Andreas K. Förster

Hello, my name is Andreas K. Förster.

Free Software is very important to me. Some people often confuse Free Software with Freeware, but it is something very different. Free Software isn't about price but about freedom! Free Software is most often also free of charge, but that is just a side effect. Please read the official definition of “Free Software”. My favorite operating system is GNU/Linux. By the way, this homepage is also delivered by a GNU/Linux system.

Some of my projects are publicly accessible here on this website. — How about playing a game?

Since English is not my native language, you will find much more information on my German webpage.


My personal emblem (or “icon”) is an adaption of the historic coat of arms of my home-town Castrop-Rauxel. Instead of the double-X there are my initials “AKF”.

I try to avoid advertising networks that make money by collecting personal information. The search engine of my choice is currently MetaGer (source code).

As web browser I recommend Firefox. That seems to be the lesser evil.

I am certified by LPI as a GNU+Linux Systems Administrator:
LPIC-1 (Linux Professional Institute Certified Level One).