Andreas K. Förster

Hello, my name is Andreas K. Förster.

Free Software is very important to me. It is a matter of liberty, not price.

There is no dependency on one single manufacturer. In case of disagreements Free Software can and may be continued by other programmers. That is called a “fork” then.

My favorite operating system is GNU/Linux. There are many different distributions of GNU/Linux. By the way, this homepage is also delivered by a GNU/Linux system.

Some also use the term Open Source for Free Software. Those people are often less strict in rejecting unfree software.

Some of my projects are publicly accessible here on this website. — How about playing a game? Or some exercises for elementary arithmetic?

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


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).