After one we returned back to Liechtenstein.

August 12th, 2008

| ¥ |  Baby Boy Johannes Born
Christmas evening (December 24th, 2004) we celebrated not only christmas but als our first son Johannes Schlegel birth. Johannes was born at 1.04am. He weighs 3.370kg and his 50cm tall. Everybody is happy and bother and boy are well. Tawha is very proud of her new brother.

December 30st, 2004
| ¥ |  Outlook
Time to look for a job in ebXML.
will code ebXML for money.
Wednesday, November 5th, 2003
| ¥ |  OASIS memeber
As an OASIS member I have the chance to contribute to my current interest of ebXML. Offically became an OASIS memeber in October 2003.
www.oasis-open.org
I am observer/(propective) memeber in the ebXML Collaboration Protocol Profile and Agreement Technical Committee (TC), ebXML Business Process TC, and ebXML Automated Negotiation of CPA TC.

Monday, November 3rd, 2003

| ¥ |  Baby Girl Tawha Born
Baby Girl Tawha Lena Schlegel was born on Monday, 29th October, 2002. She is so beautiful and so small. She weights 2540 grams and is 49.5 cm tall. Her mum is very proud and happy..
Monday, 29th October, 2002

| ¥ |  I BECAME AN DMOZ EDITOR
The open directory project has the goal to become the largest human-edited directory of the web. The directory is comparable with the yahoo.com directory. Today I became the editor for the sub-directory Computers: Data Formats: Markup Languages: XML: Applications: ebXML . So stay tuned on ebXML and have a look at open directory project.
Thursday, 18th April, 2002

| ¥ |  NEW HOMEPAGE
After one year i finally got it to update my homepage. This homepage template I got from the open source project oswd (Open Source Web Design). Thanks goes to the OSWD guys. Another nice example how open source just ROCKS.
Tuesday, September 11, 2001

| £ |  AUSTRALIA WE ARE COMMING!
The 2nd February 2001, we left Europe and headed to Australia. We will stay in Australia for 2 years where I will do a masters in Computer Science and Ursula a cambridge first certificate. We are looking forward to this adventure. Why Perth, Australia? The West is the Best. Perth is not only a cool ozzie town no it is also the windiest city in the world. We both like to Windsurf so this the place to go. In December and January 2001/2002 we will head to Geraldton (Coronation Beach) to get real windsurf freaks. I whish my friend Andreas E. could join us but he has his diploma work at the University of Zurich. Maybe in 2002/2003 we can go for the SPEEDLOOP.
Sundy, February 2, 2001

| £ |  I GOT MARRIED
The 4th March 2000 was the special day when Ursula Held and I got married. We would like to thank all who whished us the best luck. We knew each other for a couple of years.
Saturday, March 4, 2000



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